Posted: 09/04/2015 at 13:49
Now then, folks.
Skinny - That's a real bugger. At least you know you've got all the work under your belt, and the cross training should keep you ticking over, so fingers crossed it will all still come together on the day.
Good racing and parkrunning last weekend everyone, including some PBs being pulled out of the bag amidst mega-marathon mileage and less than ideal conditions and preparation for one reason or another*.
* - DT, you loony! I'm in the Muddy camp of just a banana and toast before a race, try that next time out? Got to be worth a try. And rather than load up with half a stone (!) worth of squash + red bull on top, just make sure you keep yourself very well hydrated the day before. I get a nervous dry throat before a race which makes me feel thirsty, but just take sips from a small bottle of water once I've had my morning juice and coffee.
Still stacked at work, but seem to slowly be getting rid of my 'black dog' and have got a bit of enthusiasm back for the running now. Highlights have included a sub-LT session last night that came in 5bpm down for the same pace compared to what I was doing in the winter, some Lydiard hill reps (ooof!), and a VO2 max session of 5 x 800m off 2 mins entirely to feel that came in around what 5k pace ought to be (18:30) based on Lincoln 10k time.
The reason the latter was done to feel was that I couldn't send an Advanced Workout to my Garmin 410 and the manual interval session I set up instead doesn't display pace or even give you a time for each rep. Garmin's continuing destructive updates seem to have left a gap whereby you can only now send Advanced Workouts from Garmin Express, but Garmin Express isn't compatible with my 410 amongst several devices. Grrr. Anyone in a similar position found a way round it? Lit - you've got a 410 haven't you?
Dean - Thanks for the encouraging thoughts. Good to know it's not an unusual feeling at this stage. Still not 100% up for it, but I am planning to grab on the day entry over in Derby for Notts AC's open meeting this weekend if all goes to plan from here. And funnily enough, I've just taken delivery of 'a new pair of swanky spikes' today. I see from SG's thread that the Relays look like falling through for you - fancy a trundle out in Derby instead? 800m @ 12.20pm, 1500m @ 3.30pm I think it is. On the day entries available up to an hour before the off.