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Assuming you've downsized then FBT?
Loving your definition of recovery Joe, have a good race!
Any idea what the knee problem is JCG?
Another 15 mins on the treadmill yesterday, took me ages to work out the pace was in kmph so average pace was really slow
Interested to hear how you get on in the Vaporflys Phil. Did you wear them at parkrun? Congrats on the PB.
Bad luck on Snowdonia Jooligan. As annoying as ballots are, I think they are the fairest way when you get massively oversubscribed races like that. Great racing as ever.
Sorry to hear about the injury JCG, hope it heals quickly.
Great work at the XC Ramjet and Reg.
Nice long run Tom. Don’t get me started on Christmas Markets. It was the Worcester “Victorian Fayre” this weekend which made town a nightmare. It’s amazing how quickly I’ve become averse to large crowds since leaving London!
Glad the quad is feeling better John. I saw the Fukuoka result too, very impressive especially given the way he sped up towards the end. Although like Joe I can’t help but be a little sceptical when an athlete makes such a huge jump - sad but true. Interestingly his new coach, the esteemed Renato Canova, actually posted on Letsrun to give some background on how he made the leap: http://www.letsrun.com/forum/flat_read.php?thread=8566162&page=1#8566399
Congrats on the podium Joe, sounds like a very tough race! Impressive just two weeks after such a big marathon result too.
I had another good track session on Saturday morning. I felt a bit rubbish on the way up there but good once I got to the track. 5x800 averaging 2:42 (most 2:41, but a 2:44 in the middle spoiled things!), which is 3 seconds quicker than I managed two weeks ago. Definitely had at least another one in me but wanted to keep a lid on things ahead of Telford.
It was a nice confidence booster although I'm still not certain where I am fitness wise - the track sessions I’ve been doing are the fastest I’ve ever ran, but the tempos have been disappointing which leave me worried about the endurance side of things. I’ll find out on Sunday I suppose - although currently the forecast in for heavy sleet so not ideal!
Unlucky on the Snowdonia entry, Jooligan and Ramjet. I
was on a train so reception kept coming and going. The projected time varied on
each update as well, so I imagine that’s how you were caught out. There are
always places sold through their FB page, so you’ll get in still if wanted. Although
maybe fewer unwanted entries this year – normally everyone is pissed at
midnight 1st Jan when they enter! Really looking forward to it. A
punchy target might even be sub 3.
Solid HR capped running, Jooligan. Very sensible (!) to balance out your weekend racing.
Although difficult front loading the week if you have raced the previous
weekend, I would have thought? I hope to see you at Pitchcroft parkrun this Saturday.
I haven’t done it before, despite running there a thousand times. But it just
works before refereeing. See you on the start line and again a few minutes
later when I die from going off too fast.
Bad luck on the Berlin ballot, spoons. It does feel weird/a bit sad/very exciting planning
marathons so far away! And a very fair point about those who make rapid leaps
in a short space of time. I will read the letsrun at some point. Another rapid
track session. Good luck for Telford.
Impressive extended run commute, Reg, and great XCing.
Tom – that is
awesome. My wife had bought two chocolate advent calendars for friends. I went
mental and ate all 48 chocolates in one go a few evenings ago. Whoops.
Great session there,
Phil. And impressive too from Westy.
Also enjoying our resident weather expert predictions. Genuinely useful.
Haha – great racing Joe.
I’m missing the brutal off road racing at the moment. Enjoy the backward stair
Hope you feel better soon, SteveMac. P&L waits for no one! But seriously, wait until you’re
21M pre work is very impressive HA, and should leave you feeling smug. Annoying it was so
At the same time as the Snowdonia entry was Bourton 10k. A
good, fast and local road race at the end of Feb. Last year I just pipped
Chrissie Wellington, but James Cracknell took me on the final bend. It will be
a week after Wokingham half, so I won’t be fully recovered, but will seek to
piggy back off the fitness gains.
Got my ‘long’ run in on Saturday. A Tom-esque 4:55am start as had a busy morning at work. 14M that was marginally progressive in effort, coming
out at 7:05m/m average. I think the P&L long runs peak at 17 or 18, but my
average pace across the week has been faster than normal.
10M easy this morning, powered by the supermoon. Tomorrow’s
planned tempo is 11M including 18 and 16 minutes LT.