Posted: 15/08/2013 at 11:11
Leslie - over time the pbs improve if you keep up the training and good habits. it took me nearly 8 years and many many attempts to break the sub2 (my nemesis!) at half marathon. I ran a 58m 10k at my first ever race, but i've had a 64 and a 68 over the years. I don't really like the fast gaspy stuff but they help improve you over the longer distances.
Eggy, i'm the same - my best 5k (official) was my first split of the bupa 10,000 this year - 20.18 - as opposed to my only ever parkrun (2 days before bupa) 20.55. Although Bupa was nice and flat and i had just had Mo Farah walk right past me in my warm up so was feeling inspired!
Eggy, RR and Scott - you will all be subbing 22 mins fairly soon based on your existing numbers as long as you keep up the good work and then you'll be trying to sub21! As TD once said - it's a moving target ....
RS Calfs - youch, have a rest, elevate, massage them, rub some ibruprofen gel into them and then hopefully "test" them at Pride. Don't try to hammer out a PB tho'
Emmy - you call yourself a mere mortal, but you eat 26.2 miles for breakfast - a half is an insult to you - a parkrun is just a cracker with cheese to you.
Kaz, please sign up for next year's Bupa London 10,000 - bring the girls crash at mine - i think you'll fly at a 10K