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Good weekend of running there, gdawg and a nice little session yesterday. Any races planned? I'd recommend getting to a half early September, just to get a race under your belt before London but also getting a real idea of what you've got.
Gul, this back to the office business is indeed really disruptive to our running! I think i'll be back 3 days a week from September.
Lorenzo, enjoy the c2c.
Jools, yes it's certainly a difficult balance and often the head and heart want different things when coming back from injury and a big race looking down on you.
I was due to fly to Lanzarote Friday but with 2 expired passports, new ones haven't arrived yet, though looking at updates from passport office I suspect we will have them by the weekend. Anyway, we have deferred the holiday by a week for my wife and kids and 2 weeks for me due to work commitments, though the prospect of a full week home alone is in fact more attractive than the 10 days in the sun that follows!
It means I get to complete July running wise, currently on 198m o should be looking at a decent tally close to my best ever July but of more direct importance, beating the 208 in January, which with London falling first weekend of October like Dorney did in April, January/July are identical stages of the cycle.
Obviously with 10 days away, August is going to suffer a bit.
I am a little confused by this sudden crash in covid cases from a position where it looked like it would just grow exponentially! Is that the impact of the Euro's finishing and schools breaking up or something more?!
Well my wife's passport came yesterday, just my sons now, which is annoying as his application went in first and was initially progressing faster.
Nice to plod along Gul, particularly straight off the back of a big session. 15m following that session at any pace is good going.
SBD, sounds like a solid week still. I really must get myself booked in for a sports massage!
As for hols, sadly I don't get a week in Lanzarote alone. The plan is my wife and children fly next Friday and I fly the following Friday so I get a week at home to do what I want, which is a very good second best in my books! My wife's dad and step mum live out there so she is keen to get there a snot seen them since March 2020.
I did a 10m easy on Tuesday then a mini session of 8 x 3 mins off 1 min jog. Covered about 5m in total at 6.19 average with efforts coming in around 5.50 pace which is reasonable enough on tired legs. Yesterday was an easy 6m and I felt like i'd gained a load of fitness suddenly finding myself running in 16c.
Off out over lunch for 8m at mara pace then an easy 18m sunday.
8 at mara pace went well in cooler conditions. There's definitely been some fitness gains last couple of months first 4m I kept very comfortable with a 6.29, 6.25, 6.28 and 6.27.
With my HR at very low 150s, second half I let go a bit with a 6.14, 6.13, 6.13 and a 6.14. Average pace 6.20mm for 155bpm so a reasonable amount below the targeted 160.
SBD, solid progression run there. Passport is looking unlikely now as needs to be dispatched today for them to fly Friday and it is still in processing.
OO, remember though you now need 6 months left on it at the date of return, due to as no longer being an EU nation. I notice both cologne and frankfurt marathons have been pulled in last 48 hours.
Gul, I simply couldn't contemplate getting up and running at that time!
Decent session yesterday of 10k, alternating between hmp and mp. Wasn't really fancying this after a busy day and started off steadily. If you overcook this too early on it becomes a nightmare.
Ended up almost perfectly progessive with 3.39, 4.09, 3.39, 4.07, 3.38, 4.03, 3.37, 4.02, 3.36 and 3.55. Ended up 38.32 for the 10k so 6.12mm.
Off out in a bit for an 11m MLR.