Did an "easy" 13.1 miles home from work last night. Legs feel ok today, bit sniffly though.
I've had a garmin forerunner 410 since summer 2011, no complaints, except about six months ago the blue backlight stopped working. Can't figure out how to fix it. Makes it a bit hard to see when running at night, but apart from that, it's ok. Battery can be a bit temperamental (purports to be still fully charged several days after being plugged in, then dies).
Finally managed a parkrun PB at the weekend, 21:53, knocking just over a minute off my time from a year ago. Decided that my pacing was wrong, so instead of going out steadily and trying to run fast but "in control", I raced off hard, and tried to hang on. Flagged in the second half, but still enough to get my first sub 22, which I was delighted with.
I'll be starting the long road to Manchester marathon next week, following an 18week Pfitzsinger and Douglas plan, so I guess won't be running particularly fast for a while, but hopefully I can have a crack at a 10k and a HM in the lead up, and bag a couple of new PBs too
Well done Northender. Is that an all time parkrun PB, or just the fastest time when it's been sub-zero? I love all the different types of PB that runners can have
I managed to knock a minute off my PB at parkrun on saturday, with a 21:53, which I was pretty pleased with. After 3 recent parkruns, the closest being 10s slower than my PB from over a year ago, I was beginning to think i'd peaked.
It occured to me that I was probably being too conservative for the 5k, pacing it like I would a marathon, only at a faster pace, i.e. trying to be "in control" all the way round, and keep something in the tank, so I can finish fast. This time i ran without a watch and went out hard (for me) and tried to hang on.
LFR, in my (limited) experience, properly waterproof means it also gets pretty hot and stick inside. Maybe a really fancy jacket can both "breathe" and yet stop rain coming in, but i've not found one that does that
When it's really cold I do wear sleeves, and a light running jacket to keep the wind off. but if it's bucketing down, i'll get wet. If it's both wet AND windy, well, that just sucks