Quality tempo Dachs. Shame you can't get a race in. Threw the 20 in as I'll try and get some decent runs in over December as I'm doing Manchester marathon all being well.
Likewise Bus. I found when I had my lactate threshold test a couple of years ago, I found it pretty much impossible to get in the red zone in training (over 185 bpm i think) so my tempos are what they are, if I'm knackered they're slow, if I'm feeling good they're quick. I've raced slower than some tempos.
Looks good to me.
You back running Pete?
Dean, looks a strong field at Telford! Building for next year i take it now?
I'm tempted to maybe have a go at Ribble Valley 10k as its local but its on the 27th Dec and although it gets a decent field it's pretty undulating and smack bang in the middle of the festivities.
Don't mention CRs to me Reg. chased a couple today in what was supposed to be an easy day but the fecking trees are that big my GPS is all over the shop. Serves me right. The only time it's got my run right is when I was doing the 4 miler after Monday mornings 10.
Do you not find you end up running to the music SG/Bus? Even on a treadmill I can't hear the music in the gym for the thud, thud, thud.
What treadmill have you got CC? Congrats on yet another pb too. I've forgotten what them things are!
Been drafted a couple of times and also used somebody myself since in a couple of fell races where I've not known the route and ended up winning both. Unlike Ric I wasn't keen on stopping dead in the road ones as I wanted a decent time which turned out to be a shocker anyway when I stopped to wait for the bastard when he fell then he did me in the sprint.
The other time I started to weave all over the promenade we was running on in Blackpool to let him know I wasn't happy which prob cost me a 53.5X 10mile time where I ended up with 54 dead.
Few decent days training. Friday was a 10k progression on the treadmill which was a 34.15 followed by a works piss up. Saturday I got out and ended up doing 6 miles at 6 dead followed by a few beers. Sunday I did a leisurely 20 with a mate followed by a few beers then did 10 today in 57.4X with a 6.30 first mile followed by another 4 this afternoon and a few beers.
I am silly enough to run on a niggle/injury to 100% confirm I am I fact fully benched but I'd never attempt a track session. Them things find you out, as does running at speed.
I just enjoy the running so if I can bimble along at 8 min miling then i'll take it.
I think my only days off this year were with my feet/toes been open flesh wounds but in regards to muscle injuries then I've been pretty lucky. Probably due to not going on a track or running fast.
Looking forward to Dachs 31.XX and the report.
Still feel my quad a bit despite a couple of hard runs this week. Prob aggravated the thing. The rest at mid 7s and still hoping to race on Sat.
Set off tonight for a jog round the block to survey the damage. After a few hundred yards I was thinking no chance but kept it very easy. Ended up doing 6 miles at 7.50 pace. Ron Hill would be proud. It never got worse and as I've prodded and poked around the area it feels like I've got a dead leg.
I know, I know I shouldn't prod, poke, fiddle, stretch the thing but we all do it. I know I shouldn't have even run but I like to confirm things 100%. If I'm injured it needs to be conclusive.
Keep plugging away Scott. If anybody deserves a bit of luck it's you. Like Bus says, it puts our niggles etc into context.
Well done on the international call up Reg. great stuff.
Tidy session too SG. Any thoughts of having a bit of a tempo effort round one of your XC races?
I've retired from football again. Haha. Played in a works game in the pissing down rain and sleet last night. Took a shot about 40 mins in and felt a pain in my quad immediately. As soon as it happened I was pissed off with myself and at least made the right decision in not trying to persevere for the last 20.
Got some ice on it as soon as I got home and I might have just got away with it.