Had a tough week this week but turned out for our B team and ran first leg. Each leg was 6.2K, I ran 22:25 which I was pretty pleased with. Went through 5K in a SB equalling 17:38, last K was 3:42 though so obviously the wheels were falling off.
Matt, nice to see your lot turn out, never seen them there before?
Our A team came 11th, 17yr old on 1st leg, ran 18:18, 6th fastest of the day!! Quicker than all of the winning team members. Not bad for a tin pot outfit from a backwater town! I was 411th quickest of the day.... some work to be done!
Matt, that sounds like a tight abductor. There are quite a few stretches to help this, as I have tight abductors too. This one is really good. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksMn8IxaENo You've probably come across these guys 'Kinetic Revolution' they know there supplementary work inside out.
I ran first leg in the NW road relays, Our A-team were 9th overall, 1st Cheshire team, My B-team was 33rd, 3rd Cheshire Team so came home with a nice bronze medal.
Course was crazy, lap of a track, slight downhill, then a crazy downhill, straight back up and back to the track. Led to splits of 5:16 and 6:23!! I ran 12:58 for 3.6K, none of it was easy, had to dig deep but worth it.
Followed up by 16 miles at 7:19avg today. 50 for the week.
Well done to Rob who ran really well yesterday and who's calf seems to have got the message. Did a warm down with him and another really good vet, then they got into some V50 competition thing and razzed up a hill and left me!!
Decent tempo on the grass tonight - 10min (6avg), 7.5 (5:55avg), 5mins (5:50avg), 5mins (5:45avg).
Bloods said iron was ok, just low white blood cells, but they ruled out anything bad. Just said 'it's probably a case of that's how I'm built' but that working in a school my immune system is so strong that I can stay healthy with a low amount of white blood cells. Sounded odd to me.
Love those snaps Bus! Did a share the video of the GMR where I started lurching on Nell McAndrew at the end? Got totally busted!
Great Racing HM boys and SG. Post holiday binge and your squeeze out a sub 80! You're a machine!
Good to see lots of 10K chat on here, I'm aiming at running a quick one 2nd Nov hopefully, but depends on a few things, if not... Leeds Abbey dash again! Hopefully we can all share ideas and spur each other on. Had another decent week this week, despite early week being recovery focused after the 10K pothunt.
M - 5miles
T - 7miles
W - 5miles
T - Tempo 6min, 4 x 4mins, 6mins
F - rest
S - 15miles
S - 8miles
Most encouraging thing was the LSR was at 7:10pace and it felt a breeze, even at the end I was having to focus on not speeding up. NW road relays this sat but hopefully another 15-16 Sunday LSR. Starting to feel fit again.
Bit of a medical question, has anyone had their blood tested recently. I was feeling tired had my bloods done which found that red blood cells were very low. I've subsequently found out this is common for endurance athletes as we have more blood plasma which dilutes the red cells. I heard Cavendish had 6litres more blood plasma than your average Joe?