Posted: 20/07/2015 at 10:23
PP - that's a great run in the 10k, close to 16 for the second 5k! My Po10 PB is 32:44 as you say, although I have run quicker in the midweek league we do (32:33), but for some reason they never go on Po10, despite have a proper measurement certificate etc.
TickTock - that's a solid 50M time, and well done for beating that guy even if it was unnecessary!
ES - nice run, particularly after those miles in the preceding days.
Quick update from me as I haven't been on for about a week.
Thursday was the last of our summer 10k league races. I felt like I was on decent form and it was a quick course so was hoping to break 32:30. We had the usual pack of 5, then I found myself at the front after 3k. 4-6k was into the wind and I didn't want to lead so slowed and slowed but no one would come past. At 6k one attacked and I couldn't really respond, and just didn't have good legs, finishing in 33:07 in 4th. No one ran particularly fast - it was really humid (vest was soaked at the end), so maybe that didn't help.
Some easy running and had a really good ride on the TT bike on Saturday morning, fastest average speed for a ride ever, including some hills.
Then yesterday I did the Fairlands Valley Challenge 50k as training for the 12 hour race in September. Almost all off-road and no course markings, so following a map and instructions. Ended up running most of it at the front with one other guy - he actually pulled away by a few secs in the last mile, but I wasn't particularly concerned about racing to the line! We got a bit lost at various points so ended up running just over 32M in 4:22. Pleased with that considering:
- long runs since London have been one of 17M and one of 21M (nothing else over 12M)
- was still doing under 8m/m at the end, when terrain/map-reading allowed.
- my legs don't feel too bad today.