Anyone got any ideas for a quickish spring HM that's reasonably close to the North East or North Yorkshire area?
Middle Ground Race List
6th Proms 3k Race #3 - Duck 7th East District XC Meet #3 - Duck 7th British Indoor Rowing Championships - PhilPub 7th Birmingham XC league div 2 fix 2- DT19 15th Reigate Holly Run (XC) - Simon 15th Telford 10k- DT19 15th North East XC Champs - MrV 27th Wheaton Aston 10k- DT19
4th Kent County XC Champs - PhilPub 4th Worcestershire XC Champs- DT19 4th Yorkshire XC Champs - YD 11th Surrey XC League Div 1 - PhilPub 11th Surrey XC League Div 2 - Simon 18th National Indoor Open - Duck 25th Southern XC champs - PhilPub 25th Midlands Counties XC Champs- DT19
1st East Surrey League XC Relays - Simon 2nd Dewsbury 10k - YD, MrV 8th Surrey XC League Div 1 - PhilPub 8th Surrey XC League Div 2 - Simon 22nd National XC - PhilPub 22nd Scottish National XC - Duck 23rd Snake Lane 10M -Dr.Dan, MrV
54 miles for me this week as well, must be something in the air! My coach has me a bit lighter on the miles than I'm used to but I'm doing three quality sessions a week most of the time so its a neccessary change.
Alehouse - Good to see you making decent progress again.
DT - Given some of your sessions I reckon you are in PB shape. Remind me of your current PB?
YD - Good run there. I want a crack at my 5K time as well so I'm thinking of an Albert park trip myself. Whether I'll manage it before the year is out I'm not sure.
Simon - Sorry to hear about the injury, hopefully its nothing serious. Does sound like rest might be needed. Haha I'll let you know in due course
Fairly decent 5 mile race for me today and it was nice to unexpectedly bump into PRF and partner. Managed a finishing time of 29.06 which is a step up from the Leeds performance last weekend. Did think I was on for a sub 29 but a testing headwind in the last half mile took its toll. Went through 5k in 17.42 so I think I need to get down to a quick parkrun course and try and improve on my PB. I'm having a chat next week with the coach for plans over winter which I suspect will entail lots of threshold work and hill running. He thinks there is lots of work to do and lots of improvement to come so looking forward to getting stuck in!
YD – Good session that. You’ll certainly get strong doing those. Good spring targets as well which I reckon you will achieve,
Simon – I like the idea of a new coaching thread, I think you should do that.
Iower – Another vote for going easy with the ankle.
5 mile race for me tomorrow - conditions look like they should be decent so hoping for a slightly better performance than Leeds last weekend. My Leeds time predicts 29.23 according to macmillan. Improving on that is therefore the target and if I can have a crack at sub 29 all the better. In other news I’m starting a sports massage course in January. Hopefully with all my running contacts I can earn a bit on the side once I’m qualified!