OO, say congrats to young OO, good outing there. Does she ever train with you? My eldest is a runner but a sprinter so we sometimes train together but it is highly contrived so she drives us out to the session and afterwards I run back to get the miles in.
Thanks for the pointers on cadence, especially Bike It. Need to read up on ligaments.
Gul, Mablethorpe countdown says 5 days, 2 hours, 5:58 at the moment. Do you have a short MP session planned in the next few days?
Thinking of doing the Bath half marathon. Good time to prepare for it, lots of over taking which I like as it's 2 laps and spoilt for competition. Sounds perfect too me.
Phil, I might be better at the 5 mile distance with a time of 26:40, but I simply enjoy the HM a lot more so I will make that my main distance regardless. Running would be my dream job and it looks like the only way that's gonner happen is if I pull out shock performances like that 5 mile race. Those performance will come again (hopefully in a half).
The 5 mile race was not a shock. 26:40 for 5 miles is 80.9% WAVA and predicts 16:07 for 5k which isn't that much faster than your best parkrun. It probably is your best run to date but nothing way out of line with your other runs. It does, however, say you have the potential to go sub-75 for the half but it is just the potential. At the moment, yo seem dead set not to deliver to your potential. 75 for half is about 5:45 pace and low 16s for 5k is about 5:15 pace. There is a massive difference between 5:45 and 5:15 pace. If you start a half at 5:15 pace then you are not going to hit 75.
Philip...i think you guaranteed i wouldnt break 69 but put a gave me the full 59 secs aswell so sub 70. not that i remember these things but i think there is a bottle of fizz on it too i think you will be safe but perhaps i will get close enough over the next fews years
But that was when you hadn't beaten 80. Now you are so close to 73 as makes no difference, I have to move the target. 5 V40 went sub 70 last year so it is still a fairly exclusive club, only one sub 69.