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Good mile PeteM - I'm toying with the Masters (Westminster) Mile at the end of May, instead of the 10,000m. I'll see. Never passed out either - or been sick at the end of a race. But stomach troubles....I'm the expert!
So - Sutton Pk. Was out on leg 3, went to the Start fitness tent and was staring longingly at the small Asics Gel Hyperspeed, wishing I had tiny feet so I could have another pair. As I still don't really have any racers that I like, I brought the old hyperspeed up and thought I'd put the Hoka insoles in them - worked ok actually.
So went off around the big dogleg at the start quite steadlily, before coming around to the start of the big hill. nearing the top I had a run in with an idiot dog walker with his mutt on a really long lead. Gave him the finger, as you do. Twat.
Got to the top and felt..well not as bad as I thought really. Got to the Jubilee stone where the lucky buggers on the short leg go back down the hill and hit the horrible bit of two ups and downs out to the turnaround point. Got there and on the way back had a battle with two kids from SLH and Swindon harriers. So finally got back to the stone to the most knackering downhill you will ever do towards the finish. The SLH guy got away, but I thought I had dropped the Swindon kid. So it's then past the lake, a couple of inclines then we hit the bottom of the hill. So it's then a right turn with a 200m or so hill to the finish - where you can quietly die afterwards.
Ended up with 29.19 which was surprisingly a bit faster than last year ass I didn't feel great going into it. Womens times were mad - Anna Moller 28.01 and Jess Judd 28.03!!!
We'll be there for the masters - shame that we can't go straight up the hill now, but at least there will be consistency as it will be exactly the same as the short leg of the 12 stage. I think the consensus was take 45 secs off for a 5k equivalent time (I think).
Yep Dean, that bit is soul destroying. And there's always an ice cream van there too..
Stevie G said:
I can stop answering random lurkers mailing me "that Dean, he don't like you does he"
Go on Scotty - doooo it!!
Dean - showing his southern roots with all that gear on. Green army
SG - Yes - sad to say that the Masters stage will be the same as the 12 stage short leg from now on. No more just gliding up the hill. I hate that dogleg at the start, but at least it's easier to compare times now.
No Luton tonight, so just did 10 x 300 ish hill reps on the road over the canal. Going to incorporate hills more this summer than I have previously.
Stevie G said:
Right, following last week's hour tempo, of 2 laps threshold, 2 laps steady, this week was a variation, of 4 laps threshold, 4 laps steady.Hard to say which is the harder - as one you're going through more changes in pace, and the other holding the faster pace for longer.Certainly feels a more beneficial session than say, the 4or 5mile threshold reps off stop recoveries.Close to 9.5miles all in, 38 laps in a about seven seconds past the hour.Just have to keep the concentration at times, as one swet of 4, i sprung from 1.27 to 1.31 to 1.26.In reality, that 1.27 could have been 1.27.99, and the 1.31, 1.13.01, so perhaps not the big swing it looks, especially if I took one split slightly too quick/too late etc, but all in pretty much what I was looking for.
Reg Wand said:
scales reckon I am 23.6% fat, .
How are the scales calculating body fat Reg? The one's at work have got some generic formula that's based on height, weight, gender & age. I know because if I change my age to 30 I lose half my body fat As a comparison I had my body fat measured with electrodes before Brighton 2015 when I was 78kg but only 13.3% body fat whereas the scales gave me 18% at that weight 2 years ago. You're bound to be getting lacklustre runs if you've suddenly abandoned sugar.
8 for me for a medium long today, as off to Old Trafford today. Have seen precisely, 3 United goals in 6 games this season, 3in 7 if we count the Arsenal away game, so with Barcelona being an animal of a team, I'll do very well to see that increase.
Thought I may have to hang about up north for a few days as I was struggling to shift Saturday's tickets, but touch wood that's done, so just a straight forward up and back...
see you in a few days!