Again a quick pop in for an update. Steeplechase done and a new PB and another Gold that was yesterday and in 30c head was ponding after that. Today was the 1500m a distance I have never raced, the legs felt good after a good stretch and warm up on the inside track. Managed to slow down the whole race for the first 3/4 of a lap then a Spanish guy took it on and picked up the pace. I have a massive smile on my face as it felt so easy and slow. with two laps to go I put in a spurt and made a 30m brake and slowed down and run easy to the finish in 5:11. I know I could have gone well under 5:00 but I'm just running the races and not the clock. Day off tomorrow then 5000m and 10,000m a days rest then the half marathon. I promise to read back when Anita has finished dragging me around the shops and I'm home
Hi Guys just popping in quickly will try to read back later.
Did the Biathlon yesterday in a thunderstorm in very very very heavy rain, lots of flooding in the Washington Area. The run was 3 miles over a cross country course and lets just say it was like a lake in places. there where six heats all mixed and I went in heat 5. I did the run and shoot in 21:35 after adding 160 seconds to my time for drop shots I thought I was in with a very good chance. My two partners in the team events also went well. After a lot of hanging around we where informed that one team (not us) and an individual had been disqualified and due to this and an issue with some of the team bracketing No results or medals would be given out until clarification had been sort from the governing body. Anita and I where away all day today and so where not on line, but on my return I received an email to tell me I had won the Gold in the individual event, Gold in the male 50+ team event and Silver in the mixed 18+ team event. The medal ceremony is tomorrow night at 7pm Tomorrow I have the 3000m Steeplechase so fingers crossed for that, the legs feel good to go
Tricia sounds like you will have company and support on the Fort William marathon
OH hope you can get out for a swim and run today
MG1 great report and well done on the hills your in great shape and your legs should be good to go for the Ultra
NN sounds like a great run
Well just under 9 miles on the trails yesterday and 35 miles on the bike this morning, I called it boil in the bag with all the gear on and the sun out. Nothing now till Wednesdays very easy short run in some real heat and some strides, first race Saturday
I spent ages typing up a race report last night only for it not to post
SM6 hope the short run any gym went ok
OH great open water swim and run sounds like your getting back to normal which is great news the heat training is for the World Police and Fire Games
MG1 more great training and good luck today
Teknik sorry to hear about the hamstring hope its feeling better soon.
NN Great session and sounds like your enjoying training for the shorter stuff
Gaz sorry to hear about the rain, nice mix of runs and pace
Well short version of yesterdays race, after doing a week of training in extra t-shirts, jacket and leggings in the hottest week we have had this year it paid off in the NI Masters Championship. The race was delayed about 1 hour and I did three warm ups, the sky was blue the sun was out and there was no wind and everyone was feeling it before the start. This was a mixed race of age groups and the girls running 3000m compared to the men 5000m. At the start it was difficult to know who was in what age group, we where off and I settled in to my own pace behind a group that was slowly going away from me, after about 4 laps one of the guys from my club passed me but from a younger age group so I knew I was going ok. After about 7/8 laps I was passed by another guy from my club again in a younger age group. I continued to run on my own and was waiting for a club mate in the same age group as me to pass. But it didn't happen I ran through the line after lapping a 65+ age grouper just before I crossed the line, looking back I could see my club mate just on the bend. Waiting for the results not knowing who was in the front group took a bit of time, but I'm very happy to say I came in first winning the gold in 17:52 not a super fast time, maybe down to the conditions or training this past two weeks but I am very happy with the result going in to the WPFG next weekend. MLR today and out on the bike for a very easy ride tomorrow, taper and travel Temp yesterday 22c temp in Washington 30c think I should be able to acclimatize to it in the few days before the first race.
NN sounds like your enjoying the off road running, every trail here is undulating and adds to the leg strength. Really enjoy getting off road these days and it's also better for the pups paws
MG1 another good run and 7 miles banked
OH nice to see you recovering so well with the run and swim
Rest day here so a very easy 30x25m front crawling some Biathlon training Looking forward to the 5000m on the track tomorrow after a good weeks training then a MLR on Sunday and bike ride on Monday then travel and taper