Joints on left side feels pretty tight today. Occasionally get tight hip and repetitive strain in the left wrist (mouse use at laptop), but today both are much more noticeable , as well as toes(!) and outer knee, which is usually a "chain" reaction from elsewhere
Can only imagine it's related to sitting for hours on Sat. Hopefully it goes as quick as it arrived!
Reg- I've always found tempo stuff the hardest of the 3 main runs. Keeping a medium hard pace going consecutively for a while has to be harder than just smashing reps, or easy running. Unfortunately I used to find it's that necessary evil, as it's the closest of the 3 to race day!
CC, I think those are the fastest 500s this thread has seen in 6 years. so well done. Having said that, i'm not sure I've read anyone do 500s before, what's that all about
Bus, decent sounding standard there today then, especially in the heat? I think when I got that 1st, that 2nd was slower than you were today!
I was going to do the Marlow 5k last Tuesday. But when the temp was set to be scandalously hot, I had to play the sense card, and remember the specialist's advice not to do anything "very strenuous". I think we'd all agree that racing in that heat, with my doubts would be very foolish.
Today I was excited to be doing a day trip to Bruges. Only been to 2 countries outside the UK, so was looking to add a third, as a possible leg up to a post running career
Absolutely gutted that the coach broke down at Folkestone! Meaning we basically had a 12 hour day, and only achieved getting to Folkestone and back! Knackered!
Fantastic reps and racing as always chaps. Not that I ever expect any different off you chaps! Very tasty first 400 there CC!
Dean, that is insane with the can't break 60 for 400 guy who can hit 14.40 5k! He can obviously keep a very high percentage of his top speeds! I've heard similar on this forum (not thread) before though.
Dean - if "YOU" are racing 3k, i wouldn't worry about what time you put down as you'll be A race material. For me, it can make a massive difference...once put down 10.00 and had a cruise around in the C race running 9.46ish, when probably I should have been mid to low in the B race. And the other extent, once put 9.30 down to be optimistic, and almost laundered my pants at being put in the A race, before begging to to go into the B (only 2 races that night), and still only coming about 5th in that one! I think that night 9.36ish came last in the A race, so i'd have had to ruin myself to come last! Not to mention 5 pals were in the B race, including Stevie See.
enjoyed an 8x400 off 2mins today. Long recovery, as it was 1500pace (as opposed to 12x400 off 1min at 3k pace. Best set of 400s i've done.