CD - I meant a solo effort . The lad who won turned to me after about 50 metres & asked what time I was going for, he was clearly unimpressed with my response as he shot off into the distance, 3rd place was just as far behind. The next 'race' I won, however I'm pretty sure I was the only person taking it seriously, everyone else was just there as part of a charity fun run
PP / CW - good luck with the southerns tomorrow & to anyone else racing at the weekend.
TT - Impressive miles off limited days
SL - Sounds as though you're really getting back into it
Quickquestion for you all, P&D has 8-15k warm up races scheduled on Saturdays in March, I've done these previously but they are a real pain on a Saturday as they tend to be hard to find, miles away & not up to much of a standard. Last year both were solo efforts for 2nd & 1st.
So thinking of binning them this year. Is a parkrun with a decent warm up/down an acceptable alternative? Or should I try & thrash myself on a 10k solo effort?
ThR - I quite like running in the snow whilst it's fresh, sadly it doesn't last long
ES - Nice MLR
DrD - Impressive MP reps, you will be putting a huge dent in that pb
MLR for me too last night, 15 miles. Legs took a few miles to wake up which wasn't a surprise after the tempo session the day before finished with a 7:04 average. I usually only ever look at my miles on a Monday - Sunday or monthly basis, but I did notice I've put in 87 miles in the last 7 days which I think is comfortably a record for me & has left me looking forward to 2 easy runs in the next 3 days.
Tmoth - Those tempo sessions are supposed to be hard, so you should be pleased with getting to target pace on some of the splits. If it's undulating & the weather wasn't great then you have put in a nice session there that you'll benefit from. I felt awful at the end of the tempo section, that soon goes away on the cool down though.
Padams - Thanks, HM pb pace is 5:50 (hopefully more to come one day) so it was nice to be getting close to that. 4 weeks in & the fitness is coming back now. I'm almost looking forward to Sundays MP effort, will be interesting to see how that comes out.
DrD: I've not experienced the intercounties & I'm not likely to either, so on that basis I'd definitely take the chance that's on offer
Dachs: That's a cracking 12 at pace, certainly sounds like you're shaping up well for Wokingham.
ES: You seem to do quite a bit on the treadmill, I don't know how you do it!
10 with 5 @ HMP for me tonight, never look forward to these sessions & especially not when it's freezing out! Went really well though & the effort miles came out at 5:58, 5:54, 5:51, 5:53 & 5:53. That's quicker than 2 weeks ago & much more controlled, still hurt lots!