Simon, have you measured the route, or just concerned they are short from your ferocious reps!!
I think I recall doing a 2.57 1k once, as part of a "fun" evening with Sandhurst, but that would have been a massive 400, and then easing down. Either way, it would be a 5-10min recovery job after that, and a standalone k. If you're knocking that out, and it's not short, that's massive. Especially on grass, which hasn't that same spring, or feel like you're not working as hard as the track does.!
Dachs, having your one minor niggle for the year I see. Hopefully the physio was an actual fix job rather than our local chaps "back snap" that works for about a week, then you're back there (disclaimer, just bantz, he's great)
3rd sesh of run club tonight. Added a few randoms from the HW FB, so we ended up with 8.
Bit more testing than last week, as the pace/fitness range was a bit more spread. So a bit too much waiting around, and I had to scrap some of the intense stuff.
Also realised it can be quite hard at times to explain to people what would seem a very simple principle to us runners.
So plenty for me to think over and scrub up on for next week, when hopefully some of the 6/7 from work who were missing will turn up.
Nice enough paces Bus, as knowing you I expect you didn't do anywhere near long enough warm up. And 30secs is pretty low recovery for 200s. I did some 200s after the 400s in my 6x800 session off 30s, and after the treat of longer recoveries for the other bits, you feel 30secs!
Still don't quite understand what quoting 7miles at 6.30 does for you though. If you log that, you'd surely read that as a tempo effort. Or makes you try and "Push" the pace on the recoveries, slowing the actual reps down.
Phil, shows how long I've been off the scenes for there to be a race held 3 years that I'm unaware of it. Don't like the sound of it being a different course each year though. That always risks it being inaccurate for me.
Maidenhead was a Wed for years and years, from my first go in 06 through to 10 at least. Think some event was always held there on a Tuesday that made the odds.
Can't beat those short 5ks
I remember a "santa run" at Marlow one year, and was a little suspicious that even wearing all that gear I still got a nice time in! Bloody second though, as some legend dressed in gold shoes stormed it, was away within about 100metres. You could argue taking it seriously isn't really what it's about for this race, but i'm sure some local woman took it even further by wearing shorts instead of the full gear!
Used to like that series. Wargrave, everyone's keen, big field. Burnham, (yesterday?) good momentum from the off, but a killer steep (by 5k standards) last 100metres, Maidenhead, on a Wed, flat and quick but suprisingly so, as a lot is dodgy surfaces and tight turns, Wycombe, 2 laps of a local park, and it's all starting to get stale and you're wishing for the end, and then Datchet, another 2 lapper, but then a glorious finish, and lovely setting for end of season love in.
Don't necessarily miss them now, that nervous energy, and the rivalries that build!
Good turnout tho Phil.
8 at 6.57 today. Simple midweek cut form 10 to 8 to vaguely make some sort of compensation