Sounds like a great holiday IC, loads of food and no little weigh gain! Winner!
Dach, 5 miles @tempo! Crikey! That's one hell of a workout! Good going fella.
Ric, hope all is well and the injury/health problems are resolving themselves.
I ran a 3K tonight at Trafford, first track race of the year. Got to 5/7 laps on pace and feeling alright but then the last 2 1/2 laps were tough. Lost 4 seconds a lap and got to 800 to go praying for a quick death. Finished in 10:12 on a windy night. Happy for the first of the season and I had ran 2 runs totalling 11 miles yesterday.
Did the 200s in the end. 10 x 200 off a very large 2mins, but the focus obviously being speed. Did all in 32s which for me is quick! The coach sets the sessions for the group but sends an email each week advising particular people. He said to the 5MMT as a training race but I obviously hit it quite hard. The session was okay, but had an ice bath after to help recover.
Watched the cricket yesterday, got rained off after the first session so ended up in Belgium beer bar all day. The 4.5 mile run to get my car today was grim!
Urgh, Matt that sounds grim pal. Rest up, I didn't and couldn't shake it for a month! Wish my club was in a league that took park each week, we're in the Cheshire league but it's a total joke and they only have 3 meetings.
Dachs, sounds like an excellent outing. There's nothing wrong knowing you're at your best (or equal to!). If you want a quick course before Leeds, there's one in Wilne late August I think. It's near Derby and Nottingham, so closer than Leeds but still a trek. I've done it before twice, it's very flat and a good field.
I did the Pie and Peas 5 last night, came 15th (best finish in 4 attempts) with a time of 30:18. 30 seconds slower than last year but given my recent fell exploits and a 12 mile day on Tuesday I'll happily take it. Felt strong all the way round at 6:02 avg which is encouraging. Might have gone quicker but got dislocated between 2 groups and stuck running on my own. Pie was lovely after! Did 5 miles this morning... not so lovely. Race was won in 25:30... 5 miles hilly MMT!!
10 x 200 tonight so the coach says. Should be a fun blast after last night.
Wow Matt, those last 3 miles were blistering! Amazing how you wanted to pack it in after the GMR and now you're flying. It was always going to be tough to beat Andy Norman, who despite what he says, is in cracking shape and a 2:24 marathon man. 26 mins for the last 5miles!! Amazing! Love it.
I managed 12 this afternoon (the down hills were tricky!) so that's 65 for the week. The first week in a while I've combined volume and quality. Built up to it so it didn't;t feel particularly rough.
Pace was shocking though, I'll pinch a phrase a read on Twitter earlier, it was 'Kanu running back to defend an 89th minute corner pace' Just inside 8min/miles.