Morning morning and well done to the parkrunners this weekend!
White City 10km, got a reminder that I don't actually like 10kms! Halves and fulls you can relax and enjoy it for 3/4 of the race ... 10kms I feel like you are pushing the whole way. Having said my splits would have been all over the place as I had no idea what to expect and I actually came in a couple of minutes slower than I thought I would .... so that's the bad news .... the good news is the time was 44:55 (pb from a while back was 47:40), I was the first female finisher and no issues with knees or hamstrings!
Can't say I'd massively recommend the race though ... mostly on grass and not especially clearly laid out so easy to take a longer route or cut corners. But came with trophies, t-shirts (more for lounging than running) and free coffee so that's nice.
Two weeks today till Dublin Marathon. Already thinking about next training program .... probably will do the 70/18 P&D. This'll give me 4-6weeks off which isn't massive but I was ok with similar last time, however the mileage is higher now ... What do people do in their break periods?
Re other halves, obviously helps that we don't have kids but it's really helped since I've being doing my LSR in the week as it doesn't impact our social lives at the weekend. He's a sports guy with his own commitments so the only complaints are when I'm not drinking or being 'difficult' about what I eat.
Last nights 16miles were pretty much problem free. Took it carefully with a lot of focus on form so wasn't anything to concern about the hamstring. I've got a rest day today so hopefully will be good for a 10km race tomorrow morning. I'll swerve it though if I have any concerns but fingers crossed ok, really looking forward to it as haven't done a 10km race in over a year.
And either my stomach has got used to the gels or I'd eaten better or the probiotics have worked or most likely a combination of all of the above but no stomach problems either. All in all a success!