Carter that was a quick one! Good work my man. The only strategy for tomorrows HM is NOT to go out @ 7.30 pace like last week..... it is to be warm & sunny & the course is at least a couple of mins slower than Larne last week so the loose plan is 8 min miling for the first relatively flat 6 miles and then try and maintain that pace in the more hilly second half to bring me in on 1:45
Kit bag packed and ready to go 6.45pm start so hopefully will get you all an update this time tomorrow evening
Carl - busy day yesterday, phew! hope the little un is ok - she will probably be delighted to have an excuse not to do homeworks etc!... and then there's all the autographing & doodling on the cast which is fun too.... the glass is half full!
Carter - plans need to flexible so if you feel a little ahead of things re longer runs I would go ahead. I pushed my spring marathon plan a little further in terms of distance with no ill effects. Great LT run tonight - every time I read a training run report from you it is getting closer to what they used to sound like back in Feb/March!
Big G - your track record @ Torbay is weirdly almost identical to mine for Lisburn HM on Wednesday i.e. it was my first race upon returning to running this time last year and I struggled home in 2:06..... prior to that my "course record" was 1:56 when I ran it once before back in 2005. So similar to you I am fairly confident I will better both of those! (touch wood/everything crossed)
AliBali - yes wasn't that pleasant running last night on a stomach full Irish Prime Beef! Fitness Instructor eh?! Go you! Very impressive - do we get your cyber advice F.O.C.?
Just a bit of stretching today for me and a bit of "thwacking" & "thumping" at the driving range this evening.
Amazing how quickly the fitness ebbs away when you take your foot off the gas.... I reckon I have lost about 20 - 30 secs a mile in pace since my Marathon in early May( based on Heart Rates for certain paces etc)
Anyway 7 miles tonight (middle 5 miles tempo @ 7.48 avg pace).... I have a HM on Wednesday evening so that was my last run before the race itself. Difficult course with hilly second half so even sub 1:45 I feel will be a tough ask for me