Traditionally, the thing to do with addicts is stage an intervention.
Pete is a parkrun addict. Therefore, I think we all ought to wait outside his house in a van, and when he emerges at 8:00 AM on a Saturday morning, we jump out, put a hood over his head, bundle him into the back, and then drive him off to some harsh rehabilitation centre run by terrifying nuns. There, he will learn to spell Park Run in two separate words with capitals, and will also learn that, when 200 people set off together and try to run as fast as possible, that's a race, not a run. It's the kind thing to do.
Cheers Dean & Bus. I'd have loved to do a fast 10K this weekend, but December is manic with family stuff. Telford was my initial thought, but once I realised the date I knew I wouldn't be able to make it. Can't race until January now. Hope you can get back in the groove soon Dean.
For Dachs, 5mins would be pretty darn close to his mile rep pace anyway. That's a scary thought
I was doing mile reps in sub 5 in 5K training...
Difficult to find time for posting stuff at the moment, but have checked back on recent runs.
Quality XC there CC. People in strange garb are an annoyance, but had you been beaten by orange shorts man, you’d be in good company, as plenty have been beaten by Philpub in his lurid shorts. Nice reps too.
PMJ, solid XC, but rules are to get out hard so everyone else has to overtake you. Then you can be the blocker.
Ace casual 10 there Matt, and a 20 as well? Almost sounds like marathon training.
More 200s from SG. Might I suggest some 400s though? I have been doing some recently, and it felt like that speed endurance was what pushed me over the line to go under 9 for 3000. Oh, yeah, nice session by the way …
Shame that you’re going through a mini-slump there Simon. Maybe step away from racing for a few weeks?
Quality tempo Bus man! Ignore the naysayers, I reckon race pace for half the race distance is a good tempo rule of thumb. So 10K pace for a 5K tempo, half mara pace for a 10K tempo, and marathon pace for a long tempo.
Cranked out a 10 mile tempo at lunchtime today. Aiming for broadly marathon pace, so somewhere around 58-59, in line with previous such runs. Well, surprised myself somewhat by sneaking in a fraction under 56 minutes. Average 5:36 pace. Bonza! Manageable throughout, and second half quicker than the first. Shame I don’t have a half marathon until February. 2 miles warm up and 1 mile warm down meant 13 in just under 1:18.
If it's like a track open meet where you're all there to go for a time, I think it's reasonable to share duties. I remember being peeved at PP's club 5000 event when we all had target times, and were asked to share the duties - one of PP's clubmates and I took on a lap each and alternated throughout the race, and then some other bloke who'd been behind the whole time tried to come past me in the last 100. I was so irked that I actually outsprinted him, which is something of a novelty for me.
In a proper race, all bets are off. Using the conditions to your advantage is part of racing. You learn your lesson and do it to someone else next time.