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Good work HA. Chicksta a traditional P&D 18 week plan would start on Christmas Eve with a LT workout on Christmas Day
To be clear, Hazel, I have zero intention of doing a LT session on Christmas Day! A gentle jaunt around the river will suffice for me. Great week of training from you.
Congrats on the PB Muddy.
Telford 10K yesterday, insane quality field, with 17 people sub-30, 47 sub-31 and 89 sub-32! I’m a long way from peak fitness so was happy to run 38:28 at the end of a biggish week, although my chip didn't register at the start so official time was 38:39. Decent conversion really given I’ve been running 19:00ish parkruns lately. And most importantly, no foot pain. Slowly getting there! It was a bit breezy, but didn’t feel too bad in the end, the course it quite sheltered thankfully. Was good to see Jooligan again afterwards.
Final recovery with SQ for the year this morning. My legs didn't feel too bad given I hadn't done any fast running over 5k for over a month.
Here you all are......
16 miles at the weekend for me in a smidge over 2 hrs, so quite happy, base is building for the spring onslaught.
Millsy - sound in very good shape to me
Spoons 150 people sub 32 min, and 17 sub 30 min, was it Olympic trials or something!
Impressive PB muddy!
Jooligan 15weeks P&D based 55-70mpw 2:59London 28/4
HA77 - DIY plan ~ 100km/week - 2:30
RunSpoonRun - P&D/NAZ/BAC hybrid - sub-2:45
Reg P&L 31-47mpw to Wokey followed with custom marathon plan sub 2:45
Muddy - P&D 12 week inspired but without the hard stuff - up to 60 mpw -
sub 2.50Southampton 5/5
AWC 12weeks P&D based 55-70mpw
Jools – that’s a decent time given you’ve felt off the pace recently. Well done on the Ponty thing, are you an alphabeter too ?
Likewise Spoons, a decent comeback time, especially off a big week.
FBT – should you not be first on the list ?
AWC – hopefully the ill feeling was something and nothing, tis the season to be knackered.
Muddy – v impressive sub 60, well done.
Millsy – welcome back, you don’t appear to have lost the speed !
Hazel – well done on keeping up the speedwork. I’ve only done the P&L once and it was a bit of a shock to the system but it pays dividends.
HA – a muddy tempo, I bet that felt like an effort. I’ve noticed my off road runs feel a lot tougher with the recent rain.
Joe – the speed will come back with a few pounds shifted, intrigued by the long run. I might have one up my sleeve soon. I might to borrow that violin.....,
Week 1 of 18 done and dusted with almost no drama. A training LT PB earlier in the week set me up nicely for my local park run. It quickly became apparent that all the fast locals were elsewhere. I had been following the lead runner for most of the first lap as I wasn’t sure of the route despite being part of the core team ! Once I was happy with the route I passed him and it became a solo run. Towards the end of the 2nd lap a marshal tried to direct me back onto the loop for what I thought would be an extra 3rd lap. I was having none of that as I thought I knew the route better so I peeled off towards the finish and I emerged from behind some trees to enter the finish funnel, only it was the back of the finish funnel and everyone was looking the other way, what a plonker I was. Having snatched ignominy and deflation from the jaws of glorious victory, I jogged back round the trees and not knowing whether to step off the course or not I compromised with a walk for the last few metres across the line. Despite the disappointment, the comedy value of appearing at the back of the funnel was almost worth it. I suggested they expunge me from the results but as I had run longer than 5k they declined.
Great work starting the new thread, HA. Almost a shame that you are Jools won’t have a rival thread smack down.
Some great looking targets on there. And also good to know
quite a few for Wokingham. I think: Sorequads, Reg, Spoon, Jooligan, Joe, HA
(if he fancies divorce). Anyone else?
Nice intervals, Hazel.
And good efforts at Telford, Jools and
spoons. Cracking sub 60 in the 10M
race, muddy. Good to have you back, Millsy. Haha, brilliant parkrunning Macca.
So the true A race of the year on Sunday – the Sudeley
Castle Santa Dash. The baggy trousers ripped during the warm up, so sacked them
off early. This still left me with a gown, hat, belt and beard. It felt at
times like I was chewing the beard whilst running, so it eventually got pulled
down. Whilst it was great fun, it was also a proper trail race. 5 and a bit
miles of hills, mud, trails and views. Ran in second place the entire way. But
I’ll take the moral high ground as first Santa. Same positioning in the females
for my wife.
I’m going to start the plan a week early, in order to give a
bit more flexibility with Christmas week. I would genuinely love to run a tough
LT session on Christmas morning, but reckon some family time could top it.