Tim what a stonking PB! The one and only time I forgot my Garmin I had a massive 10 mile PB at Cabbage Patch, got to 7 miles and could tell from my basic dial watch it was under the hour, asked a bloke alongside me if the marker was right!
Proceeded to freak so clearly should have left both watches at home.
It was windy out there this morning, just a tiny bit of drizzle, mostly deep greyness. Like Chicksta I left home @ 6, managed 16.18 to park run [should have been 17], average pace was 10:28 whereas had hoped for 9:55, then parkrun @ 9:05 pace [last 3 were to be 8:55 so not too bad and felt strong here, started at the back but worked through to beat 50 people], jogged home or a total of 20.49 in 3:30, so about 15 mins down overall for the distance.
It was all quite hard work, brek was too close to the off, felt sluggish and had to remind myself that's my second set of double 20+ runs 6 days apart and am still in one piece ish.
HI Amy glad you are enjoying Lincoln and still running strong as the fartlek proves.
I'm still alternating 2 x pairs of identical shoes, the newer is getting there, I've not decided which will do the honours.
Got going at 6 this morning after getting up at 4:30, had a solid breakfast of oats, PP, berries etc rather than the shake as I wanted it left ready last night,
Felt somewhat leaden for the first 10 miles, and only got 16.2 in before park run, at which I started at the back and only managed 28:07, then jogged home for a total of 20.49 in 3:30, which is about 15 mins longer than planned, not too awful but I am being realistic.
Of course I don't know what part experience will play on the day heh heh.
Angela I like the logo and feel for you with the asthma right now, my PF is around 250 in the mornings.
Chicksta I only had a 45 min recovery run yesterday so waited and waited, popped out in brilliant sunshine around 4, only got lightly drizzled on in passing.
Super it doesn't get much steadier than that! Loving the rest splits, socks are cool also, shame to have to put shoes on top.
I decided it would make sense to finsh a long run with a park run, and I always do my final long one on the Saturday 3 weeks out, next week, that one will be very slow & did 25.5 last year, sooooo it looks like I will be taking full advantage of pre clocks and leaving home at around 5:45 or 6 latest tomorrow to get 17 orso in before park run.
Can't be late for actual parkrun so pace will determine distance.
Freemers you sound so wise, calm and composed in the face of pacing strategies. Hope it's not too awful out there.
Slowkoala I can fully understand and appreciate the need to germ dodge even with nearest and dearest.
Isabel you too are wise and I love that you're throwing crutches away already.
Evening all, I had an easy day today, just a Speedflex session and a few hip hikes, went to Tui Na and was triple teamed so was more than slightly relaxed by the end of it, however calf and achilles were feeling a little delicate by then, plus I had loads to do, so have skipped the physio routine today.
Isabel I'm so glad you will be building to Zaragoza from here & that you're down to one crutch already.
BRB I love internal competition - we have a road race series that takes your X best placings from a series, I've had podium finishes & have even won it! Two of the races are right after VLM, so people drop out. I walked the Concorde 5 one year!
ktkt will be doing my long run tomorrow also. Had the mad idea of finishing with parkrun, so will need to leave by 6 to get the other 17 miles in I reckon! Makes sense to take advantage before the clocks go forward.