Posted: 07/07/2014 at 09:41
Morning ladies and gentlemen long time no type. My appearances on the thread are relative to the amount of training I am doing at the moment. I've been looking in here and there, Jools sorry to hear about your friend - well done for a decent race yesterday. Tmoth yeahhh London Baby! ON7 - nice barbecuing/sub80'ing.
So better late than never - June stats:
Running Miles: 69 (lowest in 2 years)
Beers/Burgers/Sausages: a lot
June did include a comedy 9,600 metres on the track in 38:46 - my sub40 pace group dropped the pace fairly early, I tried to go it on my own from 8-9 laps - lost count at half distance as the digi lap counter ticked ahead and I was getting lapped, so used the brilliant race officials who were counting me down verbally with their clipboard number crossy out thingies. Somehow they lost the plot, must have been gassing about Corrie or something, they counted me down from about 10 laps to go and gave me the bell - I soared and flew to a garmin 6.37 miles in new rasping pb but suspected I wasn't in that shape and as I crossed the line and waited for the others we all looked at our shiny pbs with suspicion, some faster runners had also managed 10,400 metres. They totally cocked up about 8 peoples' races/results. I looked at their method of counting and can't see how they could balls it up. The UKA and EA refs were also scratching their heads as everyone stood around the clipboard guys trying to get answers. Anyway, on the whole it was a good experience, tough running on your own for so long at pace. What you gain in the track speed, you lose in other ways. Garmin Player confirmed my suspicions and I wrote to the organisers informing them.
I've had 9 days off running - today is day 10. Tomorrow I've a training plan starting, with a mere 26 miles scheduled in for the week, increasing 10% per week to get me in some sort of shape for Abingdon.
Any of you at the Olympic Park on 20/07 for the 5 miler?