Some excellent HM runs at the weekend Reading/Bath/Tunbridge Wells by loads of the usual peeps. Nice to see LS get the sub 75 and mighty happy you sounded. I'd like that before I get too old (might already be). Much harder than the sub 2:45 and more equiv to 2:40.
RJRD - You need to reel it in a bit on those long runs as you're running too close to race pace. Better to finish last third at that pace than a death march home.
Dachs - Planning on 5@6:30 then 15@6:10 for Finchley so maybe some company for first 5? JI may be doing the same.
CD - Well done at BB and a top podium. That was impressive by Lucy G and I think a female record by quite some way.
TS - I have a coffee and small banana before I went this morning. I had my breakfast when I got back inc a protein shake with blueberries blended to make a nice thick shake. Then I generally graze for most of the afternoon.
AW - I did my 10k 2 weeks back which is the first time I've done one in a build up. It won't do any harm. You could make it your recovery week so you don't need to tick off a 20 that Sunday. Worth doing 3/4m either side of 10k though.
PiMan - Nicely done on the prize, the wind was not right for pb'ing today.
Al P, CW - Hope you guys start to more like your self soon. CW I've had a few days like you describe, generally think it's life and mileage that takes time to regenerate the body for another decent session, especially for us over 40's.
TR - Good to see ya back at it son. Still plenty of time and just think you won't be overtrained like some.
Marders - Nice defence of your Brighton half. You seem to like it down there as you did the 10k too didn't you. Gotta be a 64 at Reading on the cards.
Padams - Watched that placebo programme, interesting what the mind can do.
Joolska - Have a good run at the Nationals. You've been doing a bit of race travelling lately, what with Bramley last week too....
Like CW, have been feeling quite tired of late and had a few runs during week which were plods and couldn't do much more. This morning wasn't too bad though. Didn't put in the HMP required for the session as I just wasn't that perky (the wind didn't help) and never am early in the morn. Easy 4m then 7@MP. Went out further than planned as it was almost 14 by the end with the half coming in just over 1.25.
May do a park run tomorrow and a very easy 20 Sunday. I'm liking this weather at the mo, feels like spring. Just wish all the flooding round my way would go so I don't have to get up so early for work on the only route available (M25) and it's reducing number of work run routes.
What a load of big long runs from, AW (I like those splits in your one), Bunny, OS, Postie, Jimbob, Pi Man, CC2 & Padams. Plenty of others I'm sure.
Jools - Not to worry, maybe a bit fatigued.
TT - Nice 10 at Bramley with a pleasing finish, you ran past when I was running with Jock Itch. That Tish Jones wasn't too far behind you and she's been smashing out good times in the last year.
CW - I make that marathon No.4?
CD - Good race at Chessington after a boozy night. One way to blow away the cobwebs.
TR - Don't bin another race, as TT says do it in a 20.
Nice day weatherwise at Bramley. Game plan was 10 steady then 10@MP. Pretty much spot on for 2.06.31 (1st 10m 1:04:20ish and 2nd 10 just over 1:02). HR did creep up in 2nd half but pace was solid and some of the extra effort was down to the hills. 23m with c/down and 85 for the week so no tapering going on. Legs feel good this evening which hasn't always been the case after Bramley. London now only 8 weeks away.