Sounds like a pretty successful day for the thread at Abo
Al-P awesome racing at the pointy end of a marathon, congrats on the podium & pb
Ryan - great run in the conditions, definitely a big pb in you on the right day
TickTock - very unlucky with the cold, real shame that. Still a great performance to bag a sub 3 given the illness
DrD Congrats on a huge pb & champs qualifying, that's some effort to do it solo.
TJB well done on the pb! Sounds like you nailed it & had a great day. Looing forward to you smashing that barrier next time.
Dan - well done on yet another sub 3, hope you have a good build up for Florence
LS21 - great performance, well deserved pb
Lev - cracking run, you're in fine form
Dachs - solid performance even if that sub 55 didn't happen. The start of the CP10 is a bit mad isn't it? The lack of chip timing creates panic & it's no surprise you passed several who had got themselves too high up
I didn't have a great day at the CP10, set off aiming for 57:30-58:00 however after a couple of miles I suspected wasn't on it & by 3.5 I knew it. I guess it just wasn't in the legs after GER, not down beat about it, a lesson learned that 2 big races in a week is too much for me.
So after I spent the majority of an unenjoyable 2nd half cursing myself I crossed the line in what I thought was 60 flat & set about forgetting it. To my surprise this morning looked at the results & saw I actually ran 59.00, so it wasn't quite as rubbish as I thought!
Thirsk yes I'm running Cabbage Patch 10 on Sunday, think i can get another race out of the knee without destroying it completely! I seem to get better the longer the distance is, I know a few runners who always beat me over 5 & 10k but once it gets to 10 miles & longer it seems to come back my way. I don't have great pace but I can stick relatively close to my top speed for quite a while.
I should probably give ultras a go, I think they would suit me. However I don't have the inclination.
CW - that's a nice MLR off the back of the weekends racing, don't think my legs would have liked it much.
I gave the depletion a go this year & I was very worried by how awful I felt after struggling to run 2 miles @ MP on the Wednesday, got home just about managed another non carb dinner & a shower before crawling into bed early. Luckily Marigold reassured me on these pages that all was ok & sure enough come race day I was on top form.
Thirsk - nice reps! Your current 10k is slightly quicker than mine but I wouldn't be able to keep up with you on that session. Hopefully with the right conditions you can make a big improvement at Leeds
TJB - Would love to see you bag a sub 3, setting off at 6.50's sounds very wise. Best of luck to all the rest at abo too, DanA, Dr Dave Al_P, Ryan
Plodtatstic week for me so far. Unsurprisingly my knee wasn't too happy on Monday but managed a very slow 4 miles to try & ease the general stiffness. another 6 mile plod on Tuesday & a more steady 8 last night & the knee was much happier than Monday. Back to plodding for the rest of the week with a few strides thrown in.
CW - I missed a trick there! I think I was taking a turn at the front of my group as we hit halfway before returning to the back of it, I could have doubled my number of passes had I thought it through! Interesting how the difference between a slight positive or negative is perceived by feel