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SBD, yes all about the right effort level as opposed the paces you want to see. Well done on the 70m weeks, though I am reluctant to refer to them as build-up or base weeks given they top any week I've ever run!
Gul, hope the tooth situation is fine. I find myself in that situation in that I have a troublesome tooth that has been capped but over the weekend I was eating a fizzy fish and the cap came off so likely it will be coming out shortly.
Well done on those paces at the 2m race, oo and good luck at the 3k.
Speedy, the Govt guidance currently remains as work from home so I think it's premature for places to be calling staff in already, particularly with this variant of concern. Indications are it won't change anything but we all need to hold steady a bit to ensure it doesn't get the chance.
Jools, I've been chased by cows out on a walk once. They started following us (perhaps it was just feeding time or something) and we started walking faster to move away and everytime we did, they did and ended up in a sprint to the end of the field to get over the fence otherwise they'd have ploughed straight through us I think.
MsE, Nice 5k time there.
G-dawg, good to see things moving back to normal for you.
Tempo Friday went well. Usual execution is to be trying to work at 160 bpm. Felt sluggish at first and like a bit too much effort but settled in after a few miles and gradually progressed it with splits of 6.18, 6.22, 6.23, 6.20, 6.18, 6.15 and 6.13 for 6.18 average and 158 bpm. Possibly the slight upgrade in pace of mile 1 was the issue as the first mile normally comes in around 6.30. I suspect had it been a peak level 10m tempo it would have come out around 6.15 and just over 160bpm, which looking back isn't out of line with what I was doing in March so still in good shape.
Saturday I Just did my s and c work first thing. Then as I am racing Thursday, yesterdays run was just an easy 8m.
Few easy days this week before Thursdays race. Target is sub 37. I could find myself however in the situation of a 'disappointing pb' as that is currently 37.34 and 37.00-37.33 won't overly please me!
That's still good going there, oo.
I am out for a meal etc Friday night. I think where we are the covid rate has floated between 5-10 per 100k for 6 weeks now so you'd be really unlikely to encounter it.
NY mare has confirmed a 33k field and given all the places top those that were in for 2020 and subsequently elected for a 2021 spot sop no separate ballot or age qualifiers.
TR- I ran 36.11 (5.50mm) in that TT. I'm just not sure I am as fit as then. A poor session last Tuesday has spooked me a bit also. Weight is the same as then though, but weather is looking annoyingly poor with quite strong winds forecast.
TR- yes, no doubt when the rush of blood kicks in, i'll find myself at 5.45mm! I have to remember I was in the midst of 60m weeks and peak training, though looking at data, I did have a slight taper for it.
They are worth having set aside and definitely worth digging out for A race.
The only risk with July is how warm it might be. But, yes with shoes, less wind and a crown in the Autumn you should be well placed.
I'm down at Kempston race course in 12 days for a half as well so if I am to go sub 80, I really need to be able to hold something close to 5.50 pace for a 10k. Though predicted wind forecast for Thursday is now up to 19mph and being an airfield it'll be windier again.