Ta Scott - Yes thought as much regarding AW-C. Good racing Iron, always remember how funny it is trying to run after cycling (from my one and only sprint tri!)
Well Dachs, the relays had a good turnout, such a shame about the weather. from similar fitness i did 25.20 ish last year, so we all agreed the wind has taken 20-30 secs off, going on the general rule that you that on a circular course you work hard into the wind and tend to 'coast' with the wind behind you, getting your breath back. So you will always tend to be faster when it's less windy. Good rule??
Dean - yes doing Sutton pk. praying for a calm day. It was windy last time and going out on the long leg it feels like you are hardly moving forward at some points!
Cheers Jonas - bet you're not as beardy as my and Philpub's mate at Kent, Stu Beany. His is getting out of hand. He had a headband on too yesterday so Scott may have seen him!
Scott - good time in those conditions. Saw Wall-Clarke in the Soton team, beat my time by over a minute yesterday, but I beat him at the Poole runners winter series 5k in December..presume he was coming back from injury?
Matt - good to do a mara just to tick it off. Did that with London in 2004. Berlin this year is an excuse for a holiday
Thought I'd just post before I drop off for the night, Jonas- good effort there in the conditions today. Agreed the wind is an absolute ball ache, can't stand it!
So into the southern's at MK today. So apart from holding onto gazebos I managed to get a long leg done! It's 7664m for a long leg which takes in two loops if the woods on Tarmac trails then a long last bit round the side of the track and in. Started into the wind and felt awful, especially Richard Goodman who flew past. (It was Thompson and Overall last year)..so along the back you get some respite and then you swing back round to start lap 2. Staggered back in 25.51..initially pleased to be under 26 and now happier after comparing other times. Herne hill were 10th, noticed Scott E in the next team.
But god the wind was a bugger. If it's that windy at Sutton park I may cry
Yeah still need to sort out what I'm going to wear in Berlin. I reckon the adios boost might be too light. Wore my old tempos for the Reading half and I reckon that's about as far as I could go in them...but I'm leaning towards the new tempos with the added boost support.
Really like my glide boosts for long runs, just lighter version of these would do the trick I reckon.