Posted: Yesterday at 10:05
Velloo- I havent had an xmas party for 5 years. My employer got taken over in May and this new lot are overly festive and sociable. I have a dept party friday, a team lunh/drinks a week wednesday then the company party from midday a week Friday. I am then on a christmas jumper night with my mates on the saturday.
I am starting to have palpitations working a schedule around that lot!
Foot still sore but managed a pace session on the track last night. I was aiming for 6.20 mm to see how it felt but the track was dark ish so went by feel in the main. All 5 reps came in between 3.52 and 3.55 (1000m) and felt fairly comfortable, so bodes well for sunday. On a half day today to do long run, plan was to run the 14 miles home from work. However our club coach said last night that I would be mad to do that with sunday in mind, having done xc saturday and track last night. Therefore, think I am just going to do circa 7/8 miles and then strides just to turn the legs over.
Did some xc results stalking and there definately appears to be an improvment. There are names that were finishing just ahead of me in comparable runs last season now nearly a minute behind and I have closed about a minute down on clubmates ahead of me also. I was only about 90 secs this weekend off making the scoring six, though that may say more about who wasn't there!
Legs are feeling pretty tired now, having consistently run 45-50 miles p/w for last 6 so looking forward to a mini taper for sunday.