Having designated Wednesdays as my long run because it isn’t a working day, I was asked to go to a meeting this morning, so, after an early lunch of chicken, pasta and tomatoes, I grabbed a bottle of Tailwind and set off about 1.30pm for my 18k run, knowing I needed to be back to walk Ben before it got dark. It had been cold and foggy this morning, but by the time I set off, the fog had lifted, it was about 6c and completely still, so probably better than when I had planned to go. I did my 2 runs in 1 route - 2.5k to the junction, 3k out and back in one direction, 4K out and back in the other direction, then 1.5k from the junction back to home. I have been trying to slightly increase pace from my previous 7 mins/km target. 17 k was done in 6:51 and 18k in 6:42 (2:00:56), bang on target for a 2:20 HM in 7 weeks and 4 days (not that I’m counting 😂) 15 miles covered today with 2 dog walks - I might take it easy tomorrow, but a good day 😃😃😃
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Still speedy Sandie! You’re sure to smash your HM goal with the adrenaline of the day. 💪🏃♀️ You definitely deserve a low key day tomorrow. 💤
I did my 14k today. I’m not going to go beyond 18k prior to my HM, I know I can do it. In fact I might even top out at 16k (it’ll need to be 10 miles won’t it? 😅) and keep my little pins fresh. 👍
I’m thinking of going up to 20k but leaving the actual distance for the race, as I haven’t yet done it, unlike some of you. Sitting down is a little tender - think I’ll have to do some glute strengthening in the next couple of months 😂
Well done Sandie , you are running away with it now. So speedy, so far. 🏃♀️🚴🏻♂️
Thanks Dexy! I still hit a bit of a wall at 12k and wish I was home. Looking forward to going back to doing “just” 10k 😃
Seriously fast Sandie 👏👏👏👏. I was feeling quite pleased with my steady 14k at 7.33 last week ☹️😂.You are going to peak at just the right time...a triumph of planning and execution. Just brilliant.
No shame in that time BC - especially as you have hills to contend with. I had a mere 39m of elevation in the whole run. And there is absolutely no planning going on whatsoever apart from run an extra k every couple of weeks 😂
Great run Sandie - well done! All sounding good for your HM. Good luck and enjoy your rest day.🙂
😃 really clicking up the miles there Sandie!
Yup! I’ve now done 158km in January, mostly running and walking. Amazing how it adds up isn’t it? I’m continuing the Strava walking challenge to see just how far I do walk with Ben each month 😃
Add race magic and you'll absolutely SMASH through the 2:20 target 👍💪👏👏👏
great work sandie and great pace! I'm hoping to run mine in 6.50/km to get a 2:25 HM. currently about 7:10, any tips for increasing the pace over such a long distance? Longest run so far is 15km, but I still have just under 4 months till my HM.
Thanks ChazzleBerry! I’m afraid I don’t really have any conscious strategy, but I do do body weight workouts (upper and lower - squats, lunges, glute bridges, press ups etc) for strength and tone. I also only do a really long run every 3 weeks or so with regular 5k/parkruns each week. As my shorter runs have got faster, so have my longer runs. Lots of people also try intervals, JogRunSprint or fartlek, but I hate them 😂
Fabulous job Sandie, and a great time too 🏃♀️👏...hope you enjoyed your more restful day today 😴
Gosh you’re pretty fast- and very organised! Brilliant xx
Thanks Flick! I do seem to be getting a bit quicker as I get more miles under my feet. Not particularly organised, more a vague plan that usually works 😂