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Well done on getting the 20 miler in Gul - no snow underfoot?
Good patience on the rebuilding Stevie - when do you hope to be back to pre-injury training levels?
The Big Half looks a bit flat!
A good treadmill tempo nicko.
Which race is the 62 miles G-D?
Conditions didn't look very inviting mid-afternoon with quite a lot of slushy stuff on the pavements and back roads so hit the gym treadmill instead. The plan was for 12 miles steady but ended up running it progressively, starting at 8:24 pace and finishing on 6:40 pace. The heart rate for the last stretch was c. 165, which is bang on MP level - so perhaps the speed hasn't totally deserted me.
Good 20 miler Speedy - hopefully the throat will turn out to be nothing.
Some consistent mileage Leslie. Perhaps you need a race to give you some focus.
A relaxed recovery run G-D.
A good weeks mileage Gul, given the rest.
Good LongRun DT. Good work on the weight - still 6Kg adrift from race weight here!
A good start to the month Lorenzo - the North Downs Way run must have been very scenic.
Early start for me, hitting the roads at 8am, with the temperature still at -4C, but still warm enough for the shorts. Half road, but the middle half was on the cycle trail which was had a mixture of snow and ice cover. Very atmospheric and the stretches of crispy snow were fun, whilst the sheet ice was interesting ... Settled for a time on feet run. So, 22 miles in 2:59:44 - would be very happy with that time in Boston! Brings up 78 miles for the week with the various niggles not complaining too much.
Leslie, sounds like a bit of consistency building there?
Nice 12 to start the week, Gul.
Nicko, what do you mean by slow though? It won't do you any harm and is good time on feet to replicate closer to what will happen on race day in terms of how long you will be running.
Nice going, Lorenzo.
Solid 22, SBD and weeks mileage.
I got out for 7 at recovery effort yesterday. It's a bit long to be genuinely called a recovery run though. That gave me 66 for the week which is my highest ever.
Day off running today as I've run 8 consecutive days. Just spin later. Big tempo planned tomorrow.
Good to see you getting back to it Leslie - some nice consistency there
DT/Nicko - The weight comes off like that because as you burn fat the body fills the fat cells up with water just incase it needs to fill them with fat again. After 2-3 weeks it realises it doesn't need them anymore and empties and gets rid of them. Hence the sudden weight loss. Great running from both of you.
SBD - Shorts in -4!! Unless I'm racing I'm in tights at plus 4!
Hope the 20 went well G-Dawg
Another test run went fine on Friday so fingers crossed I'm good to go. Will discuss with Lewis tonight the plan for building back up as I have 9 weeks of training before Manchester.
Ah right, that makes sense, Stevie.
I never wear running tights. I bought some and tried them and hated them. For me it's 10c or warmer shorts and t'shirt, circa 4c-9c long sleeve t shirt, under 4c gloves and a base layer, unless I am doing a session then see 4c-9c.
Stevie, I think you are at the stage now where you could do with the extra 3 weeks Stratford gives you. You'll need a few weeks building up and you could possibly do a 1 week taper. That leaves a 5 week peak block versus 8 for Stratford.
Nicko, I am sure the next one will be sharper. You know how fit you are from your two recent race outings. It may be that your system is still recovering a little from those.