Wardi - Top notch pacing, great to see you going comfortably(?) sub-20
Jools - Yup it was definitely you then, the avatar helps too! Will say hi next time.
Padams - I didn't quite know what I was capable of yesterday, with the recent return to a good spell of training post injury I was thinking it could have been anything up to 79mins...The pace target was a bit arbitrary (but it gave the two of us something to focus on), I was going on manual mile splits with no average/real-time pace data on my Garmin, so I could focus on the effort. Definitely seem to be tending upwards performance wise currently!
Jools - Superb PB, I think I briefly caught sight of you, going in the opposite direction, whilst keeping my legs ticking over just before the start.
On7 - That's a great podium and 10M time on a bumpy course
Ticktock - Nice Parkrun/Long run weekend double
TR - Looking forward to hearing more from today's race, glad you seemed to have had at least a reasonable day out given your recent run of troubles (surf-board related)
Jimbob - Good going at Reigate, got a target in mind for Abingdon?
Padams - Top relaying
CW - Well done for getting the Long run done, at least running fatigue was the reason for easing back and not the lack of sleep...
Had a very decent day out at Bristol this morning, started with an easy 8M in from the park and ride and then out/back along the Portway. The plan for the race was target (Abo) marathon pace, around 5:45-5:50. Didn't have a HRM on, but the effort was a bit above MP at times... Gave Marders a shout around 4M as he sped by solo in the other direction. Had a few mental arguments with myself when the legs started complaining in the first half, but was generally able to win over and things settled down nicely past the half way point. I was a great help having a running mate to hang on to when things got a little tough, though I lost them around 9.5M. The last few miles are pretty twisty (quite reminiscent of Frankfurt!) which resulted in a slower mile or two. Crossed the line in 75:49 for 32nd place nicely averaging 5:45/M. Chuffed with the pace as I could only muster 0.5M at that speed in the previous Wednesday's session! Finished off with a 3.75M cool down back to the car for 25M overall and a second 100M week (except hopefully this week I've got the recovery right....)
Toro - I've been a long term user of Falke RU5 lightweight socks for racing (and training now I have few pairs of increasing age) http://www.falke.com/gb/sport/running/men/socks/falke-ru-5-lightwight-short.html. They have a very smooth seamless finish and are shaped for L/R feet. Never had any blister issues with them. Not cheap in this country and tricky to find, but since they are a Germanic brand they can usually be found certain big city marathon expos for less
TT - Good set of K reps despite the dodgy knee, assuming that the opposite way around the track wasn't an option then...
another 40mins easy, with the minimal Garmin data, with a few strides at the end for me today. Got a very early start to get to Bristol in the morning! Plan is to do easy 8M then start race at around 5:45-5:50 pace and see how it goes...