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I don't think I could just become a fitness jogger. I would have such little incentive to run at anything but 8mm pace and I need a target/end goal.
Good luck (potentially) on Saturday Gul.
Gerard, sounds like a pleasant run/location.
I was going to run 15 tonight as my long run but at 6pm its 27c, so I will just do a 10 mile mlr and will get up Saturday and be out for 8am for the 15 I think. Should hit 50 miles for the week which for me is a good week 1. If I can maintain that through July, then return from holiday and crank it up 10-20% late August/September then i'll be happy.
Weighed in this morning at 11,4, so only 4lb over peak racing weight which isn't too bad given the amount of socialising I've done this last month or so.
Sounds like a good plan on the LR DT Good weight management - I've been a little lapse ...
Sensible easy miles Gul - go smash the PR.
Idyllic conditions Gerard!
Impressive early morning runs G-D but easy on the speed.
Get the next race booked Birch and forget about the last one.
Interesting to see how the 1-to-1 coaching goes Stevie. What's the Abingdon target?
A good track session in the heat Leslie.
That's definitely no Picnic Lorenzo - well done on getting to the finish line.
Good mile building Jools.
Impressive medals Poacher - there is something appealing about the Comrades one ...
The New York Marathon plan started on Monday. An 18-week P&D campaign broadly following the Brighton plan. I'm starting this campaign in better shape than any previous campaign having run an average of 60 miles for the last 7 weeks, 16 mile long runs each week and seven 5m/10K races during the period. Not quite so successful on the weight management but 4Kg over race weight is not too bad! Early days, but the target is 2:55 with all the usual caveats. The jetlag is a big unknown so will need to start researching how to minimise this.
5 miles recovery on Monday, 5 miles tempo on Tuesday at 6:29 pace (OK technically a race in which I came second to Bedford Man again!) and 11 miles yesterday. Just need to get out for a recovery run now in the relatively cooler conditions!
SBD - Not 100% sure on a target yet, definitely Sub 3.15 but I would love to have a crack at Sub 3. That is a big leap and may be ambitious but will see how the training goes. Good luck with the New York campaign, very jealous!
Thanks Leslie, I am interested to see how it goes having never been coached before.
Good luck at Parkrun Gul
12 mile easy to steady run last night, felt like the hottest conditions I have ever ran in. Started at 8.25/m and worked down to just under 8 which I was happy with. 6m recovery tonight and then 10 with 6 @ tempo tomorrow.
Good to see you back & chipper Birch- you know it makes sense!
SBD- I'm not starting NY training for another 3 weeks- so you've got me worried.
It was great watching the footie in a pub abroad (and on expenses) I shall remember that night for a long time.
I've had an easy week but have 2* 5k races this weekend- parkrun tomorrow, then on the track Sunday at a club meeting. Will be good to see where I'm at, after going off the boil a bit lately.
SBD- Good place to be at the start of a schedule. As I said last week (I think) I feel I am starting out here in better shape than any previous schedule, though it is hard to gauge when it is so hot all the time. Good racing, shame about that pesky Bedford man!!
Stevie, nice 12. Enjoy the tempo in the sun tomorrow!
Leslie, great effort in the heat!
Gul, enjoy the rest. I find it surprising that you cant fit an mlr….you do know they aren't 20 milers don't you?? You seem to run 10 miles in some form most mornings. Good luck at parkrun.
OO- Good luck with your weekend racing. For the first England game my firm took a table at an event and basically no one except me could attend so I had to fill in with guests. Ended up half my mates with a company tab running. Most enjoyable!!!
Last night I did my first mlr of 10 miles. Went out at 17.40 and it was roasting. Kept it gentle at 7.59mm. This morning I was out by 7.50 for 6 at recovery and again, it was hotter than I would have liked. That leaves me on 35 for week with 15 planned tomorrow morning. Think i'll try and get out before 8 again.
I am not sure what sunday will bring. Its my mates 40th Saturday evening and we are child free so it maybe a very light training day. I quite fancy getting out on my road bike for 90 minutes or so as not done that in a good while.
Gul - I reckon if you run a 5:5x first mile as opposed to a 5:3x one you will smash your pb. Good luck!
OO - It was the worst game of the tournament I have watched but a good outcome for the English. Columbia were a disgrace and I'm glad they are out. I bet you enjoyed the drama and positive result. That's a lot of racing in a w/end.
Leslie - More progress, good to see.
SBD - I like your NY target. Has it cooled down were you are now. It's still very warm here and forecast is high 20's for the weekend. My 20 mile planned Sunday run should be fun.
Stevie - Nice dozen.
5 and a bit miles for me after work last night. Still roasting out and wanted a harder effort as I've been a bit lazy the past week. Moderately hard effort came out at 6:38 avg. Absolutely glorious weather again but didn't have time for a swim afterwards. It's my son's 10th birthday today. School disco tonight, beach party tomorrow, have hired a giant SUP board for all the kids to go on, that should be fun and then BBQ back at his mum's. I'm the designated chef which I rather enjoy. It's meant to be sunny and 28c, so it should be a memorable day.
Gerard -no such luck on the temperature - 28C at the moment and only dropping to 26C at 8pm when I need to head out for 10 miles. For some reason there was a nice breeze at 8pm yesterday evening so running through the woods felt cool although it was probably just as hot!
OO - I've always used an 18-week schedule so just going with what worked last time. Are you planning anything different for New York?
Gul - if you can find the time, the mid-week MLRs are very beneficial. For me, it's been the next most important run after the Sunday LR.
Not sure I fancy tonight's 10 miler very much!
Excellent time at the Park Run OO - sub 18 is a nice place to be. Will be interesting to see how your NYC training goes.
Good early miles Birch. Perhaps your daughter has a point on the hair ... it could take seconds off your 10K time ...
Good competitive running at the PR, Gul and a nice time.
A good start to the campaign Stevie.
It was 24C at 9:45am, but thankfully I was just finishing the LR. 18 miles, very sluggish to start with but with the pace picking up progressively, to give an average of 7:42. Nice and cool at the start but feeling a bit warm at the end. Gives me 67 miles for the week.