Yes, I usually find my first mile or so is slower - but not usually quite that slow!
Leslie - good set of reps; that's encouraging.
SBD - excellent tempo run executed with determination. Hope the 24 miler goes well tomorrow.
OO - enjoy an easy run a…
Ian - yes, take care of those niggles. The last 4 miles yesterday were pretty much 7:00/m and felt like hard work!
DT - have a good day with the kids and enjoy the weekend - sounds like a good one you have lined up.
Speedy - sorry, I'll be at home i…
Ian - good to do some easy miles and let your body recover.
SBD - good progress on your 15 mile MLR. Yes, I'm pretty much making it up as I go along this time, which obviously shows.
DT - ditto with the recovery. I did a 5 miler on Sunday, but that'…
DT - enjoy your easy week and the 20 miler.
GD - nice tempo run. Hope it was a good match last night.
GM - Hi, hope all is well.
Leslie - good progress.
10 easy miles this morning (up one gear from yesterday's slow run).
Ian - I did about 3.5 miles w/u then the 8 reps / recoveries, which totalled around 7.5 miles, and finished with a 4 mile warm-down.
OO - that makes for very impressive reading - top form.
Stevie - felt is going on today, along with other finishing …
Jools - nice long run to finish a very decent week.
Ian - that's a great effort and always good to bag a PB. More to come, as you say.
OO - wow, that's a cracking result. Rightly confident for London now.
DT - another great effort and result. No dou…
All the best to OO, DT and Ian today.
Nice running from SBD and nicko too.
Friday's 20 miler was made up of 3 progressive warm-up miles (8:24 to 7:27) and the rest were mostly faster, but not particularly consistent pace-wise.
The shed is almost fin…
Ian - welcome to the thread - that's a great improvement on your mara time already and brilliant that you've got into New York. I think Frankfurt will be faster, so that's definitely the right one to target. Sounds like you are a bit of a globetrott…
Badbark - nice one! Great to see all is well and normal service has been resumed. Enjoy your holiday.
PMJ - nice graph. I'm still well and truly on the gradual upward climb bit and got a good few years to go before it rises steeply.
nicko - good rac…
Mike - welcome to the thread; always good to have new people join. I am 52, been running seriously for 10 years, and still managing the odd PB, so be optimistic! You seem to have a good conversion from the shorter distances up to the marathon -…
GD - great tempo run.
DT - equally impressive reps.
nicko - cracking too! Some serious training going on here.
Leslie - that sounds very promising. Nice going.
17 miles this morning - hadn't planned to do quite so many, but got out pretty early so t…
Badbark - glad to see you're bouncing back already.
SBD - I have a chest strap, but my watch doesn't have the functionality to pair with it. It came with a cheap Aldi watch which broke some months ago. Good work on the treadmill - the recovery did i…
GD - well done bagging the first 20 of the campaign.
Leslie - hope you can get back to some consistency soon what with all the shift work and niggles.
Speedy - nice MLR with MP.
OO - hope the weather is nice in Seville.
Badbark - a week in Spain wil…
HI, yes it is an optical HRM, but is a bit weird that it's measured such a high bpm consistently over a 168 min period! I think I might have noticed if it was genuine, but who knows?! Perhaps, like you say, DT, I should try taking a manual reading n…
nicko - hope the Achilles issue is nothing. As DT said, don't fret about the pace for an easy run.
DT - nice MLR. Enjoy the recovery and rest.
21 miles this mornng - average pace of 8:02/m. Rest day tomorrow as we're off to Lincoln, but with 73 in t…
Stevie - you never know, you may just peak at the right time for Manchester. Good news on your Ride London place.
GD - another speedy lunchtime run. Hope you enjoyed the concert. Ah, sounds like you did then.
Leslie - well done squeezing in a few mi…
nicko - nippy 7 miles; hope the achilles is okay.
Jools - well done fitting in a 12 miler during lunchtime. That's the beauty of the flexibilty of working from home!
DT - that's a great session. Surely the weather will be kind this time!
OO - not lo…
DT - hope you have a good tempo run.
Stevie - all sounds very promising.
OO - yes, sorry, I was being very English and enquiring about the weather. Nice photo though.
GD - another good session. Yes, I think slowing down a bit is going to get some ge…
GD - trail shoes coming in handy then!
Leslie - steady progress; long may it continue. Optical HRM is rubbish - average of 123 bpm today.
Speedy - hope the throat is okay. Well done getting the 20 miler in.
SBD - another great long run; looking very…
GD - I only wear my watch for running since breaking the strap the other month, so don't have my RHR any more. Can't say that I noticed any difference after a big session when I did wear it 24/7. Wise choice going back for the trail shoes. Well slog…
nicko - enjoy the van once it's kitted out!
GD - will you do back to back long runs instead of VLRs, then?
Just checked the stats on this morning's 20 miler and find them totally unbelievable. Avg HR 198, max 218! Hoping the optical wrist heart rate…
DT - well done on your new highest monthly total.
SBD - more excellent monthly miles.
Birch - pilates seems to be popular round here - may give it a go one day, you never know.
GD - Nice session. 62 miles or 100km? Brave move.
nicko - good work on t…
nicko - nice easy MLR. Hope you have a good club session tonight.
GD - good pace for your lunchtime 10 miler.
DT - and enjoy your lunchtime run too! Not much scope for one of those here in only 30 mins.
PMJ - that sounds like a far amount of ascent …
DT - not surprised you felt tired - that sounds a really tough session. Excellent work.
Had to be in work early today - waiting for someone to collect some stuff from 7:30. No sign of them yet! So just 9 easy miles this morning.
Jools - by a strange coincidence, Mrs GD told me last night that someone asked if I could feed their cat while they're away this weekend. Nothing as grand as a cat sitter though.
nicko - yes, that must be frustrating - sounds like you could have bag…
Jools - hope you found a suitable cat sitter and your suspicions are not proved correct about IBS.
Birch - well done to your friend - not great conditions for 9 laps of RVP I imagine.
nicko - good effort and result - never thought of having a sauna …
Stevie - glad the recovery seems to be going well.
GM - well done on the parkrun PB and impressed that you're aiming for a cracking 10k target. As for me, my A race is Boston (Lincs) marathon in April.
OO - not bad parkrunning just after those mile…
Badbark - some good specific training going on. 35 on Saturday will be interesting the day after a hilly 10k.
GD - another good lunchtime session. I should have said "not in daylight" rather than in the dark - mostly running by streetlight (and a bi…