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Freemers nice improvement in a week I'm hoping to do it this weekend but find that although it's a flat course there are quite a few sharp corners and with the last lap you can get caught up in the slower runners. No, I won't be doing Wymondham 20 as tempted as I am.
jasond - This year I am taking one rest day a week however good I am feeling.
chickadeee - Well done on the three hours. I always wear a Garmin but only look at it when the mile beeps. It never effects my pace as I run by effort and just use it for feedback. Do you usually run by heart rate?
Just booked my place in Amsterdam, my sister is doing the half so should be fun.
Mr Spoons I will be healthy once I've finished my Christmas chocs, well done on the long run.
Did an easy 4 miles today, planning something faster tomorrow. Last day of hols.
Any word on how Gobi got on with his marathon & which one?
Zion - on the rest day thing, I was thinking of cutting out the rest day this year. Do you think that leads to injury?
6 mile recovery (hint to everyone, don't do 6 miles only a couple of hours after curry and rice) Feeling lots better now lol.
Gobi came first in the marathon i think.
Freemers well done on your result.
Jason like you I need the recovery runs but also find the swimming is helping,
Mr Spoons nice long run the snow is back here but hope it's away by the morning.
Fiona well done with your running enjoy your speed session tomorrow.
Fiona C - I have decided to have a rest day as I am hoping it might help in avoiding illness more than injury really. I found I could run quite a few weeks without feeling as though I needed a rest but wonder if I did actually need it after falling ill just before my two planned marathons. I never really got back into proper training for Newcastle and got to the start line for that one! My own little experiment
Fiona- well done on Amsterdam- should be flat, fast and fun!
Zion- makes sense
Mr S- healthy eating for me too! I've thrown the Xmas cheese in the bin- and there was a lot left!! No more alcohol except for Valentine's day and my birthday before VLM! Got to try to work out how to shed weight but still keep enough energy for runs- thinking that carbs and protein with a little oily fish (omega 3/6) and milk (calcium) is the way forward
Realised that this year's VLM is at the beginning of Easter holidays, so really making an event of it and I've just got my card out and booked a holiday cottage for the whole family near St Albans for a week starting the day before VLM- 30 mins train journey from St Pancras, but more family friendly than central London (and cheaper!!)
Gobi- well done!! Again!!!
I'm confused now about what pace to run at- so much advice from everywhere!! Happy to put in as much effort as needed- just want to make sure it's in the right places Following P&D at the moment, but G's LRs much slower, while other guys i know are busy tearing around the countryside every weekend at sub 7.30 for long runs
Mr Spoons & Jason,
I've noticed that regarding paces. I tend to use McMillan Running to work out my paces as that gives a band.
7 miles this morning with 1 mile warm up 5 miles tempo 6:18 pace and 1 mile cool down all on the treadmill at work.
Gobi well done with your win, you make sub 3 sound like a stroll the park.
Jason nice running and it sounds like you have found a great spot for a week, we are staying for 5 days again and doing more sight seeing and going to take in a couple of shows.
Great start to the year Gobi!
Managed what the schedule said - Treadmill run 3 lots of 2 miles at 6:30mm pace with half mile recoveries. 9 miles in total. Hard going, shows that I need to improve a lot but that's ok.
Nice tempo NP.
Wise decision Zion, got to stay well to run.
Like the holiday plans jason. Nice to have something to look forward to.
NP & Fiona,
Hope you feel better soon.
That's rotten luck Joe, hope you get better soon. More snow forecast for later in the week here too.
Joe- tough one, mate. Know how you feel- I picked up a bug just in time for Snowdon mara last October
Bridget- good luck with the intervals
10m for me tonight- still tired after Sunday's effort, so ran really slowly tonight 8.58 av
Get well soon Joe. Lots of bugs going around....not easy to miss them!
USB - good reps....and that third one will get easier next time
Mr Spoons - something you ate maybe? Too much chocolate I bet
Gobi - no after effects from the marathon then - although I guess you do so many you recover pretty well afterwards?
Rest for me yesterday. Will do a steady 8 miles after work today - and then won't get another chance till Saturday when I am on hols (Not that I think I'll need shades in the Cotswolds...)
Joe really hope you are able to run soon.
FionaC fast reps indeed!
Gobi well done on another win
Mr Spoons hope all is well today.
chickadee that does sound promising Hope the weather improves for you soon.
Freemers have a wonderful holiday!!
Easy 11 for me this morning. A couple of easy days planned now as I want to have good bash at parkrun on Saturday.