HMMPH!!!! Well I will just have to try harder to win races then!! WELL DONE IN DISS!!! And well done for the PB! I shall have to do that race next year...
Sooo, race numbers have been published for my triathlon at the weekend.... I got given #1.... Its going to be rather embarassing when I'm last out of the water with that number!
Interesting discussion on the 5k vs 10ks... 10k was my first running race, and I used to really enjoy the distance. In fact when I stepped up to the half marathon, after a few 10ks I uttered the words, 'I'm never doing that again'.... and the DOMS were not very delayed at all. I couldn't get myself out of bed after lunch that day!
Now, 10ks are my least favourite. They seem to only appear on the hottest days, and like you say, they are basically a 5k x 2. In 2013, I did focus on them through the summer, and managed to knock about 2 minutes off between June and September. I do think its worth doing the concentrated effort on 10k specific training for a few weeks to get those results. I was running twice a day some days but not much volume when you compare to marathon training.
Just been out for a 25 mile bike ride- turns out I do rather like cycling in the sun (I don't usually like the bike so much due to traffic, and numb fingers and toes). Glad I'm not going to run in this heat! There is talk that wetsuits may be banned at the tri on Sunday!!!