Great trimester rob. Has it given you a taste for more racing?
14 very easy miles last night came out around 7.30s average. Not bad after back to back hard days and the legs didn't want to go any faster. Nice mini taper for Sunday now before a high mileage week next week on holidays hopefully.
Good news on the injury front mattl. Fingers crossed for a proper return.
I've never been disciplined enough to run a race as part of a long run. Once I've raced I'm knackered and the thought of extra miles is almost impossible. I've tried and failed before, but for me I can barely walk after a race let alone bang out more miles. I should be ok running it on tired legs as its not an A race, so will just get the miles in tonight and take it easy before Sunday with some really easy runs and see how the legs respond. The first 5k is all uphill about 100m of climb. Should be interesting!
I can't help much on the training front Scott, as its still new to me. But I think it could be frightening what you could achieve if you get some good advice and structured training behind you. You've clearly got talent in abundance and I really hope you put the hard work in with some guidance from the guys here to see what you can achieve. I've got a feeling it will be pretty bloody amazing.
Decided I'm going to race a hilly 10k on Sunday near where I will be on holiday. So I followed last nights killer session with a tempo night tonight. Did 9 miles including 2x2 mile intervals. Not quite the 3 x 2 prescribed by Bus, but I didn't want to overcook before Sunday. I am going to just run easy miles before Sunday now, although I might do 15 miles easy tomorrow night as I won't be able to do a long run with Sundays race. It's turning into a knackering week!