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Great skills getting to all the parkruns via public transport, Cal. Very impressive. Sounds a tough and hilly course. Good tempo training. Excellent 20 as well. Building nicely for Tokyo.
Well done not the race time improvement over last year, TR. Unleash the VFs at Chichester for sure. Great PB, Millsy! Is that the first of the year on the thread? Great to see a thread smack down either way.
Excellent long run and week, SBD. Proper marathon training!
Outstanding effort on a tough morning at parkrun, Jools. Sure the shoe lace non-tier wasn’t Spraggins? (EDIT - HA got there first.)
Big week, Steve. Nice one.
Do you ever have a bad run, hamo? Great long run! Absolutely fantastic for your daughter - sounds like she is loving it.
Wow, well done AWC. Epic racing for a non-A race. Hope the knee is ok. A bit of race sounds very sensible.
Macca - machine territory. Incredible pace. And then backed up with a jog home, and do generous MLRs since!
My own running over the weekend was pretty village. Slow 3M recovery on Saturday, before a planned 50 minutes on Sunday with 3 8 minute continuous hills. I was looking forward this different kind of session. Unfortunately time and my back conspired against me and I only managed 4M steady. This took me to 48M for the week, so two short of the target. Fortunately last week means I am still just averaging 50! I then got in my car this morning, and promptly ripped the crotch of my suit trousers. New year healthy eating working out well.
On a significantly more positive note, Sunday morning saw my daughter’s first every junior parkrun (2km). You are allowed to come along once you are four, with 14 years old being the cut off. She was found the briefing and warm up all pretty overwhelming, so we agreed to just walk from the start back to the car (about 50m of the route itself. Fortunately, she cheered up during this, and then loved it. I thought she would just do one lap, but making it fun for her, with lots of chasing games and pretending there were animals around, kept her going for the entire three laps. Sorry, gushing dad moment. Very well organised, and everyone was having fun. Hope to make it there again at some point if she show further interest.
Good work on the LT run Cal, always tough the day after an MLR. Great long run too. How do you find the Theragun? I’ve seen it pop up on Instagram quite a bit lately with various elites.
Yes I’ll definitely be at Worthing TR. Great work at Stubbington.
Congrats on the PB Millsy, nice way to start the year!
Great long run SBD.
Top performance at parkrun Jooligan.
Solid weekend HA.
Great MP long run Hamo. Bodes well.
Awesome work AWC and Macca. Hope the knee is ok AWC.
Hope the back is ok SQ. Bad luck on the trousers, but at least it happened in the car and not in class!? That’s great your daughter enjoyed parkrun (in the end). What do you reckon, 10 years before she’s quicker than you?
Solid LT run Steve.
I saw those reports about the Vaporfly TR, but given they conflate the AlphaFly and Next%, who knows what will actually happen. I suspect a ban on anything with a greater sole height than the Next%. Anything else just creates a mess given how long people have been running in VFs now. They’ve been commercially available for about 2.5 years, and several years before then in prototype form. Incidentally, it was interesting that the 10K WR was broken last weekend in Adidas shoes…
I’m still chugging along. 20:20 at parkrun on Saturday, but it was much windier so a better performance than last week’s 20:18. I did 6x800m this morning, all either 3:00 or 3:01, so very consistent, but also consistently slow. Still, I know I just need to keep plugging away. On the plus side, I managed to rack up 65 miles last week, which is my biggest mileage week since before Berlin.