All this talk of trainers has made me realise that I could probably do with a new pair. Fortunately I've managed to find last seasons version of may favourite model at a substantial discount, but before I buy could I just check what colour you would say they are?
Skinny – bad news. I suppose sometime the only solution is to have a bit of time off and let things repair properly. All those miles are in the bank though, so rest up and come back stronger.
Mace – I imagine that running with the pacer would be a big psychological help, IF it’s the right pace. (and assuming the pacer performs). I’m tempted to go with the 3:15 pacer just so I can stop thinking about it.
91% average sounds a bit high for a half. Looking back at my Stratford HM log I averaged 88%, though it did climb well into the 90s over the last 2 or 3 miles. I remember I faded a bit towards the end of that race. Memorable because prior to that I’d always finished quite strongly.
On a whim I decided to wear my HRM for 10 at MP yesterday – averaged 83%. Averages for the splits were strongly influenced by topography and wind so can’t really see much of a trend.
Might get the book as an audiobook, as my inner chimp seems to have taken away my ability to read a whole book since the birth of our youngest.
Bob – I’m continuing to train using a MP of 7:15: 3.15 is around 7:30 pace.
Pete – I somehow missed your report yesterday. Excellent performance and well done with the mental arithmetic.