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Nice turnout Jools. Sounds like just the sort of race I strive to avoid.
No idea how Wokey will go. Mileage good, lots of beyond distance long runs, some faster sessions working 1500-5k pace. Probs can't do anything more.Vague feels I was doing 15s at 6.50s last year to low to 7.12 sort of pace this year, but in fairness those were all Slough to Windsor totally flat routes pre work, whereas this year's are a bit hillier.
Will be a good day out with a few from the thread and a lot of clubmates whatever happens. Will aim to go sub 6 each mile and see what is bankable.
Same as last year Bus, aim for sub 6, and see how it goes.
I think a half always goes better when you get to bank time every mile (hopefully!), rather than have a hard set aim, that you lose heart/panic a little when you slip off it early doors.
Probably what separates some of us from the likes of Dachs….
who has to be due a re-appearance at some stage...
ps presume Wokey will still be a "send out in post" job, rather than the tightwadded "pick up" version a lot of races do now?
Always starts to feel real when you get the pack in your hands
I can already feel the nerves brewing for this one. And it's still almost 2 weeks away!!
Got the pack today, which heightens it.
Interesting to see that there's a 1hr 15 pacer. Not been in a race with that level of pacer before. Usually you'd equate that pace with a fairly quality runner who doesn't need one.
Still, i'll use him....as a "don't get too close" job
Joe, was checking back on what the recovery is for tomorrow's 3x2m HMP (it's 90secs!), and found splits for a 1.17.5x half there from 2012
5.28 first mile! Now that was keen!
Jools! Didn't know you were part of the Wokey party too !
Rollcall looks to be...
Myself, Joe, Reg, Jools, Bus, Pete, Dachs
Phil, you in?
Anyone else want to get aboard? Looks to be possibly the biggest thread expedition..ever, without even thinking it until now.
Stevie G said:
Rollcall looks to be...Myself, Joe, Reg, Jools, Bus, Pete, DachsPhil, you in?Anyone else want to get aboard? Looks to be possibly the biggest thread expedition..ever, without even thinking it until now.
Makes sense Phil. Halfs aren't a distance to just cruise into if you aren't putting in what you know you'd need to.
PM'd about the track.
Had a brief chat with a local quality coach, and the pre Wokey build up. He'd have switched today's session to Fri, with more volume. Wasn't a fan of that as it's getting too close to the race day, and it suits me today as a single run, with no second one doable due to driving.
I will take his tip to do a shorter LSR Sunday, and some faster than race pace Friday, having asked if he thought doing a quality weekend run incorporating tempo was an idea.
I'll stick to the classics of 3x2m HMP 12 days out, and 3x1m HMP 5 days out.
Therefore, went and did my 3x2m HMP off 90secs. Day off today to go up to United, so although I "could" have had a bit more sleep, I thought I'd keep to the routine, albeit without the pressure of having to get racing off to work straight after.
I always forget this is quite a tough session. Probably because you're thinking 2miles at a pace you're aiming to do for 13.1 should be easy. It aint.
1.28 lap aiming, and averaged them all out on par with exception of rep 1 that started a bit fast (1.24) lap.
Probbo average of 5.53/4 all in (added the 9metres on rep 1, forgot on rep 2 (straight 8 laps|), and added 18metres rep 3 to make up for it!)
Must admit during, I wondered about reducing the laps a bit and having a shorter but faster burn later, but saw it out, and glad I did so.
Nice couple of hours sleep after. Eat then off I go.
Local legend Dom posted on my strava link about wouldn't it be easier mentally doing it as a straight 6!
No! And makes it a far, far tougher session.
He's still going to try a 10miles HMP session tomorrow though, despite my "Noooo, please nooo, you'll ruin Wokey" please. Will not be told this lad either about suicidal starts, or his sort of race reducing training.
Stevie G said:
Had a brief chat with a local quality coach, and the pre Wokey build up. He'd have switched today's session to Fri, with more volume. Wasn't a fan of that as it's getting too close to the race day, and it suits me today as a single run, with no second one doable due to driving.I will take his tip to do a shorter LSR Sunday, and some faster than race pace Friday, having asked if he thought doing a quality weekend run incorporating tempo was an idea.I'll stick to the classics of 3x2m HMP 12 days out, and 3x1m HMP 5 days out.