Reg - the session I planned was 8x 1000m but I entertained the idea of making it 10x 1000m if feeling good. On the early reps I thought 10x might happen but by the time I got to rep 7, I was thinking 8 would be enough!
SG - ah, that makes sense otherwise the Olympics could be full of very average athletes!
EDIT: Forgot to say - running. I ran 11 miles at about 8 min/miles this morning. Cheeky long one as I won't get a long one over the next couple of weeks due to races
"Different from the previous Olympics, a National Olympic Committee (NOC) may enter up to 3 qualified athletes in each individual event if all athletes meet the entry standard during the qualifying period. An NOC may also enter a maximum of 1 qualified relay team per event. NOCs may enter athletes regardless of time (1 athlete per sex) if they have no athletes meeting the entry standard. This makes it possible for every nation to have a minimum of two representatives in the sport."
I missed that point SG - you reckon that everyone running in that marathon yesterday is actually a sub 2:20 marathoner?? I thought that perhaps some countries standard is just slower than GB's (because they don't have anyone running the sub 2:14 times that our fastest guys are!). But there is actually a qualifying time to get into the event and not just a qualifying time to get picked by your country?
I'm relating this to my experience of watching the Commonwealth Games a couple of years ago and seeing a guy get lapped a load of times. He looked totally pedestrian, like he'd never ran before. He was running a 15:xx 5k!! Just looked remarkably slow against the 13:xx guys!