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gdawg, hope the ribs are OK after the fall?
TR- good work and congrats on banking another sub 3. A lot of reports of the wind there yesterday. What's up next?
OO- great 10k, pretty much my pb time. I guess with the shoes, you had dipped your toes in already so some of the wow factor was lost.
Nice 15, speedy.
Gul, how's the niggle now?
SBD, 70m definitely seems to be a good place to be pre mara campaign. It's worth getting the Nike app and creating a nike account if you don't already have one as you can usually expect to receive a 25% discount code at or around your birthday. Suddenly the next % are a more sensible price.
A reasonable week last week with 35m and 2 spin classes. Probably only about 10mpw below where i'd sit for a couple of months now. Did a bit of a session yesterday with 3m easy, 3m steady (coming in around 6.45s) then 3 at mp, finished off with 1 easy. What was noticeable was that a month ago that won't have touched the sides, yet yesterday afternoon I felt a bit tired and could feel it in my legs.
Couple of miles more planned this week but also need to get back on board with the s and c work as that has gone out of the window since week before Dorney. Plus a much meatier session to deal with tomorrow as well.
That's great work by your mate, gdawg. Goes to show when you read the misery stories of people on the VMLM social media pages on ballot day who've sat on their arses for 10 years whining about not getting in, that with some endeavour it is possible to make big leaps.
TR- No, just seen quite a few posts on the sub 3 FB page from there. What shoes did you wear on the weekend?
Gul, you need to cut this lifting stuff out, it's clearly no good for you.
My glutes and upper legs are pretty sore today having done my s and c routine last night for first time since week before Dorney. At least I know it is effective now! Out over lunchtime for a reasonably solid session of 5 x 1m off 2 min jog. A fairly routine session in March, however I suspect it'll trouble me a bit more today!
Now is the time for Autumn races to have to start paying out for certain things I guess and whilst we have this road map there's still a great degree of uncertainty. I think London will be better placed to hold out as late as possible again, but equally it still seems like quite a leap from where life is now.
I wouldn't hesitate to run Dorney again and if that's about the same date as London i'd enter that again. It really wasn't bad at all and I was running solo for pretty much the whole thing.
You probably won't have that issue. Mine was my own causing to a degree in that I had to defer from the sub 3 start at 9am as I couldn't stay over the night before due to the laws and didn't fancy getting a 100m drive in immediately before a 9am mara. I therefore ended up in the 3-4 hour race. Come October as things stand you'd be able to start in the sub 3 race so less of a likelihood.
There's a half mara at Dorney around the same weekend as Bath if you fancy a full practice run, as well as an event from Chepstow race course which would be reasonably local for you. Both closed circuit, covid safe events on private land so very unlikely to be disrupted with late cancellations.
Decent session over lunch, though came a bit harder than they felt in March. 5 x 1m off 2m float, came out just over 6m at 6.07mm, reps came in 5.47, 5.43, 5.44, 5.47 and 5.47. I was a bit disappointed by the perceived effort, however that's my first session in some 4-5 weeks and comparing it back to mid March there's not much in the respective HR's so it may just be that I am not as finely tuned to ignore the suffering a I was then.