Stewart - likewise, well done. I did the same run last year in a half, 5 easy then the race at MP. I felt very comfortable most of the way but the last couple of miles started to feel it. I had plenty left and could have gone quicker if i had to but was starting to work harder to hold pace. It turned out that my actual MP was about 10 secs slower. So, from your comment about feeling fatigue in the last couple miles, i'd say you have a pretty good MP prediction.
MG/NP - very nice tempo stuff guys
Stuart - i think the increase in temp caught me out a bit on Sunday. Calf cramps when i cooled down which is a first for me and i'm sure it was because i didn't take much water on in the race. Hope it's nothing to worry about for you, doesn't sound like it.
Colin - i couldn't do it after a day on the juice, well done
Fiona - 67M cycle at Loch Ness sounds fantastic. I must go there one day
OH - good 12
Just a sore toe after Sunday's race which seems to have cleared after icing it last night, a few ibuprofen and a 6M recovery this morning.
The more I think about it the more annoyed I am - if this truly is a common runners injury and I went to a physio (now two physios) you would have thought they would have been able to say something like 'that lump might be the first signs of a stress fracture developing, definitely no running and get yourself for an ultra sound scan.'
That will be your CHIMP chipping away at you.
Tell him to back off, engage the HUMAN brain and think why they didn't diagnose you. Bad day at the office ? Not as common as you think ? Less experienced physio ? You made a bad choice of physio ?
At the end of the day there's nothing you can do about what's happened and you need to let it go, chill out and concentrate on your recovery.
Of course, if that doesn't help, go back and twat the bastard in the face
Lou - i'd go along with 88% from what i've read. I hit 175-176-177 last 3 miles (? max 183 ) so my real max i suspect is closer to 190. 83% over 10M is a good indicator i believe if you have the endurance, nice run.
Tommy - McMillan is telling me sub 3 .. just !!! I'm just feking glad i'm going before Lit
Bob - " the only thing that really matters at our level is that we're doing something that keeps us fit, healthy and stimulated " That's pretty much spot on for me Bobby boy
Skinny - as thread leader i can do no more than follow your suggestion And thinking about it, you're right, that is how i intended to do the miles. Cheers
Pete - 92% for a 10k i'd say is still at the high end i think ? I'm sure i read somewhere that sustainable HR's are something like 5k = 92-95, 10k = 89-92 , HM = 86-89 or something like that. I'll have to have another google around.
Tommy - 3 hours ? Can't say it hasn't crossed my mind more than a million times It would be very tight but i've got enough 20 milers in this time. I'm confident i can do 3:05 all being well and if i went for that i'd sit 10secs a mile or so off the pacer. Would that be possible ?! And the risk then is of becoming isolated in the last 10k ( last year it was into the wind and a lonely slog ) Going with the pacer though could make it easier in a way, no thinking about pacing and the mental energy that requires, someone to tuck in behind etc Someone to hold your hand really isn't it ...
Skinny, a tough run was on the cards with the worst type of flu take care.
Not sure but I could be letting the side down as in my race focused state I overlooked the fact I only did 5 runs last week and although I did the long run miles inc wu and cd I can hardly count as continuous long run as they were both probably 10 mins either side of start/finish.
What's the rules and I assume a joker is a possible ?