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Double park runs are good fun nicko.
Double park runs are good fun nicko.
Leslie H said:
PMJ tripple parks runs the new craze ..beats walking round I guess ,good luck tomorrow we expect 19:59 from your metronome pacing but 18:59 would be ok too ...
Good recovery miles Leslie. According to the website you can't defer the Tokyo entry. Still looking at options to make it work!
Good luck with the Sub 20 parkrun PMJ, a nice milestone to dip back under.
That's a close one DT - good that you caught it when you did. Shame about missing the relays.
Well done on the Boston entry nicko. For travel/accommodation:
1) I flew direct Heathrow to Boston, leaving Thursday am returning Tuesday pm. Pretty hassle free.
2) Hotels are very expensive. You can get some good prices by going through the travel partner, Marathon Tours & Travel. Prices notwithstanding, staying somewhere between the finish line and bus loading area at Boston Common puts everything (exhibition, race-day bus and post-race return) within walking distance including the path along The Charles if you're planning any pre-race running.
12 miles late morning for me. Progressive run from 8:20 down to 6:26, average 7:22. The final 2K, at 6:26, were at a HR of 160, so just below marathon effort. Will plan to run Sunday's HM at this pace or a little quicker.
Hope you don't get too drenched Stevie.
A good strong run at the relays Jools.
So how come you've all got two medals OO?
Good to see you back to a decent mileage Lorenzo - are you niggle free now?
Swindon HM today. Not the most exciting of venues but the course, looping around Swindon on main roads, was quite quick. And you get to start at Swindon's best known landmark, the Magic Roundabout!
The plan was for an MP run, so 5m w/u (with the last mile at MP) and then the race at MP, followed by 2.5m w/d. Felt sluggish on the warm up initially, but gradually loosened up, managing a final 6:22 mile. There was a field of c. 2,000 but the sharp end was a bit limited, so only 100 runners running below 1:30. Crossed the line after a few seconds and just concentrated on finding the rhythm and hitting the right pace. First three kilometres in to a slight breeze in 3:53, 3:53 and 3:48. Damn - this wasn't quite the plan! The next kilometre was slightly uphill and the pace dropped to 3:56 but the HR had risen to 174. The legs and breathing felt fine but I was clearly heading for a disaster if the HR stayed above 170. I had some good company at this point and decided to ignore the Garmin and just run to feel. It had started raining just after the start but it wasn't too heavy, so conditions, even with the moderate wind, were pretty good. Had a bit of a disaster at the 7mile point, where I almost choked whilst trying to take some water on board. Lost a good 30 meters on the runner I had been alongside and struggled for a few kilometres before finally catching him up. Went through the 10 mile mark in 1:02:12 but I think the marker can't have been in the right place! It did however feel like a good time was on the cards, so I tried to push the pace over the last few miles as much as I could but struggled with the hill at 11.5 miles where I almost came to a standstill (6:47 mile). Thankfully, the last mile was downhill and I managed to pick the pace up to 5:55 and cross the line in 1:22:39. Not quite the MP plan I had in mind but a pretty good result non the less. Not far off my 2010 PB of 1:22:12 although that did measure short on the Garmin!
82 miles for the week and just one more big week to get through before the Abingdon taper.
OO- congrats on the masters victory.
Stevie, Looking forward to tracking next Sunday morning. How long are you spending in Berlin?
SBD- That's a great time, especially as it wasn't planned or tapered. To be within touching distance of a pb set 9 years earlier in the mid 40s is very impressive.
Solid mileage and reps, Leslie.
Good to hear rom you, Poacher.
Congrats on the London classics medal, gdawg. Hope you can get a god months running in pre NY.
I've ordered some of that p20 cream. It's a bit cheaper this time of year. Was able to get back to it on Sunday and got my planned 12m in, so I only missed an easy 3 with strides and the rd relays as a consequence of all this.
Fairly full week training this week then a taper week. I can't seem to make any in roads on the holiday timber so suspect the least of my issues come race day will be my fitness. It is likely my weight is going to limit what I can achieve more so.
You're looking in great shape for Sunday Stevie - any specific plans to carboload?
Well done on getting the 12 in DT. Good luck with the weight - I could do with losing 2kg before Abingdon.
Getting close PMJ. I've not done Rickmansworth - do you think this is faster than Black Park?
That's a good 20 to tick off after the race OO.
A nice set of reps and a good week's mileage Leslie.
7.5 recovery miles this evening. Didn't quite get my timing right so the last couple were in the dark! Legs not feeling too bad so hopefully OK for the planned quality session tomorrow.
Just noticed that I could get a good for age place at Berlin 2020 if I managed to beat 2:55 at Abingdon. Food for thought ...