Good pace for your 10k Prom run GM - even dodging those pesky cyclists! Our local half & full marathon filled this year 2 weeks beforehand (which it hasn't before), so I wouldn't chance leaving yours too late if it's something you are aiming for. We have noticed loads of race selling out locally this year, which is a problem for the Clubs in Leagues races not getting a complete team out. Running is really popular here. Our City running Facebook group (Leicester Runners) has 2,000 members and it only takes someone to post about a race filling up and boom it fills up! Gone are the days when you filled in a paper form and sent it off with a cheque and SAE.
Good lunchtime 5k handicap PMJ. Looks like you have got a good balance of work and running at the moment. I'm hoping I can still run by the time I retire, although it will probably be for pleasure and general fitness.
Nice reps Gul - looking good
At least you did some reps though G-Dawg - up to the bar and back!
Blimey, that's great going for a solo run Leslie and ending with the 5 very hard paced miles shows good endurance.
Did a linear run at the Club last night. Half mile warm up, then run as fast as you can for 20 minutes, turn and run back to the starting point in 25 minutes. It was a good run out with a lot of downhill & flat with 2 uphill parts. Managed 3.2 miles av 6.10 pace and it felt tough after Sunday's half marathon - sore legs this morning! Martin H (purple fairy) was out too and running well - another 0.3 in front!
A good campaign of mileage and training there Gul.
PMJ - Not got a link but an Excel spreadsheet (screenshot attached). I believe this is a county based standard and goes from 5k up to marathon. Starting point is the World record then percentages give the standard. Having said that the marathon record looks out of date!
GM - a dog off it's lead in the dark must have been terrifying. Still a decent 5k time. Good thing about 5k's is you can bounce back the following week.
That sounds a great fartlek track session G-Dawg. I like the fact you don't know the fartlek distance. A sub 20 5k is deco on the cards off that kind of pace. Nice accidental 16 miler!
I know what you mean about mojo and nothing to focus on Birch. I felt the same for most of the summer. It will come back once you get a race or 2 in the diary. What's the profile like for Boston (UK), I'm guessing fairly flat?
Nice Parkrun time Gul, enjoy your last week of taper!
Good 20 mile run 0053.
Well done getting your lad out that early for a run Lorenzo. Gold standard for a vet 45-49 for a half is sub 1.28.33.
Been a mental fortnight with last week busy at work with a few late ones plus an all nighter, then this week off in Dorset. So suffice to say not done much running.
So Leicester half marathon today and had no idea what to expect. I had 6.40 pace in my head as a goal and set off steady with a fast downhill first mile 6.20 pace. Next few miles went by more normally and settled into a 6.36 av pace till mile 10. Started to feel the strain a bit and my pace went down a bit and a few 6.5x miles followed. Stuck in and got a chip time of 1.27.45, so not far off with 6.41 av pace. Pleased to get a decent (ish) time, but more happy to get a gold standard time (45 -49 vet).
Saw a couple of your club mates at the start Birch and think they got sub 3 hour marathon times.