Lit - there were 4 teams in the interclub. All except one got a full team out. We are around 200 members I think. Think we got about 25 ladies racing? Quite nice because a lot of the people scoring aren't particularly quick so much more inclusive than usual.
Nah, no team medal, sadly, Skinny. I think I was 9th counter or something out of 15! The marathon plan is very good for making you fit anyway so will probably work in any case, was just curious as to your reasoning. You'll probably be fine in your 10k if you pace sensibly and try and pick it up later. My head was just all in the wrong place anyway.
Congratulations to Muddy on MORE prizes! Flying at the moment!
Skinny - I thought the thinking was that slower runners should train for a half as if it were a marathon and quicker runners (i.e you) should train as if it were more like a 10k and then just hang on? I've been looking at the P&D half plan for the next few weeks and think I might follow that one.
Last nights Interclub race did not go well. I'd decided to do it despite not being race fit yet because I thought it would sub for a tempo run, be a good social and I may still earn some points for the team despite being a bit slow. I guess I did meet these objectives but can't say the actual "racing" part was much fun.
On Weds afternoon I decided I feel like I was possibly coming down with something - headache and the beginnings of a sore throat but took two paracetamol and womaned up. Arrived at the venue and chatted with clubmates for a while before handing over the kids to Lou (who'd already taken the opportunity to get a quick run in). Based on Saturdays parkrun I thought 7:30 mm might be ok. So in a fit of crass stupidity I ran the first mile at sub 7mm pace and then my legs fell off. Limped around the remaining 5.2, progressively slowing every mile, wanting to lie at the side of the road and cry. Finally crossed the line in 47:58.
On the plus side our ladies team won and I'll have been a counter I think as it was first 15. And I feel like crap today with a streaming cold so there is some explanation for my poor showing. To be honest I don't really know what I was expecting given I haven't done any speedwork since the marathon and a month off due to injury.
I'm hoping to do BRAT 5k on 12th August (my birthday) and a 10k the following weekend but hopefully I will have got my act together a bit by then.
Interclub race (approx 10k tonight. And I haven't run for a couple of days due to school holidays and life getting in the way. Will be fun! There is an option to run through a shallow ford (twice) or run across the bridge (longer). Might be getting wet feet!
Interesting point, Bob. Lou always mocks me for my crazy sprint finishes, whereas I shout abuse at him for plodding steadily through the line (*by "plodding" I mean faster than I can run but you know what I mean.) He thinks it's because I'm bad at pacing and I think it's because he's a bit lazy . Maybe I'm just better at going anaerobic? Or maybe he's right and I'm bad at pacing! I think he IS better at pushing from a couple of miles out whereas I get scared I'll blow up. so maybe that is the difference. But I normally find an extra gear or two.