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Very sensible on the rest Speedy.
You should be in good shape for Sunday G-D although is looking a bit windy at the moment!
That's a lot of mid-week miles Gul but good to see you got the missed intervals in.
Hope the legs recover for Friday Poacher. Which marathon are you running?
Excellent 10 miles of tempo DT - fast and consistent paces with a very low relative HR.
Sub 4 hours should be a breeze Birch - Autumn (still time for an Abingdon entry) or Spring 2020?
An impressive run at Haweswater OO - a very fast time given the course and conditions. And well done on the prize!
I haven't measured the resting heart race for ages so had a quick check before today's run - 39 was the result which from memory is as low as it has ever been. So either I'm getting fitter or age is catching up!
Wet and windy this afternoon so the planned 15 miler wasn't very appealing. Not too bad once I hit the road but the legs were a bit reluctant to go faster than 8:00 m/m pace in the first half. Ended up attacking the downhills and uphills over the second half for some Boston-specific training. Managed to hit 6:17 m/m pace on the final run in with an average pace of 7:43 for the day.
Nice 15, SBD.
Its quite interesting looking how completely incomparable hr data is between runners and how personal it is. G dawg did 7.17 pace over 5 miles at 129bpm. I would say for me to post 5 miles at that hr I would have to run 8.30-9mm dependant on various factors.
Good luck Friday, Poacher.
Good luck on the weekend G-Dawg. Im sure you are good for your target.
Gul, nice switch of paces.
5 heavy legged miles last night followed by bodypump. 11 mlr planned tonight. Looking forward to a good break this weekend now. Should have a peroni in hand by 2pm tomorrow!
As Nicko said theres lots going on in here, can tell the Spring marathons are round the corner.
Leslie - Great result in the 10m race, especially in the wind and rain! SBD - Excellent 10k result and congrats on the category win!OO - Great result at Haweswater, good luck on Sunday!Poacher - Good to see you back, good luck in tomorrows marathon. Shame you cant make ManchesterDT - That is two excellent sessions! Enjoy the rugby and beers at the weekendGul - Excellent k reps, good to see you've entered another race!G-Dawg - Im sure you'll feel fresh by Sunday, good luckNicko - Do you know what start pen you are in for Manchester? The start list is up now, I'm in Pen B. Good luck Sunday!
Still progressing the training. Did a 6m tempo last week headwind on the way out and behind me coming home. Averages of 6.42/6.32 so pretty pleasing. 6 x mile reps of 60s on Tuesday. Started at HMP then worked down to 10k pace, overcooked the 4th rep with a 6.01 and clung on for 6.10, 6.11 in the last two. Still a good workout.
8m tempo planned for tomorrow and a 15m long run on Sunday. Legs are feeling good with no niggles so with 3 more weeks of training in the bank hopefully Manchester will be a good day
Sounds solid, Stevie.
OO- Mine sits between 59 and 61 generally yet I know people at my fitness or a bit below at mid 60s and then people fitter than me a few below so whilst I panic if it drops below 59 and get excited when it reaches 62, it means very little. Equally I now and again get it to activate and detect LT. It currently has that at circa 7mm, despite doing a 10 mile tempo on Tuesday. It seems a rather undeveloped tool at this point, but i'd think in time, like vo2 it would give estimates based on certain runs that might or might not be at lt effort.
Speedy – Glad to read you are recovering from lurgy with a normal HR.
Wise taking a few days off.
Poacher – Lovely sounding cross training
SBD – Nice resting HR, I’m around the same. That’s a very good 15 miles
including an impressive fast finish.
GD – That’s a great low HR for that pace. Good luck in the race!
Gul – Good 12 miles
OO – Thanks for asking about me. Good weeks’ worth of running and
swimming done! I’d take the Vo2 max measurements with a pinch of salt. I sit
around 60 but have went up to 65 and down to 55 without any difference in
Stevie – Great tempo and interval sessions this week. Importantly you
have no niggles so all looking good for Manchester
Nicko – Excellent nippy 6 miler. 1:25 looks a good target in the HM
DT – Enjoy the Peroni! Yeah my Vo2 sits around 60 too according to
Ian – Glad to read you have recovered from laryngitis and are running
Well I’ve had an interesting few days. On Wednesday night I was close to
tears with the pain and frustration of my injury. It hasn’t helped that I have
also injured my chest while doing weights. Something crunched around my sternum
area last Friday and I have been in pain ever since. I can’t push with my chest
without sharp pain so even getting off the ground is difficult. Thankfully it
is slowly getting better every day.
Wednesday was my lowest point as I began thinking I might not run again.
I’ve been diagnosed with L3/L4 and L4/L5 Facet Arthropathy which is scary to
read about and degenerative. I’ve been going to a physio which is a first for
me. By Wednesday I had not improved after 12 days without running and every
step was still painful.
However, yesterday I had another session with the physio and was able to
walk without serious pain for a few hours. The pain returned later but the respite
This morning is the first morning I have noticed any improvement at all.
The pain is down to 5 out of 10 from the previous constant 7.
So finally I see light at the end of the tunnel. I’ve been warned it
could be 4 to 6 weeks before I run again and I will have to me more mindful and
careful in future. My days of high mileage and more importantly downhill trail
running are over. To be honest this is somewhat of a relief. I’ve been pushing
my old body too hard for too long for years, in the constant quest for PB’s and
improvement. It’s time to relax a bit and take back the enjoyment of running
Good luck to all the weekend racers!
It's good that you have a diagnosis Badbark. You've had a remarkable run of injury-free running - hope the recovery is quick and that you can find the right balance once you get back to some running.
Good tempo session Stevie. What's the longest you've run since the injury and what long runs are you planning before Manchester?
Good 20 miler with 12 at MP Gul (my P&D has this down as 20 with 14 at MP!) - enjoy the rest days.
Bad news on the laryngitis Ian but good to hear you're now back running.
Good luck to OO and Nicko for Sunday. Timely speed on the tempo session, Nicko.
12 miles mid-afternoon for me in windy conditions. One of those runs that started slowly and makes you wonder if your fitness has deserted you but then speeds up and makes you realise the fitness levels are not too bad after all.
It's looking windy for Sunday and the Surrey HM - may need to find a suitable group to run with/behind.