2Old- my last run is today, just 10min @ MP with a short warm up... and that's that! The race plan is to go off at around 7.25 pace or just under and try not to slow down!
Last day at work today, working from home tomorrow morning and flying to Bilbao at 4pm. Hope the weather gods are with me this time and there will be no unscheduled landing in France like the last time...
Barry- yes... well wish it was true! I think it's since I moved to Suunto when runs get transferred form their app (equivalent to garmin connect) to strava strange things happen and mile splits come out a bit different from what my watch is showing. I had auto lap off and averaged just under 7mm for 25min so no way I was running at 6.22! Stupid technology!
Last round of intervals done last night- 2x 5min @ 6.50mm followed by 2x 3min @ 6.30mm. It didn't feel easy! 3m plod at lunch today and only 1 run left tomorrow. Eeeek!
Barry- fair enough with making up for the first mile... I just saw all those speedy miles in the middle! Agree with 2Old that the only other thing I can think of is the overall volume.
Free- how did it go yesterday?
Nell- some very speedy running there. Woosh! San Seb definitely much cooler than Valencia, at the moment around 10 degrees and possibly rain but that I can deal with. Does get windy sometimes though so that's something I'm currently obsessing about!
10m steady for me yesterday during which managed to run into a bike gate and bruise my leg... ouch... taper stupidity or what? 3m plod planned for after work. Getting nervous!
Free- good luck on Sunday what's the target? I will be operating within quite a narrow range... pb is 3:19. I would be over the moon if I got close to 3.15 so will probably set off at somewhere in low 7.20s and see how it goes. Anything from 3.15-3.18 will be good. The training has gone to plan but I have struggled to improve on shorter stuff AGAIN and my last half didn't show any improvement so it's a tough call. On the other hand I realise I was training very hard around that half with not much of a taper so maybe just wasn't fresh enough to run to my best ability (or so I'm telling myself...). I did manage 19m @ 7.25 in training a couple of weeks ago which makes me think that 3.15 is not completely unrealistic so will just have to see. Long answer to your question!
2Old- 10 day wait... how annoying!
Gym this morning and popping out for 25min tempo at lunch. It's a bit chilly out there today.