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Cheers for the vibes all. It'll get there I'm sure. I need to re-learn to listen to my body better and give it what it needs (in the process of changing my diet which I'm hoping will help).TR - you've had a very good year. Well done at Gosport.
OO - nice tempo.
Plan for this week is to try 4m double commutes, with an 8m long run tomorrow (wfh day) and a single 4m Saturday morning. All easy. I'll then see if I can build from there slowly.
I’ve been meaning to post for a couple of weeks now to say
well done plus the odd commiserations for the Autumn marathon and other racing efforts,
and indeed injuries too. I love reading for both – it reminds me of what’s
possible, plus I’m not the only one for whom a race doesn’t always work out!
My last races for the year were a 37:36 10km pb (woohoo as I
am terrible at pacing 10k races) and then the following Sunday, an ambivalent 1:26
half on the muddy grand union canal path. It was 2 ½ mins slower than a
September half, but I came 5th overall. I also left the 4% ‘magic shoes’ at
home for that one as I didn’t trust their lack of grip, and I
wondered if that also played a factor?! Will Nike put out a trail version?
I started this week my training plan for London, set by a
coach this time round instead of a RW plan, which I am really excited about. He
has me doing lots of LSD (long, steady, distance) running over anything much harder
than tempo for the rest of the year, e.g. 2-3 runs a week at close to target marathon
effort for 40-50 mins, and up to 2 hrs on Sunday about 45 sec slower than
target pace. We’ve planned a couple of races in Jan-Feb, plus what I can expect
in the 10-week block of hard training in the build up to London.
I’m home in NZ in Feb and he’s suggested I run the world-famous
Waiatarua long run route. (You know, because I’m going there to train and
not spend 2 weeks boozing with family and old friends.) But I might actually do
it, I have little excuse as it starts right next to where I will stay!
@TR coach also says I can go under 1:20 next year but that’s
on the way to a sub 2:50. Don’t be too conservative with your target?
@TT sorry to hear about your gut troubles, I empathise. Yes
the old food pyramid is total b*llocks, designed by lobby groups and food manufacturers
who have the blood on their hands for obesity-related deaths. I will check out
@Menn I’d heard of that doco, mostly about meat’s alleged effect
on *cough* male blood flow! Lets face it, if there’s one thing to claim that
would get more blokes to go vegan...