Posted: 18/01/2017 at 09:45
Phil, get the saturday/sunday reasoning, but for me, if i've done a race, especially a tough MT one, i'd take that as being instead of the long run. Doing both back to back seems to increase the risk. But then maybe i was more softcore then some of you!
From what i've seen of the Saturday v Sunday courses, the Sunday ones seem far more varied and enjoyable, and 2pm on a saturday could barely be a worse time personally. However, each to their own! Probably a bit about me being a footballer/fan by nature makes me feel uncomfortable with running there, whereas your purer runners, find it natural.
Whoops, meant this to be a quick check in, and read back later....
5m MP to consolidate last week, and this time I'd aimed to put 5miles in.
20 laps and 11.93seconds to be sure of the extra.
Probably the coldest i've run in for a long long time. Later in the session it was quite hard to take the split, hence some coming out as 2 lap or 3 lap splits!
so we had from the 20 laps a bit of an awkward recording overall of
2.54 for 2 lap split (presume 1.27 average)
4.23 for 3 lap split (presume 1.28 average)
Was unsure whether the track would be slippy, or whether it's all weather (like astro used to be), but despite looking a little dodgy, was essentially fine.
These MP sessions on the track are a balancing act pro v con.
Pro is the safety and consistent underfoot.
Con is the dullness, not being able to pick landmarks to break it up, and have people to motivate you!