Is it the Redcar parkrun course that you're doing laps of Minni? I don't think anyone is going from Crook.
OK maybe a little quicker than that 2old, I've not spent the last 15 weeks training to knock 15s off...
Plan for today was 8M with 4M at 10K pace. It was the first birthday for our local parkrun so went along to that, did 3M warm up, ran the fairly twisty 3 lap course with the nasty hill in 20:48 (watch time), warmed down for half a mile. That'll do I've never actually raced this one - I ran it steady the day before GNR last year and again a few months ago pacing a friend to sub-25. It's a nice one to run hard - while there's a cruel hill there's also a nice long steady downhill section. It's about 3-4 miles from home so would make a perfect training run over the summer, run there and back. Off out with running club friends this afternoon but I've offered to drive so I'll keep off the alcohol
Chick there's always a crummy run or two in a build up, write it off. You did the right thing listening to your legs. Look back at the tempos that you've already done, you nailed those.
Sounds like a good place to do your reps Ant. Can't not do them just because you can't get to the track! Good luck for Finchley on Sunday.
Keeping my fingers crossed for you Barry that your calf is going to hold out.
Enjoy the massage tomorrow Free, hope it gets the knots out of the calf.
Great finish for your long run AA!
Are you looking forward to the 20 lapper Minni?
Easy 5M done last night, 6M steady this morning. Planning a parkrun in the morning as part of an 8M run instead of the scheduled 8M with 4 @ 10K pace. That will be my last hard session before next Sunday. My target for next week is sub-3:15:14
Loving all the target setting (although I do think you're all punching below your weight, or at least being very modest)
So sorry about the hamstring O4S. For what it's worth, I don't think with your background you need to worry about not getting another 20 in before London. You're the endurance queen! Look after yourself.
Nice 12M done around York Minni! Always nice having a change of scenery (and probably some nice flat terrain!) You're doing great, all that worry at the start of the year with your hip is behind you.
Any improvement Barry? This really is coming around fast isn't it!
When is Liverpool HM 2old? You'll be aiming for a quick time I'm sure Back in shorts? I've not been out of them
AA that would have been a 5K PB? Get a parkrun done, you'll smash that time easily.
Great work on the KM reps Ant, where were they done at? Track? Road?
I have to say I really agree with the view that the forum really helps us all to improve - seeing how well the rest of you are doing in all distances makes me push myself harder. Even things like getting up at 5am to get a 13M in before work - I'd probably not have been inspired to do that if it weren't for the team!
Did a session round the track last night instead of the club handicap - 6 x 800m off 200m recovery. Took turns pacing with a couple of my lovely friends from the club - nothing like a bit of teamwork 6M recovery (at 5:20am ;) ) this morning - first creaky mile was probably about 9:30! No more runs in double figures planned. Eeek!