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The Middle Ground

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 15:07

Enjoy the week off Mr V.

It's hot out there. I set off at 1pm aiming for 10 miles with 10x800m at 10k pace. I managed the first 2 on target before a gradual slowing and by the last 2 efforts my legs were shot. Which tells me a few things; My 10k time is way off the time predicted by my 5k pb; I need to do more longer tempo efforts; I need to do longer runs and I shouldn't run in the scorching midday heat!

Enjoy the sunshine everyone.

The Middle Ground

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 16:41

Some great training going on here. Only slow running here. I was planning at running a hard tempo at Delamere Parkrun but the weather was more suited to swimming, so I offered to pace a friend to 25 mins. We failed, but not due to my pacing!

10 easy this morning in the sunshine, hopefully trying a 10k pace session tomorrow.

The Middle Ground

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 19:58

DNS tonight. Nothing major, just a niggling headache all day that I couldn't shake, and feeling run down generally. Decided a 5k in the heat wasn't the best idea and lit the barbeque! Early night tonight and will try to get a gentle 9 in tomorrow once Little Miss CB is at preschool.

Hi Ratzer

Looking like ridiculously hard sessions TR and DT. Well done.

The Middle Ground

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 14:19

Good hangover cure TR!

Just read back - too much to comment on for now!

I only ran once in the 9 days after Sale, and that was a gentle 3.5 miles. I swam once and had a 4 day DofE trip to the Lakes. I figured sleep and recovery were more important than logging miles. 9 miles yesterday and 6 miles with 6x200m this morning, and I'm sort of feeling ready for the next Sale Sizzler on Thursday!

The Middle Ground

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 21:36

Sale Sizzler 5k

Excuses first - I'd had a dodgy gut all day and must have gone to the toilet a few thousand times today! I'm also physically and mentally shattered due to things at work, so much so that colleagues have repeatedly asked me if I'm ok and seem concerned that I'll make it home awake!

I managed to stick on target pace for the first mile and a bit, but after that the effort was just too much and my stomach was starting to cramp, so just after passing Alehouse I slowed to a jog and trotted in, stopping to introduce myself to Alehouse on the next lap!

I'm upset now, but not because of the race, that's just symptomatic of everything else, but because I've allowed myself to get this run down. And yet I know it'll happen again! It was a crap run, they happen and I haven't had one for a while so was due one. There's another sizzler in two weeks and if I feel good I'll go for sub 20 then.

Alehouse sorry I didn't stick around, I really was in a bad place after the race. Hope to see you in a couple of weeks.

The Middle Ground

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 20:50

Lots going on here suddenly.

Sounds like you're making good progress DT, fingers crossed for the 10ks.

Sorry Andrew. It really does seem to be one thing after another.

Decided not to swim tomorrow morning (closest thing to a taper I'm going to get!) - tired and lots to do at work. Fun and games.

The Middle Ground

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 09:41

Well done PRF and Hannah. I normally find myself travelling fast through Rhyl...

200s this morning were fastest yet - 10s/mile faster than last week which in turn were the fastest yet by 6s/mile. Steep improvement curve at the moment.

The Middle Ground

Posted: 29/06/2014 at 21:43

Alehouse I'm not picking up my number until the day. I've lost the beard since I last puffed my way past you and I'll be wearing a white top with "Razzers Runners" emblazoned on it (I'm fairly sure I'm the only runner from my club!)

The Middle Ground

Posted: 29/06/2014 at 20:52

PRF missing the finish of a parkrun. Surely not! Well done on the organisation Alehouse.

Have fun on Thursday Andrew.

Another rest today. Too busy with school work and external marking. Shattered as well, had to sleep for an hour this afternoon. 200s tomorrow morning.


The Middle Ground

Posted: 28/06/2014 at 21:50

Nice PB TR. If you don't count parkrun it's a more impressive leap!

Hope it's sorted soon DT

I'm going to stop reading Duck's posts. A 90 min half marathon as a warm up to parkrun!

Delamere parkrun again today after a couple of rest days (listened to my body and mind - was too tired to train at all on Thurs or Fri). I got a parkrun pb - over 30 secs faster than last week for the same perceived effort. I'm looking forward to taking myself to the well on Thursday!


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