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Very good, Bradders, especially given the covid disruption.
Big PB! Agreed with Jools that Village Bakery is a fast course. I enjoyed PMJ’s
comments and tend to agree that a small positive split tallies with my PBs at
least. Although a negative split can feel brilliant and I guess you have to
weigh up what you will prefer to look back on in the long run.
Long runs (and weeks) building for you, Reg.
Looked a good XC route from your photos, SG. Wider trails
giving it a bit more space in certain areas? Sounds a lovely variety of terrain
though. Nice finish and a great team result for you guys.
Sounds like the RD gave everyone full liberty to take the
racing line, Pete! That is a massive club turn out. A couple of fast road races
entered there. The age group stuff seems to be picking up a bit more momentum.
Saw your XC SC. If that is the place you come it must be
some incredible quality there!
Good long run, Jools. Sounds a very sensible week 😊
Somehow got to a 70M week with an easy buggy half on the
Sunday. 8:40 pace but didn’t feel that easy to be fair. Pretty achey after,
which I guess isn’t too surprising.
5M recovery yesterday and then the final VO2 intervals on
the plan this morning. Headed to the racecourse this morning as there are
quarter miles marked out for Black Pear Joggers’ magic mile in the summer. I am
sure I saw them there recently, but they have obviously been covered in
leaves/worn off by recent weather.
Anyway, converted 2 x 1200, 2 x 1000, 2 x 800 into 2 x 4:30,
2 x 3:45 and 2 x 3:00 off about two thirds rest intervals. Worked hard, but
again struggled to get to any real pace. Probably around 6:25 down to 6:15s.
10M at 7:35 average.
Hope to back this up with a longer run tomorrow morning.
Oh – and have bitten the bullet and entered Manchester!
Reg Wand said:
10k came out at 36 minutes or 5:48 pace and was pretty comfortable, definitely a gear below race day effort so hopefully on track for the main target.
Really interesting to see the increase in depth of quality
in the Surrey League, SC. I wonder what is behind that? Great to see though –
even if less so for the ego. Shit news on the Adios 6 ☹. I
enjoyed the Fred Hughes 10M ten years ago. Good luck!
Good speed from SG out in the real world.
Reg is right, I do love a marathon. Usually the best value
for money! You are faster than me, Reg. But 5:48s in training feels
unimaginably hard. Stay fit in the run up to Wokey!
Managed to back up Tuesday’s intervals with another two hour
canal long run on Wednesday morning. My body seems to quite like running long
the day after intervals – weird. Anyway, a pleasant 16M at 7:25 pace.
Recovery yesterday (5M at 8:40s), then another canal this
morning - 10M with 10 x 30s fast, 90s slow on the return. Average pace
marginally slower than Wednesday?!
Just over a week until the Staverton 10M. Looking forward to
seeing Jools there.