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Bonkers stuff, Speedy!!
Well done on the parkrun, OO. Hope you feel better for the rest and 10k.
I think your recent runs look fine, GDawg. I know you like to run everything a bit faster, but it won't hurt to slow it down for a little bit.
Well done on the half, Leslie. You certainly look like you've put the effort in, in that pic.
Nicko, I have been using meal replacement shakes for breakfast and lunch for about 18 months now, just Monday-Friday. It can be difficult to adapt to at first when everyone else has a nice big sarnie or something similar but you just need to shut off. It's now just normal routine for me.
What I take is not as complete and calorific as Huel (or as expensive) but with the right snacks it does the job. You do have to be careful in that period when you get home and before your evening meal not to pick at crap though. If I am really needing food I will just have a couple of scrambled eggs as I don't tend to have my evening meal until about 8.30.
Back from Lanzarote last night so 3 days rest from training. Will pick it back up for 12 days though it's all pretty futile as off to Florida for 2 weeks in 13 days time.
Never tried the shakes - high mileage and calorie control are my weapons of choice. Although I'm not sure the fish, quiche, nan bread & chardonnay evening meal quite makes the mark! Currently at 75kg so only 4Kg over racing weight. Should hopefully be able to shift this over the next 8 weeks.
Good weekend training for the 100K Speedy.
That's a good weekly mileage and solid HM Leslie. Just need to shift some of the ballast and you'll be flying!
I've already had my London deferral from last year accepted - hopefully this means I won't take one of the current year GFA places. I have a feeling the 3,000 restriction may come in to effect this year.
Hope you can get some quality sessions in before heading of for the second holiday DT.
Hope the 10K race went well OO.
Go easy with the calf G-D.
Building back nicely nicko - just don't push too much on the speed sessions.
A little weight loss on the Sunday LR for me - 2.5Kg, but obviously all fluid - only 16 miles but conditions still on the humid side at 6pm. As the last run of the recovery week it was meant to be easy, but it ended up getting quicker each mile, starting at 8:10 and finishing at 7:00, giving an average of 7:26 for the run.
A big 4-week block ahead, ending in the Maidenhead Marathon. Was hoping to nail the 10K tempo session tonight but still feeling a little drained and muscle weary after Sunday's long run. Managed to keep it under 4:00 m/km pace, so a good session to have ticked off. Just the 15 mile MLR tomorrow to get through now ...
SBD- Do you mean half mara? Isn't that the masters race? You didn't sneak an England vest did you? Decent long run. Like OO, mine are more sedate affairs.
I think you might be right this year re London. Could well see the times to get in reduced. I hope they announce what it was like Boston do, just to give people a realistic idea of what is needed going forward.
Nice 10k effort, OO, particularly given how you have been feeling.
Easy 10k last night which had me huffing and puffing after being away. 2 X 3M at mp lunchtime to get some easy tempo back in.
You'll be entering triathlons before you know it G-D!
China sounds fun Lorenzo - enjoy the rest of the trip and try and get at least one run in!
DT - yes that should have been Maidenhead HM, I don't think I'm quite ready for a marathon yet! No England vest for me but I'll be trying to chase a few of them down! Good work on the tempo miles.
That's a big broken-tempo session Stevie - but well executed.
That's still an impressive time on the 10K OO.
15 mile mid-week MLR tonight. For some reason, relaxing in the garden with a glass of white wine seemed more attractive than the run, but I managed to force myself out. Very sluggish for the initial 10 miles but managed to pick it up a little for the final few miles to squeeze under 7:55 minute mile pace.