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– that's a super race and a very impressive time in the conditions.
– sounded like a tough day. I've had more than one of those at the marathon distance.
Good you have another one coming soon, and hopefully you can do yourself justice.
Leslie – can't beat a nice fry for brekkie. Nice weekly total.
– v decent weekly mileage.
– well done, those last 3 miles must have hurt a bit.
– Haha, that sounds mental.
– Good to get a speed sesh in. What type of watch do you have?
I had a decent week
too, well by my standards anyway. Did 29 miles, which is my biggest weekly
total for quite some time but still very light compared to all of you guys but
hey I'm not in mara training so no need for big miles but it's pleasing to see
the weekly average creeping up. I did my usual hilly 9 miler avg 6:40, the legs
didn't feel great and it was awful weather too but I felt much better yesterday
on a hilly 5 miler run. 5K on lunch today in the wind again. It's been
relentless for weeks now.
Nicko, that appears a somewhat specialist interest race. I'm in Ian's camp with my desired race terrain!!
HOW have you recovered, Ian?
Gerard, yes, lower miles but some faster work is all good. The weather must be even worse where you are given everywhere is close to the coast!
Gul, nice mileage last week and good start to this.
TR- It doesn't stop every single stress, such as when I see people on strava posting their 3rd 20 miler in prep for London and I'm yet to do one.
I felt remarkably good yesterday, no different to coming off a normal week with a big weekend run so got on with things as usual with 4m recovery and spin. Hilly 8m at easy planned later.
TR, yes he also got me in good shape last year.
SBD, I have had a few niggles lately so went to chiro and he readjusted my raised pelvis and all has been good since. Might be worth having some physio?
In terms of the 20 plan, Lewis likes to have you competently running around 18m first so a couple of just easy 17-18m runs and a couple of mixed tempos. So sunday I have about my 4th 18 and 2nd with tempo. So 6m easy then 2 x 5m at mp off 1m recovery then a 1m cd.
After that I have an easy 20m end of March, followed by the Knighton 20 which I will run either side of mp so perhaps 10 at 6.55, 10 at 6.40 for eg, then another mixed pace 20. So suddenly by mid march i'll be 3 in. Looking back on last year, my first 20 wasn't until this time so I've sort of lost a week with the half being cancelled and going again, but nothing major.
Looking at my mileage Nov-Feb (assuming I do what's planned next 3 days) I will have run 13m less than the same 4 month period last year so 1m a week.
Last nights 8m went well. 10m at mp later.