I was following along with the debate nicely and then PMJ posted, and, whilst the individual words made sense to me, the order they were arranged in made my face hurt, so I gave up.
Anyway, very good stuff from Reg/AG there, an impressive performance indeed. And who'd have though that open water in Wales in May would be cold?
Hope all's OK Iron.
SC - sounds like a very decent performance, well done. Doesn't sound like too bad a second half fade. I was on the reserve list for it, as I'd left it too late to enter, but considering my 10K two weeks ago, I don't think I'd have much liked the result.
Scott, can't remember if you posted it here or FB, but that training 5K was mind-blowing. Back to it in style!
Everything's been a bit stop start for me. Week before last I tried coming back towards my usual mileage, then got an ankle soreness that kept me out a couple of days and also made sure I came back relatively easy. Then, just as I started building back up again, I started having really unpleasant left-side lower back pains, which stopped me again for a couple of days.
Went along to the physio, and had what must be the ideal physio appointment, which is to say that he fixed me. There and then. No 3 weeks rehab stretching, second appointments etc, just massage, some pushing of bits and pieces in various directions, and a bit of sports tape in a lovely star pattern on my back. Turns out that with the hip I'd been overcompensating and relying on the left side more, and it was the strain of that. He said I could just keep running, but leave the fast stuff for a few days.
So I planned 12 with 6 at MP on Saturday, as I figured MP wasn't really 'fast'. That was before I did the first two miles of MP at 5:30. No idea where that came from, but I suffered for it later in the run. Pleasing anyway that 2 miles at 5:30 didn't feel massively hard. Tried 2 x 2m at tempo last night, but it was slower. Mixed bag then.
Due to being a Very Special Boy, I recently acquired a voucher for a free pair of Mizuno running shoes up to ??120. Now, I am none too familiar with Mizuno's range, and when I tried to interrogate their website to see what their offer was, I lost the will to live somewhat. The only ones I know are the Wave Riders, which I started running in a few years ago, but I have long since graduated to much lighter shoes, and don't reallly run in anything over about 220g. Any suggestions please?
SG - I love the notion of there being a 'crowd' at parkrun. I often use parkrun as sub 100% training runs, and have paced there before. Besides, I can quite happily do an easy run at 7:30s, so 6:19s doesn't feel too weird.