Bad luck on both counts, Rich. 're the 5k, perhaps you are about to have a cold.
I've seen Muddys time on connect.....so come on Skinny?
I had a really good xc yesterday. Didn't fancy it all morning or in the warm up. Got into a pretty good rhythm and run a minute faster than last fixture 3 weeks ago for virtually same distance but much tougher course. Came 195/271 compared to 241/301 last time. Looking at results, whether I look at top of field, c lubmates or those around me on each race I'm a good minute up on field with average pace of 6.32 for 400 plus foot climbing compared to 6.41 for about 60 foot.
Followed it up today with 15 miles with 13 at mp plus 30, so 7.18. Came out bang on that however I had no power on the climbs and felt really heavy legged in last 5 miles. I had to keep reminding myself id raced a hard xc yesterday, as I was getting annoyed that it felt harder than it should have.
well done on your xc., Lit.
I note Bob suddenly popping up on connect with some regular runs. perhaps he will drop in soon.
Yep, they've already lost your goodwill which is a rubbish way to operate and get the best from people.
XC for me again tomorrow. Another Birmingham league hammering, plodding in at the back of the field! All good training though.
Dr Dan, I was looking at that 10k schedule from the book. I quite fancy having a go at that at some point. I think if you tagged a few miles onto the long runs it would serve pretty well as a half schedule as well. Every run looks like it wants to hurt you which for a one off cycle might be a good thing.
Nah, it's a 16 week schedule but will need 4 weeks out and the time out in January is a clear 10 days of no exercise so that will provide an opportunity to reset and start again.
my workplace takes a more rounded approach to things. I took a 90 minute lunch today and did 10 miles. Tonight I'm hangingaround until 6 to them attend a drinks function until 8. If someone told me I couldn't take 30 minutes extra for lunch in the circumstances, then my goodwill would face away and if be leaving at 5 to do it instead if the function.
That's some streak, Alehouse.
I've got a decent chunk of races entered next year.
I was considering a parkrun on nye. Just depends on weather and what I'm squeezing in the days before it.