A bit hectic here preparing for going off on holiday tomorrow. Nice MLR last night, weather cool, not humid and legs in the mood so averaged 7:19 with last half at 7:06 - pleased!
PP - best of luck at the Masters. Jools, nice 3K race. CW - unbelievable! DanA, fantastic backdrop for some serious training. Great workout from TT. Likewise Muss, and if you want my advice, run round the block on Sunday. A phone call when you're 11 miles from home won't do you much good! Unless of course you run towards the maternity hospital...!
TickTock - Congratulations on (a) completing 50 miles and (b) finishing 2nd! Awesome.
Jools, nicely done, congratulations on the win. Shoe vouchers are as good as cash in our game!
As for myself well I had the final race of my 3 race series in Luton today - the 10K (first two races were 5M and 5K respectively). I had re-arranged my week to try and accommodate the race which meant I hit 63 miles pre-race including 12 Friday and 16 Saturday. So I wasn't expecting greatness! I had no idea about the course, and to be honest it's just as well because there is a bar-steward of a hill between 1.0 and 1.5 mi which would have got into my head before I'd even started if I'd known about it. Going into the race I knew I had a decent shot at 1st V40 series prize and a slim possibility of 3rd overall in the series (I was sitting in 4th overall and 1st V40 going into the race). I spotted the V40 rival and the guy I thought was in 3rd at the start so knew what I had to do. Straight from the off the guy I thought was in 3rd disappeared into the distance and the V40 was behind me. So I thought I'd settle for a V40 prize and was cruising relatively speaking until the killer hill. After that I just hung on for dear life and tried (successfully) not to get passed. I caught up a guy in front who was clearly a quick runner but struggled on the hills, he stopped and walked 3 times which says it all. Fell over the line in an embarrassingly bad time, it was sub-40, let's just leave it at that. Met up with the family and at that point my wife pointed out a runner and asked "was he the guy in 2nd in the series?" I said yes I thought so and she said he hadn't run the race! So long story very much not short, despite a terrible performance today, I took 3rd Male overall in the series. Nice trophy but no cash or shoe vouchers alas.
That is my last race for a couple of months and I think that's just as well, 4 races in 3 weeks has taken it out of me. Time to concentrate on the longer slower stuff again thank goodness.
PP - awesome pacing yet again, and congratulations on the PB, plus MsPP winning and the team prizes: quite a bag! Incidentally, when I hover the cursor over your picture above my browser says "click image to view full size". Surely that ought to come with a "graphic content" warning?!?
14M MLR @ 7:23min/mi on Wednesday. Quite pleased with the ease of that this early in the campaign. 11M tonight so will see if I can improve a bit.
Jools, you're flying - surely there's a 5K PB in the offing if you're going sub-18 in training?!?
10M with 5M LT for me yesterday, averaging 6:22 for the LT miles. I'll take that after Sunday's race, even though it's probably below LT, more like HMP. Besides which, looking back over all my LT runs in the last P&D campaign, 6:22 would actually rank as one of my best.
Well the 5K didn't go that well! I think this week was just a bit much for me and my legs didn't feel like doing the decent thing. I put much more effort in than Wednesday's race, in fact I was done for when I crossed the line yet found I'd ran about 2s/km slower than 10K pace! So 18:46 for 5K which is a PB since I haven't run a proper 5K for years but is slower than my 5K split in 3 recent longer races!
Added a 16M long run later in the afternoon just to batter my body still further. I feel a day off tomorrow is warranted.
Muss - from Strava it looks like you were on holiday in the same place we were! I did a bit of beach running myself while there but mostly ran along the coastal path.