Lev_ - chin up and see you in Berlin where you'll be flying around I'm sure.
Matt - good 10m/long run combo.
PP - nicely done to both you and MsPP! Impressive stuff from her to come so close to a national medal.
So, at the end of my first full day in Iten. I arrived in Nairobi Saturday night, flew to Eldoret Sunday morning - on the same plane as Asbel Kiprop and Joyce Chepkirui on their way back, I presume, from the national trials; they were deep in conversation and I didn't want to interrupt them, so didn't want to say hello. Once I got here I began to realise quite how friendly Kenyans are and that I probably wouldn't have been thought of as rude to interrupt to say hello.
Following Lev_' advice I've stuck to relaxed running here so far, though I am trying to get as much of it in as possible at the same time. Paces are in the region of 20-25s per km down on back home, though apparently I can expect that to drop to ~15s of a difference after a week or two.
So yesterday I bagged 2 x 10k (first one literally after getting into the camp - I thought my lungs were going to explode after 400m!!!), and today I thought I'd have a go at a treble. I ran 2 of the runs in company to help me keep a lid on it, so got 17km (5:03), 10km brisk (solo - 4:29), then had a little nap before the last 10km (5:02), and followed that up with a core session put on in camp. Will stick to a more standard double tomorrow and try to get down to the Kamariny Stadium to talent spot.
Oh, and the kids here are a riot - they're all so fascinated to see foreigners trotting around the countryside that they'll call out to you and look to shake your hand or high five you. Very funny!
Bouncing around the place PP. Just about to finish work now for the month. Run home, and then one more run (very early) tomorrow morning before the flight and then my next run will be at altitude Good luck with the chocolate; a month out there might break me of my habit too! Nice stats also btw. It'll be interesting to see how much of an affect the extra running has!
You must really need that holiday SC2! I take it with the gap, and this being your last one that you're not really a fan of marathons?
Jtw - if you want to do more than 4m @ race pace I would go for something like 3 x 2m or 2 x 3m @ race pace........
Very nice PP, and yes, it is about 80m, though I won't be getting anywhere near that now.
Padams - quality 3km.
Likewise SC2. Did I see somewhere you're also doing Berlin btw?
Cheers Wardi. Pleased to report I got everything packed without needing to resort to a Tardis holdall Fingers crossed the injection does the trick.
Good luck CW!
And congratulations Muss!!! Plus, as Padams said, be prepared to cut yourself some slack and don't stress it.
I've been struggling since having my jabs the other day, so have gotten even less running in than I'd intended between that, spending as much time as possible with the kids, and packing, but no harm. I'm sure I'll make up for it over the next month