Posted: Yesterday at 10:02
Stevie See - for a mile race there is one that sale ac run in july, there is the bebington one where you have your current PB and one notts ac in june where i have my PB. the notts ac event was very good and there was a number of ranked heats so im sure you will find the right race for your goal.
Bus - my question was about how have the 5yrs been for people. so looking back have we progressed as far as we thought, less so, more so and reasons why. what would they do different etc...
I didnt join the thread until dec 2011 (though i had run 2 halfs in 93 and 87 mins off badly cobbled together training...no speedwork and 5miles or so on the treadmill) My genuine goal was to break 80mins for the half and had no other ambitions. i remember being told to slow my interval training down by just about everyone on the thread as they reps where much quicker than PBs at that time. but i felt comfortable at that pace and just needed my PBs to catch up.
i decided to race my next few 10ks at a set speed rather than flat our race them...so i could learn from the pace and learn some "race craft". i got my 10k in a good position and then had the head to head v chingo at trafford. lots of banter before hand as each said the other was the form pony but come race day we didnt give each other an inch and at 8k i took off, built a lead and won that duel. then onto to my target race, wilmslow half which Stevie See stated i would "dry hump a sub 80" which i assumed meant he was confident for me i got a 76.xx all with starting proper training from only 6 months before.
From then on in i found a love of track and a hatred of xc.
I have a superb coach who knows exactly how to get the best out of me but i also use the info and guidance on here to add to that. i need to do more longer sessions and regular tempos.
i think the best parts of this thread are the differences....look at dachs training, matts and mine towards a 10k last nov/dec. all completely different yet yeilded PBs within 10secs of each other. so there is no one way of getting good times.
I think some people on here train too hard & others too easy. Some look for too many excuses & others are not hard enough on themselves. but ultimately its their PBs , their training, their sacrifices.
the reason this thread has evolved from a training journal to something much better is the contributors and experiences. lets hope that continues...if you get criticism, deal with it maturely, nobody are enemies or wants to see failure in fact i think all critique and praise comes from the same place...a willingness to see improvements.
Lets continue with the improvements.