Dachs - congrats on the PB. the 3rd lap is always the hardest, and to be honest thats where PBs are lost or gained. they have to feel harder than the previous 2 laps but in truth you are only keeping pace.
dachs there was a 16yr old who ran 14.28 over 5k last weekend at BMC.
hopefully all health related issues come back clean for SG and ric.
curtain call on track season for me last night, 800m. plan was to pb but it didnt go to plan. i put down 1.57 with a view that the front markers would go through 400 in 57/58 but they went through in 60. there was a increase in pace at 500 but i felt leggy. a few get away and i hold the bend as hard as i can and ready myself for a kick finish. into the last 100 and i kick. its difficult to say if im speeding up or if im not fading like the rest of the field but i manage to go from 5th to 2nd in the last 50. i cross the line knowing it wasnt even a sub 2. later i find it was a SB but a 2.00.48. Meh!!!
Disappointing not to close out on a PB and in truth i felt like i could go 1.58 last night but i think the last 11 days finaly caught up with me. 2 races in lyon and then the big PB on saturday have left my legs heavy...also factoring in the abuse via beer and unhealthy food my body has taken since.
anyway its been a good track season and now a break and move into winter/XC mileage
Bmc Grand Prix 1500 for me this evening. Last 1500m of the season and I had 3 various goals in mind. A pb, beating 4.02.80 (to regain 2nd spot in the UK rankings) or to go sub 4. lets just say I haven't exactly looked after myself post Lyon so sub 4 was a stretch. but the plan was to go out at that pace and see what happens.
gun goes and I get to the front as I want the inside lane, the pace maker and a few racers get ahead but I'm cool with that. I'm not here to win, I'm here for a pb. Through 400 in 64. felt ok. Focus on the guys in front and an uneventful lap gets me to 800 in 2.08. So far so good.
I make a small move on the inside to wake my legs up a bit and working hard now. Hit the bell in 2.59. I am now feeling the excesses of the past week and my legs feel dead. I'm knackered! I struggle for the next 200 and lose a few places. At 200 to go I try and get going but nothing!
I hold the guys in front then into the last 100 and I try to kick. Thankfully I respond, and hard overtaking about 5 in the last straight. I finish strong crossing the line in 4.01.91. A pb of over 3 secs and 5 secs faster than I did in last weeks final. And more importantly back to 2nd in the UK rankings.
so that's 1500m done for another yr. an 800 on Tuesday then it's putting the track spikes away and digging out the XC spikes boo!