PRF - Good luck tomorrow. Looks like conditions will be perfect - cool and virtually no wind. I fully expect a PB
DT - How long has your injury been bothering you for now?
So parkrun for me this morning. Plan was to go all out for a PB following a decent outing in the club handicap earlier in the week. Conditions although rather breezy were much better than the strong winds of midweek. Again went for the tactics of a fast first mile and then trying to hang on. Tried to tack onto the first 2 runners but they had a bit of gap of a few metres which I couldn't close. Still I focused on not letting the gap grow too much which it didn't. Somewhere around 2 miles I caught second place and moved past. However he got a second wind and went back past me with about 600m to go. He managed to put 12 or so seconds between us . Time for me was 17.22 which is a 10 second PB. Happy with that although it felt like one of those races where you aren't really on it and just have to grind it out. I think midweek was a better run despite being a slower time. Splits were 5.29 for first mile and then just over 5.40 for the next 2. Bit at the end was 5.59 pace so was obviously running on fumes by then! Pretty rare not to be able to pick up the pace in the finish!!
Alehouse/ Dan - Good advice, parkrun penciled in for Sat!
DT - Sounds like progress. Fingers crossed you keep moving in the right direction. Yeah I did report on GNR. Ran 81.50 with a pretty bad cold which didn't seem to affect my time too much but certainly affected my recovery!
DT - Hope the test run produces no problems in the morning.
Alehosue - Looks like some solid miles there.
Chubby - Stick it out, a good patch will no doubt be just around the corner.
I'm another one who has been struggling a bit recently hence the lack of posting. I think racing the GNR when unwell really knocked me for 6. However something of a revival tonight. 17.32 in the club handicap 5K equaling my PB. First one of the series so a straight race and properly measured PO10 course. Was great fun racing all the people I train with, extra motivation to try and beat people! Pretty windy tonight so I reckon there's a 17.15 in the legs right now.
DT – Very frustrating for you. What are your thoughts on the coaching overall? I have to say I’m beginning to wonder if their schedules are simply too tough. You’ve ended up injured, I ended up over trained, one of my mates who is coached by them is out with a stress fracture. It might be ok doing 3 hard sessions a week if you are a 2.17 marathoner but for us mere mortals perhaps it’s too much.
DT – That’s rubbish news. Hopefully the physio appointment went well and it’s just a minor setback.
It’s been a very easy week for me so far. A couple of easy 10ks so far and that’s it. I think experience has taught me halfs need more recovery than you might think. Will do a few easy miles tonight and depending on how the legs feel possibly have a crack at a parkrun time tomorrow.