cybi - Welcome. I'm out in Berlin too. I'm the opposite to the norm on conversion as my marathon time comes out quicker than my shorter distances say I should be capable of. I think, as far as conversions, physiology is the determining factor, but training can narrow the gap. When you say you're doing Hadd training, are you doing the full lot, or just the initial bit that aims to improve aerobic endurance ala the example of Joe?
Sounds like the lurgy is pretty much gone then Jools?
No pressure then Dachs At least less than my son who has decided that as a Kenyan usually wins Berlin and I'll be out there that that means I'm going to beat them all.....
Suspected I'd probably undercooked it a bit yesterday when I felt ok on an easy 8 yesterday evening. A progressive lunchtime 10 (65:xx) says I probably left a few seconds out there. Not terribly surprising given the gap between races.
selbs - yep, I run for Reading. Shame we didn't realise you were right behind us. It would have been good to catch up. Congrats on the pb!
Well done Dan.
And good to see you back at it CC2.
PP - a lot of clubmates complained of similar yesterday, and it was around the same time I started to really notice it too, so if it doesn't clear soon it may be worth trying an anti-histamine to see if it is hayfever.
Races are looking like buses for me at the moment. Looks like my next one will be a tough/hilly 5m in my hometown in Ireland when I'm over there next week. All being well that means that in the 9 weeks of 10k/HM type training I'll have run the 10k yesterday, the 5m next week, 2 x trail 10k', a marathon, a tough 11m leg of an off-road relay and a HM
Congrats on the pb TJB. I did walk past the 'B' marker, but couldn't spot you - it was a bit crowded by then though.
Caught up with PP, could see Jools in the posh start just before the off. No sign of selbs (though I have seen his time).
As for me, I started to have breathing issues as soon as we got into the park. Somewhere between 3-4k it got quite bad, but manage to hit my target of getting under MP splitting 17:18/17:12 for a controlled 34:30. Gives me a starting point and not too bad given that I only started jogging again 5 weeks ago and last week was the first week that approximated proper training.