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Can’t believe that’s two years ago now Joe! You’ve been running long enough now to know not to put too much stock in to one performance. Don’t underestimate what all that hiking will have done. Great to hear Katie is getting back in to things.
Great report FBT.
Hope you manage to secure a Hamburg place chicksta.
Glad to hear your calf is behaving HPR.
Not sure about Sunday’s run SQ. A 20 miler would be a nice confidence booster, although ultimately probably wouldn’t make any difference to London. Will see how I go. Good plan with the afternoon runs. Although currently the long term forecast isn’t looking too bad.
NE I should be there, yes. Let me know if you fancy a warm-up beforehand.
Great results Millsy.
Nice LT Steve.
Any of those factors could have spoiled your race TR, so performing so well after all of them is something you should be proud of. Good to hear you’re feeling fresh, and as you say the fitness isn’t going anywhere.
I’m also on the yellow start, will be going for the slowest time off that start I think
Standard easy canal ten this morning. ITB/glute felt fine, the ache from yesterday has disappeared thankfully.
TR - 3:04 last Sunday is def a sub 3 on most days, regardless of other factors. the wind alone was worth at least 5 mins. As you I actually feel the best I have post marathon and could have run today. I will get back out for a recovery run tomorrow.
Thanks for the positives people... All very kind.
Looking forward to seeing the London mara runners smash it in 12 days time...Weather forecast looking good at present - cool and cloudy .
TR - I think I lost 2-3 mins on 3-10 miles area against the wind, then last 5 miles my pace dropped by 1 min mile, also when the weather is like that you feel what's the point in going all out as its futile. I left a few minutes out there and could have trashed myself more, but why, so its a mental loss as well.
Saying that my top 4 PBs are at Brighton 3:08,3:12 and 3:13 and 3:14, and previous years have been perfect running conditions. VLM last year was much worse than Brighton with heat (I did both 1 week apart). You just don't know what will happen on the day at any marathon. Brighton is one of my favourite marathons and I'll be back next year for more self flagellation
Im out for a recovery run today... Will be interesting as I don't normally run for a week after a marathon.
George - that does sound relentless 110 in any guise is tough! Hats off to you and your mate. Nutters!
I have a 10m race relay on Friday as part of a 50 miler. New one for me....Mate asked me yesterday so could be interesting.
That's interesting to know Jools - thanks for the info, Im getting into the HR, it tells you quite a lot. especially as it can feel easy but HR is still high. Looks like we will all be back at Brighton next year.... I might have to train more and loose some weight to try and stick with you speedsters. Good to see you are in again for next year TR. You know it makes sense!
SQ - For gods sake man stop sweating all over this forum!
Stevemac - nice progression run - I like those runs
Sounds like a nice way to end a run AWC!
Don’t let the wind this year put you off Brighton again TR. I ran my first three marathons there (3:33, 3:12, 2:57) and always really enjoyed it. The Withdean Park start is also a nice way for us non-elites to feel a bit special. London has a much greater chance of hot conditions, and no matter where you go you’ll always be at the mercy of the weather gods.
Great progression run Steve.
Sounds like a tough three days, let alone four weeks George!
Hope the relay goes well FBT.
Good luck for the lottery AWC.
Lots of science behind the sauna heat training SQ. Good luck for the mile reps.
Great mile reps Hamo, very speedy. With the beet shots, I did 1 a day in the week leading up, 2 the night before, 2 in the morning with breakfast. At the time there was no evidence taking them that far out helped, but my dietician said it couldn’t hurt so I went for it. However, since then a study has shown taking it up to 5 days before can help, so I’d say go for it assuming no stomach issues.
Thanks for the thoughts around my long run. I will aim for 20 and see how I go. Much like London itself, I’ll be ready to stop if the ITB/glute aren’t coping. Touch wood it’s going ok at the moment though, easy 10 again today and not even getting any ache afterwards.
Stevemac - Industrial estate!!!!! Industrial estate!!!!! - That's Shoreham power station, iconic landmark that people travel the world to see...It almost got on the UNESCO world heritage list. Who wants Brandenburg gate or Tower bridge when you have Shoreham power station?
Thanks Spoons. - Isn't 20m a bit much at this stage of the plan? 2 weeks to go?