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Regarding Battersea, yes there were a couple of Highgate behind John, they must do that regularly. Its only John's 4th race this year, he's been injured quite a lot since his 13.58 5000 on the track - he's also been senior boys 1500m champ at English Schools, so he would have won that by more if he was fit. Talented bugger
The relay was silly as I sort of knew I was going wrong as I did it. Sort of hoped it would be ok in the end. It wasn't!
Retirement? Just because you got beaten by a 50 year old? You soppy tart Happens to the best of us (Andy Leach at the Brum 10k for me!)
Great return to normal service though - as bloody usual (only use 'bloody' now as you in my age group) There is an issue here that will scupper me eventually - don't think I can do a 27 for a 200 now, especially not at the end of a rep session.
Not sure about "damage" as such, but take your general point.
That'll teach me for trying a different sort of session
Hopefully doing my 2nd fastest ever 5k means something is going right, but I'll do my best to improve that this summer.
I felt pretty sharp last summer with that little schedule I do, and haven't quite done it justice this year, so will re-start that. It graduates distance over weeks as per Dachs tip, so I'll see how that works out. Will do my best to get under that pb this summer.
In other news, relegated to the B team for the Runnymede relay which is a shame, as without counting chickens the A team will always be in the top 3 shield mix. Only 3 senior men in the 6 allowed. Next year our top 2 will be 40, so selection eases a bit, but it's all on who's around.
And it seems we're in for Endure 24, £72.10 each wanted by the captain! It's on! Just need to be fit, ready and willing by June!
£72 quid each? f**k that for a laugh
Yes the sessions you hate are the key aren't they. Bit of a shame that many of the less committed who moan about these kind of sessions don't do them and don't fulfil their potential. Not doing a full session tonight as I've got 8&15 on Saturday in the SAL at Tooting Bec.
Ric. Don't let Dean have any until later in the year...like Monday 17th September..fine from that date yeah
Good run of sessions there Bus! That will get you into shape! Ric - I might have a go with the Magnesium for a laugh, but doubt it will help tbh. I don't actually drink 'that' much tbh - nothing last weekend, then couple last night, my issue is lack of recovery/sleep.
So session was (600/400/300/200) x 5, with a couple of newbies who got a bit of a shock first time. I missed out the 300 because of racing tomorrow - worked out well with a decent gap either side of the 200's. About 60 secs between reps, came out mainly 1.46/68/31 - pretty hard and blowy up the home straight.