Footy watching season starts soon, so what might work well, is when i'm off to an away game, and needing to be up fairly early anyway, i might get a parkrun in.
Get a few of those in close together, and then judge whether a 5miler is doable/beneficial. Clearly i'd get round, and no doubt go sub 30 etc, but still just need to convince myself a bit as its exceptionally easy to fall out of the mode.
And a thread faceoff for Dean and Simon. I used to do those, just way slower. Sounds a good result for both though, and I bet you were both fresh as a daisy about 10mins later.
Simon, equally nice late night post just gone
Sub 4 mile? Cripes. Wonder what the breathing is like on that!
Got in the habit recently of just deciding i'll do track Tue n Fri, but deciding when wake what I fancy, be it one of the 12 sessions of my schedule, or like today, a freestyled one.
Went with a pyramid sesh which were very rare in the Moz days. 5k of reps, so 200,400,600,800,1000 and down again
Didn't get hung up with any targets, so just ran as it came, with only pre set idea, that i'd take 1min recovery around the 200/400s and 90secs the rest.
35 1.14 1.55 2.40 3.16 2.34 1.54 1.14 33
Not entirely sure if you're aiming for the same on way down as up, or quicker, but pretty much covered the latter anyway. Did take 8secs too long recovery by accident before the 2.34, but not sure that influenced it. Just that my first 800 was a bit casual, that sort of "i can go however i like and still smack it" and then realising you can't, and a good go for the second one.
Saw Big Trev and Sam up there when I was nearing/just finishing. They're such pros, they didn't even wave or speak. That or they hate me
Joints on left side feels pretty tight today. Occasionally get tight hip and repetitive strain in the left wrist (mouse use at laptop), but today both are much more noticeable , as well as toes(!) and outer knee, which is usually a "chain" reaction from elsewhere
Can only imagine it's related to sitting for hours on Sat. Hopefully it goes as quick as it arrived!
Reg- I've always found tempo stuff the hardest of the 3 main runs. Keeping a medium hard pace going consecutively for a while has to be harder than just smashing reps, or easy running. Unfortunately I used to find it's that necessary evil, as it's the closest of the 3 to race day!
CC, I think those are the fastest 500s this thread has seen in 6 years. so well done. Having said that, i'm not sure I've read anyone do 500s before, what's that all about
Bus, decent sounding standard there today then, especially in the heat? I think when I got that 1st, that 2nd was slower than you were today!
I was going to do the Marlow 5k last Tuesday. But when the temp was set to be scandalously hot, I had to play the sense card, and remember the specialist's advice not to do anything "very strenuous". I think we'd all agree that racing in that heat, with my doubts would be very foolish.
Today I was excited to be doing a day trip to Bruges. Only been to 2 countries outside the UK, so was looking to add a third, as a possible leg up to a post running career
Absolutely gutted that the coach broke down at Folkestone! Meaning we basically had a 12 hour day, and only achieved getting to Folkestone and back! Knackered!