Thats some pace for mile reps, I'll keep a note and try and get down near those times as Id like to get my 10k pace down in the new year once the marathons are done with this year!
No races for me until Portglenone 5k in a few weeks time, then Berlin and Dublin - i'd quite like to find a half to do before berlin, but I think at this stage a long run might be better for the confidence
Beetle - thanks, glad to hear you're getting there with the training, a 23 a week after a half is some training, well done on that, cant be too many more big runs to go now?
Nicole - solid half (if not quite a half!) and as you say its good for working out pacing for berlin, less than 5 weeks now!
Stephen - Very sorry for your loss, as you say it puts all our training worries into perspective, and glad we are all able to get to berlin in the first place - thoughts with yourself and the family this week.
Yeah I checked my garmin stats for berlin in 2013 I got 26.45 and last year I ran 26.5! Definitely adds a few minutes to the time, as much as that may be the watch being out, its definitely tough to stick to the blue lines due to the amount of crowding.
Got myself 8 miles MP last night, tougher than i had hoped, but then it was 2 days after a 20mile run, thinking my goal time of 3.45 might be a little out of reach but as Stephen says, most important couple of weeks coming up so hopefully that pace starts to feel a bit easier, I've stopped the hill training now and just running long runs, tempo and MP runs for the next 4 weeks, with the rest of the week all easy runs, at whatever pace feels easy on the day.