Sorry to hear that WP. Hope you recover quickly! It might not be saying much but at least it wasn't your A race today.
Hope you had a good one DT?
Target today was sub 95 minutes and managed that by 10 seconds. Way off PB form currently as expected but the fitness is coming back slowly. Pleased with my splits and relatively strong finish (for where I am) with my last mile 2nd fastest. Certainly felt like I could have maintained that pace for a few more miles today so perhaps I could have ran a little harder. Hoping a significant chunk will come off this at Gosport next month.
Good luck Sunday DT and WP. I'll be there too but still way off top form. Managed sub 34 minutes at a new 5 mile last weekend which is 3 minutes outside my PB. Expecting to be up to 10 minutes outside my half PB on Sunday having only ran one 12 miler max since April so effectively my target will be marathon pace from April! All part of getting race fit for next year though realistically. Sounds like the training has gone well for you both too. Well done on equalling your 10k PB recently too DT.
Good 5 miler too Andrew. As for balancing running with work and family commitments, the key for me is a very understanding and supporting other half and I'm very lucky with that! Certainly wouldn't want to take too much of an advantage with that though and going to the gym at lunchtimes a couple of times a week for 40 minutes on the treadmill helps too. Hoping to increase this over the coming months and work out further ways to be more efficient time wise as the mileage goes up In time.
I'm still about! Ran my first official race since the Manchester Marathon on Sunday - the Cardiff 10k. It went 'ok' for now with a final time of 42:14. Not great but with injury niggles and much less time to train over preceding months, I can't complain too much. This also showed some progress at least with a 20:59 Parkrun a few week previous.
Nice work on the time trial Andrew.
Excellent Parkrun PB DT and not a moment too soon.
Is that the Swansea 10k WP? I'm not doing that if it is but my brother has entered. I will be treating the Cardiff half in the same way as you...training for other races such as the Gosport Half in November!
Cheers WP! That's exactly how I'm feeling about the next few months but for different reasons. I'll not be in top shape for the Cardiff 10k which I'm very sure about. Following my previous post, I've now actually been persuaded to enter the Cardiff half by my family as I'll likely be back in Wales that weekend anyway the way weekends are working out. I guess it will provide something to focus on and unlike last autumn which was ridiculous in the number of races entered, it certainly won't be like that this autumn or ever again for that matter. So see you there WP and DT!
Excellent training again DT! That certainly is a big session for a half coming up too but again, what works for one and all that, etc! It definitely appears to be working for you! I'll be trailing you by some way come October 4th...
I turned up a little late for the Great South Run a few years ago for getting a sufficient warm up in and ended up stuck in the mass start. That was a nightmare with a complete stop before the first mile was out and from that point the race was over from a PB perspective. Also started too far back at the Chchester 10k this year in February and couldn't get into any rhythm until the first uphill section was past and think I could have been perhaps 10 to 15 seconds faster if it wasn't for that. Just as well all in all its a pretty fast course with a very strong field!
Managed to fit in a 7 mile effort this morning which was a sort of progressive tempo effort and a steady 7 on Friday. At least the fitness continues to come back a little bit week by week.
Hi all nice to see a few more here posting recently. Hi Welshpoppy, must be good to be back training regularly if you have not done so for so long! I've done the Cardiff half for 5 of the last 6 years but currently am not planning to this year. i will be doing the Cardiff 10k in September though although am still some way off my peak fitness due to family commitments with a two month old! Are you local to Cardiff then?
Good to see you back at it Dr Dan sounds like a nightmare injury there. Haven't you had that previously?
That's another excellent session DT! Agree with Alehouse if you can hold it all together injury wise before then. I might take a leaf out of your book with some of those sessions as I do seem to recover rather quickly from quality efforts (my 10k PB from 2013) followed the highest volume of quality/speedwork I'd ever done even up to now.
Just about to head off for an easy 5 and hoping to do a Parkrun when back in Wales tomorrow. I don't expect to be anywhere near my current years best though let alone anything near a PB. However, with those expectations, I'd be satisfied currently rather than disappointed!