Posted: 09/03/2014 at 20:16
Massive long run from LukeStur, and good to see HR finding his mojo. Good long runs too from Steve 6, Pi Man & Jools.
Good fell racing RS
CW – still a good time. But, more importantly, making a half marathon up to a 28?! Seek help.
Great PB from AW
Great stuff again from bufo, top 100 at the Inter Counties is getting into serious territory.
Nice 20s from jonny and runningowl, and 10ks from TS and Bedders
Finchley 20 today. Saw JH1 and JI, and nice to meet The JimBob for the first time too. Plan was straightforward 1 lap (5 miles) @ 6:45 and then 3 laps (15 miles) @ 6:00 as a marathon pace session. Chatted round the easy 5 with JH1, and then tried to hit the marathon pace. 10 miles of it was broadly on pace, but the last 5 miles I fell off badly and really tired. In the end, the 15 averaged 6:08, which is 1 second off PB pace, but a fair way shy of what I was aiming for. Finished in 2:05:32, not far ahead of JH1, who was at least hitting the paces he aimed for.
Just a training run I suppose, but I didn’t expect to have trouble hitting the paces. Maybe last week’s half is still in the legs, but recent disappointing runs seem to be a recurring theme, whereas I seemed to be on fire about a month ago. Anyway, I’ll need to see how the next couple of weeks go to decide if 2:36/2:37 is still possible, or whether I should revise it and attempt to scrape under 2:40 instead.
Still, a good training run, and a nice t-shirt though. And I’ve never seen a skirting board in a mobile toilet before, so it wasn’t a wasted day.