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VT- good to hear from you. Sounds like life is very busy with the work, kids and what I was expecting to read as nominal running is in fact pretty considerable. Keep at it and hopefully you can find the right race for the Autumn.
oo- hope you are enjoying the return to the pool.
gdawg- nice work on the 20 and the recent session. You're in strong shape with a full campaign to come.
Gul, hope things are good with the injury now.
Jools, good news on the pace improvement.
I've had nothing of note to report and getting a bit bored of updating strava with uninteresting runs. I was pleased to get back to the gym this week however with spin classes Monday and today. I went out for drinks and food last night so felt a bit squiffy this morning, but spin seemed to blow the cobwebs. Yesterday I had my first go at running beyond easy with a 5m easy run, moving into 5 x 1 min long strides off 1 min jog. The first rep at around mp felt a bit of an effort, but after the 1 min jog I felt warmed up and settled into them. I'm going away tomorrow for a long weekend then will start pushing things back up as hoping to do a 10k race on 20th May.
I weighed in yesterday and was surprised to find myself exactly the same weight as I was when I weighed in just before Dorney. I don't deserve to be that weight, that's for sure!
Back at it today with a Tuesday 10. Went for a progression approach with 2 x 5 mile blocks with 10 sec uplift per split from 7.1x to 6.3x.Felt nice and nippy and hit all the numbers. The second 7.1x and 7.0x splits felt like easy recoveries. Treated myself to a 6.17 final split as I felt quite good and wanted to squeeze all the quality from the session.6.51 average for the whole thing. Nice to feel stronger again.
Gul, as with OO, I tend to get a feel for something that needs rest and treatment and something I can run through. I'd never get a decent months training in if I stopped every time there was an ache. Perhaps it's worth though getting it looked at? Happy anniversary.
Jools, nice 20. I had a similar spring in my step whilst out running, from 2 days complete rest.
Gdawg, some god weekend miles there.
OO, decent miles and good to get the swimming back. Hope that hip settles. Yes, if I pick up where I left off, sub 80 should be well on the cards. It's just finding a half that is well timed as I am due to be in Lanzarote for 10 days from end of May and it makes the two I am eyeing up unfeasible. But whether I go remains to be seen!!
Speedy, super run there. I love that feeling of, 'oh this is too fast' to then 'actually it's fine'. Do you think that's been a long time coming or are you seeing early returns on the coaching investment?
A nice few days away without trying to squeeze running in, though it only resulted in 2 non running days as I ran on travel days. got an easy7m in last night when back. HR was higher than it has been, which I put down to warmer temps and a few nights of drinking and eating, but legs felt great so let them select the pace a opposed HR.
Only 23m for the week. Should be pushing 30 this week, though i've my covid jab Thursday morning so that could go either way based on the experience of others. The schedule is planned around that with a light run pre jab, rest day Friday and a light run Saturday, so delaying my progression a little but nothing significant in the scheme of things.