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Interesting points there NE - I'm similar to you in that I'm only averaging 40 miles per week, and struggle with aerobic base , but also I weigh quite a bit more than most on here (for their height).
However I really struggle to hit LT or MP paces in training - 6:45 pace for half marathon is comfortably hard, but cant manage sub 7:00 in LT runs for 4-5 miles - no idea why....Always wondered why - must be adrenaline or something.
Might be haircut day today...
Great you’ve had all the proper testing, Joe. That flat cap won’t run itself.
Pleased you were back out this morning – and wise re the 24 miler. I’d second chicksta’s (I think) comment regarding
salt and blood pressure – I notice a real difference. Enjoyed the blog, as
Hope the cold buggers off, george. Sure it will. Same for you, AWC.
Sounds like the physio has helped loosen things off, TR. It’s definitely the training as
well as the racing that can lead to all kinds of tightness and niggles.
Good analysis, NE.
And great to see the hard work resulting in progress. HMP for me is 5:59. I
struggle to run MP (6:25) for 10M in training. Adrenaline definitely plays a
Great long run, HA.
I’m planning 17 for next weekend as well. Hope to squeeze in a fast parkrun the
Envious of all the Manchester runners and the current
weather. If the wind stays low these are lovely temperatures for marathon running!
2 x 5M recoveries for me – one at 5:40 and one at 10:40am.
So not an ideal gap, but needs must. Gives me flexibility to do little
tomorrow, perhaps just a buggy parkrun. Strangely, feeling a lot better post
second run having felt a bit rough last night. Will delay Sunday’s mega long
run if necessary, but would rather not.
GOOD LUCK Manchester Crew...
Don't be Shit.
Jooligan if you don’t have them semi regularly I would give a good few days before the race. Tuesday perhaps?