Good running (and especially racing folks), you really have got to make the most of it while the weathers so good.
Trafford 10K for me this morning, did this event last year too and its a corker. Great organisation, course is flat enough and the standard is top-notch. Was won in 28:50s today in a field which also boasted a couple of Olympians.
Managed a new PB of 36:09 which I'm well chuffed with (previous was 37:40 but had since managed 36:26 in training), although to be honest I didn't feel I had a great run. The first 1K was pretty crowded and I never seemed to get into a constant rhythm.
So it's all roads lead to Milan for me now, four weeks today. Last big week coming up before taper time, a couple of long runs of 21-23m and 18m and a 'proceed with caution' approach for the next 28 days. I'm desperate for that Sub Three....
That's utter utter $hite Dan, really sorry to hear it, I can only imagine how gutted you must be.
Steady 8K plod for me this morning, paced 25 mins at Parkrun, nice to meet Wardi there too. I know Pacers are there for a reason but some people really do attach themselves to you. Had a bloke this morning literally running shoulder-to-shoulder with me for the majority of the run, really unnecessary given the amount of space and sparseness of runners. He came within an inch of taking flooring a ten-year old in the process....
Trafford 10K for me in the morning, so up early doors for breakfast at 5.30am then I'll be on the road for 6.30 for a 9.30 start (like to be there early). Hoping for a decent run after a mini-mini taper this week, race PB is 37:40 but have since run 36:26 in training so anything around there would do me nicely.
Wardi - Aye pacemaking duties in the morning (giving Wimbledon a miss), got the Trafford 10K on Sunday so always use Parkrun as a 'loosener' the day before a race. I'm useless with faces/names so please say hello!
With the exception of the weekend of the Brass Monkey back in January, I've not missed a Saturday long run since the start of December, been hitting 21s since the start of the year so certainly don't have any to catch up on. So scale next Saturdays run back to 21/22? Thanks for the advice on her guys, much appreciated!
Cheers Bainspj, Cheerful Dave and CharlieW, will take all the advice on board. Would you guys consider 23miles too much three weeks out? Bring it down to 21/22 perhaps? If I could hit the pace it'd be a great psychological boost but would the physical benefits be worth the risk?