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Yes, I do have a 10k race Sunday but that really is it. Looks like ive lucked out with the weather forecast as it stands.
That is a problem, Mr V. At this stage I would be throwing the kitchen sink at it in terms of treatment and physio.
That's good news, Mr V. Sounds like you'll get to the start line then.
I'm comfortable with yesterday now, particularly as RB gave it 2.0 difficulty. I am just annoyed as 10k is the only distance I have not had a pb in this year.
Muddy, you have time for 1 weeks training before you taper for Brum!
I can't be arsed with much now. I feel like the work is done and I will gain more from doing less, rather than trying bigger 8-10 mile mp sessions this week and risking injury, which is ultimately the only thing too much training can achieve now.
Congrats on the prize DT, looks like you're in good shape for Birmingham, fingers crossed you can avoid injury and illness between now and then.
Mr V - good news, hopefully no reaction to the physio treatment, you seem like you've had a decent build up to the marathon, ignoring the recent injury, will be interesting to see how you get on at the marathon.
Lou - hope you enjoyed your ultra, think it will have a been a scenic but hilly route?
Not a lot happening from me, had a fairly decent weeks training a fortnight ago but then ended up going to work in Malta which meant last week was a bit of a right off running wise. Looking forward t getting stuck in to some cross country over the next few months, have managed to scrape in to our C team for the National XC relays at Mansfield at the beginning of November, one of my favourite events of the year. Will probably find time for a couple of road races too but not targeting anything specifically.
Think this bloke has overdone it...
Now had he found a disabled toilet before the start and settled in, his problems would have been far less severe!! Great read though.
Just taking it largely easy now. Did 5 at mp yesterday. Decided to push to see what 160bpm gave me, which is my usual training hr for mp and would give me a good comparison to other sessions. Came out 6.40mm for 159. The same session 10 days out from London (on same route) came in 6.52mm for 160. I still have my vaporflys to throw in to the mix as well. Had a pretty robust sports massage last night so feel quite sore today.
If Lou's attitude was better and he thought of his family, he would be in possession of a sub 3 mara I am sure!
Mr v- At least you tried and are not left wondering what might have been, and ditched it without leaving yourself broken.
Happy significant birthday, Skinny. Good that you are getting some running in, hopefully you will build it back up. I was also looking at Chester results and noted Lit's name as last years winner.
Lit, glad you are still in reasonable shape.
Lou, great long running. I think 26 will be my limit.
Talking of which, yes it is this sunday.
I have tapered down sensibly with a 38 mile week, followed by 28 last week (against an average of about 48 over the previous 3 months) and this week, other than the race, will be about 10, including my full kit trial run over lunchtime. Sports massage then booked for tonight.
Taking on board what Mace said (I hope he isn't back on the beer and snooker!) after London when I was spending £200 on running shoes ("You probably just need 10 miles a week more running"), my average weekly mileage in the 3 months leading to race month this time is about 8.5 miles more than the 3 month period leading to April. So I am hoping that, the shoes plus the fact that I have trained for back to back marathons with 13 runs beginning with a 2 since January should set me up nicely.
Muddy, with an 8.30 start (I already feel tired thinking about it), if i'm in around 12 it'll be a bad day. The early forecast for sunday looks potentially unseasonably warm which will make the half much tougher with an afternoon start.