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Well done on the huge improvement Steve! Looking very good for your 100k as you appear to be in a very confident frame of mind and in excellent shape physically!
BR-Well done on having a rest day......despite walking 8 miles......you are more than ready so just keep a lid on it and glory awaits! Enjoy the taper-if you can!! I suggest getting Katie signed up for a fast half in the Autumn. Cardiff on 1st of October would be ideal but don't know if that fits in with your schedule?
NE-Likewise-Hope you are enjoying the taper as much as you possibly can.
Actually, does anyone enjoy the taper?
Welcome Bigballer. I also struggle to run my longer runs/recovery runs at the required slower paces (although I wouldn't be running my long runs at marathon pace) but have learnt that it is the only way that I can negotiate training without getting injured or burning out. I really struggle when feeling sluggish and slow, mentally more than anything else, and like to feel quick and bouncy on my feet so it is a case of getting the balance right. MP+15% works well for me.
John-Like the sound of your adapted plan!
HA-Looks like you are fully recovered from your illness and flying once again. Big double day planned for tomorrow?
11 miles with a few strides this morning.
Epic weekend Jooligan! mind you, it's what we come to expect from you.......more surprising when you take it (relatively) easy. Love the way you make it sound so casual and laid back.
Nice MLR Steve.
Bigballer-Another to add to the Abo list. As Jools mentions predictors can often be misleading when it comes to the marathon distance but following the plan (18 weeks might be fine for you but I've found it too long in the past which is why I'm doing 12 this time) should get you close to your target. Have you got any other races booked in the build up to gauge fitness levels?
Out the door at 4:15 this morning for 16 miles @ 6:21m/m avg......didn't want to be late for work so pushed it a bit harder than I should. Very humid and I was sweating buckets so have been drinking gallons of water ever since. Might have a beer or two later just to make sure I'm properly rehydrated!
Joe Blogs-BR - good effort for your 5k! That's some pace! Great run from Katie too - I've only managed to break 20 mins once, don't know if I could do it again. That's how I ended up doing this marathon. Told everyone I wouldn't do another unless I broke 20 mins, followed the P & L plan for 5k at the end of last year and did it! Took just over 30 secs off in a oner!
Alan, yes, old Lochaber route is gone. Fort William is now multi-terrain, lots of hard packed trails. Impressive mileage there! Good effort!
runspoonrun - good luck with the plan!
1SteveMac - great running! What a massive improvement on time