Max - fully agree. "that looks a tough session i wont do it and do some 800s or a steady run instead" wouldnt wash with any of the coach's i have ever had.
Rob - the damage a man of your pace could do in that age category is frightening. surely one of the top v50s around. is that aston an early birthday present? Oh and yes that 3 day training session is mental!
dachs - superb session. you train at a higher level than i seem to and i hope it translates into the PBs it deserves. that sessions looks perfect. a classic straight out of daniels and most 10k elite training plans. i guess any session thats not a mass repetition of 10m at 6.45 pace will look odd to some
Aldershot relay boys - save some for the national finals will be good to have a race against some of you, particularly Super Samir. Im not doing the midlands as im currently in India. Not eating an awful lot but the beer is good. Onto singapore then Shanghai over the next week so reckon i will eat better there. The day after i return is the Notts Half marathon which im hoping to go round as some sort of long threshold type session. Should be interesting.
bob - occasionally a good race is one that consolidates your recent PBs by getting close. this is one of those days. im sure you would have broken the mile pb today if it was your only race but the 800 was in your legs which is why lap 3 had the fade. considering the conditions you should still be chuffed with getting so close. it wont feel like it at the moment but today was a good day.
dachs - Great race, congrats. you are in a good place at the moment. Milk this form & get a couple of 10ks in.
fast looking sessions from Matt and SS too. And a bike ride from Bus that i dont really understand other than it sounds tough, hilly and would probably break me.
im still in base period averaging 60 mile weeks recently. running nice and slow. hoping to come out of this soon as its a bit dull. could do with a few races even if i wont be at top speed and limited speed work. Have some work travel coming up soon to india & Shanghai about 10 days in total. Will watch my weight this time but looks like it will be lots of treadmill running.