Rather than mull over the disappointment of not being a heat performer on Saturday,I ran again yesterday. Met a mate who is training for Bournemouth mara and was on a long run. His route took him past my house so I joined him for the middle part of the run, 10 miles were planned for me.
We mucked about with the route and I ended up doing 12 miles, longest run since April and my mate commented on how strong I ran. We varied the pace and attacked the hills. The temperature when I left home was 23 degrees and felt a lot cooler than the race on Saturday. Just goes to show how much the heat takes out of me.
A good base is forming and the plan now is to do the Thames Half Marathon in October. That should test where my fitness is before the autumn/winter marathon training.
Nice to meet you today PMJ. The heat did for me today. A disappointing 43.02 yet recent training suggests a sub 42 and comfy PB would have been on in slightly cooler conditions. Finished 87th in a 850+ field so the heat must have taken its toll on many. Lots of ambulance activity too, I hope all those that needed attention went home safe and well.
Still, looking for positives, this is the best shape I've been in for this time of year for many years as I seek to build a solid base upon which to build for the winger Brighton mara campaign.
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...