PMJ: I'll be looking for a sub-42. I've done a sub-42 once in training but never in a race.
I've rarely raced 10k so my PB isn't as impressive as some on here. I set my 42.37 PB around the lake at the Dorney Dash in 2007. I did it last year but was injured and only managed a 44.03. Really looking forward to giving it a go this year.
Hi Guys! Have barely looked at running sites for the last 6 weeks or so, just the odd lurk but I have been ticking over with around 3 runs per week. Not done anything longer than 7 miles since the Brighton marathon so best get my arse in gear for the Thames half which I'll be entering for October. 82 miles for June is low for you lot but my best for 5 years!!
Have also entered the Dorney Dash 10k for the end of July. Any southerners on here doing that one? I feel a PB coming on.
Have concentrated on running hilly routes and doing track sessions. It appears to be working as I ran an 800 split in 2.57 last week which is a PB for me. Extra pleased as the split was in the second half of a 2,4,8,8,4,2, pyramid type session.
Hope all is well with everyone. Time to read back...
FINgers: My road shoes are always Asics. Currently I have the GT2000 shoes for most road running including races and Kayano 14 for the LSRs (extra cushioning).
On the trails I have a pair of Adidas Kanadia. They look great and work a treat. I was a little apprehensive about changing brand but I got a really good deal and fortunately they feel comfortable and perform well. A friend has gone for some Salomon trail shoes, he says they’re great while others have said that the more specialist Inov8 trailers do the business. Stick to the main brands and you can’t go wrong.
Did a brutal track session at lunchtime. Alternated between 200 and 400 metre efforts with 200m recoveries – did 5 sets of both. I bashed the ribs in my chest playing football last week and they really bl00dy hurt! Nice bruising and plenty of pain in the chest, under the arm and travelling into the back. Ouch!
Today I could do reps with the pain but had to do a walking rather than light jog recovery before setting off on another pain fest. The walks were around 2 mins which meant my HR was nice and low and was then able to do a quality rep. Did my best 400 rep for any interval session posting a time of 1.21 on the penultimate circuit. I seem to be improving.
I think a weekend off is in order to try and get these ribs sorted.
One of the things I enjoy post-marathon is my return to football. made a triumphant return last Thursday but took a cracking knock in the ribs on the right chest area. Nice yellow bruise coming out and it really bl00dy hurts.
It meant I had to bin weekend running and ended up on the treadmill at the gym last night, Despite the pain I managed to set a treadmill PB for 5k with a 19.08 which is 6.09 pace. that's a whopping 41 seconds off my previous best set in February. That's quite good for me.
It also means I really should get off my lazy arse and get out to do a Parkrun one Saturday soon and see if I can get a sub-20 5k (have never raced a 5k before) but I just can't motivate myself out of bed!!