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She (Fiona that is ) is good isnt she ? amazing..
Nice 22 NP
Thanks very kind words.
Got 4 weeks til the next half and 9 weeks til the main event, we'll all be even faster by then!
Just tucking into a chicken curry (rendang) made with cherry tomotoes that had set up a permanent home in my fridge
Has anyone heard from AGF? Hope he's ok...
Just had a look at your week leading up to the half Fiona nice sensible mileage, decided I shall drop the MLR 15 from my schedule before my half in 2 weeks and taper better ..I did one wed just gone and will do one this coming wed so not short on them
I am sure AGF will be here soon..its been a nice sunny day so probably enjoying the day with Mrs AGF and that lulu it is strange though how you get used to seeing the regulars
AGF hasn't posted any miles on Fetch since Weds - I think he said on here he had a case of man-flu...
You've done lots of MLRs NN so sounds good. The shorter slightly faster runs for me (I think) were beneficial.
Fiona - That's an incredible time! Sub 90 next month? Or are you going to run that half at MP?
NP - Great run in tough conditions! Sounds like it's a bit wild everywhere bar Scotland
Tek - That's a great improvement! I take it you have an eye on 3.30 in May?
NN - Well done on the course best
Stewart - Great running, still plenty time to get another couple of 20s in and you'll be in great shape come race day!
Jason - Sounds a tough run, but as you say it's miles in the bank
HM - Well done on your run
I don't do it very often so it ends up equivalent to cross training ! Well done on your race.
I did thanks Well done on the placing..
Thanks. Well done on your run.
Well done on the race.
MG1 it's scary how time is passing!
Stuart; Inverness is a slower course so if I can get near today's time I'll be happy but I just can't run a race slower than my race pace so MP not an option. No self discipline.
Fiona - I know that feeling! I'm meant to be doing Alloa as a roughly 2 hour pacer for my mate, not sure how he'll like being paced out at 7.00m/m...
Hi Guys, I am safe and sound thanks. I stll have a heavy cold and have spent most of the last 3-4 days in Bed Not helped by the heating breaking last night and the bungling repair man causing a mini flood this morning !! Yesterday I was busy celebraring the wifes 40th with relatives. I think I will be fine again in a day or two. It means I will have lost a weeks training - but hopefully it will not cause to much of a problem in the longer term.
NN -well done on the PB. Its a testament to your recent training regime. Congrats - hope you had a nice glass of wine to celebrate
Fiona - your race must be a fantastic boost. A brilliant time and PB. Well done - sounds like you paced it well and may even have a little more to give in the right conditions. You are well set for London and a cracking time. However look after that knee of yours - as you do not want it to hinder your big day in April....
TekNik, A super race and a cracking time. There is a direct correlation between your training your improved times. The thing about running is that its honest - you only get out what you put in and conversly the improvements that you have made demonstrate the dedication of your training. Be smug. be very Smug !! ( ps we are even money who will do the better time in April....I dont care as long as we both do sub 3:30 )
NP/Jason/MG/Stewart, Well done on some super 20 (+) milers. Super marathon training !!!
Enjoy your long run today Stuart !!
So there you are AGF it must be nice to be missed sorry to hear about the cold, sounds as if you have had a busy weekend too, I am sure a few easy days wont have made any difference to your fitness.
just under 5 miles recovery run and then threw a few weights around (dont really know why I do that )..lol but it keeps the bingo wings at bay
Top racing to you all .... a gutsy 20 jason, great ( and well deserved ) pb's Nurse and Fiona
Tek - great stats there, i'm not surprised you're feeling smug. Why couldn't you hit MP though as it looks like you were comfortable ? Was it in the head because you're worried about drifting ? Nevertheless, top running.
NP - crikey on another 22 ... your bank is fit to burst now, surely
Stewart - on your first 20 ... glad to hear the boy is on the up
AGF - good to hear from you, hope you mend soon. Some of this stuff going round at the moment is horrible and you have my symapthy ..... my wife has just been diagnosed with mild pneumonia
Rest day today although i don't feel like i need it. Having said that, i've a record mileage week ahead so who am i to argue with Messrs P&D ....
AGF - Hope you're well soon!
NN - Well done on the run and weights! The weights are well worth doing I think, even if they don't directly help your running strong muscles will hopefully keep you more injury free. They're also an excuse to eat more, which I my main reason for hitting the gym
Mace - A rest day is never a bad thing. Hope the missus is better soon!
20.01 miles in 3.07.00 for me today. Off the top of my head that's 9.21 ave I think?
Really need to work on my nutrition/hydration on long runs, because my current method of maybe using 1 gel at some point isn't really cutting it. I was mega sapped of energy by 17 miles, and I'd have stopped there had the next 3 not involved a significant chunk of downhill. I actually stopped at 20, and walked about three-quarters of a mile home. Nevermind
54.2 miles (plus 3 gym sessions, and 20 miles on the bike) for the week off 5 runs is good for me, so despite a tough day today it has been a decent week 8 to go...
NP really nice 22m miler on Sunday
MG hope the legs feel better today
Stuart thx - just one eye on 3:30 (the gammy one...the good eye is still looking at 3:39)...well done on the 20 miler. Maybe just a swig or two of glucose drink might be enough to convince your brain that it's ok. Good week's work.
AGF get well soon mate...hope the heating's on now (weather turning bad again after tomorrow). You'll smash 3:30 at Brighton - not so sure about myself, although there's still plenty of time for training gains.
NN nice recovery...lol re weights
mace - enjoy the rest day. I don't know why I couldn't hit a regular 8mm - the average wasn't far off for the last 10, but you're right, my mind was fixed on the drift. Luckily, with a few miles to go, I latched onto a couple of guys who were pacing themselves for an 8mm finish.
5.27m recovery jog at 70%max this evening. All ok
AGF Nice to hear your getting over man flu, I just feel sorry for Lulu she missed her runs.
NN did not have you down as a bingo player.
Mace only halfway on the long runs hope you enjoyed your rest day.
SM6 Well done on the 20 mile run my last two long runs have been done with very little water, I think the more of these things you do the less you need, it also has helped with the drop in weight. Only 3 lbs off race weight now at 10st 10lbs
Teknik well done on the recovery run, how you getting on with the book?
1 mile swim (64x25m front crawl) this morning and just over 4 miles tonight recovery run all nice and easy.
Hi, everyone! Sorry I havent posted in a while, had a bit of problems with my ITB. Sports Massage on my thighs, a bit of taping and plenty of squats and lunges has seemed to have done the trick. Had a few recovery runs last week and a steady run on saturday and a tempo run today and im feeling in top shape. The sports massage has really helped imo, my legs feel much looser. The physio said my quads were very tight and i had weak muscles in my bum lol. Looking forward to getting my teeth back into training. Hope everyone is doing good .
Good luck to your mate Stuart! A good week's training. I normally have a gel at 8/10 and one at 14/15 miles, seems to keep me going.
AGF good to hear you are on the mend. No run for me today.
Make the most of the rest day mace.
Nice recovery runs NN, Teknik, NP and gym session MG1.
Good that you are back training Spark.
Legs feel fine but thought the knee might appreciate a break so a 10 mile turbo in 28:40. Back to it tomorrow.
Well done on everyone's training.
AGF, hope you have recovered from the flu
Fiona, MG1, NN, looks like Monday a good day for cross training
Spark, welcome back
SM6, can't believe there is only 8 weeks until Lochaber, it's getting close, well done on the 20 and in good time too, re nutrition I used jelly babies and a 500ml water with a Zero tab in it, I'm going to try a couple of gels next time to see if there is any difference
Tek, nice recovery run
NP, temperatures have dropped here too, the tights will be back on tonight that's for sure, I've been reading the book, up to chapter 3, it is well written and it is an interesting read.
This week according to P&D is a recovery one, so I decided to rest yesterday after Sunday's long run, today was also scheduled for rest or cross training but I would prefer to run so I'll move one of this week's runs forward and I'll bank the rest day
Thanks for the best wishes guys. I am still snuffly - but coming through. Plan a small jog tonight.
I will not be around much for next couple of weeks as I am either busy at work or away to celebrate the wifes Birthday.
Keep up the good training
NP nice training yesterday, well done on the steady 7 - shame about the temperature dropping again. I skimmed through the book, shutting it quickly after noticing the "fartlek" and "hills" in bold...it's back on the "to do (later)" list.
MG nice gym session
Spark welcome back
Fiona well done on the turbo. Hope the knee's ok this morning
Stewart I like your thinking
AGF hope tonight's jog goes ok.
13m this morning including some miles with the club - aaaagh fartlek session!
Tek have a good run at least the weather is kinder at the moment which does help make the harder sessions a bit more enjoyable
NP well done on the early run.
SC you are as bad as me I struggle with rest days and only have one when I am knackered as long as you take it easy a nice recovery jog isn't going to hurt
Busy morning for me had to squeeze everything in as on an afternoon shift and wont get home till 9 tonight .
Schedule today was 10 miles GA so made it a bit more interesting, I did 1 mile warm up then 7 miles MP ave 8.09s then 3 miles @9s...quick shower then pilates class, which is harder than anything else I do, my balance is crap but guess it can only get better.
Good to see you back Spark
Tek - i'm sure the HR monitor makes a run harder anyway, if only because of the bloody stressing
Nurse - nice to see you're mixing it up
NP - black ice sounds nasty, take care
Well after the weekend's racing i've got all excited and whacked myself in for a couple of races
Thanet 20 ( 3rd March )
Lydd Half ( 10th March )
Paths are clear here at the mo, which is just as well as I'm going to get out for a run tomorrow.