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Well done on completing the challenge, Reg. I listened to the Mario Fraoli podcast a few days ago. He was asked about how he would coach someone who wanted to both PB at 5k and ‘Everest’. Good question, I thought - but he answered it as though you would run the full height in a single run. Surely that would be savage!
Bus - I was enjoying the firmer ground too. Not quite the same after Friday’s drenching! Hell of an average weekly elevation. And completely agree with your final sentence - running is our hobby; if you are enjoying it, you are winning.
First period off for niggles in half a decade is pretty good going, SG.
Unlucky, muddy. Although look likes you got a nice run in round the lake today.
Great TTing, Pete.
Week one of the plan complete. Highlights of the latter half include an 8M on Wednesday - where it was great to get a bit further along the canal in the more peaceful sections.
Then a proper session on Friday: 4 x 6 mins at LT, with 2 minute jogs. No idea on pace and wanky watch and heavy tree combo isn’t a great combination. But felt good. I’d guess maybe 6:50 average pace for the efforts. Wore the new Adios 5 for the first time. Felt fun to run in a significantly lighter shoe for the first time in many months. Nippy shoe as always, although think I didn’t fully pull out the tongue which resulted in a small hotspot on my right arch.
4M buggy recovery yesterday before my long run of the week this morning: 9.3M at 8:10 with the buggy. Got the best of the weather with a brilliant sunrise and perfectly still and cool conditions. The lad is well wrapped up in a special sleeping bag then the rain cover. So in a way, it being colder helps him sleep and therefore me get away with running for a bit longer. Tried to go above recovery pace and HR. Couldn’t quite seem to elevate the HR, but happy with the pace for a buggy run.
So 34M for the week. Feel like it was at least a 60M. Makes you wonder how running consecutive 50/60/70/80M type weeks and not batting an eyelid is actually a really impressive level of fitness, resilience and commitment. Slowly, slowly and those days will come again!
Stevie G said:
Just have a crack at the "route" I did about 3 sundays back Reg.Plenty of fields woods and that sort of gub
Reg Wand said:
Prodigious stuff Jools.I am planning a long run and I'd like to cover some fresh ground, given the pictures above from Bus and Phil, any recommendations for Chilterns runs that would be fairly easy to navigate, I'm familiar with the Hambledon Valley and the Thames so I am thinking of something new or a mix of that and something else?