It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!
A lot to catch up on in here!
Nicko - Congrats on the PB, never be disappointed with one! Good luck in Sundays half
Gul - Sounds like the relaxed approach is working for you! Glad the shed arrived safely!
Badbark - That is a huge amount of miles! I doubt ive even hit 10% of that
G-Dawg - What makes you say London is not a PB course? The crowds? I feel everyone trains differently so you may not necessarily need to change
Poacher - Congrats to Poachette on the England vest! Looking forward to seeing what she does at London
Physio has given me the all clear to start building the running back up again. Just 2 x 5 mins tonight then progress from there. Will keep topping it up with the cross training. Had a good week last week with intervals on the cross trainer and almost 4 hours on the bike including a big pyramid interval session and 18miles out in the countryside on Sunday.
Nicko, i'd take it reasonably easy this week now if the half is an all out attempt. Let yourself recover and absorb the training effect from Sunday. The fitness boost from those two races will compensate for the taking it easy through the week.
Poacher, congrats to your niece. Be good to see how far she can get with it all.
Stevie, good to hear you can get back to it. Just as well you stopped that day otherwise you might have added weeks on to things.
Gul, nice couple of longer runs to kick the week off. Sounds like you are in a good place with it all.
G-dawg, yes I think it would do you the world of good to let some runs just be an effortless float. At the level most of us are at here, a lot of our running shouldn't be faster than 8mm pace in my opinion.
Talking of which, 6 mile recovery last night at 8.30mm followed by spin. Bit of a session over lunch. Crisp and sunny here right now but snow and sleet showers forecast from sort of lunchtime so I am hoping they hold off as touch.
CC2 - Speedy Goth said:
Badbark, what pace do you plan on running the 100k? Do you run faster for 50k in training or try to keep it at 100k race pace? I'm eying one up myself for October (if I can get the time off work).
My A goal in the 100k
is to break 8 hours so that’s 7:42 m/m pace. However, with a holiday in 3 weeks
(5 to 4 weeks before the race) I’ll not be at 100%. My B goal is 8:30 which is
8:11 m/m pace. I intend to run around 7:30 to 7:40 to begin with and see how
long I can hang on. I’m trying to run a lot of miles around this pace in training.
I don’t have much experience
training for 100k. I think it’s a difficult distance to train for. 50k training
isn’t really any different from marathon training. Training for 100+ miles is
just about running lots of slow miles. However, 100k on the road is somewhere
in between and brutal. Having to run a decent pace for 8 odd hours scares the
bejezus out of me. I rather be doing a 24 hour race!
Decent session over lunch, 10 x 1k at hmp-10kp off 1 minute. Reps came in 4.01, 3.54, 3.52, 3.53, 3.53, 3.48, 3.53, 3.48, 3.55 and 3.49. My average moving time for the session was 6.13mm so in reality it was 10 x 1k at threshold.
The second half of the session the 1 minute interval seemed to go faster and faster. 9.5 miles in total with wu and cd.
12m mlr tomorrow night which wont be enjoyable in the dark.
Speedy - That's a great goal! I cant imagine running anything over marathon distance, let alone 100k!
DT - That's a cracking session, you're certainly going well.
G-Dawg - That's very quick! If you're feeling comfortable at 7.01 you must be starting to think of getting close to 3.00 in the marathon?
Comeback was a disaster last night. 2 mins in my left calf (not the bad one) went really stiff and tight so had to stop. Physio and Coach both think that is something neural causing it rather then any further damage. That has made me feel a bit better about it. Got lots of neural stretches to do tonight and foam rolling to try and release it then will try again tomorrow
CC2 - Speedy Goth said:
Badbark, I was hoping to get some training tips from you so that's not what I wanted to read LOL. I haven't entered yet as I need to do a little more research on where to stay and how to get there, but it is a road 100k. I want to meet the standard to be eligible for selection for the England team for the Anglo Celtic Plate 2020, which is 8.45 I think. It *sounds* realistic, but I really don't know if it actually is!
Sorry Speedy! Well if
things go well for me I’ll share my training plan. If they don’t then I’ll
still share so you’ll know what not to do!
Good luck your
qualification for next year.
GD – Great pace for a
DT – That’s another impressive
Stevie – Sorry your
comeback didn’t go well. Good to know you have a coach and physio for advice. I
hope you improve soon
Gul – 100k is definitely
a step up from the marathon but I think you could be a natural. Your early
morning starts show a certain mind-set that I think we share.
I managed my target 7:40
pace today for 9 miles, after 7:15 for 10 miles yesterday. I’ve got to keep
practicing 7:40 pace on tired legs. Tomorrow I rest from running but will be doing
a weight session including squats and deadlifts.
I’ve a 10k race on
Friday night which starts just over a mile from my house. It’s through a hilly
forest so should be interesting- headtorches are compulsory. On Saturday I hope to run 35 miles on tired
That looks very nice, PMJ.
Just enough snow here to cover the ground and freeze!
Good going, G-Dawg. I have the wfh tomorrow and Friday so can enjoy daylight runs.
Badbark, the race sounded grim and hazard filled enough to make me whince, before I got as far as the 35 miler!!
Stevie, that does sound odd and frustrating. Hope you get it resolved ASAP! Might you consider deferring Manchester for something later in Spring like Edinburgh?
12 mile mlr tonight as previously mentioned. Due to be -2 at 6pm so even more unpleasant!
DT - Stratford Marathon is 3 weeks after which is Plan B I think. No travel costs involved in that one and I get to run through my home village. Haven't given up on Manchester yet though. Enjoy the MLR, I quite enjoy running in the cold as long as I've got enough layers on!
Excellent photo PMJ! Virtually no snow round me!
DT - Its not the greenway that will bother me, I run that quite often on tempos. Its the big hill that I will have to climb at mile 7 and 18! It was bad enough doing it once on the half! Great MLR
OO - Well done on getting the 17 in. Is it you who wheres skechers? I brought a pair on impulse in London the other weekend, haven't tried them yet though.
Another good session Nicko!