Lou - that's true. It was the perfect pace for me but must have been a bit slow for some of the faster lads. Though there were 5 groups in total and our group did split in 2 at half way so most people should have been roughly working at the right pace.
Muddy – Yes I think that’s the idea. Though its great mental training as well because it teaches you that you can pick up the pace even when you are already hurting. The group was running at roughly 6m/m as a whole and the whole thing averaged out at 5.56.
Interesting comments re the track. The track is obviously theoretically faster than the road but I don’t think this manifests itself until you’ve got the experience. I’m really keen to try a 3000 this year if I can find an open race to enter.
Lou – Sounds a decent session. I always find it best not to pay too much attention to pace when it’s like that.
Muddy – Great stuff and no doubt more to come as well. I’m also interested in how you found the track compared to the road?
Madbee – Well toughed out. Nothing worse than having to get yourself through a long race when the heart isn’t in it.
Tommy – Superb stuff on the sub 40 and done very comfortably too. More to come I’m sure.
Lou – Sounds like a couple of decent races from you. I’m guessing you will be flying round on a flat course at a standard distance.
Good threshold session with the club last night. 24 mins Indian file where you sprint to the front once you reach the back of the line. Makes it really tough when you are digging deep in the last mile and absolutely don’t want to have to up your pace. Of course you don’t want to get dropped so that keeps you true!
Skinny – Great effort on the silverware. Hopefully you’ve not lost too much fitness during your enforced break.
Muddy – I believe you were 6th out of about 4000 runners. Brilliant stuff and it would have been even better without the fall. This when you aren’t even at full fitness!
DT – Good luck with the new plan. Hopefully the change of emphasis will spark some improvement.
I had a 10k race on Sunday but dropped out as I wasn’t feeling too good. However as of yesterday I’ve now started on a 13 week plan leading up to the GNR. I’ve got a good idea of the sessions I want to do but I’ve not penned anything in as I’ll run with the club wherever a session is close to what I’m looking to do. Basic plan is more miles, lots of threshold, some hills and adding in HMP at the end of some long runs. Will do a bit of Vo2 max work to sharpen up closer to race day as well (But I think I’ve done too much of that type of training recently so it will be low priority). I’ve got 2 weeks before I go on hols for a week. So I’m planning to hit a couple of big weeks before then.