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Take it easy Reg. These aren't the months that are meant to be dangerous on the roads!
Weather has gone a bit silly hasn't it, with sillier to come apparently.
Funny old country we live in.
Seamless rejoining of the thread Ric. Like you've never been gone
Yes Reg - Hope you are back running again soon, sounded nasty. Good to be getting back on the bike soon, few crashes and I would have binned that lark tbh.
The psychology on Saturday was the usual. 'This is hard...I'm hot...why am I doing this?..could be sat in a beer garden...ok it going alright....when does this stretch f**king finish??...nearly there...oh yeah that's why I do it..'
...along those lines anyway
Long run this morning. Felt comfy in the humidity. my average stride length was 6.5% longer than it was back then.
Simon Coombes 2 said:
20 miles? You doing another marathon? Mr Finill been on at you?
Stevie G said:
Take it easy Reg. These aren't the months that are meant to be dangerous on the roads!Weather has gone a bit silly hasn't it, with sillier to come apparently.Funny old country we live in.Seamless rejoining of the thread Ric. Like you've never been gone
The Bus said:
I bet he blamed you though Reg! One of the rules of the road - whatever happens, it's the cyclist's fault (even when some eejit pedestrian on their phone walks out right in front of you!).
Fresher weather today...but as usual, we get a bit of wind with the lower temperature, can't win. You can tell a track race is imminent. Start lists here if anyone interested, decent quality.
Matt - Excellent race and report, definitely trending in the right direction!
Reg - Hope the hip sorts itself out soon, sounds nasty
Welcome back Ric!
Simon - Great work on the relay leg course record! Good luck tonight, the A race looks pretty tasty.
Just easy running since last Thursday, things seem to have clicked with my form feeling really good and an increase in pace for the same HR. Session of 3 x 2mile off 2 mins tonight. First one at HMP then the last two at 10k pace
Cheers SW - Report (what I can remember)
Great event this - get there on time for a change, warm up feels a little laboured, also it's cool and quite breezy which is a bit annoying. There's trees all around the track, so fingers crossed.
Line up and it's quite busy as we are set off. Feeling OK and the wind is not too bad, bit gusty now and again. Aiming for 71's if poss, and if I can try and keep to that then it gives me 7.5 secs to play with to get sub 9.. First lap through in 74 argh! a little boxed but we speed up a bit, but still outside 9 at 2 laps with 2.25. Decide to go out and around to get through to the 2nd group and run with them for a couple of laps, think the splits were 3.36 and 4.48, so dead on 9 pace. Then feel that I'm getting a bit quicker so push on up to the first three and go through 5 laps on 6.00, again 9 min pace. This helps as I'm upping it a bit now - can't remember 6 laps but hit the bell on 7.46. Bit worrying as in my battle with Dachs at Watford a couple of years ago I went through in 7.40 and struggled with a 75 last lap.
Thankfully, I manage a 72 this time and end up with 8.58.6. End up in 4th as the others kept their noses in front. Well happy with that, as it was breezy and a bit choppy, as compared to a calm, metronomic Watford type procession. Thought I was top of the V45 rankings, although sadly Declan Reed is now in my age group and recently ran 8.45! Hey ho.
Spoke to Mick Hill, the Leeds guy who beat me in the mile who had come down for the day. Great event, beer and Caribbean food etc etc. Would highly recommend it next year to anyone interested.
Here's the race off youtube!! clever.
Oh it's thrill a minute mate
Good session - well done for digging in! As usual, started looking at other races on Youtube. Watched the 5,000m from Rome in 2003, one of the races where Bekele and El-Guerrouj were competing at the top end, the 1500m man coming into the longer distance. Didn't realise that a very young Kipchoge was in the mix too!
Three greatest runners of all time in the same race?