Some excellent results at Abingdon at the weekend. Particularly pleased for LS21. Al-P awesome performance and so close to the win, congratulations. Dr Dave, well done on the massive PB, loads more to come off next year I would think. Ryan Snell, no PB but close on less than perfect conditions, so more to come next time out I would think. Tick Tock, you did what it says on the tin same to you DanA, nice one and TJB next time for sure, well done for the PB.
Good news on the ankle TR
TT, good to go then!
ON7 – a half and a 10miler on consecutive weekends was a tough ask, still nice to find a minute and a subpar sub 60 clocking isn’t to be sniffed at.
Excellent work at Cabbage patch Lev, you may even be in better shape than when in Berlin?!! Certainly shows there is some gains to be had from LT work anyway.
Nice training hangover 20 at the weekend Charlie.
Barefoot Ted, I would say sub 17 is harder than sub 80.
Yorkshire Marathon coverage was a nonsense, not surprising really. I paid particular attention to the ladies race as I know the winner of the ladies race and my regular training partner ran with her for the first 15 miles. During the coverage of the later part of the race (last 2 miles) it cut from shots of the Ethiopian lady who eventually placed 2nd who was struggling at this point to shots of the winning lady looking very comfortable; only the shots they used of the winner were from earlier in the race, as my pal was in shot. He blew and dropped off the pace at 15 miles, so wouldn’t have been anywhere near the action when in the last few miles. So they basically used any old footage they could find to fit the narrative.
Solid weeks training for me last week, 66 miles with a decent interval session, light fartlek and up tempo 10 miler and finishing with 14.5miles at a fair clip on Sunday. Focussing down on 10ks coming up now, so I will take the pace out of the longer runs and will focus on hitting intervals and tempo runs fairly hard from now on in. 4x1mile with 1 min recovery at target 10k pace tomorrow night, then 5x1m off a min recovery next week should help me nail down what 10k pace is.
I am happy to run easy/steady on nothing, most of my long runs are early, so I just have a glass of water and out of the door. Never found energy an issue when running 20 miles easy. Though I have never been able to run a hard session on nothing. Paces are always below what they should be, so have never tried to race on nothing. Probably psychological.
Good news on the shoulder RS and sounds promising on the ankle TT. Hope the knee settles down quickly Selbs, same to you on the ankle TR.
Nice pace on the MLR Charlie, I don’t think it’s a bad thing to run at quite a wide variety of paces on the easier runs between ‘quality sessions’ sometimes it’s nice to open up and go sub 7, and other times 8 or 9 min mile pace is called for.
Good to see you have a race to focus on Wardi. Do you know if there is a date for the annual Brass Monkey entry scramble yet?
ON7, I would more than happily take your HM time and swap it with those intervals I did the other night. Running fast reps is one thing, not sure I am fit enough to string them together just yet. Do you have the 10 miler on at the weekend?
Ticking over mileage wise, 5m on Wed, 6m + 7m yesterday all between 7:29/mi and 7:43/mi. Taking advantage of a working from home day, today, I ran 10 miles in my lunch ‘hour’ at 6:51/mi. Ran with a friend, some of the run was off road and we chatted the whole way round feeling very comfortable. Either a short tempo run of parkrun tomorrow.
Finally, good luck to all the racers at Abingdon this weekend, I hope the weather plays ball and you all get the result your training deserves!
TT – my 10k PB is 35:16, though that was set on a MT course on a hot August day, so I figure I was in ~34:30–34:40 shape at the time. I am hoping/aiming for low 34s at the Abbey Dash. Good that you are seeing improvement in the ankle, fingers crossed for that to continue. Also interesting you can measure your fitness based on pre and post run weight loss. Not something that would have occurred to me. As CW pointed out plenty of variables that could/would have an impact, but if you find it reliable.
That’s a big improvement from your last 10 miler IIRC Selbs. Looks like you are coming into form at the right time.