Posted: 20/11/2013 at 17:41
AA good intervals. Minni too with the progression.
Freemers. sounds like good session, just can't do kmh. What's that in old money?
Daren, will ask my elite pal / coach about the breathing. I said exactly same as you, couldn't possibly get enough oxygen without mouth.. But allegedly there is more capacity.. it did help a little the other day coping with hills, even doing it just a little.
V cold & wet here too, up at 5am to finish off report, in for work at 8am to be told report not needed till a week friday.
Feel a chill coming on, been shivering all day. Was planning gym at 5pm but foot twisted getting into lift and a little sore. Off to QOTSA gig tonight anyway.
Borders league report. On the back of new program, realised i had done 5 speed sessions in 3 weeks (Jan to March this year maybe 5-6 in total with events on & recovery). Only decided to do Sunday league race on Friday, zero rest and busy at ukaa course on Saturday. Result?
Friend described Tattenhall having 'one hill' at 2 miles .. Joker!
Big fast field as first meet in league.. (5 runners doing 32 mins for nearly 10k. yikes). Mile jog to warm up then some stretches, hip and leg swings. Club mates giggling that I was doing my ballet warm up. He who laughs...
Fast start saw 4-5 of club 20 somethings surge off, including one that had beaten me in 1 races of 4 in Sept and close the rest. 6:11 first mile and finding it tough. Slowly made up ground and edged past on all of them. A few ups. The hill mentioned? No. Another hill nope.. This was getting tough. Mile 2 6:33. Breathing hard. Some downs but then another even bigger hill. They kept coming. Could see a fast team mate 300m ahead.
Mile 3 7:13.. I was actually starting to pass people, and lots were breathing really hard. An older club pal went past. Short stuff we are close but never beaten him in a race. Stayed with him... My breathing nice and easy, his running style looked smooth.. Copied a little, concentrated on nice loose hands so not to tighten up. Another runner was whooping whilst breathing.. Seriously. God it was irritating. Mile 4 6:38 hung in there and on club mate shoulder. Still feeling good. Pushed past him but unsure if this was wise.
Mile 5. Big downhill. 5:49 wtf? Even going down, that's close to mile PB. Still not at max. The team mate far ahead early on was only 10ft ahead and seemed to be fading. Went past.."legs have gone" he said.. Told him to form up behind. Felt like real madness now. Reckoned 0.5m to go.. Working hard.. Nearly flat out. Mile 6, didn't see but 6:19 then turned corner to sprint to line.
39:10 for very hilly 6.1 miles. Even scored 2 points for the team, my two team mates close behind me. The young guy who pushed me in Sept was 40 places and 2 minutes back. Very surprised..Maybe something in these extra speed & hill sessions...