Happy birthday Simon Don't have TOO many! Good work in the double as well
Cheers chaps, bloomin' nice 600's there too Dachs, both in pace and number.
Scott - sounds very positive that. Onwards and upwards!
Canned my second run today, as this morning's was on heavy legs and my back was sore. I figured it was more beneficial not to run than to run. An unusually sensible decision from me, helped along by the fact it was pissing down with rain when I was going to go out . Wife's birthday tomorrow, so no time to run, but may squeeze in a parkrun, so fresher legs will help anyway....
Turns out rain wasn't the issue so much - bloody wind was!
4 x 1200 off 90 sec at 5k was aim, so hoping for sub 4:15s. came out as 4:13, 4:14, 4:18, 4:18. So a bit disappointing on the last two, but I blame the wind! As punishment I added 2 x 200m. Quite sobering that at 38 (into wind) and 36 pretty much flat out, these were done at a pace considerably slower than Dean's 1500m pace
Just as well, otherwise most races would be MT if they start in a field!
CC - many congratulations! Oh, and on the sprog too . I like Asics Gel DS Racers. Light enough, though not superlight, little bit of support for when you're tired in a half and last a whole lot better than the superlight stuff like Agios....
Well done SG - not surprised your legs went a bit on the run!!
Good report Dachs, and heartening to hear you enjoyed the race for all the right reasons. In terms of your aims for a 70, your last paragraph is spot on. The 1:11 may be an outlier, but sometimes that's just how improvements happen - in fits and spurts rather than gradually. Do everything the same and it may come again, but it may not. Shake things up and try new things and the chance to progress just may become greater. Sleep is an interesting one, as it's the time the body recovers of course and obviously being better recovered allows for better quality sessions (pot, kettle I know!!). To paraphrase Shane Sutton, I think (UK cycling coach) there is no such thing as over-training, but there is such a thing as under-recovery. And as for food being fuel, well, can'r argue with that really....