As Coro, great 10k's there. Well done to both. Damn I could've tootled down to Regent's Park for that but did a track session instead. Well done Pi Man and that's a superb run Padams. Funny thing when you feel like you could've gone quicker. It's only happened to me once: my 80'05 HM at Bideford, which was definitely not a flat course. But coach consoled me by saying if I'd gone quicker earlier I might've faded. Not sure if that helps you Padams, or even if it applies to a 10k, but that's a great run with a club record too. You look to be in very good shape.
Al_P that's a great reps session. Wow. Quick times tucked into a 14.5m.
9.5m with a track sesh of 1k/800/600/400/200/200/400/600/800/1k intervals for me. Fortified by all your comments above I ate plenty on return Only downside were people jogging and standing around in lane 1, and even in some cases running the wrong way round the track.
Interesting stuff - thanks for responses. I celebrated with an omelette and bowl of fresh fruit this morning courtesty of the B&B I'm in. Interval sesh later on the track so wanted some fuel! Had a look back through my spreadsheets and, don't want to tempt fate, but this is the most consistent spell of running I've had. Not sure what it will mean in terms of performance when I start racing in July/August but pretty happy with things. Taken a long time building back since the hip diagnosis said I won't be able to run any more Might mean bog all, but hey it's fun.
Don't multi-sports have quite a long pedigree as part of Graeco-Roman games? Something close to the Decathlon has been around for, erm, 3000 years or so and a Pentathlon certainly existed in the ancient games. I suppose running across the African plains as hunter-gatherers c. 3 million years ago suggests a longevity for the sport, although presumably our forebears carried spears and javelins, and knew a thing or two about wrestling animals? I think there are records of prehistoric swimming that take us back 7000 years, and lots of swimming references in ancient literature too.
I have a question for you seasoned runners / multi-sportists. Although metabolisms vary, and speed / terrain affects things, my question is this:
At what weekly mileage do you think you can more-or-less stop worrying about how you eat?
The more-or-less is there because I know that even if you do 100mpw but eat 20 Big Mac's a day you're not going to be in great shape. I made it to 60mpw last week and am feeling hungry loads at the moment, so am curious to know what's the tipping point where you think you just load in the food for fuel more-or-less without worrying too much about whether you're stuffing yourself?
Matt (MtR) I wanted to respond to your post to encourage you, not that you probably need it. Just that I recall a post a long time ago when you said it clicked into place and your times were suddenly a lot quicker. There's many weeks until Abingdon and you should find everything comes right.
8.5m w/30 mins tempo yesterday in Regent's Park followed by a Mexican wrap at Camden street market. Magic. Times and HR comparable to February 2011.