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Yes, it was pie in the sky when announced!
I've had a pretty good week, some easy miles, plenty of strength and 2 sessions. 8 x 1k off 60s on Wednesday went exceptionally well and almost completely progressive over the 8 reps ending with a 3.44.
Today was a blustery 5m steady effort tempo, my standard 160bpm session came out 6.41, 6.33, 6.32, 6.35 and 6.28 for a 6.34 average and 159 hr. Pleased with that as there was a strong cross wind going on and it was a right battle over a few more exposed sections. Afterwards my garmin told me I was peaking, which is nice.
Skinny, yes I recall the first time I wore the original vaporfly. It was at a parkrun and I had the same sense of trying to stay with the shoes.
I think these alphafly are a different beast due to the height on them so I can imagine cornering might get tricky. These shoes are built much more robustly than the original vaporfly so you can afford a few extra runs in them. I would save them for tempo runs though as that will best mimic you stride etc in a race.
I had one of my best runs in a long time yesterday. 13 miles at 7.49 average and v low HR. The conditions were perfect and my legs just felt amazing, no little aches or niggles and like they could have just gone all day.
That was 43 for the week.
Started the day with my runners 'bums and tums' class. Recovery 5 over lunch then spin tonight.
Skinny, yes, from where you've been the last what, 18 months? That is a pretty astonishing turnaround.
Someone who used to run for my club, who I follow on strava, did that event a couple of weeks ago.
I think we just have to accept that xc won't happen this season. Not a great loss to me, but I know many do love it.
Off out over lunchtime for my weekly tempo. As usual the weather isn't ideal. So far it's either been warm and sunny, very windy, or today wet and windy!
Looking forward to watching sundays race. Conditions look pretty decent, I am fancying a WR, perhaps sub 2.01.
Looking forward to catching some of Sundays marathon
Managed 4 days of running so far this week, all easy pace bar yesterday, 4.2m of fartlek which I enjoyed. Managed 160mls running last month so happy with that.
Enjoy your weekend
Great finishes to the London marathon.
How's everyone getting on, 7mls last night and hopefully out tonight for some easy miles.
Yes, enjoyed both races. Kipchoge showed as well just how many things come into play in running a good marathon
Rounded last week off on 46m with 15m. started slowly as I was terribly hungover, then picked it up 2nd half.
5M recovery yesterday then a pretty meaty session of 6 x 1m off 1 min over lunch at hmp-10kp. The first rep came in at half pb pace of 6.14, then I settled in with a 6.07, 6.08, 6.08, 6.07 and 6.02 as my finale. I was really working hard for it in the last 2 reps, wading through lactic Didn't look at the watch doing them and they felt slower than earlier reps so was surprised to see they were the fastest pair.
Largely easy rest of week now.
It's going to be carnage this winter, every time some bugger comes down with the most minor and common of winter bugs it'll be isolate and test.
Easy 7m over lunch planned.
In other news, I weighed in at 10,13 this morning, so that's 9lb lost since I decided to make an effort at the start of September. I'm basically only 2lb off the peak I hit in March, which was an exceptional weight for me and the lightest i'd been since 98. I don't really need to squeeze any more right now but it's good to know that with nominal sacrifice I can get there in a reasonably short time.
I've gone in a month from most of my clothes being a bit on the small side and out of bounds to many things hanging off me!
I think I just have pent up desire having been dragged to no running for the best part of 14 weeks this year. I have been quite amazed how fast I have got back to what is on paper a fitness level on or around where I left off in March.
Muddy, I m eyeing up the Leicestershire 10k on 25th October, going from Prestwold Hall. I did the half they organised in February. The company have managed to get a few events happening with covid safe plans. The only caveat is, we are looking to go on holiday on 23rd for a week, however i'm willing to take a punt on entering the race as the Government look keen to ensure there's no where left with an air bridge to go by half term.
Easy 7m over lunchtime done.
Great reps DT and weigh in.
Mace did you get any runs in
Muddy getting back in the grove, recovery period looks to have sorted you out
Skinny how's the form
Hi Mr V
6 mls last night with 4 at 7.51avg, unsure what that pace is but hopefully can move on with these paces and up the miles to 6 on this session.
Have a good weekend everyone
Mr v, you seem to be popping up on strava with increasing consistency again. Are you back at it?
I am also in the same 10m race, if it happens....
I rounded the week off with a very enjoyable 14m for 48m for the week.
Pretty successful session and well executed with reps of 3.57, 3.49, 3.46, 3.41, 3.44, 3.44, 3.44, 3.41, 3.40 and 3.40.
Off out over lunchtime for an easy 7 miler.