2Old- I do a couple of hard quality sessions every week so it's not all easy but yes, running easy on easy days and not overdoing the quality is definitely the way forward for me. I've tried it both ways now! Don't know of any 10ks on Tuesday but there is one in Hyde Park next Wednesday if you're still in London. I plan to do it but only as a tempo session. Not ready to face my nemesis again just yet. The plan is to do another couple of YKWs in June/ July and then have a proper go at a 10k at the end of July. Definitely no marathon on the cards this year I can assure you.
AA- yes, it was very dodgy indeed. Queued for half an hour to pick up the numbers on the morning. Mr Brol came 3rd and is not in the results. He emailed the organisers and sent them their own photo of himself running with a number which was never picked up and they didn't even bother to get back to him. Shambles. If it wasn't for the photo I would strongly suspect he just dosed off in the sun and imagined that sub 39min finish! Glad to hear the hammy is improving. 44m hilly sounds tough!
2Old- I'm sure you can have a good crack at the Olympic distance. When is your next mara?
7 easy for me into work this morning with a few strides and YKW tomorrow. PB is 21:12 so anything faster would be a bonus!
AA- good news on the hammy front. Can't help with the watch, I'm useless.
2Old- very well done on the tri and a 5k pb- check you out!
Barry- going strong. No, not tempted with a tri just yet, I'm sure I'll do it one day. Still happy just concentrating on running. Mr Brol's appetite has sky rocketed as well, it's insane, I'm not keeping up! He eats his and whatever's left of my dinner and then proceeds to topping it up with cereal and protein shakes. The food bill is going to go up significantly no doubt but hey ho, it's all for a good cause.
We both did the Windsor Trail Run on Sunday- half for me and 10k for Mr Brol. I only did it as a long run for a change of scenery with a couple of miles added beforehand. Mr B was also supposed to take it easy but he's incapable of not racing when put in racing conditions. Ended up clocking up 38:24 (admittedly it was 300-400m short) off hardly any training- grrrrrrr not jealous at all!
11m into work this morning with 6m@ MP including 12x 200m sprints. It looked innocent enough on paper but it felt tough! No time really to recover from 200m pick ups when trying to keep average at MP.
Carrot- I'm with you- hate mile reps. Fleetwood sounds perfect then! Lol... I will have to reassess closer to the time.
AA- good new on the hammy improving.
2Old- hope you got home ok!
Barry- solid training, it's not long now!
Track session for me this morning before work. 16x 400 alternating 10k pace (around 6:55) with steady ( 7:55-8:00mm) followed by 2min jog followed by 2m @ MP. Enjoyed this one!
6 easy planned for tomorrow and 15 on Sunday done at the Windsor River Half with a bit added before. Felt like a change of scenery but it will definitely be done easy.
I've roped Mr Brol into doing his first Tri. I decided he needs a hobby and also it means he's off my back and not complaining so much about me running too much as he's too tired most of the time. Result!