Nice running Chicksta and good position too. That's good re the heart, isn't it - as 3:33 is a grear time. How does it compare with your PB?
Nice 10k PBs from AWC and Macca and another one to report here too! After getting lots of 40:XX all year I finally managed sub 40 today too. 39:31 and 1st lady. Knocked a minute off my PB. My club friend who has never run sub 40 got 38 something so was v pleased too. First thing my dad asked was 'are you sure it's measured properly?!!' Bloody cheek! It's on Po10 and the measurements were fine according to our watches. But a pancake flat route with very few turns. And actually a net downhill by 10 ft (but apparently that's OK). I ran 6:13 in the final mile as kept telling myself that it would be easier to be in pain for a mile than have to attempt it again on a harder course. Have a big trophy which looks like an oscar and a Mars bar too!
Big G - good to see you enjoying Belgium. Lovely pic of you and Emmy - congrats Emmy, hope you are well!
Mamafox, another good long run, training seems to be going really well. LOL at the air rifle, I hope you have armour.
I opted to just do one of the 4ks and the 2k for our club races. Meant I had to say goodbye to my 10k age group trophy (as you have to do the 2nd 4k to make up the 10k). And a speedy (and young)) girl has recently joined and beat me in both, so I lost my 2k trophy too!
But not bothered as I RAN A SUB 40 10k TODAY!!!! 39:31, knocked a minute off my PB and 1st lady. My club friend who has never run sub 40 got 38 something so was v pleased too. First thing my dad asked was 'are you sure it's measured properly?!!' Bloody cheek! It's on Po10 and the measurements were fine according to our watches. But a pancake flat route with very few turns. And actually a net downhill by 10 ft (but apparently that's OK). I ran 6:13 in the final mile as kept telling myself that it would be easier to be in pain for a mile than have to attempt it again on a harder course. Have a big trophy which looks like an oscar and a Mars bar to enjoy later.
Millsy, I now wish that I'd applied for a GFA place as feeling very left out not having a magazine to post a picture of on social media. Am hoping to get a champs place, providing I remember when to apply and providing they don't make the times faster.
Track session tonight was 400m then a mile, repeated three times. Got tricky towards the end due to getting dark and trying to dodge hooded teens on bikes doing wheelies everywhere! I bet Mo doesn't have to put up with these kind of obstacles.
Tricia - that session with 7 at HMP sounds really tough. Those were always the session I struggled with most in P&D. Would much rather do marathon pace or even strides.
Chicksta - caramel waffles really help with carb loading
Louey - sounds like the marathon training has gone well. 22 miles is a good one to get under your belt. Hopefully you'll feel more energetic now you start to cut back the miles. Yes, I've entered South Bucks for Sunday. Not done it before (is it true it's really flat?) and need to work out how I race the club races the day before. I think there's only a couple of others in my AG for the club thing so I may just race one of the 3 distances and jog around the others. A club friend got 40:01 at Moor Park so is gunning for sub 40 on Sunday!
Mamfox - please don't say that La Rochelle is another marathon?!'!! Don't go over to the dark side, one a year is more than enough.
Keith - congrats!! I've only heard of one club member with the bee magazine.
Big G - I'm sure you'll make the right decision for you for the marathon. Good that you've got the option of jogging round a shorter distance if you've not recovered. The only race I've ever attempted when feeling ill was a 5k but I'd never risk a marathon if not feeling at least 90%, as wouldn't want to risk wiping myself out or injury. Really hope you recover quickly. But good that there are other marathon options on the horizon.
Shades - I'm with you all the way re loving racing! The only thing I find is that when I do it every week, my millage goes down as I miss out a long run at the weekend. But those endorphins are addictive!
Track session tonight was 1x400m, 1xmile, 1x400m, 1xmile, 1x400m, 1xmile. The hoodies on bikes were there again but no collisions or scraps luckily! I forgot my Garmin so it feels as though I haven't really run tonight
Ha! Great prizes Mamafox!! Wonder what the strap is for? Hope the saucisson fits in the fridge OK, that wouldn't last long in out house.
Feeling a bit left out not owning any arm warmers (goes off to search the internet...!)
After my race on Sunday, there was a flyer for another 10k on the car windscreen. Is it only me who gets a bit too enthusiastic re entering races when you've just done one? So I've got it this Sunday, not ideal as our club have a 10k race on the Saturday. But the club one is actually two 4k races and one 2k one (and if you do them all you can win a trophy for fastest accumulative 10k). I had wanted to race them as it's my last year in my age category, but thinking now I might just race the 2k and jog around the other two. Sorry for waffling on...! At least in the one I entered you get a free Mars bar, Lucozade and 5 pound sports shop voucher - not bad for a tenner to enter.
10 miles today which went OK. Legs seem to have recovered fine from Sunday.