It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!
Going well, Stevie. Sometimes it's nice to just let go like that on a long run. Good session too. I've noticed a small drop in my hr v pace in the last week or so as well, so hopefully responding to getting some consistent work in again.
OO, pretty incredible going with that hatrick.
Nice work on the 11.5, Leslie.
G-dawg, incredible stuff. I really don't think I have the desire in me for that stuff.
SBD- Decent tempo there and mileage.
Easy effort running for me since Wednesdays race. 10K Saturday morning then a slow 14 yesterday pb. I went out Saturday night so yesterdays run was very much a labour of love. Decent week planned this week before a I taper back for Magor 10k.
oo, that's is some incredible stuff, particularly after the 3 sub 18, 5ks recently.
I went out over lunch for a session with next Saturdays 10k in mind of 8 x 1k off 90s. Plan was to run first 2 at 10k pace/effort and remaining 6 at 5k. I was pleased to go out at lunchtime and see that the earlier cloud cover had vanished, presenting glorious sunshine.
Things started off as planned with a 3.58 and a 3.46 (my first 2 reps always seem to be quite slow when I do a session) then 3.44 and 3.43. By this point the heat had caught up with me and I was desperate for a drink. I resolved to just get the last 4 done going hard regardless of pace. These came out 3.51, 3.48, 3.54 and 3.47, so realistically more 10k pace than 5k pace.
Annoyingly just as I began my cool down the cloud came back in. Still warm in any event, just not as energy sapping.
Pretty hot conditions out there today DT so a good set of 1K reps.
A bit more rest might be sensible before you try the tempo G-D.
Well done on the 3K PB and age category win OO - mightily impressive speed!
It almost sounds fun Lorenzo! Is it not crowded running on the pavements?
Good progressive long run Stevie. What's the longest you'll do before Berlin?
Tempo session tonight, 10K at threshold pace with 3K w/u and 3K w/d. Have been doing these sessions on the treadmill, mainly so I can control the effort levels and ensure I run at an appropriate HR, but it can result in a bit of a sweat fest! Slightly progressive, so [email protected]:58, [email protected]:56, 1K @3:53, [email protected]:50, giving 39:19 for the 10K. Felt like hard work but will try and run this session on a weekly basis, hopefully getting faster, during the marathon campaign,
Encouraging tempo session DT.
Good sessions Stevie - the MP pace is looking good. For me, tempo sessions are lactate threshold training, so I may go to 11K but no higher. I'll do separate MP sessions but usually as a HM race.
Hang on in there Birch and keep running when you can.
Well done on completing the Northern Line challenge Lorenzo. What's the next challenge?
I'm sure recovery is just round the corner Poacher - no stopping on 91!
We need an Autumn marathon list - any volunteers?
First 20 miler of the campaign today. It's strange how 20 can be a mental barrier - only 2 more miles than 18 but mentally a big jump. Had planned a nice easy one, just to get the miles in, but the legs got carried away over the last 5.5 miles which were covered at 7:06 m/m pace. Average pace of 7:30 for the run and 75 miles for the week, so all ticking along nicely.
That's good going, Speedy. Well done on the position, decent prize?
Some more great racing, oo!
SBD, nice work on the 20. Did you settle on a particular Autumn mara?
Stevie, nice 12. I'm not sure i'd have fancied that after a full day out. I didn't see any of the athletics. When I did get some down time I found myself watching the netball, which was all new to me and quite enjoyable.
It is looking likely I will enter the Burnham on Sea half on 6th Oct. It's an 11am start and a pretty straightforward drive straight down the m5 and it has less elevation over 13 miles than when I do 10m around the racecourse here.
I have the new Silverstone half pencilled in as a back up in November.
Easy 12 for me yesterday as well which came out 8.09 for 142bpm which is relatively low for me this time of year. Easier week this week with Magor 10k Saturday. Looks like weather is going to play ball, though that can change in 5 days!