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Nice running everyone..looks as if the weather is a bit kinder today.
Beautiful day here in sunny Devon, lots of rain overnight though and more to come later.
20 miles done and dusted..2 hours 57..16 with club then 4 on my own I managed to pick the pace up from 9s average with club to do the last 4 a bit progressive .9.06...8.52..8.45..8.38..
NP hope you took your credit card..
No run for me today... Slight discomfort in left achilles tendon, so I'm being sensible and resting it. Went to a pilates class though and I think all the stretching helped a bit.
Sensible Literatin, all too often people run through pain and then get a proper injury.
Still a bit wet and windy here in South Wales. 5 mile recovery run done at 8.20 pace! my slowest for a long time, but I really didn't feel like going any quicker at any stage. Hoping for a break in the weather for tomorrows 16 miler.
Enjoy the Long runs tomorrow everyone.
Strong finish there to your long run NN. Are you working tonight?
NP a mileage machine there, how many will it be for this week?
Just 5 recovery for me too Chris and sopping wet feet from snow/slush combo. Hope it clears for tomorrows 20 which i'm going to try and do early doors so I can be back for the Murray final.
Hope the achilles behaves itself Lit, best to rest it and remember plenty of weeks left.
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Strong finish there to your long run NN. Are you working tonight? NP a mileage machine there, how many will it be for this week? Just 5 recovery for me too Chris and sopping wet feet from snow/slush combo. Hope it clears for tomorrows 20 which i'm going to try and do early doors so I can be back for the Murray final. Hope the achilles behaves itself Lit, best to rest it and remember plenty of weeks left.
Doesn't the tennis start at about 8.15am? What time you heading out at?
Going to set the alarm for 5.15 Ziggy
The other advantage of going that time is being able to run on roads which are clear of snow/slush unlike the pavements.
Mark - sleep in. Murray will lose. You heard it here first.
Going to set the alarm for 5.15 Ziggy The other advantage of going that time is being able to run on roads which are clear of snow/slush unlike the pavements.
As Go Caz says Wow!
I've been really enjoying my weekend runs as they are the only ones I get to do in daylight. 5.15 on a Sunday seems a bit harsh!
Hi all, I have well and truly fallen off the P&D bandwagon. I am on steroids and antibiotics for my asthma and have had to stop running past few days as I was bordering on exhausting myself. I have had to have rethink re plan and am dithering about just restarting the sub 55 12 week plan (I have BAGS of endurance in the bank so is not a bad idea) and once this virus is totally out my system, I can start it afresh. I have to be realistic, I have 3 young children. I don't want to be a slave to getting a "decent" marathon time to the detriment of them and my health. 4 times a week training is enough for me. I am not aiming to be Paula Radcliffe and just managing to do the marathon itself and PBing should be enough. I have the rest of my life to go for a brilliant time.
Literatin, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do not run on a niggly achilles tendon. I have a friend, similar paced runner to you (did Abingdon 2011 in 3:15) and has been benched for months with achilles tendonitis and is devastated as she is due to run Boston.
Everyone else, sorry for mememe post, I will catch up and hopefully, be back in the game very soon.
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Mark - sleep in. Murray will lose. You heard it here first.
I hope so ..cant stand him..sorry Murray fans
Literatin take care. sensible decision there is still bags of time to get the LSRS in
HeOw oh flip what a shame you look after yourself hun..
No work tonight but I did have to do an afternoon shift after my run, I was buzzing when I went in but started to come down about 5 pm but not feeling too bad at all really..
I shall be enjoying a nice lie in tomorrow have fun you early risers I hope the weather is kind and I look forward to reading the posts tomorrow night
He-Ow - really sorry to hear that & it certainly puts my slight achilles niggle into perspective (though don't worry as I'm being super-cautious). Starting the 12-week plan when you're ready sounds like a good idea.
I too will be enjoying a nice lie-in tomorrow -- there's got to be at least one advantage to an enforced rest!
Heow - hope you get well soon and can work out a schedule that is more manageable.
HeOw - agree with all above. All the schedules have the same key workouts - adding more mileage doesn't necessarily mean a better time anyway, infact can just lead to exhaustion! I think you've made the right decision, I was also very undecided whether to run the 55 per week one this time round as last time just felt totally knackered all the time. So, hope you recover well, and hope you can come on here more regularly with your usual banter...
Just going out for a 16 mile run...might not wear gloves! Woohoo!
Just back from a very muddy 16 miles.
Murray to win! You heard it here first.
(((HeOw))) - I can so relate being asthmatic myself. The cold is a killer. I had to abandon my spring marathon campaign 2011 because of it and did an autumn one instead. I really really hope you bounce back quickly but if you are still struggling then forget about VLM and do something else later in the year. Literatin: hope your achilles mends soon. Good call to rest it. Was supposed to have a 10k race today but it was cancelled. Lots more snow, followed by rain turning everything into a treacherous ice rink out there . Managed 17.5 slow offroad miles with my Yaktrax instead. So the 17 with 8 @ MP will have to wait till next week. My plan was to get to the race early, run 8 miles, then the 10k and a bit at MP and cool down.Shame. I find MP surrounded by other people a lot more mangeable than on me own On a positive note: just completed my first 60 mile week
HeOw - weather seems to be improving at last so hopefully that'll help with the asthma too.
Achilles feels a bit better today, though still not quite right -- felt normal when I got up and just a tiny bit niggly now though not painful. I'm skipping today's run too and tomorrow would have been a rest day anyway, so I'll see how I feel on Tuesday and whether I can ease myself back into the programme, but maybe leave out the LT run next week. Have just been massaging the tendon and calf muscle with soap in the bath, and feel pretty good now! Also had already arranged a sports massage for Thursday, so that should help. I'm being careful but am cautiously optimistic as it isn't (and never has been) swollen or actually painful, just uncomfortable/delicate-feeling.
And yes, it will be my first marathon -- so I guess it's also my first opportunity to see what the extra mileage and training does to my body! I've only done halfs (halves?) up till now.
And lots of good running going on on this thread as usual... sorry about your race Chickadee but hopefully the ice will be gone next week for your MP run.
Started a new contract last week which, along with the weather messed up my training a bit. Had to do two 15 milers back to back to make up for missing Friday's ten mile run.
Hmm. Not sure, would probably pull out of the Tunbridge Wells half on 24 Feb for a start. I do want to do well in VLM but if I end up reducing mileage as you suggest and don't hit my target, I still qualify to have another go next year. So I'd probably train less intensively, do the marathon anyway avoiding injury, and then do it again but faster in 2014.
15West did Murry win? well done on your muddy 16 miles
Chick sounds like the conditions near you have not improved but well done on the 60 mile week.
HeOw hope the run went ok.
Lit enjoy your rest day and keep stretching.
Surry well done on the two back to back 15 mile runs.
Mark great long run nice when you hit the pace you want and can keep close to it well done
Well got up to the sound of the wind I made a mistake last week or the week before and ran with it at my back for the first half of my long run this week however I ran into it for the first 11 miles this week before turning back for home. I also put in some miles at marathon pace all be it wind assisted. Splits:8:13, 7:56, 8:07, 8:00, 7:37, 8:05, 7:48, 7:52, 7:49, 7:35, 7:49, 7:48, 7:46, 6:55, 6:41, 6:47, 6:41, 7:03, 7:27, 6:58, 8:13, 8:35, 1:24 So 22.17 miles in the VLM bank and my legs are ready to go again