SImon - bad news re your 1500 in the wind...do you have any more planned? or are you turning to XC?
regards spikes. if the total volume is less than 1mile i will wear my spikes. otherwise it can bring on injuries for me...the youngsters have no problems so im sure its an old mans problem. Wearing spikes makes you faster, your style changes and you are more up on your toes.
Simon, Not me unfortunately. Ran awful in the wind on sat ...4.12.79 for 1500. Slowest this yr and an 8 sec drop from a few weeks ago Whilst it was windy I really pushed the pace and was stunned to hear the time. Made a little more sense as Sunday fell ill to man flu and only just recovered Today. no chance to travel to Watford tonight. good luck chaps...weather looks good for fast times
nice ambitious target CC. to get fast you have to run fast... but as you say when doing them with proper long recovery that they have to be done eye balls out. i wouldnt feel bad about missing the original target...that will come the more of them you do and getting used to working at that pace.
i might be at watford but i will be chasing the 1500m. (though if i did come down after my race i could pace you for 4 laps or so on 70s to get you going towards a sub 9? and i can watch the rest of the race curled up knackered on the side)
i have a race this sat and potentially a race on tuesday and the following sat. so depends how i go and weather reports to decide if i do the long drive down to watford)