Posted: 04/09/2015 at 11:30
Lou, Tommy - good luck with the hip and shoulder problems
muddy - bravo on the win , absolutuely flying despite not being at your best at the moment
Big - impressive podium, finish and pb I've never seen myself racing ( only a brief youtube clip at VMLM this year ) and i don't want to. We always imagine ourselves as flying along but the reality is something quite different.
Charlie - well done on the 10k. I've gone too early once in a 10k when i mistook a couple of marshalls standing with some tape by some traffic cones as the finish line which was actually 1/4 mile further on. Horrible feeling !!
Skinny - also good 10k'ing and report ( i initially thought you were going to spend the race asking various runners " are you Ian ? " ) Re the " looking over the shoulders thing ", i don't get why Mo seems to spend the entire race doing that. I always tell my kids not to worry about who's behind as you waste energy doing that as well as giving the chasers hope.
DT - yep, sounds to me like you've "come on" a bit
madbee - well done on the fell prize , the thought of the descent makes my knees hurt.
Lit - another prize !
Skinny - yes, i did get a prize for 2nd male. I was first V40 as well but the race organisers thought it unfair that i received a trophy for that as well. The fella who got it was about 4 or 5 minutes behind me Infact, i only received the trophy yesterday ( in the post ) because, on the night, i wasn't even called out as the race organisers had cocked up the results - even more unfair
You have a good memory ( or a very big database ) - i did indeed manage 10k of the 7M LT run and it was starting to feel like i'd be doing more damage than good. 35-40mins at true LT is surely plenty enough. From memory i ran that session at about 6:03/M and did my 10M pb (60:25) about a month later.
Gradually getting back into it here with a club champs 10M race start of October. Not much consistency over the summer but last week was 56M and this week should be about the same. Both weeks have had a 4M tempo in a midweek 10 miler and i may do a bit of threshold work over the next 3 weeks but that won't be at 6:03/M. I reckon it's more like 6:20/M at the moment ( if i'm lucky )