I usually try to avoid exiting during a race, but maybe that's just me.
Clawing my way back to marathon fitness, Dunoon half marathon yesterday, first time I've run that distance for a while with no walking breaks. Tailwind on the way back helped me take 20s a mile off my average pace for the second half. 46 miles in the bag for the last 7 days. steady as she goes.
I'm suffering as well. Took it easy for six weeks or so, just a few short runs a week. Now trying to get back into marathon training and my legs are just dead. Half way through a 10 miler yesterday I had to pull over into a coffee shop for some bags of sugar because I ran out of blood sugar. I'm thinking of trying some plyometrics to try and encourage a bit more zip.
Runbaz - I've been using the TomTom cardio for the past few weeks and have been quite impressed. It also has a wrist-based HRM and connects wirelessly to an app with Bluetooth. Heart rate training is a bit of a novelty for me so I'm still learning.
First week of marathon training completed. I'm getting there, but alarmed at how much stamina I feel I've lost since May. I was expecting to have lost speed, as I wasn't doing any speed training, but I was hoping to have some residual stamina left. Didn't feel like it during a hilly 10 miles yesterday. Hopefully it'll come back.
Feedback from Newham 10k yesterday. The event is organised by the Great Run lot, so was presumably reasonably accurately measured, and the TomTom made it 9.93km. Which is close enough for me. I find it actually more comfortable to wear than my old 310xt, which was always a bit clunky (although I have quite small wrists and wear it on almost the tightest hole in the strap). I was also wearing purple calf guards, although that's not directly relevant to the accuracy of the watch.