whoop whoop! entered my first 10km in a year. Big competition going at work for the Men Health Survival of the Fittest in Nottingham so I've got 3 weeks to check out the current form. X-terrain, hilly, muddy - sounds ideal! Not sure whether this is a commited relationship again or just a seedy fling, we'll see in a couple of weeks.
Yeh nice to see you again mate. As per FB I think you beat me by about 5 seconds. One of our runners didn't show so we had a bit of a mixed team, think it would have been close as the guy who's missing is a 35 min 10km man. I felt horrible on 2nd lap literally an effort to move forwards on some parts of it nevermind maintain a decent clip. Looking at the times the pros ran, it's pretty unreal how they do it. I remember seeing vernon and walsh hit the front on the 1st mini hill and they were pegging it, absolutely crazy pace. Time to watch some fire works, then do it all over again in the morning...more XC! Missing strength from only running 3 times per week for last 3 weeks. Starting to build in some gym work so currently alternating gym / run day. Aim is next year to acclimatised to gym work enough that I can continue that and not let it drastically affect my running. We'll see how that pans out when the new arrival comes though, he's imminent.
Some big mileage plans for all you guys aiming at maras. I'm literally going to fit in running when I can and see what comes out the other end. I think intensity will have to drop somewhere along the line when sleepless nights kick in but hopefully will keep a decent single run volume to at least maintain for the next few months. Got a couple of half's planned between now and Xmas, as well as 2 10km and xc. The half's are going to be longer steady runs rather than full blown efforts, although one of my clubmates is setting down a sub 80min for the one next weekend so I'm getting a few competitive juices flowing.
Stevie see - just run as hard as you can, it's a friendly 10 miles so hammer that n see how much you can bag in the process. Unless you can monster hills you'll need something there before you get to mile 11. By no means is it a 15% or anything but it's certainly enough to sap energy at the place you need it the least.
Robt steady effort after longish run on Sunday. Are you doing these sessions in the dark? 5km for me tomorrow...hopefully the wind will calm down a bit.