So middle 7M @ 5:58/m avg which is faster than I ran at my last 10k (Bob, re: GC comment 10k pb pace is 5:43/m)! Effort strong but manageable towards the end.
Then 16M today out at parent's house - set off early to try and beat the heat but thermometer when I got home was over 30c. 16M @ 8:18/m - cardiac drift was something else. parkrun tomorrow then off to the Games
I have tickets for Sevens Sunday evening, Badminton Monday afternoon, Athletics Monday evening & both Tuesday sessions. if anyone else is around!
DT, as you said yourself - being disappoined with a 15s course pb shoes how far you have come! I think this little racing block will o you well, just give yourself some time to absorb the training now.
TR, well run, hangovers just mean you suitable hydrated and fueled the night before
Overall happy with Saturday - mile splits show the course profile as it was a pretty even effort type of affair - 5:20/6:30/6:09/37! Was basically a solo run from about 2k in once I had passed the fast starters. Then headed off to the Diamond League and got to see Rudisha et al - a great afternoon.
Ended up with 41M last week so a decent volume while still recovering. So naturally felt horrendous doing hills Monday morning.
Nicely done 10k DT, hope Sunday goes well! By then you will be into the 10k groove for sure.
10k HR for me is about 175-180, I have actually only done 2 10ks with a HRM on but based off a HM HR of ~173 it would make sense.
TR, you are doing some good sessions right now. Do you think the marathon fitness is coming through? Your strength is looking good.
Very jealous of all you at TDF. A guy I worked with was down ans I was amazed at the speed as the peloton went past. It really does put us mere mortals in our place!
Mr V - that's an interesting club session, may suggest that at some point.
Ended up with 78M last week with 16 on Sunday - overall coped well with 70/75/71/78 mile weeks so am having a recovery week now... naturally I feel exhausted, every run is a grind and HR is through the roof.
I have Diamond League tickets for Saturday PM, so am doing Camperdown parkrun (Dundee) on the way down in the morning. It's a very tough course so ideal for a hard run with no time pressure.
In other nice - exciting time for the household as August 7th Aberdeen AAC are putting on a Master's mile event. Mum has run 5:16 for 1500m this year (5:39 mile) and the V55 UK Record is 5:53.7 so there is a good chance of the record falling to her.