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Macca - did you visit the majestic Shoreham power station, And take in the aroma of the industrial estate?
Or was it too busy with all the tourists flocking there?
Another great pic Jools - how do you keep getting such good pics? Do you have your own photographer follow you round? He must be bloody quick with all the gear as well!
I was thinking over the weekend its a good job its not London marathon this week! Would have been a scorcher. Looking good for next Sunday though!
FBT it’s actually 1 week out Normally 20 would be way too far, but unfortunately this isn’t a normal build-up! As I’m treating London as a training run, I’ve just been gradually building the distance to test if trying 26.2 is even sensible.
Good attitude on the mile reps SQ, no surprise they were tough given the weather. I’m sure they (and all the other heat training you’ve been doing) will pay dividends on Sunday though.
Bad luck NE, but no worries as I didn’t make it either - and I live less than a mile away! I had my nephew staying, and while he seemed up for parkrun, when it came to it he wanted to stay in and dig for dinosaurs. I think he likes the idea of running more than the actual hard work of doing it Great result at FoD.
Great photo Jooligan, views like that almost make me want to try a fell race. Almost.
Hope things settle HA, hopefully just taper madness. You could always set your watch to only show the time or something so you could record the race for posterity. I don’t trust my maths at the end of a marathon, so not sure I’d fancy it myself.
Good to hear from you Muddy. Great parkrun and HM given your virus and lack of sessions.
Good luck for Shakespeare marathon AWC.
I didn’t manage to get out on Saturday, but did do my planned 20 miler on Sunday. I was really pleased with how the ITB/glute held up, and in general the legs felt strong so I’ve still got some endurance at least. The HR was quite high for the pace, but as Muddy reminded me on Strava the heat probably didn’t help.
The ITB was a little sore yesterday morning but eased off after a recovery run, and today I did my usual canal 10 with no issues. So I’m now cautiously optimistic I can run London safely, and actually quite looking forward to it. Definitely up for a post-race drink - I will grab as many beer vouchers as I can
Right you experts.... My HR! Its still through the roof for a general aerobic run. (normally 140ish but now 170 ish)
1: Is this normal after a marathon to have a higher HR for over a week after? Or am I going to die?
2: If HR monitor says im in LT range, but its a normal paced run am I really producing lactic acid in my blood or is my heart rate just higher? (ie does LT range move up as well)
3: How long after a marathon should my HR come back down.
Im quite intrigued by these physiological effects, like why does the hr go up so much ? Is it because muscles have to work harder for same effort as damaged, or mitochondria all blown apart
I don’t know why we put ourselves through those 2/3 mi MP testers in this final week. They don’t have any fitness effect, and they always feel tough and you finish them thinking there’s no way you can sustain that pace!
Love that photo SQ.
Do I take it you’re having another stab at sub-2:45 Macca? Building mileage and trying not to worry too much about everything else is exactly my plan. I’m running entirely to feel, not trying to push any particular pace. I try not to compare to the past, but inevitably that’s what I end up doing.
I get exactly the same FBT, my fitness always seems to disintegrate post-marathon. I’ve not died yet, so hopefully you’re safe! I usually just try to run to feel during these times, and eventually things settle back down.
SQ: That'll be the trees, don't worry. You'll be fine. Keep calm and trust your training.
Can we have a list with bib numbers please? I don't know any of your real names