Got back on track last week, 11,10 & 9 miles during the week and 20 & 30 on the wknd. Probably my best week ever of training,physically I felt great which I was shocked with,it was tough enough mentally to keep going for the 30 but I got it done. I even went mad and had a pizza that night. With the long evenings now as well I was able to get on the trails for 4 of the runs,great after a days work. I reckon my body or more specifically my calves were telling me they were near breaking point so it was a good thing I backed off the mileage a bit. 50k now on the wknd after next to look forward to and a 100k on the road 2 weeks after that.
Are we back on track for a sub 3 terrier or are ya still trying to bluff yourself???
Samark how the fuck do ya run a 1:29 half after being on the batter,I can't function right for days after it.
Good stuff gozzy,what are ya aiming for in Limerick?
And Watermelon I reckon this is the only thread on the PROC that there's no fighting on,although we nearly had an incident when a fella decided to wear compression and white socks together.
Last edited by cartaglas; 03-04-2012 at 03:07 AM..
Some good running going on there lately lads. The season is really kicking off now that you can get out in the evenings too.
Samarkand, to echo what some have said, how the hell did you pull off a 1:29 half after being on the batter? That’s some going in fairness.
Tony, have you a 10km picked out for your sub 60 aim at the end of the month? I remember the first time I went sub 60 for a 10km and I was delighted with myself!
Carta, your posts still shock me that little bit. 80 miles over the week I can understand, but 50 miles over the weekend and then a 50km and 100km races over 2 weeks. That’s pure mental stuff to me!
Elwood, the scan is this week right? Best of luck with it and let us know the outcome. As I said, if you need to borrow a recovery boot I have one hanging around at home that I don’t need at the mo.
I’ve been getting in some good sessions myself lately. Went out training with a club on the track the last few weeks and it’s a big step-up, for me anyway. 400 metre repeats on the track are evil as far as I can see. I started off with a group doing 90 second 400’s with about 4 minutes recovery and last week was doing 82 second 400’s (which is 5:28 mile pace) with under 3 minutes recovery. I thought that session was going to kill me and then I went to their session on Saturday morning out in the farm and they had us going at the 5:28 mile pace for 2 minutes with 1 minute recovery. Worst jelly legs I’ve had since pre-season training after coming back from a J1 in Ocean City, and possibly worse!
Overall run mileage is down on last year as I’m sacrificing a midweek run to get in a Turbo Trainer session on my bike but the quality over the past 6 weeks has been much higher.
Looking forward to a race to see has there been any improvement (there better have been!) from all this but the only one I have on the horizon is Waterville Triathlon at the start of May. I think there’s a 4 miler in Ballintotis midweek coming up so I might give that a bash and see if I’ve new speed in the legs.
Terrier, enjoy the taper. My missus is tapering too at the mo so I’m putting up with some interesting Taper Tantrums!!
I'm really hoping to come in under 4 hours Carta but I'd be satisfied with a good solid steady completion tbh.
Utilise the pacers Gozzy. Worked brilliant for me last year. I ran on the 4 hour pacers shoulder for the first 4 or so miles so that I wouldn't go out too quick at all. Then upped it just a wee bit to pull away from them ever so slowly. Nothing dramatic, but I knew the right pace to run at that stage. And I didn't see them again. Could work for you too maybe.