Hi Carter, I was all set to run home, when my other half called and told me there was water pouring through the ceiling in the lounge, from the upstairs bathroom. spent the evening cleaning up after paying a plumber to come and look at it
going to (hopefully) sneak in a lunchtime run (boss is out of the office, and it's a slow week so far). It's a bit nippy and breezy outside, but i don't think we've got the winds here (london) that i'm seeing they have up north. 100mph winds forecast I heard on the radio this morning.
Planned to run home last night to fit in my 9mi GA run, but got a call from Mrs Ginger half an hour before i was due to leave saying there was water pouring through the living room ceiling and the power had cut out. Cue expensive plumber call-out, and an evening spent cleaning up :-\
So that I don't fall too far behind I'm going to sneak in the 9miles this lunchtime instead (hurray for absent bosses), then get my 12-13mi run done on Saturday morning before we get the train up to manchester to see friends for the weekend.
It's one thing to map out your training plan, and talk about optimal recovery days, nutrition, fuelling on runs, but when it comes to it, much of this amateur running lark is just fitting it all in around your life.
I like Mike Tyson's response, when reporters were asking him, before a fight how we was going to deal with his opponents style, that his opponent was going to do this, and do that.
"Everyone has a plan until they get hit in the mouth"
If it's been a while since you last ran a 5k, then the 5k split could be a useful guide to inform your training paces, but it suggests your actual 5k race pace could be quicker, as presumably you had "something" left beyond the 5k marker, and in a race, you'd hope to pace yourself to be completely spent by the finish line