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muddy – I have
really enjoyed the Gloucester 20 the couple of times I ran it. Both were with a
large chunk at MP, but certainly not all of it. Running controlled was probably
one reason I like the event. A lot of people there seem to do it all out, or
all 20M at proposed MP – an error in my book.
Nice hill reps, AWC,
and great to see another Mona Fartlek pop up. You’re getting in some good
Excellent treadmilling whilst working, Jooligan. I did similar on Wednesday, in that I fitted in some
squats, deadlifts, presses etc whilst supervising gym. Fairly stiff today.
Well planned for Reading, HA. All of my PBs seem to have come in marathon training, but when
having a good taper/recovery week beforehand. Great to see a track session as
well. Still can’t get my head round Scott’s
The Gower is a great place, Joe. Can’t think of a much better location for an ultra. Well done –
I reckon you could go very well over that kind of distance if you targeted it.
Good to see you then getting in some long walks, I am very jealous.
Macca ‘pack my
pitch up’ LOL! And sounds like I’ll avoid playing some Nine Inch Nails in the
classroom anytime soon.
excellent advice, I am trying to do a weekly test, to track progress and think
about what works for me in training. So I did my second ever Mona Fartlek
today. The total 20 minute distance was 0.01M further than last week. Guess
that counts as progress?! After a bit of recovery, then did 6 x very short
sharp hills (12s ish). Felt good to get the knees high and arms pumping.
Jools -No I have not done the Portsmouth marathon before - anyone lese here done it?
Cheers Macca - I love it when a plan comes together. (Not sure I have ever been accused of following a plan before though).
50 bloody miles this week if I go for a lunchtime run... starting to get a few aches now as I usually get when I get up to this mileage. - Taper time soon :-)
Lots of great training going on. Particularly impressed with how SQ and Jooligan bounced back from Abo.
Good to see lots are doing Wokingham again, I’ll be there too.
Jooligan - I think the hot London had a big effect on times this year - I’m still 600ish on Powerof10 for marathons this year, normally I’d be lucky to scrape the top 1000 with that time.
Macca/SQ that reminds me of Adam Buxton’s “Dad” version of N.W.A.’s “F*** Tha Police” which is absolutely hilarious - https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ooarT3cn8_o
I’ve been a bit quiet on the thread lately. Motivation was low and I felt like all I was doing was moaning on here, so decided to keep my head down and concentrate on other things, while still plugging away with the running. Thankfully I feel like things are starting to click this week. My heart rate has finally settled down to where it should be, and things just feel more flowing. Fingers crossed that’ll continue!
Spoons - nothing wrong with moaning...I'm king of the moaners.
Macca - I like that - would have your work cut out on some of Ice T's lyrics - like all of them.
I like Dr Dre 2001 but can't play it at home anymore - so perhaps listening while running could be the plan.....(don't normally listen to music as too much of a faf)
Keep it coming.
Jooligan - no target for Telford yet, no idea where I’ll be by then. My PB certainly won’t be in any danger! Busy weekend as ever, great work.
Great result Macca, congrats. You’re getting better and better at these ultras very impressive.
Nice parkrun Muddy, love the symmetry of the time.
HA yes endless yoga, I don’t enjoy it much but knowing it’s what allows me to get out the following morning pain free just about gets me through it! Sounds like you’re being sensible too.
Impressive nighttime long run AWC, do you enjoy doing loops like that?
Positive weekend for me. Made it to parkrun and dipped under 19 minutes which I was happy with all things considered. Legs felt good the whole way around, but my aerobic system still has some catching up to do. Followed that by 18 miles yesterday, bringing me up to nearly 70 miles for the week. Just trying to gradually build things up so I’m hopefully in a good place to start training for London in the new year. Training for training!
AWC - Taper - only just got my second long run in this weekend - another 20 miler.
Saying that only have another 4 weekends left so 1 more 20 miler I hope then taper off.
25 miles of 9 loops... eek