Posted: Yesterday at 10:37
SB - Bummer to have to can the planned MP run, but good effort getting out there and getting the miles done in dicey conditions.
Thanks Dan. I finally got it done today, albeit squeezed into a 15 miler rather than 18 but got the 10 done.
Not really sure what to make of it really. I went for 6.40 pace, my times at other distances suggest this should be achievable. I really put my all into it but simply could not sustain it and faded to a miserable 6.48 in the end. I was even hanging on a bit at that effort too.
What I should read into this, at this stage, I just don't know. The only crumb of comfort I can take is that I don't run well first thing and am usually 10-20 seconds quicker if I wait a few hours before going out (I have no physiological explanation for this phenomenon). I have a 12MP session in 3 weeks so might do that one in the afternoon to see how I get on.
Electric Sheep - Is it rest week for you? I am now in that dreaded second mesocycle and i've also decided to double up on one of those weeks, just to make it even more of a killer. As much as it's hard, the masochist in it enjoys the rigour and pushing my body to the point it rebels. No thrill in living in comfort eh? Sounds like your 10m MP effort went better than mine, well done sir, must be a nice confidence booster.