Chickadee - a big mileage weekend from you. I think it could be a Gemany v Argentina final
Kiwi - great progress. I hope the hurt knee is just a temporary setback
Pinklady - well toughed out. We all have races like that. You will bounce back!
Cooks -nice racing double. That's a good time for the 15 mile race
Barry - fantastic performance. You must be chuffed to bits with the sub 90. It does sound a bit like some of my races!
I had a 10k race on Friday evening. It's a 2 lap course with a few short uphills and a longer gentle downhill section. I finished in 40:32 with splits of 6:29, 6:30, 6:31, 6:48, 6:39, 6:17 and 5:41 for the last 0.22m.The 3rd mile is the most disappointing as it's mainly flat with a bit of downhill. Overall though I am happy enough and finished strongly.
Chickadee - well done on toughing out the 11 mile run
kfc - hopefully the few days rest will ease the foot. Great news about your mum.
Freemers - good running over the weekend. Enjoy your weekend away.
O4S - hopefully not a stress fracture. Take it easy until you get a proper diagnosis. Enjoy the tdf.
Barry - the cross training is working well for you. I am looking forward to see how the half marathon goes.
Track session on Tuesday night was 6 x 800m. Very hard work but these are the sessions I need to do to improve my 5k times. A very easy 40 minute run last night and resting up tonight with just the cycle commute home. I have a 10k race tomorrow evening. It has a few hills to tackle so definitely not a pb course. The target will be a sub 41.
Nell - you are getting some good runs in. Enjoy your hols.
Dubai Dave - tough sounding 11k. Enjoy Spain.
Chickadee - the free beer makes up for the pain of a 6k. Good work on the 17.5m run.
Barry - smokin' parkrun time. Thats a massive pb over 5k. I hope they can sort out the results.
kfc - another great weekend from you- 2nd lady in a 5m trail race and a 20 mile run. Well done on both!
Thanks for all the advice on the 5k pacing.
I had a half marathon on Friday night. It's a fairly hilly course with a lot of uphill from 2 miles to just beyond the 4m point and then a mile long uphill at 10 miles. I started off with the 1:30 pacers and the plan was to try to stay with the group for as long as I could. We got to the top of the hills at about 4.5m pretty much on pace and as I feeling good I decided to push on and moved slightly ahead of the pacers. This part of the course is undulating but with more downhill than uphill. I was now running by myself with the pacers about 15 seconds behind and the next group about 20 seconds in front. I got to half way in 44:48 and was running fairly consistent splits. My pace dropped off a bit on mile 10 and I could hear the pacers getting closer and about half way up the hill on mile 11 they came past. The big group had now came down to the 2 pacers and 2 others. They offered words of encouragement and I tried to dig in but they were soon about 15 seconds ahead. Just as I approaching the top of the hill 2 other runners caught me up but this time I was able to hang on to them. After the hill there is a downhill section for just over a mile. I worked with the other 2 guys and at mile 12 we realised there was still a chance of a sub 1:30. The 3 of us pushed on taking turns at the front and on my watch we clocked a 6:24 mile 13. It was then a dash for the line which I crossed in 1:29:23.