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TR, I've seen that one report this morning. I can't see it happening now, it's gone on too long and all the other shoe makers are scrambling around the same tech.
Gul, I've had a flipbelt about 4 years. I love it for marathons. I can get 8 gels in easily enough and a few electrolyte tabs and once you've got it on and in position it's easy to forget about. I am 32 waist and went for a medium after taking advice directly from flipbelt directly.
Which half are you doing Ian?
A good pace on the 5K test nicko, you'll be flying on Sunday.
A good tempo session all the same Stevie. Will be interesting to see how you get on with the increased mileage.
Good to hear you're enjoying your running Gerard - it's good to be schedule free and going with the flow! I have London and Berlin as my target races for 2020. It would be nice to get a few short distance PBs as well.
A good sharpener there DT - looking good for Sunday. It would be nice if we had the Bodytrax at my gym (Nuffield Health)!
Good recovery miles Gul. I'll keep the 10k tempo runs going for the initial 11 weeks of the schedule apart from the two recovery weeks. These are key sessions for me. After week 11, the tune-up races and MP runs take over.
14 miles late afternoon in pleasant sunny conditions. Feeling a lot more enthusiastic than last week but the pace was about the same, so 7:57. The left quad was a bit sore from Monday's S&C work, so happy just to keep it relaxed and bag the miles without aggravating anything.
I didn't realise you were also doing Berlin, SBD. I booked my flights this week which didn't prove easy as I didn't want silly flight times or to travel far. So I really wanted to fly from Brum but the only direct provider (Flybe) is in all sorts of trouble so didn't want some last minute collapse. Ended booking up with Lufthansa. Flight times both ways are good, I just have to change in Frankfurt. Decided to book in a hold bag as well so that I don't have to compromise on gels, toiletries and fluids of choice.
I am surprised Nuffield don't have a Bodytrax or similar. It's a useful little tool to monitor things.
Nice MLR there.
Some good mileage there Ian, what with there being lots of time to go.
Fingers crossed for Sunday, Nicko. The weather is still set perfect.
well done on the tempo, Stevie.
OO, hope the hip is feeling better today.
sounds like you are picking things back up nicely, Gerard.
I note that the new 10k road pb was set in some adidas shoes, so perhaps the nikes aren't all that!!
Easy 7m yesterday came out 7.58 for 137bpm which is the lowest hr I have held over a reasonable distance for sub 8mm. Definitely feeling aerobically strong. Followed up with bodypump last night. Very easy 5 planned over lunch then a sports massage tonight.
Poacher, I have 70 mins between flights and I assume that i'll be cleared for the full journey from Brum to Berlin so just stay in departures, or even it's the same flight? As otherwise my case will need to come off etc.
Now i'm stressed about it!! In any event key running kit will be coming in my rucksack and not leaving my side.
Hope you enjoyed the club intervals nicko.
You should be good for a course best at least Ian.
Glad I'm not flying via Frankfurt. Not got round to booking the flights yet DT but as Heathrow is less than hours drive, we'll fly direct Heathrow to Berlin.
Hope the physio can get you back running Poacher.
Good MLR Gul - I had been tempted to add on an extra mile yesterday but decided to leave the mid-week 15 until next week. And good work on the strides!
Good work on the aerobic fitness DT - coming together nicely for Sunday.
7 recovery miles late afternoon with ten sets of 100m strides. Managed to slightly strain the left quad on Monday during the S&C session but today's post run sports massage has hopefully sorted that.
Poacher, thanks for the intel. I am hoping it is something Lufthansa have as a daily occurrence so have a slick process.
SBD- I looked at various regional airports and only Bristol had decent flight times but that's still a 90 minute drive for me at the flights were about £250. I was keen to fly from Brum as I can hop on a local train and with a quick train at New st, can be at the airport in 45 mins and not pay £50 in airport parking.
A few easy miles lunchtime with strides planned. Lower legs are a bit sore from last nights massage.
g-dawg, I suspect a lot of runners get caught out by that. They will have it in their head it's for toiletries only then suddenly realise they have 10 gels to get through as well. It only cost £15 each way for the bag and I imagine buying the gels out there would set me back that much, plus my glide gel etc.
Nice work on the 10, though 10 at 7.32 would leaving me a little tired in the midst of a full training week. I think it's ok now if you are doing no other fast work but as things ramp up you might want to slow that down to balance the load.
Nicko, yes the gels are under 100ml, but you still only get one small bag to squeeze them all into as well as core toiletries.
See you Sunday, looking forward to it now. Not raced in perfect conditions for god knows how long.
Hope you enjoyed the intervals Stevie. The quad is just about recovered thanks - Tuesday's tempo and Wednesday's MLR probably didn't help!
Looking good for DT and nicko on Sunday. Are the magic shoes making an appearance?
Must get round to booking those Berlin flights before the prices get too high. I'm taking my two School age sons with me - just need to decide which days before/after the weekend they're going to be sick on!
A good 10 miler G-D.
I'm sure a good haircut is worth as much as a pair of the magic shoes Gul!
Progressive Friday for me, so 12.7 miles with the pace decreasing from 8:19 (HR of 128) down to 6:10 (HR of 171) at intervals of 2K, an average of 7:24 for the run. It felt good to be able to move through the gears in a controlled way.