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DT - there don't seem to be any like that! I've run over 20 parkruns at about 8 or 9 different venues and they all measure at least 3.15 miles (sometimes 3.20 miles). Either I'm unlucky, my watch is crap or I run significantly off the racing line (which I don't think I do)!
Unlucky DT - as you say though, not a disaster by any means!
I've been supposedly resting since Friday evening but in fact feel more tired and lethargic now than ever! Will get out for a decent walk at lunchtime to try and get myself moving again! Can't run tonight, but planning to get back to it tomorrow night.
Re course lengths/speeds, surprisingly Hove Promenade doesn't stand out among the Brighton/Hove events as being faster, probably due to 4 U turns (not tight, but still 180). The 3 tarmac events have course records between 14.25 and 14.47 but set by different people so no direct comparison.
Worthing has the reputation locally of being fast and has been accused of being short but my PB at Preston Park (Brighton) is only 1 sec slower only a few weeks later so I don't think there can be much difference in length.
I agree that there is debate on the accuracy of parkrun courses (which is why Power of 10 shows as parkrun not 5k) but Garmin's aren't accurate enough to use as evidence unless everyone always gets a low or high reading - tree cover, corners, U turns, shortest route all cause inaccuracies. Most have been measured with a wheel but it depends on the quality of the measurer - only a few have been done by a qualified course measurer. Overall we have to accept that we have a PB for each different event and they aren't necessarily comparable.
I think I must have just been unlucky (or my watch really doesn't measure accurately) as I don't think I've ever run a 5k which has measured less than 3.15 miles or a 10k that has measured less than 6.27 miles!
4 easy miles last night to kick off a bit of an enforced cutback week. Probably no bad thing. My last 8 weeks have been 20, 23, 22, 19, 21, 21, 21 and 19 and have included a 10k race, 5k race and 3k time trial. Not high mileage by general standards I know, but quite high for me (historically I've never really averaged much about 16/17 per week) so, I'm probably due a quieter week.
Mind you, I do have another time trial planned for tonight, this time only over 2k (random distance I know!). Ran 7.45 for this distance last December, so hoping to beat that this time around.
Starting to feel a few niggly bits (inside left knee, right ankle) now, nothing too major I hope, but enough to make me glad that by a quirk of the pre-Christmas period and family commitments meaning that I cannot run for 4 of the next 5 days I am getting a bit of an enforced mini-break to allow the niggles to settle down. The only run scheduled is tomorrow night and even then I only have time for 6 miles after work before other commitments need me to be home and showered and out of the door again!
Good mlr DT. Any fatigue from your race on Sunday?
JGav - hope that your return has continued successfully?
Any news from others? Any other races planned before the end of the year for anyone?
That's sounds that a well timed break, Andrew.
Yes definitely still carrying race fatigue and not helped by fact I had a work drinks event Tuesday night and whilst not going nuts by any means, I had enough to take the bounce away last night.
I am planning a parkrun last Saturday in December to blow the cobwebs, beyond that I have nothing planned until brass monkey.
Have you had it seen to jgav?
Had a decent session Friday of 3x2 miles off 90 seconds. Plan was to start at hmp then move to 10kp. Came in 6.24 and 6.23 followed by 6.11 and 6.19 and ended with a 6.14 and 6.14 so a decent session all in.
Easy 15 yesterday to round the week off.
Another decent week this week planed then xmas week ill just be whatever it is.
yep, I just did 12 x 0.5m at hmp with a plan to progress to 10kp in second half. Couldn't even run at hmp let alone progress it.
Horrible running conditions, especially for a session.