Ryton 5 was fun in a sweaty, bit unfit kind of way. No PB. Somewhat optimistic first mile rapidly realised not quite in PB shape and dialled it back a touch. Came in at 33.46 I think. 6th lady. Slightly depressingly that was my tempo pace over the winter but happy with it given lack of recent speed work. Really looking forward to adding an extra mile on for 10k in a couple of weeks! You forget how it's actually quite a tough pace for quite a while.
It was a lovely race though, shame to have missed you, DT.
I can't say I'm feeling v fresh, Lit, and I'm probably under-performing to an extent. I've been taking an iron and a magnesium supplement as I feel constantly tired. Hard to know what the cause is but it can't hurt.
Probably just a bad day, Charlie. I know it's disappointing but I'm sure it will come good. Are you following a plan for Pitchcroft?
I did one of those colour runs this morning. Bit of an eye opener. Can't remember people getting in a quick ciggie before any other race I've run! Ran with my 4 year old as the 8 year old bombed off to try and win (came seventh). Absolutely covered in paint so fun was had by all. Then this afternoon just did 7 miles off road. CBA to do a long run as was full of a v nice burger and sticky toffee pudding.
So I tried one of the sessions off SGs thread. I picked 4x600m as it seemed easiest to administer (if not actually do). Aimed for mile pace and came out at 5.40 per mile average. Left decent recoveries. Very disconcerting feeling about half way around the third repeat where I felt like the ground had turned into custard or something. Bit like when you're dreaming and you can't run! Then ran home on jelly legs. Amazingly knackered for only 1.5 miles of effort. Good session. Hopefully it will make 5 mile pace feel nice and gentle on Thursday.