Posted: Yesterday at 10:12
GBRM - fantastic, welcome to the club!
piscator - perfectly judged, shows that good pacing can make a huge difference. Funnily enough if you'd done more long runs you might have ended up with a slower time, as I suspect you'd have gone off harder.
Jooligan - unlucky, sounds like you might have had some sort of virus. Also, 3 hard runs last weekend is probably a bit much, even if they were not flat out. My preferred last weekend is a 5k race on Saturday and 12M on Sunday (mainly steady with a bit of MP).
CC2 - still a pretty good result even if your team was a bit weaker than usual.
Good weekend of running for me. 15M on Saturday morning, which is my first run over 10M since July (although there was a short gap between 5M with the dog and 10M with a friend from the club). Then XC yesterday - after a minute or so I realised none of the fast guys were there, waited until the 2nd lap of 3 and then pushed on and won reasonably comfortably (20s or so I think). Time was around 27 mins for 4.9M on undulating grass (wasn't wearing a watch so will have to wait for results for exact times).