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SkyBlueSoul

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Hard session today after a mixed week of running (mainly due to work & socialising again).

Today’s session: 2x 10min @ 3:30 per km (2 min walk, 2 min jog between each rep) followed by 1k @ 3:23 per km (2min slow rest) followed by 500m @ 3:23 per km. Preceded and proceeded by warm up and cool down. 13km in total. Felt good once completed! And had the added bonus of coming home to watch Leicester throw away a 2-1 lead 👍
Decided I need to start doing some form of interval/rep training. Feel like I've plateaued now I've been running for a few months again, not seeing any improvements anymore. The plan is to start doing the 30-20-10 workout at first and see how I get on. Also doesn't take as long as trotting round a 5k in the evenings.
 

Sky_Blue_Daz

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Only did a 4 mile run due to being slightly hungover
 

PurpleBin

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Just done 11.5k. Average time of 7.15 per km which is obviously slow as but I can do that without stopping so I should get quicker as I progress (hopefully!)
 

PurpleBin

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Any of you guys use wearables during your runs? I got a Whoop a few months back. The data from it is unreal. Tracks pretty much everything and tella you when you are ready to train or not each day.

Still not that many people onto them in the UK yet. The strap itself is very discreet and just looks like a wristband rather than a watch. Also waterproof if any of you swim as well.
 

Travs

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Went out training with potential new club up in here Cumbria (the plan being i'll continue to run for Coventry Godiva on the Cross-Country/Track/etc), but train and race for these guys on the fells.

Gorgeous evening on the Pennines for a 9 mile run out. Standard was high.... i was perhaps 5th to the top out of a group of a dozen (an hours hard climbing), followed by a pacy off-piste run back down. Everyone on the group was of a good standard, and it was hard work after racing on saturday.

Very promising start, and doing the flat speedwork session tonight.
 
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robbiekeane

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had a few weeks out and no struggling to work it into my routine now the gyms back open. Went for one the other day and i was awful and hated it
 

larry_david

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Considering its nearly June I can't believe the shambolic weather. Its rained every day up north for about two weeks and I can't be arsed to run in the rain so having to wait for windows of opportunities
 

Great_Expectations

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My mileage has really dropped the last two weeks, predominantly as I’m struggling to find time to fit my long runs in now the weekends are busy again.

I need to change that pretty sharpish as the marathon is getting ever closer and I’m still not back to my pre-covid fitness levels yet.
 

CrawleySkyBlue

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Hard running conditions this week. Got the week off so planned to do a few hard sessions and a few longer easier runs. Turning into a bit of a mix of the two. Shorter harder runs and shorter easier runs - not ideal, but still getting out there.
 
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Sky_Blue_Daz

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Did a 5k yesterday afternoon
 
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GaryMabbuttsLeftKnee

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Half off-topic, half not. Has anyone watched the World's Toughest Race on Amazon Prime? It's presented by Bear Grills which on the face of it might be off-putting, but it's a really enjoyable watch with plenty of inspiring people who I would kill to have 1/10th of their will power
 
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PurpleBin

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Half off-topic, half not. Has anyone watched the World's Toughest Race on Amazon Prime? It's presented by Bear Grills which on the face of it might be off-putting, but it's a really enjoyable watch with plenty of inspiring people who I would kill to have 1/10th of their will power
Yeah I've seen that. Unreal isn't it?
 

Sky_Blue_Daz

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Got a nice 4 mile run in this evening nice conditions too
 
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Travs

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Ran an entire fell-race relay route solo the last weekend (minus a couple of drops to valley level down to changeover points)
17 miles and 6700ft of climb and descent. Incredibly tough.

Next day i ran up the "Dun Fell road", which is a private service road up to a radar station on top of the Pennines. Being private and going nowhere, it has no traffic, and is regarded as the hardest cycle climb in the country (Category 1 i believe?)

The section i ran was 2100ft climb in 8km. Actually beat a cyclist up the climb, although he more than redressed the balance on the way down at something like 50mph...!!
 

Sky_Blue_Daz

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First 4 mile run after a long weekend of over indulgence
 
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