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Good work on the post festivity 15 TR.
It can be difficult to PB at shorter distances Cal when you're building the volume. I'm sure you'll you have better opportunities closer to Tokyo.
That's a solid weekend of training John - I'm not surprised you needed the afternoon nap!
Healing nicely Jools! Some solid training from you over the last week.
16 mile long run early morning. Laps of Eton Dorney Lake, so pretty flat although the wind was picking up during the morning. A bit of a slow first kilometre in 5:24 but gradually picked up the pace finishing with a last kilometre 4:32. Brings me up to 65 miles for the week.
That photo comparison is crazy John. Intervals on the treadmill aren’t too bad, it’s the long runs that are killers
Very sorry to hear about your mum Macca, all the best.
Plenty of time yet HPR, you’ll get there.
Congrats on the second place Hamo.
Interesting discussion on the long runs. You see both sides with the pros… some don’t go beyond 20, others go over distance. Ultimately I’m not sure there’s one right answer, it’s about finding what suits you.
Sadly, I lack both Jooligan’s enthusiasm for weekly timed 5Ks, and his ability to run on fumes, so after getting in at 5am on Saturday morning parkrun was a no go. And indeed, after meeting up with friends on Saturday night, the entire weekend was a write-off. It was fun to relive my old London lifestyle for a weekend, but I’m getting too old for it now… I’m not sure I’m fully recovered even today
Still not 100% certain how to target the spring, but for now I’m just going to aim to build up the mileage over the next few weeks, and get back on board with the S&C and strides I keep promising myself I’m going to do.
Looking good for the 3,500 TR. I'm not far behind with 3,390 looking likely.
That's a lot of miles over 2 days Jools.
Good work on dipping under 18:00 at the park run Millsy and a good scalp to boot.
Well done on the club prize SQ and a good morning's track session. Eton Dorney is a 40 minute drive, so it's not a normal run opportunity, but my sons were rowing on Sunday so I was there anyway. It's tempting to do some of my longer fast finish runs there in the run up to London
A good LT session HA77 - a good marker to build from.
Sounds like a tough weekend Spoons - a long run on Sunday would have been challenging!
That's a good LT session Steve - the early ones in the campaign always feel hard.
Nice consistency and a pretty quick pace on the LT miles Hamo.
LT session for me today as well. Late afternoon on the treadmill, 10 miles with the middle 10k at tempo pace. ran it progressively from 3:58 down to 3:50 pace, so 39:00 for the 10K. I feel slightly guilty at using the treadmill for these sessions but the main alternative (the local track) is a bit harder on the logistics. On a positive, I quite like the fact that you can make sure the pace and HR are in the right zones.