Nice one Cal ????
Tasty miles JT, shame about the stingers
Me- on impulse, I did a parkun this morning. Tried a different local one- Hackney marshes. Nice course and flat. Disastrously, forgot my garmin, so had no clue about pacing. Still a sub 25 parkrun eludes me- 25.04 with an irritating first split just over 8 m/m when the rest were bang on pace. Still it's 20 seconds off my previous parkrun PB and I shall renew my aim of a sub 25 parkrun this summer. Have done 3 sub 25s in 5 k races... Parkrun must be magically different!?
Anyway, not unhappy and I did race Thursday evening and run 8 miles yesterday, so my legs weren't too fresh
Me-not been around much, busy week. Tuesday was the usual 6 am speed session- 4 x 1400m which was hard going. Then last night was a league race with the club- the first time I've run with the club since last summer's season, as I was out injured throughout the winter XC season. So did not really have any expectations. 6miles 51.33 which is 20 seconds faster than last year, so I'll take that quite happily. Great cake afterwards too
Progression running is basically as swittle suggests- getting faster throughout the run. E.g. On Thursday's one- first mile at 9mm, 2nd at 8.50, 3rd at 8.40, 4th at 8.30. There are more structured versions like these https://www.mcmillanrunning.com/articlePages/article/6 Which I plan to try once I get the hang of it. Thinking behind it is, dealing with the huge slowing down that happens from mile 21-26 on a marathon.
Today was another 4 mile (kind of) progression, but am rather tired and emotional after cocktails and laughs with friends last night, so it was more like shaking off the cobwebs
Yesterday I did the 24 mile round trip bike ride up to London fields lido, and a mile swim. Triathlon is just over a month away and am pleased to report that I seem to be building a little more speed and stamina with the swim. Less speed with the cycling