Some good runs here - Tom, Sorequads and Mike (Edit crossed posts + Steve!)
I intended to do 20 LSR today but ended up at average 7.28 and last couple of miles at 6.55 and 6.51. So quite pleased with that and have recovered well but not what I'd planned.
Steve - is the reason to do LSR's to improve aerobic fitness or to not tire yourself too much for subsequent training? Or both? Today's run felt ok and was a confidence booster but I worry sometimes that I don't run slowly enough. I'm doing Clapham 20 next week. Plan to run with 7 mins pacer and see if I can just beat him home. Sound sensible? My current marathon target for VLM is circa 3.03/04
Was at the Nationals at Parliament Hill this afternoon. Unbelievably muddy! Also v congested. 2005 runners in men's race and first lap involved stopping and walking on several occasions due to congestion. My slowest ever 'race' at average 8.04 pace (I can't normally run that slowly when I try!) but still came about 60th percentile, so not disastrous. Strangely enjoyable but probably helped by overtaking best part of 200 runners on second lap. Oh, to do similar in a marathon!
Good to see you recovered quickly Tom. Enjoy Brighton.