TR The Cheshire 10k at Arley Hall on Nov 2nd is billed as fast and flat - I think I'll be targeting it (mainly because it's less than 5 minutes away - mind you, by the time I've driven a 45 min round trip to drop Little Miss CB off with grandparents...)
Hi Josh - welcome back and take it easy building up mileage - listen to Alehouse!
Duck well run and a good result given that your legs weren't in it and the conditions. Another time...
Good result TR. Parkrun seems to be responsible for a new generation of fast youngsters. An 11 yr old girl just ran a 7:09 2k junior parkrun!
Good track session Velloo - it's never too late!
Looking good for GNR Mr V.
Birchwood 10k this morning. A target was PB, B target was sub 45, C target was finish and get the luxury bath towel! Is was very wet and windy early doors so much so that when the time came to get out of the car for my warm up I considered snuggling back down for another half hour and just going for the C target!
Rain stopped before the start and I got my sunglasses out! It was still very windy though. Miles 1 and 2 went well and I thought that I may be on for a pb, but the wheels fell off in mile 3, and it was a struggle from there on! I'd like to say I didn't take it to the well, but when I tried to pick up the pace over the last few hundred metres there was nothing there!
44:15 (25 secs outside PB), and the BS factor says the wind and undulations were worth at least 26 secs! I'm happy with that considering the lack of consistency recently, and my pb will get slashed when proper training resumes in September.
Well done Duck, Mr V and the record breaking Mother Duck
2 weeks in the lakes during which time I logged 2 hilly 6 milers, lots of small walks (we do have a 3 year old), floating on lakes and ice cream eating (I managed to substitue with tea on at least half the ice cream visits!)
Back into it today with 11 miles in the torrential rain, struggled at the end and had really tight calves afterwards.
It's hot out there. I set off at 1pm aiming for 10 miles with 10x800m at 10k pace. I managed the first 2 on target before a gradual slowing and by the last 2 efforts my legs were shot. Which tells me a few things; My 10k time is way off the time predicted by my 5k pb; I need to do more longer tempo efforts; I need to do longer runs and I shouldn't run in the scorching midday heat!
Some great training going on here. Only slow running here. I was planning at running a hard tempo at Delamere Parkrun but the weather was more suited to swimming, so I offered to pace a friend to 25 mins. We failed, but not due to my pacing!
10 easy this morning in the sunshine, hopefully trying a 10k pace session tomorrow.