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Another big intervals session TR, great work.
Macca, 6:25/mi sounds sensible, but I wouldn’t rule out being able to get down to 6:17/mi given you seem to perform better as the distance increases. See how you feel on the day, and what the conditions are like. I can attest to Joe’s excellent support, his positivity helped me through a rough patch towards the end of Brighton a few years ago. Definitely worth some time
Ambitious as ever with your goals Joe…
Glad the calf seems ok HPR.
Thanks for the advice Millsy.
Take it easy Jools.
Sounds like a fun first run with your daughter NE.
Nice intervals/MLR combo SQ. Hadn’t seen that summer time news, objectively I think it makes sense, but it would make for a more grim winter of running.
Solid MLR Hamo.
Great meeting/S&C combo NE.
I’ve never really tried overdressing, but certainly think it can help. I see on Strava Paul Martelletti is a big fan of it. I did try the sauna routine SQ mentions before Manchester last year. Because the forecast was ok, I didn’t commit to it as much as I could have, but definitely will next time. Hot baths can potentially trigger the same adaptations too: https://www.outsideonline.com/2379891/post-workout-hot-tub-soak-might-boost-performance
Regarding special vests NE, I have the Tracksmith Strata top, which is like a high-tech Rab C Nesbitt vest. It definitely aids airflow and helps keep you a bit cooler. Doesn’t get weighed down with sweat as much either. I don’t really get wearing an extra top in hot weather, any sweat-wicking advantage must surely be cancelled out by the extra insulation?
Another seven miles yesterday, my ITB was much happier, basically feeling fine. Just did a recovery five this morning, no point rushing back too aggressively. It’s frustrating as the mornings have been lovely this week, wish I could be out there longer!
NE - where did you get that picture of me!!!
HA - its not too many leaves - its the wrong sort of leaves...
Fat Boy Trim said:
NE - where did you get that picture of me!!!HA - its not too many leaves - its the wrong sort of leaves...
Loving the string vest looks, Jooligan. I can remember seeing quite a few kids in New Zealand doing
cross country barefoot. I think it was an affordability thing for them, but
they seemed to do very well without them.
Ah yes, the patented HA gel-palm carrier. I think we need a
HPE 8C at
Manchester is my kind of racing weather. Perfect.
Get the short shorts out for the race, TR!
Great session, Joe.
Time to mentally commit – you did so physically a long time ago.
6M recovery with strides this morning. Feeling pretty
wooden, but hoping that the two easier days will leave me a little fresher for
Agreed on the short-shorts HA.
Typical runner Hamo, always thinking how something might impact race times
Rupp did something similar at the Olympics AWC, surprised Nike haven’t commercialised it to be honest. That’s still cheaper than my local track, and Parliament Hill is in much better condition. Good luck for the MP session, not sure I’ve ever looked forward to one of those!?
NE no unfortunately Tracksmith stuff isn’t easy to get hold of over here. Mr Porter stock a limited range. I purchased directly from them.
Nice reps Macca. I always feel a little lost when I’ve been in heavy training and then suddenly have lots of extra time.
Great session Joe, think it’s time to give in and accept the inevitable!
Sure the legs will wake up tomorrow SQ.
I use beet shots Macca. There’s plenty of pretty good evidence behind it (https://www.outsideonline.com/2387931/beet-juice-health-benefits-study), unlike many of these things. And there needs to be for me to drink it, as it tastes how I imagine the devil’s semen would. Truly disgusting. For most races I take two the night before, and two around 2 hours before, usually with breakfast. For Manchester I had one a day for the week leading up, then the usual two the night before, two on the day.
You have to be careful not to brush your teeth or use mouthwash close to when you take them, as the bacteria in the mouth is important apparently. It’s also not something you should try out first on race day, as it can have, er, explosive effects on some people. Luckily I seem to stomach them ok, once I’ve got over the gagging when I drink them.
Back out on the canal today. Annoyingly after a week of lovely mornings, it was very foggy. I felt really good for most of it, although the ITB started to complain a little towards the end so stopped at nine miles to be safe. Definitely feel like it’s slowly improving though, just need to be patient, much as I wish I could be banging out the miles. The pace/HR was better than it has been, so that’s positive.
Good luck with the MP, AWC.
Reckon you could be in with a good placing at Shakespeare.
Haha – the first anxiety dream of the thread. That’s a sign
the training has gone well I reckon, Macca.
Good progress. Looking at the sun now, you were certainly unlucky to be running
in that fog. I tried the Beet It shots before Wokingham and the FoD halves. Had
no adverse affect and if there’s scientific plausibility that’s good enough for
me. Personally, I don’t mind the taste. There are very sweet as beetroot is
such a sugary vegetable. A couple of warnings: avoid swilling like a fine wine –
your teeth will stain in the short term; and having had two last week, I thought
I was pissing blood after the race – urine an absolutely shocking colour!
Interesting side note about the teeth cleaning, will take careful note of that.
Well done on the big runs, HA.