I agree with you Ric. A lad I know started running around the same time as me but he was a lot heavier despite being shorter. At the local Grand Prix series in his first year he was the middle of the pack. A year later he won nearly every race after losing a load of weight. He's a low 32 10k and 72 half to his name now and I don't think he's even down to the weight he'd like to be.
I've tried telling this to another lad I know that if he just shifted some weight he'd fly as he's running 15-25 mile fell races at 20+stone. :-/ if he just disappeared off the radar for a bit, ran steadily everyday instead of doing the long stuff and taking 2 weeks to recover, he'd really improve.
I'd like to shift a few pounds. Can never consistently stay under 10st 7. I'm hovering around 10st 9-11 now. My paces have quickened during my runs so not sure if I've accumulated a little more muscle or if its because I'm a lot more hydrated now than before.
Good to hear you managed a run AG. I know the feeling regarding worrying about a reoccurrence. Every slight twinge feels like its about to give in. I end up overcompensating with my gait usually to make sure I'm getting a sound footing etc.
Fair dos for giving it a crack when you've been feeling like shit Simon. XC when fully fit is a grind, nevermind being under the weather.
Nice mileage Dachs.
After Saturdays 10 threshold I did 14 @ 6.35 pace yesterday. Legs were groaning a bit but felt fine all day today. The first day I've not been well hydrated today before a run and it showed for tonight's threshold. (2cups of hot chocolate in 12 hours) managed to get on the canal so it was nice and flat but managed 5.5 mile @6min dead. Felt twice as hard as Saturdays 10.
Couple of easy days and I'm going to go the track on thurs to see if I can get some zip in my legs as I'm feeling a bit one paced at the min, albeit a lot stronger.
I was down to do it last year Andrew but decided against it to focus on my 5k. Supposedly more runnable than Ben Nevis although it still looks bloody tough!
A day off won't do any harm Bus!
Ended up doing a 10 mile threshold this morning round the local parkrun. Looked a bit of a wally keeping running to the side of the finish line (must've been 5/6 times) telling the Marshall not to stop his watch. Would've been 3rd if I'd have actually stopped. Quite bumpy with a very muddy field to negotiate every lap and 751ft of ascent. Ended up running 57.36 for the 10 miles albeit with a loo stop at around 50 mins.
Absolutely loving the HR training. Much more focus and purpose to every run.