CW - I do find it weird that you get to the point of running 10m/m. Even when tired I'm fine at under 8s, but maybe I'm not training hard enough!
CJ - yes, I didn't really know how to describe the 6m/m efforts. I guess they were maybe marathon effort, but certainly not proper tempo that I would hope would be more like 5:30s.
SC2 - our company pays our entry fee for the JPMorgan race (as long as we actually run), so I guess that's how they get away with charging so much for those corporate events.
No training for me yesterday for various reasons, so will try to do about an hour or so tonight, then an easy run tomorrow.
Guessing lots of you will be at the Southerns on Saturday? I'm dreading it to be honest - 15k of mud and hills. But I can't really find an excuse not to do it yet, except that I'm going on holiday on Monday, so need to start packing....
Pretty quiet on here recently - we were on the same page for a week!
bains - impressive speed on those 600s. And some nice tempo on the other run.
TT - that migraine sounds nasty. Good to hear you're through it now though, which must be the case given that pretty fast long run!
9M for me last night in the wind and rain. Decided to do a bit of a hills/tempo combo, so included 4x600m hills, 1M "easy tempo" (6 mins), straight into a 400m hill rep, then 1M at 6m/m again. The plan was to do more of the 400m hills, but I only planned to do 9M and misjudged the length of the first part of the session! Should have done 3 of each, rather than 4 and 1.
Jools - those are decent reps within a fairly long run.
CC2 - good that you're managing to fit in a bit of running, hope everything's OK.
CW - 15M on a tough course must be about MP on an easier course, so sounds like a solid effort.
Wardi - nice long run. I hadn't realised you were doing Barcelona.
CD - well done in the duathlon. Seems a bit early in the year for that!
CJeff - sounds like you're putting in a nice block of training. Running in work shoes has to be worse than work trousers!
All easy running for me at the weekend - 19M on Saturday and then 8M on Sunday (after I'd done car parking duty and lead bike for the 10M race we host). Mainly off-road so lots of mud and very slow pace!
CW - the usual craziness, but a new twist on it with the run in suit trousers!
I just had a good confidence-building run after the poor XC at the weekend. 12M increasing pace each mile, but managed it this time. First mile was too fast at 6:51 but felt really easy, then 6:47, 6:37, 6:33, 6:28, 6:21, 6:14, 6:07, 5:59, 5:56, 5:53, 5:42. The 11th mile was pleasing as it had a chunky hill in it, and I didn't look at the watch for the 12th, just pushed on. My very basic Garmin only has total time and total distance, so it's quite a mental exercise trying to adjust pace mid-mile to not go too fast or too slow! 2M cooldown with the dog to make 14M in about 1:31.