Thanks for your posts. Sub 38 is a long way off though, if acheivable at all.
Last couple of weeks has been difficult to get the mileage in. In fact I've been struggling to hit 30 miles a week due to work and commitments. Example - Tuesday, when it was bloody hot, I set out with the intention of 2 miles w/u and 7 miles at MP with a 2 x c/d. Fininshed the 7 miles MP having not acheived the pace and needed to call the wife to come and pick me up!
Regardless I did the Poole 10k today and PB'd at 38:35. Don't know how this is possible but I kept an eye on the garmin and just knew there was a touch more in the tank.
Poole is a fast flat course and today it was raining but the wind stayed away. Splits...
2 - 6:15 (took my foot off the gas as I thought I had already run mile 1 too fast)
3 - 6:11
4 - 6:10
5 - 6:08
6 - 6:08
7 - 5:40 ( for .28 of a mile acccording to Garmin)
Once again I will state that I am posting this as I didn't ever believe in my wildest dreams these sort of times possible as a 38 yr old bloke. Hopefully this will inspire others that the advice works. Easy miles and a touch of the hard stuff is working for me. I still drink beer, work shifts and spend quality time with my family.
Interesting you say that Rob, as my 10ks don't seem to follow that. The twice I've ducked under 36, I've started a bit too fast and got some in the bank, then held on at the end.
Maybe I should try it the slightly slower out approach and hope I have enough to ramp it up near the finish!
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