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A good couple of runs nicko - are you planning on running in the ski resort?
Nice runs G-D and looking good on the 100.
A good turn of speed on those 2 mile reps DT.
18 hilly miles today - hard work on the uphill finish and feeling a bit wrecked now but I'm sure that's just temporary!
Gives me 67 miles for the week, so back on track on the mileage and good to get a couple of solid weeks in before Christmas.
Nice running, G-Dawg and good progress with the mileage.
SBD- That would also be my highest ever week by 3 miles!!!
Sounds like you are starting from a very good place, Stevie!
Hi, Poacher, good hear you from you. Well done on another incidental and casual marathon. Funny that you have done roughly the same number of parkruns as marathons!!
oo- Have you had any physio?
I rounder the week off with an easy 15 yesterday. My hr v pace on easy runs has suddenly improved this week and after yesterdays my garmin told me I was peaking.
In terms of annual mileage I am currently on 1,993, so will pass 2000 tomorrow. In terms of how that sits for me, I got my first garmin for xmas 2014 and started using connect in January 2015. My totals so far are-
This year should end up pushing 2,100 which is a nice progression.
Badbark do you have a plan for no. 100? You might well get there before me.
OO - It is a bit scary but I think its achievable. I'd love to go sub 2.45 at Berlin, that is a scary target!
Nicko - I'm sure you won't be too far behind! That's some progression run!
13 miles at 7.55/142BPM last night. It's funny how one run changes things, felt in better nick last night
I’ve been trying to
run lots of Parkrun’s this year and have just checked the results. So far I’ve
run 39 with 3 more planned. The only time I’ve missed one, has been when I’ve
been racing at the same time or on holidays abroad. I’ve even run 5 times the same
day that I raced later. I’ve run 10 different locations throughout
N.Ireland, with another one planned this Saturday. I think I’ll run another
different one on the 29th to make up the dozen. My fastest was 18:07
and slowest 22:51. 188 in total.
Nice progression, Nicko.
It's taken me 5.5 years to hit 30 parkruns! Good effort in that respect (amongst others) Badbark!
PMJ- Good luck in getting back to sub 20 shape for next year.
Stevie, yep the runners mentality can often be quite fragile and insecure (in a running sense I mean).
Gul, nice miles last week!
Not a great day for a session today at all, however I persevered over lunchtime with 12 x 0.5 miles at HMP off 45 seconds. The wind was howling around the racecourse. I decided to split it as best as I could so I ran back and forth the top end so that each rep had roughly 400m wind assisted and 400m head wind. Really struggled to hit paces with reps at 6.30, 6.28, 6.26, 6.34, 6.24, 6.42, 6.28, 6.32, 6.26, 6.36, 6.30, 6.40 pace. 45 seconds seemed reasonable at first, however by the last 4 reps it was over before i'd even thought about the next one.
Poacher said:PMJ - nice air shot but is the kid in the green vest about to overtake you?
Good to see you returning to form PMJ. It looks like the photographer must have caught that one stride when you were striking the ground heel first!
Good progress on the numbers Poacher. How about returning to your first marathon (London?) for the 100th?
Having only run five marathons, one of which was an injury DNF, I struggle to understand how people run more than 10 per year. I guess they just become regular long runs ...
A bit low on the PR numbers as well, with only eight to my name. I was however proud they were all Sub 20, until the seventh came in at 20:03!
A good session in challenging conditions DT.
A good target for Berlin Stevie!
Tempo session tonight, 7K with 3.5K w/u and 3.5K w/d. Bit of a mental struggle before and during but feeling better for having completed it. First 4K @ 6:48, 1K @ [email protected] and the final 2K @ 6:32. HR peaking at 174, so just about in the right zone. Onwards and upwards ...
That's a great session DT, especially in the conditions.
Good tempo SBD, have you committed to Boston yet?
Good luck on Sunday Poacher! Is your foot any better?
Got completely drenched on my 5 miler last night. My legs were also feeling a bit battered afterwards. I think that's a combination of trying to change my form to land more midfoot and my shoes coming to the end of their life. They've got 640 miles on now so I'll probably retire them after this week.
I've only done 7 parkruns, I had PB'd in every one until the last one!