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Nice double 8 yesterday Jools
Good to get that 15 done on tired legs Ramjet
You stuck it out though John, that's what counts!
You obviously seem to be doing well on the high mileage Spoons, wouldn't work for everyone but you seem to suit it
Good luck for Sunday Joe
Glad you're feeling better AWC
No wonder you feel wiped out Westy, you're still posting so the lorry incident can't have been too serious
Rest day for me today before a long run tomorrow and session on Sunday
That lorry driver sounds like an absolute arse Westy!
Look forward to hearing about the 20m race Jools
Solid LT runs from Macca and NE
Good to hear things are coming along nicely again HA, likewise the mileage is building up again for you too Reg
Tough group long run along a very muddy Meon trail this morning. Garmin messed up massively (had me doing a 2:42 first mile) but think the whole run was probably around 11.6 miles at 6:28 pace. Lets see how the legs cope with the session tomorrow
Thanks AWC. I do two S&C sessions a week - I've been pretty good this time around and haven't missed one this year I don't think. Nothing fancy - just stuff like squats, lunges, deadlifts, planks etc. I think another key is that I run my recovery runs very, very easy, and also (as per Pfitzinger) only do one “fast” session during the week. I think often it’s speed rather than mileage that causes injuries. I feel much less fragile these days compared to when I ran less mileage but would do the typical Tues & Thurs tempo and intervals sessions.
Nice work on the long run Westy. Lorry driver sounds like a right dickhead (surprise surprise!) I agree Macca and NE, that stuff can stick with me for a while afterwards too. Although like Reg I can be a mouthy twat in those situations. It must be the adrenaline of running as I’ve never been in a fight in my life and would be useless if anyone became physical!
Good to hear from you HA77. Glad you seem to be getting back in to things.
I wouldn’t worry about that LT NE, those conditions are definitely worth some time. Hope you found the guinea pigs?!
See you in Reading Reg and AWC. I’ll be running it as a final MP session.
Great running Scott.
Nice racing Jools. I tried to get hold of a place for that race after Bath was cancelled, glad I didn’t looking at your picture!
Great finish to the long run John.
Speedy long run and solid mileage Tom.
Congrats on the 2nd place Phil, very rapid!
Today it was time for the last big long run before Manchester. Normally I'd do this 3 weeks out, but I'm running Reading HM next Sunday as an MP session (replacing the cancelled Bath Half), so today it was. The legs felt surprisingly good, and I was slightly worried I was overcooking things when the first two miles came out at 6:40/mi, but thankfully they held up and I finished strong with a couple of sub-6:40/mi miles, for an average of 6:45/mi.
That pace equals my current marathon PB pace (not deliberately, just came out that way), and I definitely could have carried on to 26.2 if I wanted to. I was tempted, but per earlier discussions in this thread decided there was too much risk and little reward. To manage that at the end of another big week (8th 100+ mile week in the last 9!?) is a nice confidence booster, and shows how much progress I’ve made over the past year! One more big week now before the taper kicks in.