Tag Archives: goal marathon pace

May 2, 2013

Needed a decent night’s sleep, so no early session planned. Went for the mid-week brick instead. This week was always going to be a little schizophrenic , not quite being able to decide whether it’s a full on week, or a race simulation week with mini-taper. In practice, it’s a step-back week with hours 12-14 or so, maybe with a harder weekend. So far, so good.

So, despite the pleasant sunny day, it was also blowing pretty hard. I decided to wimp out, sort of, in favour of a Sufferfest session. Did Blender at fairly much full gas. Felt strong on the bike and hit all the intervals full on. That’s a 1:40 ride at pace.

Quick change, took time for food and fluid this time though, and out for a run.

Ran to Echo Lodge Rd which is about 10.5km. Ran out at a comfortable pace , turned and ran a strong negative split with the last 3 km approaching optimistic goal marathon pace. Great run, and a great session altogether.

January 15, 2013

Ran 6.5k at lunchtime. I need to work on simplifying the categories I have created for logging runs at RunningAhead – sometimes I call that pace aero threshold, sometimes goal marathon pace and other times tempo, though tempo tends to mean a bit harder yet. Anyway under 5min/k, not super quick, but it wasn’t supposed to be. I was a bit pushed for time, and wanted to get the km count!

Got home and after sorting everything that needed to be sorted, I finally got on my bike at 8:30pm. A good hour ride doing Downward Spiral from the sufferfest and I definitely worked hard at it. All in all, a decent training day, I guess.

Left knee still causing some grief, and right calf a bit niggly too now. Probably telling me I’m getting too old for this malarky. Oh well, they can tell away… not listening – lalalala.