PRF I went to Night of 10,000m PBs last year and it was great. Gutted to miss it this year due to a double booking.
Ha ha, yes, Ducks can fly!
Ratzer! Quick, somebody say something unscientific and he'll be drawn in and never leave. Erm, I heard that homeopathy can help shin splints.
alehouse still being consistent? How is the acilles these days?
Blimey, DT. Sounds scary. Take care.
Mr V! Still tall I see. I always get told I'm at an advantage cos of long legs.
Dr Dan and iower tri-ing hard?
YD/TR/Artist Nice to see you're running respectable middle distances If I can stay injury-free for a month maybe we could have a trackdown smackdown!
As for me I keep getting injured by stupid things (kicking a football caused a hip injury and completely ruined 2014, slipped off curb and twisted ankle and ruined achilles last year), then illness and family tragedy meant that this year ended up being a write off. Gonna get back on the track with a vengeance as a V40 next summer.
In brighter news I work full time as a coach and trainer now. Getting paid for running! Also launching a running-related web site in a couple of months. Not much of my life isn't running these days.
Ugh. Such bad luck. I reckon it's worth easing back into things and pushing target race period back a bit. No point overdoing things or chasing PBs when run down. By all means race if it takes your fancy but I wouldn't get overly concerned with performance right now.
WJH, I will probably check out Winchester at some point, but am very busy now for the summer either racing or officiating or on duties at Nonsuch most Saturdays
Duck, some great performances there. Sub-17
TR, sorry if you've said before, but how have you calculated MP? Interesting study you link to, That's another one for me to put in my armory for next time somebody starts banging on about antioxidants.
Mr V, I would have though you'd be OK maintaining that pace for your 10k if you have some people around you.
I've just found out that the Surrey Masters Champs now have standards for medals. I.e. regardless of position you have to achieve these times to get a medal: 800: 2:08; 1500: 4:25; 5000: 16:20. I think I will give the whole thing a miss - I go to races to race, not to time trial.
I should have emphasised before, but the gentle downhills are essential. You're basically forcing yourself to run a bit faster - or at least to have the legs turning over faster - than you could on the flat.
Any stiffness after that session? You should be recruiting different muscle groups so I wouldn't be surprised.