I'm really miffed with myself, because I ran badly at LB, I know I got it wrong and it really bugs me. .
i had a look at the timing today! and 10 of the first 20km were done at 6:xx pace per KM, Which when I'm a slowie that has a marathon PB of 6:30 per km this is way to fast. No wonder I was pathetic later on.
i'm putting it down as laziness on my part I just didn't do what I should have and I need to drum this lesson into my thick skull.
my resolution for my running must be to improve my pacing. I really need o be able to run sensible splits, I guess it takes practise, and a lot of just listening to how your body is behaving and taking a note of it during a run.
i'm 4 weeks away from my first attempt at a 100 mile race, and I'm slightly s**ting myself, as I am so annoyed, I'm thinking of just setting my damn watch on heart rate only and running to that alone.
it's 4 x 12.5m out and back loops. Which seem to be flat, hilly, hilly, flat. Thames, Ridgeway, Ridgeway, Thames. The total elevation for the 100m race is the same as the 50 I ran on Sunday.
So I'm considering doing the first 25m at a relaxed but reasonable pace considering it's flat. Then the next 50m walk, run this 50m. Yes walk run, not run walk. so try to keep up an even 9:00-10:00 min km by walking most of each km and putting in 150-250m of running in each km to keep it below 10 minutes. I reckon if I can keep this up I would be two hours ahead of the cut off by 75m, and have some energy left to try running some of the flat last 25m and wing it and just see how far I can get.
It's not a pretty plan, it's not going to win any awards for excellence, but it just might get me a 100m finish.
If I did that I'd love to get a more convincing 100m race under my belt in the future, but hey if I finish in the time limit I'd take it.
there is a whole world of difference when you start upping the distance it's hard to believe but it truly is a mind game. I'm not to sure if I'm quite ready for it yet, but as I was silly enough to get carried away and pay to enter I might as well give it my best shot
I'm sure a shrink would say that last paragraph was just a deflecting tactic I possibly should be more bullish, but well it's embarrassing if I come out with a load of rubbish about how well I'll do when realistically that might not stack up
anyway, whatever happens in this race, like in any race, be it an egg and spoon race, or the Olympic finals all people can do is try their hardest, and as long as I try my hardest I will settle for that whatever the result.
Obviously some of you don't understand the concept of *what made you smile* go bitch about people on other threads it's fucking tedious. You are are like a bunch of whining kids, grow the fuck up. yes I am sober so your stupid standard retort of ohh she must be drunk will not wash.
Buy one and find out by using it, or get one cheap of eBay either way you can sell it again if you don't like it. Or one of the posher ones that you can choose what you play. Seriously you are so tempted? Then why not do it instead of sitting around asking a load of random strangers what you should do. It's your money spend it how you want.