Dan - I'm a Saucony man so would recommend the Fastwitch, or the Type As if your legs/technique can handle them (probably a bit aggressive for most). I've worn the Type As in several marathons and 2 IM runs but that's against the advice of almost everyone.
Lovely 10.5M done in 70 mins, somehow managed to miss all the rain clearly falling very close by (thunder was fun!). Was quite stiff at first but felt great after 5M and had a bit of a Zen moment cruising along at one point as it suddenly felt effortless.
SC2 - yep, he had a good run. I watched the last men's race live on the interweb and it did look interesting with the beer tent! Well done on hanging in there for a solid time.
Wardi - nice park run/MLR combo.
Not sure how we got through a whole weekend with no posts, what's going on?!
My training at the weekend consisted of an easy jog with the dog on Saturday morning, maybe around 4M in total. Then 3,000m in the afternoon in the league - our B runner was aiming for a PB and wanted about 9:20 so I said I'd do 74s laps and see how it went, especially with a reasonably strong headwind on the back straight, I thought that might help him. There was no other competition so just settled in 74s, he stayed with me to 1600m in 4:56 then he dropped off a bit. I just maintained that pace and think I finished with about 9:15 but maybe be +/- 2 secs. He hung on for 9:25 which was still a PB so he was pretty pleased.
Then 3 hours on the bike yesterday with the usual group, averaging 20mph. I feel remarkably strong on the bike given I've only ridden it 5 times this year. I even set some PBs (accoridng to Strava) and a couple of local climbs and was leading at the top of all the main climbs. I guess the running maintains it reasonably well, especially on the hills, and I'm reasonably light (for me) at the moment.
SC2 - the 3000m on Monday was fairly steady so I don't think that affected the 10k on Tuesday. Another 3000m race tomorrow which might be slightly more competitive. TC is running pretty well at the moment - did 15:21 for 5k recently and on Tuesday I thought he might come back to me considering he ran the 2nd km in 3:06 but he held a solid pace pretty well for 32:4x on a not-particularly-fast course. I doubt he'll lap you though! Good luck.
CW - solid 5k, your WAVA ratings are impressive. On a good run I can hit low 80s, with my plan being to stay the same pace until I'm into my 60s, at which point I'll be decent.
Just some easy running with strides for the last few days - another track fixture tomorrow and then might go on the bike on Sunday depending on the weather.
Jimbob - ah, I now know who you are! At least the weather was appropriate for the aviators!
Tom - nice 10k, I doubt there's many people who have run sub 34 on their first ever attempt!
I've had a decent couple of days of racing. 3000m on Monday - started steady with about 3:14 for the first km and there was one guy pretty close, so picked it up for the 2nd km in about 3:06 and finished with about 3:10 for 9:30 overall feelling pretty comfortable. I then ran the anchor leg in the 4x400 - don't know the split but probably not very fast!
Then the first 10k league race last night. After 1km my mate picked up the pace and pulled away, I let him go and moved into 2nd place. He had about 30s on my by 3km and then I held that gap the rest of the way. I wasn't wearing a watch so had no idea what time I was on for until I turned into the finish and pleasantly surprised to see I'd run about 33:12 with a bit left in the tank, and I think that's my fastest time on that course. The men's team must have won given we had positions 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 9 and 12 with 12 to score, so a good start.
Very enjoyable 5M with the dog early this morning, legs not feeling bad considering.
CW - very impressive race considering recent weeks' efforts!
Dan - Hope the infection clears quickly. I was reading a bit about your ultra and looked up some info on Pinnacle Ridge. Looks "interesting"...
bains - that's a bit gutting, seem to be a few short courses coming out of the woodwork these days.
Coro - nothing useful from me on the carb depleting/loading from me I'm afraid as I never do either really (other than carb loading virtually all of the time!).
Mainly just easy running for me the last few days. I managed to join our Sunday cycling group for the first time in 3 months and was quite pleased that I managed to keep up (and at/near the front on the climbs). 56M averaging about 19.5mph.
Tonight I have my first ever Masters athetics event (3,000m) - I think it's a pretty low standard league so hoping I can take it fairly easy before the first 10km road race league fixture tomorrow night.