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TR, yes I feel (assuming I recover my fitness to post injury levels) I could go on and get faster further into my 40s.
It was very warm this morning, gdawg. I went out at 8.30 and was warmer than I hoped.
Nice little session there, Gul.
In my experience, dependant on the schedule specific half mara training can be pretty savage, however some of my best gains came doing such training. It'd probably do a lot of us good to break off from mara training for a cycle. I remember reading a coach McMillan blog and it was about plateaus for marathon runners and the thrust of the advice was to step away and train for a 10k or a half for a few months to shake things up.
Progressive 7 miler this morning. Decided to use my main hilly route just to add to the mixer of heat as well. Another royal flush starting with an 8.4x and finishing with a 6.3x and an average pace of 7.3x. Nice to get it done for the day.
one of my favourite parts of this work from home is I can go out for a run like that utilising what would be my commute time, be back and showered and working by 9.30 as opposed to having to go out over lunchtime or after work. I can just work straight through until whatever time I need to now.
Im with you, Leslie and remaining about 6lb overweight with a holiday next week!!
Nice pacing, OO.
Well done Gul and gd, keeping going in the heat.
I did a pretty meaty interval session on the turbo yesterday. I was sweating just sat working. I was drenched by the time I finished and for about 2 hours afterwards.
I have rejoined david Lloyd as from today so I will be swapping out some of the turbo sessions now for spin classes where convenient.
I got up this morning and did 4m easy looking to beat the heat, however it was warm then about 11am it started pouring down and the temp dropped by about 10c. I wish I waited until now to go out.
Quick question for anyone with experience of manc marathon. Jut in case I can get a place I am looking to book a premier inn (if I don't get a place I can just cancel it) but there are loads in central Manchester and on outskirts. Does anyone know the proximity of the start/finish to the city centre or any other locaton?
Thanks, Ian/Gul. I was advised Altrincham elsewhere also. I have booked a room in the Travelodge there for £53 which is fully cancellable so if I don't get a place nothing lost.
Are you going anywhere nice, Gul?
Tempo today, shifted from Tuesday as the forecast was a bit cooler today. I should have gone out earlier when it was cool and gloomy as by lunchtime it was warm and sunny, though not as warm as Tuesday. Session was 4 x 1m tempo off 0.5m easy. Reps came in 6.37, 6.28, 6.26 and 6.31 which was pleasing and was an improvement on last weeks 3 x 1m off 1m easy which came in 6.37, 6.31 and 6.36 which also had the additional benefit of being on the racecourse and not on the streets as today was and being cool and cloudy.
I was working hard in the last 0.5m probably more so than the session required and perhaps I am running at the paces I want to run (ie what I was running them in March) as opposed should be runningbut then knowing I can still run a pace and not be killing myself provides a nice little boost.
We have rejoined David Lloyd, only because they offered us the rest of August free if we returned before our time in September (I think they are panicking a lot of members will bin it off) so spin first thing tomorrow then 11m lsr Sunday.