MsE - only you can tell but it sounds like a no to me. Hope it passes quickly.
GM - likewise. Get well soon.
Wool - sounds like things are coming together nicely
I decided on a whim to enter the 10m race in Battersea Park this morning as an MP section of my LR. So up early (by my standards) to get 8 "warm up" miles in before the 8:00am start. A 2m plod back made it up to 20 ish (19.7 to be precise).
The 10m section was 6 loops of the park, so not the most exciting route. Neverthless, it is flat, well organised and a friendly event well attended by mostly semi-serious runners (i.e. like us lot). I managed an even paced 72:05 (7:13 pace) so quite happy with that. Was this MP or the best time I could do? Actually I'm not sure there is much difference after an 8m warm up. Splits were: 7:12, 7:13, 7:15, 7:17, 7:17, 7:19, 7:07, 7:16, 7:10, 7:07. I was lapped by all the sub 60 runners.
Finchley 20 next Sunday. I expect I will aim to do it at a similar pace to this or maybe slightly slower (say 7:20) and if I can manage that I will take it as a guide to likely MP.
Some very fast running going on. Particularly noticed a very punchy 20m at MP from PMJ 2 weeks out. Not textbook perhaps but gets the thumbs up from me.
Lorenzo – it must have been great to see Mo break the WR. I watched it live on TV. It made me curious as to what the outdoor record is – 7:58:61 by Daniel Komen in 1997, which remains the only incidence of anyone running back to back sub 4 minute miles. A fair effort!
I had a bad week last week as my legs we well and truly trashed following 20m on the SW Coastal Path. I managed a few 5m runs during the week, the first two of which were frankly farcical hobbling affairs and the other two were steady at best. So no quality running and a lesson learned. The 20m on the Coastal Path was fun, though!
I finished the week with 20m on the treadmill (from the sublime to the ridiculous) and structured it as 10@MP+60s, 5@MP+30s and 5 at MP. At least this got me up to 40 for the week.
10m at MP this morning at 7:18 pace so getting back into the swing of things now.