Have had the best weekend of racing - ever! 30th in the cross country yesterday - my best position in the four league races and managed to beat a rival club lady who I'd been getting closer and closer to over the series!
Today's 10k didn't have the best of starts when half a mile into my warm up (I was running the 2.5 miles from my house to the race) I realised I had forgotten to attach my chip to my shoe! I had to turn back, pick up the chip and then jump into the car and hope I could find a parking space and get to the start in time! Made it! And got a shiny new PB for my troubles! A huge 4 minute PB! I feel on top of the world!!
Congratulations to McFlooze too who I met at the finish!
Sorry to hear that Tom. I had to use the 12 week plan for Paris last year after suffering a stress fracture. Easier said than done but you just need to be patient. I did lots of swimming to try and compensate. Stopped me from going completely mad!
McF - I have great respect for your buggy running. I pushed my youngest daughter around parkrun for nearly 2 years and that was hard enough at times. She was made to run/walk once she had her 5th birthday as it didn't seem right to be pushing her around at that age! Plus she was getting heavy!
I certainly regretted my decision to go back to wearing shorts and a t-shirt (rather than long trousers and long sleeved top) when I ran this morning! Brrrrrr! My hands were so cold when I got home I had to step out of my HR monitor as I couldn't undo the claspy thing!
6 miles with 1200m @ 10k RP. Hit the right pace but not sure what this really tells me as regards being able to string 6.2 miles together at that pace on Sunday!
I didn't like the MLR's - probably because they took me so long that I had to get up too early to get them done.
I have strayed off Haad a little over the last couple of months while trying to improve my 5k times but apart from one interval session a week all my other runs have been done to HR. When I started using HR I struggled to run 10:30m/m pace and now my easy running pace is coming out at 9:50m/m(approx 72% maxHR). I am very happy with that so thank you to you guys for helping me out at the start!
I have a couple of 10k's coming up then I'll be doing more easy running and trying to get down to an easy running pace of 9:30m/m.