TR - Pretty solid run from you coming back to fitness on tired legs. What were the conditions like?
DT - Will be interested to see what you make of the coaching when you start it up. Hopefully it will lead you to some good improvement.
Duck - That sessions bodes well and always nice to see improvement year to year.
A very windy Marske 10k for me yesterday - turned into a bit of a struggle battling a tasty headwind. I figured I'd probably run something in the low 37s but ended up with 38.02. Given the conditions I think that's about right. I always need a couple of races to get fit anyway and I've only had about 6 weeks training since being able to do very little in Jan/Feb. Last year when I had a similarly bad start to the year I ran a 40.22 and 39.22 before hitting 36.47 third time out. So I'm ahead of the game really Next 10K is 2 weeks away so if conditions are a bit more favourable I'll be hoping to get back under 37.
Dan – Great report, it was almost like being there! It seems like that first 10k is a really important part of the race. More or less everyone I know who was disappointed with their time ran this section a bit too fact and suffered later in the race.
DT – it’s the Marske 10k (Mermaid 10k to give it its proper name). Looking a bit windy at the minute.
TR – Are you starting to think about a target pace for Edinburgh yet?
Some fantastic runs at VLM, well done to everyone involved! Looks like a rather good time was had in the Red Lion afterwards as well!
TR – Sounds like things are coming together for Edinburgh now. It’s going to be very interesting to see what you can do.
Wardi – That sounds mighty annoying. Kudos to you for getting back up and making it to the finish in what is still a very respectable time.
PRF – Excellent couple of maras from you! Who needs recovery eh. I bet it won’t be long until your next one either.
DT – Well done and looking forward to your full report!
Chubby – Nice to see you training properly again.
I’m looking forward to racing on Friday now as I’ve logged some promising sessions despite still not feeling 100%. Yesterday’s run with the club included 4.75 at the end done at threshold. Not sure on the exact average but most miles seemed to be ticking over around 6.05 without too much effort which seems like a good sign.