Phil, get the saturday/sunday reasoning, but for me, if i've done a race, especially a tough MT one, i'd take that as being instead of the long run. Doing both back to back seems to increase the risk. But then maybe i was more softcore then some of you!
The Sunday long run after a hard Saturday is ideal if you want to do a marathon as the legs start tired. A lot of marathon traning is designed to do long runs on tired legs.
Spring is here, people are flying. G-Dawg, 15 at 7:21 earns you a badge and SBD 6:31 for any distance in training gets the same.
Went out at 11 today to squeeze in between meetings (in the office at 6:30am and left at 5:00 pm, long day) and the plan was 10 but the route via Richmond Park was always going to be a bit longer as it is so scenic it is hard to cut a corner. Started out for 2 miles or so with a plan of "it'll be nice to do it in under 8 pace", then soon it was "well, 7:30 is a fair mark and we are under that pace now but there is the hill past the White Lodge". By 6 miles I was at the top of the hill and "let's hold it under 7:20 average" but then a couple of downhill miles and the average was 7:13, then a few flat and fast ones and 7:0x appeared as average and once you are there it would be rude not to ...
So, all in all, hit 10 miles in 1:11:01 (almost perfect) and a bit of a cool down through the High Street. Nice day, good weather, the deer in the park were magnificent and running was easy.
Nice XC PMJ, what prompted the switch to a Saturday league?
Couple of reasons:
1) I am slowing down so little chance of making the top 6 for Datchet but for Vets AC I finished 3rd in a team of 10
2) I prefer Saturday as a daty to run XC. Guess it is just what I have always done, so XC Saturday and long run Sunday. If yo have Sunday XC then the long run has to move midweek and I can't do that any more and still recover for the weekend.
Matt, fast half there but some way off your PB. Any definite plans for this year? As others have said, you have loads of raw talent and any plan that concentrates on one or two distances for a period of time will surely reap big rewards, or you could just enjoy running and produce results that leave us all speechless from time to time
MsE / GD - different divisions of the league perhaps? I think G&G run in Div 2 whereas Woking are in Div 3/4.
That is right. O The winner of the div 3/.4 match was Woking: seemed to go off like someone lit a rocket under his behind but looking at the results it ended up with a 14 second win (which is quite big in all fairness I suppose) and he must have had that by the end of the first lap.