Posted: 13/10/2014 at 21:08
Samir, good to hear you had a bit in the tank on your recent 10K, but why not use on the day for a bigger PB? I missed the fact your friend was organising the race not running... my bad!
Your assessment of world class athletes is a little odd though
Mo Farah - World Class (true)
Andy Vernon - Professional (true)
Scott Overall - Semi Professional (also professional, full-time funded runner and 2:10 marathon runner)
Not sure where to put Chris Thompson. - put him as significantly better than pro 1 and 2 but currently injured.
Ric, you're right I do feel easy at the moment. I've decided not to race a hilly 10K at the weekend to keep it in the tank for Leeds. I'm looking to keep it going rather than 'keep pushing on.' A bit of consistency is paying off big time.
Scott, you sound to be in similar position to me tempo wise. I much prefer the interval approach than a continuous run. Although I do include 1 every other week to build confidence. Tomorrow for example we are doing a 30min session at tempo pace but on reps of 4, 3 and 2mins. Good fun - which is absolutely key.
SG - come on... at least one quick legit road race before 2014 ends. Go oooooon! What's the footy game at Alty? I live very close to there.
Bus, I tried the Steve Jones approach of 5 pints and a bottle of wine before my long run of 15 yesterday. Not the ticket at all!