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How's the foot now?
Yes, if you get out at lunchtime then changing jobs is going to cause some difficulty as you need to bed in for a few weeks before you can start that sort of thing.
Did 10 x 800m at 10kp yesterday off 45s. A relatively straightforward session off 90s to 2 mins, but 45s really didn't give a great deal of time to get comfortable again. By the last 3 reps I was properly hurting.
5 mile at recovery over lunch today and circuit training tonight. Struggling at present with a few niggles, so glad I am not committed to an Autumn mara.
yes coach set session.Piece of cake compared to last weeks 10 x 1k at 10kp of 1 minute!
Local 5k report,
starting with the excuses:
1. It was still 24 degrees at 7:30 which came as a shock in this northerly part of
2. I was watching the cricket on TV this afternoon when I noticed a bulge
in the wall paper: a couple of hours later after lifting lots of floor boards upstairs
I found the leak. 3. It took me
14 seconds to cross the line and then was walking for the first 50/60 metres
before breaking into a jog. Very busy: finished 280th of 514! 3rd in age group,
out of 9.
22:23 chip time: if I am honest a little disappointed that I wasn't closer
to 22. Never really flowed this evening; usually spend most of a race passing
people. Was pretty well in the same position from 2k to the end, passing only a
handful. Had to give myself a talking to just after 3k and imagined that I was
running another course!
Not that it is an excuse but my Garmin was all
over the place: it didn't like the lap of the track at the start nor some
wooded areas. Age grading just under 75%. Quickest time for over 2 years!
The 5k was the first of the series, with a race fortnightly. Will probably
train through the next couple and try to hit the final one harder.
Ticking over this week with some easy running and a big session yesterday of 3 x (2k at 10kp (90s)- 1k at 5kp) with 3 mins between sets. Tough session but managed to progress the 2k blocks (6.18mm, 6.10 and 6.08) and the 3x 1k blocks all sat at 5.55 pace.
4M recovery first thing today then circuits tonight.
Yes they are what I use, or aqua gel as they are now rebranded to.
Nice tempo, warm as well last night.
Yes, England have really upped their game the last few group matches and then yesterday. Looking like world champs.
Yes it is never easy to really work out. A push too hard on some earlier hills or even pushing hard to make up times on some downhills skews the result in terms of trying to gauge what can happen on a nice flat course.
That's a nice little improvement there on last time out. Yes, the sums are tricky in the closing parts of a race when working hard and tired. I try it every year in the last 6 miles of London and can never make sense of it.
Andrew, shame about the back. Is that a cricket injury?
Jgav, how is mara training progressing?
I am in a reasonably busy training week as i'll be tapering next week for target 10k. Last weeks 10k had an rb difficulty rating of 1.9, so was definitely a tough one.