DT - I wouldn't dare suggest you was being selfish, but you've left me with an image which Skinny has now made HD .... eeuuww !!!
Dean - good work
Tommy - yes, I think I'm a midfoot striker
Lit - I think that's exactly the point in that for spikes to work effectively the heel striker has to change action and so the calf muscles suffer. I may, of course, be talking a load of marmite/Nutella
Good running DT, but i have this image of loads of disabled people running around with soiled shorts now
And good pb's from marrows and muddy who seems to be racing every other day now
Tommy - my xc spikes are green with no heel drop, saucony x5 by any chance ?
I used them for the first time yesterday, and my first xc since school, at Knole Park in Sevenoaks. One of my clubmates told me just before the off that his friend bought some exactly the same as mine and after wearing them at a xc he was unable to walk properly for several days after and was subsequently told it's because he's a heel striker.
Anyway, I needn't have worried in the end and after taking the first lap fairly comfortably (95th at half way) i picked it up a bit on the second lap to catch up with a club mate. I was going to stick with him then the temptation to make up some places in the last half mile was too much and i ended up overtaking quite a few after leaving him for 55th place at the line. Overall average was about MP effort so a decent workout and enjoyable enough to want to do another one.
Richard - excellent news (assuming the man from del monte never says no ... ) ,congrats
DT - good news !!
Bob, Tommy - nice XC'ing
Skinny - 10 miles unscathed is brilliant news, how is the mileage build up looking ?
Fatty - good luck at the weekend
Onto Daniels phase3 this week which has back to back quality days
Yesterday am = 7x1k @ 5k pace (3mins jog).
Today am = 20mins threshold then 6x200 (200jog). Threshold gradually felt more like the last 20mins of an hour run than the first 20mins but i guess that's the affect of yesterday's session. Followed by the reps which hopefully i'm starting to run a bit more relaxed ( at least it feels that way) rather than fighting them.
And if my XC shoes arrive in time i'll be running around in the mud this Sunday, something i've not done since school
Cheers folks, looks like I shall be shopping for some spikes.
Well done again Lou on a comfortable sounding 10M and a sizeable parkrun pb. You're going well. How is the hip these days ?
I intended on a 15 this morning but ended up wih a bit more somehow. 11m around town and the coastline to parkrun in torrential rain, parkrun in 21:3x then 3 home for a total of 17 in 2:15 and very pleasant it was too.
Then off to watch my youngest in school xc and I think he was in the top 15.