Very unlucky Tom. Conditions clearly against you today and you did phenomenally well to finish. I hope you can focus on the positives in the next few days and look forward to smashing sub 3 in favourable conditions. Your target was 10,799 secs; you did 10,811. That's still an A* performance.
I was taken out by a couple of boisterous dogs today. Ran into me from behind. First thing I knew of it was when I was on my back, swearing. Spent most of the afternoon being patched up but hopefully no serious problems - just bruising and gashes. Good news is that I managed to pause my garmin within a couple of secs of hitting the deck!
Looks as if I might be the only one who finds some value in the race predictors! Fwiw, based on my 10m time from Friday this is what it comes up with using the age grading:
Distance - prediction - my current pb (year)
5k - 19.09 - 19.11 (2014)
10k - 39.49 - 39.41 (2014)
10m - 65.28 (2015)
HM - 1.27.01 - 1.27.02 (2015)
M - 3.01.27 - 3.06.30 (2012) (3.06.49 in 2014) both VLM
I tried to do 20 yesterday but was tired before I started (also did parkrun on Sat) and bailed after 17. Not ideal but I have done five 20+milers in the last couple of months, including 22 last Sunday, so will try to put it to the back of my mind!
Malcs - are you also at VLM? 15 looks a more sensible option after your Spitfire 20 last week.
Sorry, no experience of kinesiology tape Andy.
Great to hear you expect to be 100% for next week Tom. Hope the same will apply to you Steve when we get round to the 26th.
Tom - based on my age grading, I've always found them reasonably accurate. I use www.runningforfitness.org/calc/racepaces/rp
However, from previous observation and comments on these forums I know that quite a lot of faster guys over short distances struggle to hit their suggested marathon times. So treat with lots of caution. I'm guessing the predictor will suggest something like 2.45 for you but best to stick with the just under 3 plan!