14.12 is some bloody going, as is Alehouses 'pretty average' 14.48. I wish I was pretty average!
For some reason I can't post on here from my phone so I'm buggered as I'm away every week. I can log in but as soon as I go to reply it kicks me back out???
Them short sessions look brutal to me. Probably because I don't think I possess any 800/1500m speed/paces. If I duck under 70 for 400 I'm doing well!
I'm due to be in SC's race at the Highgate 10000m on sat but looking like a DNS. Raced on Sunday at the Calderdale way relay which is a pairs event over 50odd miles in Yorkshire. Mostly fell terrain with a bit of road and we was on the first leg at 10.8 miles. I asked the team manager to pair me with a lad who has really improved over the last year as I wanted a hard run and to win the leg.
He gave me a right kicking which meant we won the leg finishing just over 30 secs in front of 2nd. Pleased as the other were pretty handy, one being a junior fell champ and 8.35 3000 recently and the other is always In the mix at fell races.
Ripped my feet to bits as I wore some brand new trainers as my others were in pieces. Not been able to walk properly, nevermind run. Wounds are still seeping at the min as those on FB will have seen. A right arse of a trip today as I left Cambridge at 5am, drove the 200 miles home and now about to set off to london as I'm at the brother in laws til Sunday. Think I have to withdraw if I can't run so will leave it til tomorrow to decide but will most likely still head over to watch if the forecast picks up.
Likewise Bus. Looks like the miles in the lakes payed dividends. I've had my arsenal kicked the last couple of times I've turned up hoping to do a bit of a pot hunt. The young whippets seem to turn out in force!
How come no running Ric, injured?
I went to do some mile reps on the yesterday. Had planned on 6 x 1 mile off 1 min. I managed the first in 5.08 then although I was on target for something similar on rep 2 I had nothing in my legs so canned it at 1200m. Then the self doubt starts and I wondered if I was just being a big shithouse.
I jogged a couple of miles then realised that I prob have no right being able to run 5.08s off 1 min anyway. My PB is 5.13s. Haha.
Went back early this morning after having had a look at Macmillan training and they suggested 3 min rec so decided on 2.30. ended up doing 1600s.
First 4 reps were all 5.11 with the last 2 being 5.09. Really had to dig deep and hurt myself, especially on the last 2. Pleased with that.
I eventually quit in April 2012 a few weeks before running 34.47 for 10k. I don't recall starting to cough things up once I'd quit either. I can't stand the things now, i seem to have a knack of running past a smoker who accidentally blows the smoke out just as I'm passing. Ha!
Good luck AG. Personally I'd go with the racers. The vast majority of people will say that you shouldn't try anything new on race day but you'll only feel the blisters after you've finished if you even get any at all.
I wore brand new socks, trainers and shorts for my last marathon. Well my trainers had about 10 miles on them. I never took on gels in any training runs either but had 3 on the day.
Nice 3000 CC. im supposed to be having a crack at one next weekend. Also a solid threshold there too!
tasty 600s there SC and a return to the fast stuff SG. just blast a bloody parkrun
I had a bit of a wobble after my warm down at the relays SC. Ended up passing blood also but not sure what that was about. Nothing before or since so maybe due to dehydration.
I've been feeling wiped out pretty much every mid afternoon and dreading my evening run. Usually finish lunch at 1.15 then work straight through til 6.15 ish. Just feel drained. Still managed some decent sessions though this week. 8 mile at 5.44 pace on tues then 5 at 5.30 on Thursday. Both in my threshold zone but pushed a bit more on the 5 as it was a shorter effort. I raced the relays slower than that last week. Granted it was pancake flat on a great cycle path through Cambridge but it was only 3bpm above my marathon HR.
Hopefully get some 800s done at the track today.
Good luck to the VLMers this weekend. Only found out that Bekele was running yesterday. Looking forward to watching it.
I had my suspicions about Manchester being short as I'd seen Racejase and Steve Way both comment that it was short on occasions. Also 3 club mates ran the race last year with one running 2.33 and 2 running 2.34. Strava showed it up as being 25.9 which is odd for a race to show up that short. One of the lads openly admitted that he thought it was short but the other 2 were having none of it.
Apparently a dodgy measuring wheel is to blame. Hmmmm.
Rumours of a few recent races being short. Trafford 10k start is being moved next year so that's being remeasured apparently.
I sometimes get the feeling that those who measured the course are hung out to dry. What's to stop a RO moving the start/finish after they've got a certificate. People want fast times run on their course.
I definitely know this has happened in a race up my way which pissed me off as the bloke who measured the course has his reputation tarnished.
RO came out with a load of bollocks about having a meeting, remeasuring it etc and that it was a mistake. It never got remeasured, he just bided some time and made a cock and bull story up.