I joined the forum when on my way to Sainsburys in April 2008 as there was a ride going to Southend...
Then I got a job at Sainsburys for the lols..
I still don’t take life much more seriously.
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No bloody idea but when you find out can you tell me?
My plan says that I need to keep long runs entirely aerobic, 5 or 6 weeks ago I could just about do this under 5 min kms, but increasing volumes (gone from 60k per week up to 85k ish) and a bit of a sniffle, means that this is now more like 5:15 min kms but I know I can run at the faster pace, so trying to reel my ego in and run slower to get the benefit and avoid injury as volume ramps up takes a monumental effort..
It involves starting slow and staying way under target heart rate for quite a lot of the run and hen accepting in the last few kms I’m going to be a bit over of I hold the pace steady.
so.. bloody toenail, tried heating up a needle and melting a hole but it bled for about second and stopped, pressure is uncomfortable rather than painful but hopefully it'll come off soonish.
does anyone else use HRV to track recovery and ability to train, 5 days in, don't really understand it at the moment, hoping with a bit more of a trend in data i;'ll see some correlation.
proper training for Dorney marathon starts next week, feeling a bit terrified, as currently 95% of training is easy and due to volume its tiring me out.
Can you use angled shims?
Drag2zero reckon you can get 45degrees with their high rise bars and angled shims, presume if you combine angled with use bars you could get way over that!
Funnily enough I have a pair of exactly those that I set my half marathon PB, they force you to look after your feet unlike the current crop of squishy shoes!
Can’t really imagine running in them at the moment though!
18:46 for this mornings 5k, about 14 seconds improvement from 4 weeks ago, so relatively pleased..
Les than a minute off my all time best, given I’m 9kg heavier at the moment I reckon like for like it’s pretty comparable.
12 weeks and change to marathon time, feels like a really short time to prep for a marathon, (dorney lake marathon, will run a marathon either way there that day) but been running consistent mileage for the last few months so have all the base I need, really looking forward to going out and seeing what I can do.
Aim is to beat my current PB (3:11 ish) and see how close I can get to 3 hours, depending on how training, and probably equally important nutrition goes over the next 3 months!
Good first week so far, have a 5k test on Friday to nail down training paces, should be fun!
I think it refers to the best pace you can run for 400m, doesn’t have to be on a track...
It is also billed as an “elite” plan so presumably most elites have taken a turn around a track...
A 17 min 5k is a waaay harder goal than a sub 40 min 10k based on personal experience, good luck either way!
Good start to the year here, headed out for 10k yesterday, when the first km came up as 3:55 thought I’d see if I could hold on, ended up with 39:50 which was quite pleasing for the first day of the year (admittedly the first few km were downhill but I live at the top of a hill so can’t really avoid it!)
Re super shoes, I thought the same then bought a pair of hoka one one carbon x and my steady state 140bpm runs got nearly 10 seconds per km faster, I use them for everything from intervals to long slow runs and while I’ve had some niggles recently I firmly believer that’s more to do with upping my mileage in recent weeks.
I have a pair of vaporflys in the cupboard for when I get a bit closer to actually running a marathon, they are way more squishy than the hokas and they aren’t as stiff so will be interesting to compare when I do get to testing them..
Marathon and half marathon pbs are big on the list of ambitions currently 3:10:19 and 1:23:49.
Did my biggest ever run week last week so feel like I’m in a good place, plus there is mechanical doping these days with carbon bouncy shoes....
Would like to think I can get sub 18 minutes at a park run again on the way, although most of the people I used to chase at my local course seem to have moved on from running...
A pair of vapourfly’s arrived today with these goals in mind, tried on to check they fit and they will be hidden away for a couple of months before any racing takes place!