Posted: 05/10/2015 at 15:06
Jokeybhoy - My half PB at Dunoon came two days after an 18 mile training run. When I ran my first PB of the year at the Loch Katrine half I'd ran a 20 mile training run three days before.
I don't know if its just luck or I'm doing something right, but I recover very quickly from long training runs as long as I've kept an easy pace during them.
I think I also benefit from being an idiot and having a get yer legs shiftin' ya big eejit mentality as soon as that start gun goes. I don't clock watch, check HR, or anything else during a race of that distance. I ran three halfs this year and ran three PB's. Not once in any of those races did I check my pace or look at my watch to see what sort of time I was on for. The only on of the three halfs I had an idea of what time I would be around was Dundee, and that was because I knew what sort of time I should be posting over that distance and I knew I'd been pushing hard during the run.