Stevie, it really is a pancake flat course, no sharp bends just sweeping turns. Imagine a miniature racing car track, 2 longish straights, with a couple of sweeping bends. It's next to the motorway and has had a stiff wind at each one though which I think is still affecting times slightly.
With my HM starting at 8 am I'm going to try and do a bit more quality early doors as I find a parkrun a bind at 9am. My legs really don't seem to respond early doors though.
Cheers Lit, I fly back from Majorca on the 25th which is two days before. Ideally I'd like to do a local-ish one too. With Manchester I can travel there on the day no problem.
Looked at the course for Loch Ness thinking that it'd be some hilly affair but looks a belting course. Just looked at the results too, one chap ran the first half in 1.20 and then the second half in 1.13 for a 2.33. That's so e negative split!
Iron, where in Blackburn are you heading? Only 10-15 mins down the road from me.
I would've had a go at an autumn one but I'm on a 3 day stag do to Prague early October which is the same weekend as Chester and a week before York. I think there's going to be a few others at my club having a go next year at Manchester so should be some decent group runs. The 3 lads ran 2.33, 2.36 and 2.37.
Clubs only a couple of years old and managed 32nd I think at the nationals. Not bad for a fell running club.
Nice 400s there Simon and a decent long run. ive always done my long run the day after a session as opposed to before. I think I'm on 400s tomorrow but they won't be threatening sub 70!
Kept dipping in to see how things have been going over the last couple of weeks and some great training posted. Good to see SS getting some big weeks in and congrats on the 5 mil pb and the 20x 200!
Bit of a shitter with the bike Iron. Fair play for battling on. Suppose that's one of the risks with having to also put your trust in your bike holding out too. Must be infuriating.
Some decent miles up the lakes too AG. You definitely running the marathon?
Still a decent session on the Km reps Dean. Normal service resumed with the 400s a couple of days after.
Saw Phils European exploits on strava and The Bus' long XC runs on strava. Nice work.
Anyone tempted by the marathon? After seeing 3 club mates post some decent times at Manchester yesterday I'm 99.9% going to have a crack at Manchester next year. It's like a local race with all the people I knew towards the front end and made me a bit envious at not being a part of it. My money was on Marteletti from the start and a great run to get the win.
Had a couple of decent weeks after my annoying foot problem. 84 and an 83 miles over the last fortnight with a 34.30 threshold 10k, a 2 x 3 x 800 session off 45 sec with 3 mins between sets. Averaged 2.27 which was surprising as it was hard work and felt pedestrian at the time. I don't recall being on the track this year, maybe once and it was a shock to the system. Some other threshold runs and hill reps and a course pb at the local parkrun on sat in 16.24 so heading in the right direction.
Edinburgh half at the end of May so I did 10 on and off between easy and threshold in my long run yesterday. 17.1 at 6.15 pace was the average. Hoping to throw a 10k, a 5k and a 10 mile relay in before Edinburgh. Plan is to build up my threshold to hopefully finish with one at 90 mins volume. Maybe a 30/30/30 starting at lower threshold and working through to the top end. The 10 mile race is a couple of weeks before so hopefully ill be in decent shape come race day.