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Gul – Impressive weekly mileage
OO – I’m glad your daughter is ok. Horrible stuff. Sorry
your LSR didn’t go to plan. That’s a
decent Parkrun with a cold.
GD – Great internal session and 8:10 pace for a LSR is far
from a plod in my books. Well done
Poacher – Sorry to read that you are benched. I hope you
Nicko – That’s a very impressive HM after 9 miles. I think
you should be confident about Manchester.
SBD – Great speed session and LSR completed over the
DT – 10 at MP is still a good session in the wind. Nice 20
miles completed too
Speedy – I think your 20 miles was pretty impressive in
hills and wind. Great weekly mileage too.
Lorenzo –Excellent HM result for you and the Mrs!
Badbarks badback update
- It’s now 24 days without being able to run. My back pain has lessened over
the last week so I decided to try and walk my local Parkrun. It would have been
my 200 Parkrun but unfortunately after a mile I was in a lot of pain. I could
have gritted my teeth and carried on but didn’t want to make things worse, so I
limped off with tears in my eyes. I’m so f-ing frustrated.
On the plus side I managed a plank for 4:31 and 501 air
squats this morning. I could have done more squats but got bored!
G-Dawg - Excellent mile reps, certainly faster then I've ever done! Also my LSRs rarely come out faster then 8.10 so I wouldn't call that a plod either!Nicko - Excellent result at the weekend I think you could be on for a good result at Manchester, especially if you get the pacing right.SBD - Glad the calf niggle seems to have sorted it out, a couple of excellent sessions there so it doesn't seem to be bothering you too much!OO - Really sorry to hear about your daughter, sounds really nasty. I can never understand when I see people cycling without helmets on, especially families with kids! My helmet split when I came off my bike so it would have been a lot worse then a broken shoulder for me. Hope she heals quicklyDT - That's still a decent tempo in the wind. I'd turn out for the relays if you can get clearance, probably work out as a decent speed sessionBadbark - Sorry to hear about the parkrun, glad the back is getting better though!Speedy - That doesn't sound ideal for running any miles at pace! I wouldn't worry about it.
I've had a really good weeks of training that has given me a big confidence boost. Fartlek on Tuesday of 5,4,3,2,3,4,5 mins with 90s recovery at Marathon Pace. The 5s & 4s were at HMP and came out at 6.21, 6.18, 6.20, 6.18. 3s and 2s were at 10k pace and came out 6.01, 5.52, 6.01 so pretty sharp. Recoveries were all 6.45-6.55, overall the session felt really in control. Followed it with 5k with the club as I had finished just as the club night was about to start. Nice to run with people for a change!
Did 18m yesterday with 2 x5m at MP. Really happy to see it come out and around 6.40 at slightly lower HR then pre Abingdon even including the second section being into wind.
Definitely given me the confidence to aim for sub 2.55 in Manchester!
Not good on the driver identification OO54 - were the police not involved?
Good recovery and a solid week's training Stevie. It's coming together nicely for Manchester. Are you still planning a 2 week taper?
Twenty four days without a run is tough Badbark. Definitely leave PR #200 until you're back running. Is there some other exercise you can do (cycling, swimming, ...) to preserve your sanity?
Excellent run at Fleet HM Lorenzo - that's a quick time - and well done to your wife. I use the gym treadmill. Only the rowing machine at home and my eldest son has commandeered this!
10 recovery miles today split as a 6 and a 4. Calf still not 100% but have the sports massage booked for Thursday. On a more positive note, I'm almost back down to racing weight having let this drift up to 83Kg whilst injured. So now back down to 74Kg which is only 1Kg heavier than my Brighton 2018 weight. Should be able to lose that in the next few weeks!
Well done to you and Mrs L on the Fleet halt times, Lorenzo.
SBD, decent weight loss. I need to get my weight down now to proper racing weight. I've sat about 3-4lb over since Feb.
Shaping up nicely, Stevie. By the time I looked at it properly they had more than filled the team. I think it was a matter of people just not responding to initial e-mail and no one previously chasing it.
Sorry to hear of your continued injury, Badbark. Definitely save your 200th for when you can run well and enjoy it.
Gul, nice 22. I strongly recommend a flip belt, which I have mentioned before. It's a bit expensive at £22 on amazon but frankly for the time etc we all invest and the durability of it, it's well worth it. You can load it with a good 8-10 gels and completely forget it's on you.
Managed 62 miles last week which was decent in the circs. This week will be a bit lighter (low 50s) as Ashby sunday is a big session. Weather actually looks decent so it's a shame it's not a proper race!
Recovery 4 yesterday lunchtime then spin last night.
10 x 3 mins today off 1 min at circa threshold to 10k pace over lunchtime planned. Will see how I feel, might get a spin or pump class in on way home then.
At that point now where aching seems to be the norm!