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Well done on securing the Champs Qualifying time Jools in what sounds like less than ideal conditions.
A tough day nicko.
Quite warm this afternoon so well done on getting the 14 done DT.
Good easy miles Leslie. The plan is to race at least 10K distance on the Saturday, but if there are no races available the 10K parkrun is a good substitute.
I was on parent taxi duty this morning as well so didn't manage to get out for the long run until 5pm. It had cooled down by then but I forget that it gets dark before 8pm. So 22 miles @ 7:36 pace, the last four in the dark! A bit sluggish for the first ten miles but the tempo picked up in the second half and managed a few 6:50 miles towards the end before it got dark. Last mile at 7:45 pace as I navigated the unlit cycle trail! Brings me up to 83 miles for the week. Just two more big weeks to get through before the Abingdon taper.
Looking forward to seeing what Abingdon brings, SBD.
Leslie, nice reps.
Yep the nights are definitely drawing in. It's a bit of a double edged sword as I love the conditions this time of year (though it was summer conditions yesterday), but I start losing the opportunity after work to hit certain favoured routes. The forecast going into next week looks very similar to this weekend.
I'M at the Midland rd relays Saturday running leg 1 for our vets. That'll be quite an experience as that is the leg the fastest runners do. The downside is that my plan to spend the morning watching NZ V SA at the RWC won't happen as i'll have to set off by half time. 44m last week which is decent enough.
Similar this week I hope.
You're flying nicko - great finish!
Hope you can get through the shin splints G-D - great work on keeping the fitness intact.
Sub 20 should be a breeze at Black Park PMJ.
The relays sound like fun although, having recently re-joined the local club, it looks like they're not planning on going!
Where is the Masters 10K race OO?
A decent week's mileage DT.
A good set of mile reps Leslie.
Woke up yesterday with a stinking cold and spent most of the day sneezing. Managed a seven mile recovery run in the evening but assumed any quality training was off the cards for a few days. On wakening this morning I didn't feel too bad so decided to go ahead with the scheduled interval session early evening. The HR was pretty normal on the w/u so decided there was no reason to be too cautious, so 6 sets of 1K with 500m jog recoveries, the same session as the last two weeks. Reps of 3:40, 3:40, 3:37, 3:37, 3:35 and 3:35 all without the HR getting too high. A very satisfying session!
That's some bounce, Nicko. Particularly as you were struggling.
Double park runs are good fun nicko.
A good tempo session DT.
Excellent work on the reps Leslie - that's a speedy last mile rep.
Sounds like a good race OO - what do you expect the numbers and standard to be?
The cold seems to have vanished which is good timing, given Swindon HM on Sunday. Still feeling a bit sluggish for the initial miles of this evening's run but I'll put that down to training fatigue. Managed to pick up the pace over the last few miles, so a couple of 6:35 miles and 7:36 average for the 15 miles.
Ah this is where he's hiding
Berlin looking good. Time to get jealous again for the 4th time since 2015! Times looking good there SW...
Lots of good training Stevie - you're in good shape - just need to let the taper do it's work. Sunday's HM will just be a MP run with no taper.
Another good club session Leslie - just make sure you're not doing too much too soon.
Should be a good race OO. Must do a 10K track race sometime!
8 mile recovery run this evening with strides. Managed to push the stride speed up to 3.00 min/km - very nice!
Did anyone else enter Tokyo? I thought I'd enter just to understand the process without expecting to be successful. Checked the website earlier today and I seem to have been successful! Sadly, I don't think I'm going to be able to make the trip due to various personal reasons but will give it some thought over the weekend.