Reg and SG both in great shape I see! Neither will admit it though.
Blistering paces from Dean as per. What's your next target race Dean?
Great 10k too SC! Not sure ill see a 32.XX anytime soon but I'm doing my best to copy your drinking/ running training although its not reaping the same rewards as yours yet.
I hated Electronics at school and dropped it at the first opportunity yet somehow ended up as an electrician. Perhaps I should've been a vicar as I managed an A* in religious education.
Training going ok. Drinking far too much which is hard not to do whilst working away, especially in Cambridge. Pubs are always busy and rather inviting. Wouldn't like to get on the scales after 17 weeks of working away!
Threw in a local 10k last Friday night the day after being at a beer festival. Ran a few seconds quicker than I did 2 years ago on a bitch of a course with 2 big long climbs in it. Managed 2nd in 34.50 behind my relay partner from the other week. Pretty much a solo run as he led from start to finish.
Another local 10k tomorrow. Not a quick course although should be a bit quicker than last Fridays.
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.