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Great mileage, Badbark!
OO-I find that booze leaves me with higher hr the next day.
Nice recovery, Gul.
Decent 10- G-dawg.
I followed up my lunch session with 5 at recovery last night for a 14 mile day. I must say, splitting it up like that is much easier. I didn't really feel like i'd run last night.
Planning a 15 mile mlr tonight. Forecast says it'll be 13c at 6pm.
Gul -That 17 miler is indicative of your current form. It's quality, well done. What I am curious to know is.... did you intend to do that, was it an acid test for a potential sub 3 shot? I recall a certain Mr Phillip Jones used to run 20 miles at MP before his marathons to prepare himself mentally for the challenge. Is your new watch a wrist HRM?
Poacher - That must have been a cool job. I can't say that I'm a big Robbie Savage fan.
On the subject of doubles, I love them but have given them up (for now) as I'm giving myself much more recovery time this campaign, so basically the opposite of Badbark.
Had a bit of a shocker yesterday. 18:55 for about 7th place, looks ok on paper but the course is a bit short. It was horrible weather, F5-6 wind and rain. I was hoping to be considerably quicker based on last week's parkrun but as expected I don't usually perform that well on a lunch race. I am having a really light week here as I have my son all week and for the bank holiday but I'll get back to it next week. 4.5 miles on lunch along the prom, windy again but dry.
Leslie – I like your slow recovery run pace. That’s a proper recovery.
Gul – Good recovery run, with a low HR. I’ve had to wear my Garmin Fenix
in the inside of my wrist to get an accurate HR measurement.
OO – That’s an impressively high HR for that pace!
I agree about doubles. Despite being a morning person, I always enjoy
the shorter 2nd runs.
Birch – Lovely pic, ye beast. Good running from you both too.
GM – That’s still a good run in bad weather, it can make such a
Stevie – I’m doing a 3 week taper but won’t be tapering the intensity
until the last week. I’ve a marathon on Wednesday which I’ll run about MP+10%.
Excellent tempo session accomplished!
DT – Good MLR done. Would you ever consider doing your MLR’s P&D
style? Which is about half at MP+20% and the other half at MP+10%? It’s a good
marathon training run, especially after an interval session when you’re a little
GD – Good leg hammering week – I agree entirely – I’m living proof of
forcing adaptation to improve.
I ran 24 miles today including my local Parkrun after 15 miles. I was
feeling good so put in about 95% effort and I’m very happy to have run 18:21,
which is my fastest Parkrun since 2015. It was also the first time I went over
79% WAVA in a Parkrun. I averaged 7:14 m/m pace for the 24 miles with HR ave only
I’ve now run 104 miles this week with a 10k race tomorrow. Due to the bad
weather forecast for tomorrow, I ran a bit quicker today than originally
planned, so will run the 10k at about HMP effort. I might even enjoy a wee drink
tomorrow night as it’s a bank holiday Monday and my taper begins!
That’s a fantastic WAVA OO. It’s a pity you don’t have something like
Northern Ireland' s Novosco 10k Grand Prix. You could win a tidy sum of money
with WAVA scores like that! http://www.novosco10kgrandprix.com/leaderboards/
GM – That’s nice money a women can win in Jersey. I hope you got out in
the rain today.
Gul – Good mileage and P&D phase completed
Birch – I hope you enjoyed the rainy run
DT – Good 8 miler and enjoy tomorrows 20 miles
GD – Glad you enjoyed your rainy recovery run
I finished off my 4 week block of high mileage training with another 13
miles today. This included ‘Storming the Castle’ 10k which I completed in 37:31.
I hadn’t planned on running quite that fast after yesterday’s 24 miles but felt
in control, with an average HR of only 149. I had a bit more in the tank
despite only being 45 seconds outside of a PB.
So that’s now over 117 miles this week, bringing up over 440 in the last
4 weeks. Needless to say this is the most I’ve ever run and intend to ever run! Most importantly of all, I feel strong and without a single niggle. Three weeks today I’ll be running a marathon PB in Berlin. I’m now going to
enjoy some cheesecake drowned in Baileys.