Hi Folks, good to see the usual suspects lurking about here!
As some may know I've got a broken foot at the moment having been stood on by a large drunken gentleman at the Leeds Festival. It's a month to the day since and have another 4 weeks until I can even attempt putting any force through it.
Shame, as I had run 17:24 in a 5K where it had been as part of a 65 miles week and had done 20 miles 4 days before. Was feeling very fit.
Hey ho, I'll be back and currently eating myself out of shape. My ribs have disappeared and having a poo makes me out of breath! Good times!
Hope everyone is killing it and fit, I can't read the forum whilst I'm not running it just annoys me, as I want to get involved.
Matt, hope it's not a full on tear as your were in horrendously good shape!
Having never been injured I'd urge you all to enjoy tomorrow's long run and try not to take it for granted!
It was humid and very windy so expectations were low, also not feeling great and considered binning it off this morning after turning my alarm off and immediately falling asleep.
Got to 5K in 18:05, having battled into the wind for 2K, I knew if I had to run into it again I'd pop and K 6 was straight into a nasty headwind circa 14-16MPH. It is a Cheshire GP race and I was where I should be I terms of local competitors.
Time of 37:15 was made worse by the course being 10.10K, both my club mates had 6.25 and 6.31 miles on their Garmins - apparently this was an issue last year.
As you can see no PBs or even SBs at the club runner end and everybody is a minute down on PBs. So not only me who had a mare! Not too fussed as it was never an A race and it's part of the process.
Ric backing up my gung ho training! Nice one mate. Can you now explain why I did 4 miles then 8 x 200 tonight?!
I agreed to do the 400s Monday, thinking Tuesday would be a tempo, but it ended up quick. Didn't want to leave my mate doing the 400s on his own so did them anyway.
4.5 miles easy run tonight then joined the group for 8 x 200, kept them casual at 37/38 pace. Then another 2 miles to warm down. I don't do tapering anymore, non of my PB's this year have come off anything more than a 2 days ease down.
Great race Dean, solo track efforts are not enjoyable.
Nice LSR Bus, especially since your feed station was shut down!