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Good luck with the 50, AWC.
With Shakespeare in mind, how hard will you push it? Not that I imagine 50
miles is ever a stroll in the park.
Great photo, Jooligan.
What a beautiful place. Brighton will feel different, although I suspect you won't be short of 'apple juice' providers post race.
Really sorry to hear about your Dad, TR. Although I hope the operation helps him. Good to keep the
running going for a bit of thinking space during tough times.
I’m listening, HA.
I definitely over did it before Abo with a monster session 14 days before then
a below-par (unsurprisingly) final session 10 days out.
12M with 6 x 1200m ish today. Don’t trust the watch under
the trees, so an optimistic guess on paces would be about 5:55 – 6:05.
Reasonable, and similar to HA’s reps
at half marathon pace. Felt hard work and that’s all that really counts. Certainly,
the legs didn’t have much left for the cool down. MLR tomorrow which I think on the back of this morning's intervals is
solid marathon training.
Lots of action since my last post. Great running all around, and I have to admit I’m pretty jealous of those racking up high mileage and putting in those final marathon sessions.
Sorry to hear about your dad TR, hope he’s ok.
Congrats on the 2nd place Joe.
Another amazing race after a long run Hamo, incredible. Have agree that it suggests something closer to 2:40 than 2:45.
Great parkrun, and a very impressive set of stats from your training block Macca.
Congrats on the medal SQ. Solid reps, good attitude regarding the pace.
Great photo Jooligan.
Nice session Steve.
Things are slowly improving for me. After a rest day Saturday, I did 11 miles along the canal on Sunday. Still a bit of discomfort at the top of the ITB, but I’m getting further each time before it starts. Recovery with SQ yesterday, finally checking out the trail that follows the River Teme, at SQ’s suggestion. It’s silly I’ve not explored it before, but I’m a creature of habit! Then a classic canal 10 this morning. Really pleased that I only had a very slight nagging ache by the end. Seems like all the exercises are slowly working (thanks to those that suggested the ITB rehab routine), just need to stay patient…
Joe Blogs-BR said:
Eventful few days for me then. Did my normal 2 x recovery runs on Monday, but wasn't quite feeling myself. Got in Monday night, knew something was up as I wasn't eating (very unlike me), and suddenly started feeling really nauseous. Got up to go to the bathroom, but never made it. Passed out in the hallway, landed in a heap on top of Katie's bike. Came to with her understandably very worried, whilst I didn't have a clue where I was. I
I took delivery of some proper beer it shots and they taste ok.
Its all been going on here - taken time to catch up...
Hope you are feeling better Joe, sounds like you are bouncing back quick. - Also good to hear it's not only me that looks like a rabbit to the dogs. Re the owners - its never the dogs fault!
Jools - surprised you were not roped together going up that mountain. Id have needed oxygen!
Anyone know what the optimal time is for haircuts before a marathon?
Good luck for Saturday AWC.
Hope the left glute behaves George. Great 800s.
Glad your dad is doing ok TR.
Take it easy Joe. You’re in great form so take confidence from your amazing results lately. As HA says, easy this week, push a bit next week if you’re feeling ok, and then don’t be tempted to shortchange the taper due to this week.
Great target Macca, good to see. Best of luck for Sunday, hope it all goes to plan. Can’t believe it’s nearly a year since I ran it. If I can offer one bit of advice, make sure you have at least 7 seconds cushion in the final mile…
Good luck HPR and George too.
Good to see everyone taking their health seriously with all this fruit juice consumption Hamo Impressive pace given the night before!
I can kind of see why people think runners are mad when -2º weather at 4:20am is described as feeling good Steve!
My glute and ITB felt a little niggly yesterday despite only doing a five mile recovery run, which was a little annoying. I was a bit unsure what to do today, but the glute settled quickly when I started running and ITB felt fine. I stuck to the river loops in case I needed to bail, as I didn’t fancy walking miles along the canal in freezing rain. Thankfully though managed the full ten with the ITB feeling the best it has yet at the end of a run.
Long time no speak. I can't keep up with the pace on here (running and posting) Skim read a bit and totally in awe of the many great race performances of late. Too many to mention. A bit shocked to read about your dad, TR. I didn't even know you could live without a stomach. Fingers crossed for a speedy recovery. My dad is 84 and had a major heart scare last year (open heart surgery for over 5 hours) so I can relate a bit to how things must have been for you. And a few weeks later my husband keeled over with cardiac arrest leading to my first attempt at CPR … Both are doing great again.Joe: OMG, another drama. Blimey, what is it with you? If you're now mowed down by a tractor or a car you pass out cold over Katie's bike. Sounds like a blood pressure thing to me. I'm no doctor and may be barking up the wrong tree but I suffer from super low blood pressure and used to pass out quite often. It always starts with me feeling like I'm about to throw up complete with cold sweat and all that shit but never quite making it to the porcellain department but rather waking up crumpled on the floor without remembering how I got there. I can read the signs well enough these days so I just sit down before it gets bad. Maybe you just overcooked things a bit training-wise and perhaps you had a low-level virus in you? Fingers crossed you feel better soon. Like the others said, you have so much solid training in the bank, a few days off will not make a difference. Just wishing everyone racing this weekend best of luck.
Slowly, slowly spoons.
More positive progress. I wonder what the police action was about this morning?
Best of luck for the weekend’s little jaunt, AWC.
Punchy session before the big day, George. Best of luck.
Joe – really hope
everything is ok. I might sound a bit dramatic, but worth getting yourself checked
out with Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) – I have known other aerobic beasts
like yourself who have benefitted from their input and, sadly, one who didn’t
get the chance. Also, as you say, a few easy days will do you no harm. Given
that I think you get great gains from pure mileage, not worrying about mega
sessions next week shouldn’t disrupt things.
Macca – good to
see the real target out there. If anyone is capable, it’s you. Hope the VFs
work out for you. Can’t wait to see your result. And to see what a recovery run
in London looks like.
More rapid reps, hamo.
Bloody early Steve.
FBT – superb question.
Day before, I reckon, although anywhere in the last week would do me. When to
shave the chest, especially nipples, is my conundrum.
HPR – don’t overthink
it. By just eating whatever you normally do, and running less, you will be increasing glycogen storage.
Just don’t overeat – I think so many make this mistake. Hope you can find a for
sale sign. Best of luck at the weekend.
In the midst of the last really big week of running, busy
work and for some reason feeling the clock change – so pretty tired. MLR of 15M
at 7:37 pace yesterday. A few strides and some slow running for 8M this
morning. Easy Friday and Saturday then last mega-long on Sunday. I am really
enjoying it, just tired at the moment. Almost time to plan post race beers.