Posted: 23/11/2014 at 10:41
26.2 for fun Khanivore, you're starting to sound like an ultra runner! Quite hard to do the walk run thing from the start.
nice parkrun clag, at least the wind was against you first.
You sound well prepared for Portsmouth Jugula. Gels every 45mins is what I've done in the past, I use shot bloks now roughly one every 15mins and maybe a gel or two at 12 & 18, normally as i come into a water station so I can wash it down.
Did princes parkrun yesterday which is in a park but all on footpaths, it's basically 2.5 laps of a slightly undulating course (garmin reckons 40m of ascent/descent).
Finished in a PB of 22:47 , so that's the 23min barrier done. 22:30 is the next target in 2 weeks time.
Not sure what to do warm up wise, yesterday I did 2 easy miles before with a few short sprints near the end. Then did 2 easy after. So may play around with this and see what happens.
What does everyone's splits look like for a parkrun ? I tend to go off too fast and then can't hold the pace, so splits yesterday were 7:13,7:21,7:28 avg 7:19.
if i do it as km splits then it tells a different story I think - 4:36,4:19,4:45,4:28,4:37.
Slowest mile was the last one , but slowest km was the middle one...May just show where the uphill bits were.
Low 7's scare me a bit and sub 22 is around 7min/miles, I much prefer long plods to short and fast, but want to get used to that hanging on feeling So finding it challenging..
Out early for 4.5 today, lovely and quiet. Bacon butty after sets the day up nicely. hopefully the F1 and footy all go to plan. Bit of painting and a guinea pig to bury first.