Thanks LMH and alehouse. A gel or some kind of energy at half way will also help. It's Worcester Half. A friend is doing it as her first. She wants to run with me but she's an "eyeballs out till I die" type of runner and I'm not sure she'll be prepared to stick with me at the start! My half PB is now 9 years old so a tough ask!
Hello. Well no PB at Folkestone BUT a course best by almost 7 minutes. The last time I did this race was back in 2009. So 5 years older but 7 minutes faster. And only around 40 seconds slower than my PB. I'll take that. Time was 1:39 and change. Waiting for official time.
I paced it badly and died on my a***e. Was hanging on from 8 miles. Perhaps if I'd tapered and not done a hard legs session at the gym on Wednesday I would have had that PB.
I know I worked hard. I haven't felt this shattered after a race for a while! Can I maintain that pace for another 3 miles at my half in 2 weeks? That is the question.
My day got somewhat hijacked yesterday. I went into town for a meeting and afterwards, instead of going straight home to do some work, I headed across the river into central London to meet up with Scotty and two old friends he's known since they were all 4 and who haven't been together in the same place for 15 years. As you can imagine it got a bit messy! It was fun though. So instead of having a nice day free of work today I have to do some stuff this morning. Ah well, at least being self employed I could just take the afternoon off yesterday!
We've decided we will go to Folkestone tomorrow so no big session for me today.
What: something easy to blow away yesterday's cobwebs and then perhaps arms/abs at the gym Why: see above Last hard: brighton probably Last rest: sunday (although 8 hours on my feet probably doesn't constitute actual rest)
So, head down to write up those notes, then out into the sunshine.
Morning all. The lyrics sound familiar but can't place them.
Dustin - in two minds about Friday. First about whether to do it and then whether to just keep on with my training plan and run it on tired legs or to taper down slightly (i.e. not do the session I've got set for Thursday) and try to PB. Of course, I could do my session and try for a PB! We still haven't really decided whether to do it anyway. Scotty seems to have his running mojo back after Sunday though which is a good thing!
LMH - I had great customer service from Garmin when I got a recon unit a while back, but yes, I do think it takes them a while to respond initially. The unit came through really quickly though and has worked fine since. As good as new I think.
Foam rolling eh Dibs? Keep at it as it really does become less painful the more you do it!
As for me
What: jog up to the gym, legs, then jog down again (will take the longer way round though to make the run a decent warm up) Why: I can fit a gym session around my meetings today Last hard: ?? Last rest: Sunday