Just a quick on to say I ran 36:22 according to my watch. Half way in 17:59 feeling in control but legs faded a bit, breathing very easy though, I guess that's typical for someone in the middle heavy mileage. Pretty happy with the outcome considering how I felt during the week. 12.5miles for the day with warm up/cool down.
Nice to meet Alehouse as well. Sorry I couldn't stay for a longer chin wag but the wife had a 3 year old on her hands and wanted to get away!
On the club front, I don't think it's as simple as just joining the new club and away you go. I could be wrong, but when changing clubs there might be period where you cannot compete for your new club, say a couple of months. Though you can still race, certainly as an unattached runner, not sure you can still run for your old club once you have put the papers in to leave. When you approach your new club speak to the secretary, he/she will know the ins and outs.
Great report DT. Loving the loo hogging, sure you weren’t up to anything else in there? Serious question, how did you feel running having just eaten a banana? I struggle if I eat so close to a run, but you may not. Also note how you felt when taking a gel, I think I might struggle to take on energy during the race and worry about turning my stomach over mid race. Food for thought, scuse the pun!
Great Alehouse, I will keep an eye out for you.
Shame about the selection Duck, you never know a place might open up for one reason or another. It would be a shame to miss out on another year of MD development.
My legs are officially mashed, so that’s my excuse in for tomorrow’s race. Plan is to ignore the watch and just run the thing and see what comes out. I have been doing much more running to feel lately and my pacing is improving. I did a light MP session on Wednesday, didn’t look at my watch other than to check the distance so I knew when to turn back and do the MP section, all the splits were within 5 seconds of each other on the way back. I think that will be the best approach when expecting to race under par, just concentrate on the effort.
Anyway, this week has felt a struggle again, today’s 6 miler was a hard with lots of aches and pains. All being well I will hit 65 miles for the week though, including a 5m MP test, a hard 10k effort and an 19mile long run over the moors.
Me V- yes have been thinking about it quite a bit, but I don't think I can make any sensible judgments on what it should be until I have a race and some longer tempos under my belt. I have a 10k race on Friday and first proper MP tempo next week, so ask me next week and I might give you a figure. Though I can say with some confidence that MP will be faster than 6:50 per mile and slower than 6:15 per mile
DT - thanks for the insight, I must remember that the first 10 k should feel a doddle. All being well I will arrive at 15 miles feeling like the race is just starting and won't feel like it has finished at 20 miles. Easier said than done, no doubt!