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FRC - Great race report. The Bolton hill mara, I presume it is up and over Rivi. Is this a practice for 'Hell of a hill' mara in Nov. 5 maras in 5 days, running up Rivi 8 times per mara.
Chick - With your higher mileage, the odds are you'll have more good days, bad days than most of us, so don't worry.
2old - Was that you doing a lsr, actually as a lsr, you must of been tired?
Chick - well done on doing the right thing. Body talking, head listening!
2old - that's still quick for an lsr in my book!
20 miles for me done today too. Ave pace 8:40. Started around 8:50s and did the last 5 @8:05s. My legs officially hate me tonight!
Enjoy Thailand Bro!
Chick there's always a crummy run or two in a build up, write it off. You did the right thing listening to your legs. Look back at the tempos that you've already done, you nailed those.
Sounds like a good place to do your reps Ant. Can't not do them just because you can't get to the track! Good luck for Finchley on Sunday.
Keeping my fingers crossed for you Barry that your calf is going to hold out.
Enjoy the massage tomorrow Free, hope it gets the knots out of the calf.
Great finish for your long run AA!
Are you looking forward to the 20 lapper Minni?
Easy 5M done last night, 6M steady this morning. Planning a parkrun in the morning as part of an 8M run instead of the scheduled 8M with 4 @ 10K pace. That will be my last hard session before next Sunday. My target for next week is sub-3:15:14
Minni - U30s?!!
2old - excellent discipline!
6 miles @9:46 pace today
Chick - 12 today and 22 tomorrow? That's insane!!!
Is it the Redcar parkrun course that you're doing laps of Minni? I don't think anyone is going from Crook.
OK maybe a little quicker than that 2old, I've not spent the last 15 weeks training to knock 15s off...
Plan for today was 8M with 4M at 10K pace. It was the first birthday for our local parkrun so went along to that, did 3M warm up, ran the fairly twisty 3 lap course with the nasty hill in 20:48 (watch time), warmed down for half a mile. That'll do I've never actually raced this one - I ran it steady the day before GNR last year and again a few months ago pacing a friend to sub-25. It's a nice one to run hard - while there's a cruel hill there's also a nice long steady downhill section. It's about 3-4 miles from home so would make a perfect training run over the summer, run there and back. Off out with running club friends this afternoon but I've offered to drive so I'll keep off the alcohol
Some canny weekend mileage planned for you Chick!
Nice easy miles AA after a decent long run yesterday. Rest tomorrow?
FRC - Good report from Malta. Your varied training is working very well
Chick - Tried Furman couple of years ago for Abingdon(2012), ditched it after 7 weeks when I ran a PW HM changed to 6 runs a week and PB'd at Abingdon. Good decision ditching the run you are going to more than make up for it over the weekend.
Minni - Could be an option to get coached but I think I've got to stop getting obsessed with 3:15 and vary the training, race more and enjoy it.
2old - Another good long run from you, your training is going very well.
AA - Well done on the 20.
Carrot - Nice Parkrun, I'm looking forward to seeing the blonde ponytail disappear into the distance next Sunday.
Tried a run this afternoon, slow 3 miles and all good with the calf, not a great test but at least nothing negative.
Nice runs all round
Good luck tomorrow 2old
Brilliant Park run there Carrot. If your on FB the Barcelona Marathon route map is now on there.
Swimming training for me last night was hard as it consisted of using paddles. The coach also gave advice as many of the people I swim with are preparing for their triathlons as the season is starting soon. I didn't head to the chippy afterwards like I did last week
Went out for a short run early this morning & looking forward to 13 miles tomorrow as part of the training plan.
Chick - Glad you managed to find your bike from the back of the garage.
Frc seems to be having a good time up Rivi, one mara down one to go.
FRC - Sorry mate, I got carried away with your post on FB. Enjoy part 2 tomorrow.
Carrot - nice YKW there! All is looking good. Is it a week today?
barry - keeping everything crossed for you.
Chick - hope the legs behave for your 22 today!
Minni - good luck - hope you don't get too dizzy!!
Pink - enjoy your 13.
2old - enjoy the rugby!
Frc - lots of miles this weekend. Have fun today too. Well done.
6 miles with 5x1200m today for me @6:48 pace. Wanted to do more but my body just wasn't having it. 49 for the week - and no I couldn't even eke out that extra mile
FRC - Good effort on a tough course for the first one, your training is going to the next level.
AA - Nice quick repeats, 49 miles is enough.
Chick - That's an impressive long run and nice numbers. Yeah I've certainly got the speed at the shorter distances indicating about a 3:10 to 3:15 that's why I'm getting so frustrated at the marathon, but nothing is easy or a given at marathon running.
Just under 2 hours out on the bike again this morning, great out there, spring has definitely arrived
Gah - typed a message which appears to have vanished. Damn computers.
Did the Finchley 20 today. And it was hot hot hot. Might be a warning for London. I measured 18 degrees by the end and we still have 5 weeks to go!
Anyway the plan was to do the first 8M @ 8-8:30 pace and the final 12M at 7:35 (MP). Ended up doing the slow bits too quick and the fast bits to slow. Bloody typical Around 8:05 pace for the first 8M and 7:40 for the back 12M. Came in at 2:38, I stopped to drink from cups and had a toilet break so lost a couple of minutes there. Happy with that overall, am looking at 7:40 as a MP now, esp if it is hot.
Intervals on a Sunday AA, nice pace on those 1200s. No need to do an extra mile just for the sake of it.
Well done at Bolton FRC, hope today went to plan!
That's some decent running for the hilly 22 Chick!
Nice result at Finchley 20 Ant - plenty of time to get acclimatised to the warmer weather before London.
8M done today with 3 at marathon pace. This time next week I hope I'm in a happy mood!
Only a week to go Carrot, exciting stuff!!
Ant nice 20 mile race there, it was very warm out 19 in Essex lovely for a stroll but not a long race! Plenty of time to acclimatise before VLM.
Wow, FRC great effort on a difficult course, how did today go?
Very nice hilly 22 Chick!
Minni - how did the 20 x 1 mile laps go?
AA - great intervals, doesn't matter to do an extra mile when you are banging out that pace!
Barry - hope the calf is behaving, twas lovely out there today.
How did your 13 miles go Pink?
Did you enjoy the rugby 2Old?
Free - hope the massage sorted your calf.
Simon - good to see all your injuries were ok on your run.
O4S - how are you?
Made the most of the 19 degrees here and spent several hours wandering around a bird sanctuary today, spring is here
Ant - Well done on the 20miler.
Chick - Nice 22miler in the heat.
AA - Good intervals.
Barry - I hope calf behaved itself on the bike ride?
41m on the bike today up in 'The Trough of Bowland' with a friend. Easy pace, but cool and overcast for most of the day, but great ride.
Minni - Have you stopped going round in circles yet?