Iower - Go easy on the niggle. Do you suffer from tight calves at all?
TR - Yes I reckon it could be that. I've had similar after cramp.
Velloo - Good session. LT work is always tough.
Decent session tonight of 3x2 miles @HMP with 2 min recoveries. Average pace of session 6.08s. Eased into first block and picked pace up over second two. Felt nice and controlled throughout though was starting to wok hard in last mile. Hopefully I can be close to that pace come GNR in a few weeks time.
TR - Thanks, I've got a 10 mile race on the date of Wetherby but I might do Scarborough again as I can always combine it with a trip home. I did run Bridlington once but dropped out a half way. First half was fairly hilly as I remember but I believe the 2nd half is predominantly down. Fairly pleasant rolling roads and decent organisation etc as far as I can recall. Good luck with the 5k tomorrow.
Dan – Nice long run there and good pace for the MP section.
DT – Hope the niggle improves quickly. I felt pretty knackered at about that point of coaching as well. Sensible that you have a couple of cutback weeks. I did feel when they coached me they worked me too hard and that I probably crossed the line to overtraining during that period
My PB is from last May so ages ago basically! I was fit enough to improve on it at last year’s Abbey Dash in November but had a poor run and missed by 1 second. I reckon I’m definitely back in shape to improve upon it now so hopefully that will be the case come autumn. Anyone know of any quick 10ks later in the year apart from Leeds? Preferably within reasonable distance of Newcastle.
I had a good run out at the Darlington 10k this morning. Thankfully dodged the worst of the forecast weather and conditions were pretty ok all things considered. It is one of those rolling courses where there are no proper hills as such but there's virtually no flat either. It's modest ups and downs the whole way. Ended up running 36.51 which is a few seconds shy of a PB but a big improvement on last year's time of 37.35. Given my Abbey Dash time last year was 50 seconds quicker than this race I think I've got a really good chance of going sub 36 there this time.