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Speed Endurance for 10k?

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 11:44

So, not been on here much.  Been busy...

Nailed a big PB yesterday at Peterhead 5k.  18:52 for 12th place.  Absolutely delighted!!

Didn't think I was realistically going to go under 19 minutes, but thought there was a slim chance if I could blast the last km and I did exactly that.  Splits were something like 3:52, 3:57, 3:50, 3:43, 3:30.  It couldn't have gone any better.

Speed Endurance for 10k?

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 12:57

Great stuff GK!  Smashed it!

Speed Endurance for 10k?

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 13:34

Good luck GK.  Try not to leave it all out there at the 5k mark.  Struggling your way round to a sub 41 is much less fun than an even paced sub 41 or a negative split sub 41!!

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 09:48
RicF wrote (see)

CC82, I've hit 100 mile weeks running, I've tried 50 miles running + 100miles on the bike. Last year I averaged 10 miles/day for 6 months.

I've also reverted to one long a week and two speed sessions.

And sometimes just sessions, rest and races. Always the same.

At sub-maximal paces I can cruise along without apparent effort. But speed always makes my lungs explode. In fact, in 25 years of running I can only remember one occasion (Richmond Summer league relay 1000m 1994) when I ran fast the whole way without my lungs reacting. 

If I tried an 800m at a pace I should manage, my lungs crash in 30 seconds along with everything else. I have to slow down.

The only explanation that I've ever come up with is that I haven't an ounce of anaerobic capacity in my entire system. Almost zero. 

I can operate on the edge of it but no further. 

In a race (distance) I could be comfortable, almost. If I tried a surge for even 5 seconds, I'll blow up bad enough to almost have to stop. 

I see - it was just "out of interest" really as you'd mentioned a few times that your mileage was quite low recently.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 07:08

RicF - any possibility that the lungs aren't backing up your legs because of the low mileage?

Speed Endurance for 10k?

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 07:21

GK - it was about 20C during my race, which in equivalent terms for normal people (i.e. not a pale blue Scotsman like me) is about 100C...!

The Garmin stats haven't picked up on the weather yet, but it was 18.5C on the way to the race (at 9.30am - race was at 11am), and when I got back in the car to drive home (at just after 12pm, it was 22C).  I think 20C would have been about it at 11am.  Hottest I've ran in this year by a long way!!

Speed Endurance for 10k?

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 11:43

Tough one yesterday.  Fraserburgh 10k - finished 18th in 40:22.  It was really hot.  I guess that's the risk of racing 10k in June (even in the North East of Scotland...!).

I know I finished ahead of at least 3 guys who would normally be sub 40 10k runners, so the heat was definitely affecting most people.  A good run though - not a PB but it is a course best for me!  I ran it last year in 42:01 (when it was nowhere near as hot!).

Next race is 29th June - Peterhead 5k.  Nice easy cutback week for me this week after a pretty solid 6 weeks of training / racing.

Speed Endurance for 10k?

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 09:25

Yeah - Cliff, that sounds pretty speedy to me.

My recent 400m session, I was hitting about 88-92 over the course of 10 reps.  Didn't feel fast, but knocking 10 seconds off would have felt like I was going flat out.

Speed Endurance for 10k?

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 10:14

Scott - the thing I've learned over the past couple of months in particular is that there is NO RUSH.

I was a little bit hung up on going sub 40 and wanted to do it NOW so that I could move on to the next milestone.  However, there are years and years and years ahead of me in running.  And hitting sub 40 in March instead of in May of 2014 is just academic.

I would be disappointed to not hit sub 40 this year, but I've only just started really, so the times should keep coming down without too much pain for some time yet.  Staying fit and injury free is really the main thing.

If your target for 4 weeks' time has to be a bit softer than it would have otherwise have been, then so be it.  You've got even more years ahead of you than I do as you're a good bit younger and you're already years ahead of me.  Keep your eye on the long game.

Being jailed for offensive Facebook posts

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 11:28

I'm not really sure.  If someone said down the pub they were "glad" someone had been murdered, there is absolutely not a chance they would land up in prison, so why is this different?  I guess it's written down and can be viewed / shared potentially by millions rather than just a passing comment that a handful of people may hear.

I think it's good to send the message out there that FB isn't a free for all and you can't just say what you like without repercussion.  I can't actually imagine that sending this idiot down for 6 weeks (which will actually be 3 weeks) will result in the millions of morons out there reigning in their social networking idiocy though.

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