iksander, its one of the golden rules of running. If you're training on a sunday, make it first thing. Only bit of peace and quiet you'll get all week I quite often train in Kelvingrove Park but I wouldn't dream of it past about 9am on a Sunday. Unless its really tipping down.
thanks alison and tp and I hope you enjoyed your day.
Sounds like quite an experience UTC. I think I would like the solitude and scenery and watching where you feet are going all the time (he says from the comfort of his armchair ). Bit of a contrast from the jampacked field in the GSR.
We had a star-studded field at Strathclyde yesterday when Elspeth Curran turned up and ran 16.50 . She was doing her warmup strides near me and she really looked like a gazelle. Awesome. I finally broke 21min with a 20.51 parkrun pb despite reduced training from a mini-episode of shin splints so have to be reasonably pleased. Not sure what to do now as I really ought to rest fully to get better but I just refuse to stop running.
Charles, was that a solo training run you did today? You should be able to race one quicker than you can push yourself on your own. Also hopefully it will be an accurately measured course then.
100s would be a bit on the short side for training for a 5k, anything from 400s to mile reps should be useful. I would avoid doing them all on hard surfaces if you can though. Try to get at least some of them on grass or synthetic track.
In my experience you are far more likely to hit MHR doing hill reps than anything involving running (or even racing) on the flat. But don't worry about the actual value of your mhr once you have it nailed. Mine is currently about 162 and has dropped quite a few beats this year but I'm running faster than I have for ages.