I'm sitting here breathing erratically and strained, I'm needing to go shirtless even when it rains to reduce the temperature, and even a couple of miles at MP felt a colossal effort.
This is mad to consider racing, even half paced. Too much of a risk i think. Bearing in mind I didn't have this breathing issue before the last race and collapsed, and this race is an hour solo drive away, I don't think it can be filed anywhere but "stupid idea"
Am gonna pull out, and telling them this early means they should be able to sub in a C team filler, and move the fastest B teamer to the A.
Think I'm gonna disappear off here for a bit until I'm back proper training again, as it's too darn tedious writing this, let alone for you lot reading it!
Have a chest X ray to come asap, so will crack on for now
Ric, you have the conch, keep things ticking over for a bit while I'm gone
got a bit of a conundrum folks, want to get your opinions on it.
Sunday is a club 5 leg relay we've won the last couple of years. I normally do the last leg. Looking at last year, i did 5.50 pace for 5.4miles (slightly longer course than the year before, which i did in 2013 in 5.42 pace).
Now, obviously i'm a bit out of sync still, albeit it back to 60mile weeks.
However, i went into today, thinking I'll do a fitness test of 4miles MP within an 8miler.
A 5.58 mile say me off, but by mile 2 i was 6.15. gave it up there and instead switched to 1/4mile reps off 60secs (all out on road).
Instant thought was, I need to bin this off.
Now I'm in two minds, as i have done 12-10 the last 2 days, it was rainy conditions, out on the road for today's effort, and I do have a work situation that's playing on my mind.
Last year we won the relay by a ridiculous 7 1/2mins if my records are correct...however, this year I believe we have a weaker 1st and obviously 5th leg (me!)
Do i pull out? or do i just run it as it comes on the day, even if that sits at steady?
If I pulled out, the sub would probably be no faster than my easy pace....