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SBD, setting aside the carbon fibre shoe boom, it's still quite remarkable that you race in gt-2000s.
You wont get near NY mara this year. All 33k places have been allocated to those with 2020 places who opted for 2021 as their first choice option. There's no ballot or time qualifiers this year.
Lewis is working at the event on the commentator mic so i'm on my own!
TR- I'm in for a 20m race at Bedford on what I think is same day as Goodwood. As you say, it'd have to be a pretty warm spell to get too hot by mid morning.
I agree re tomorrow, it's no great loss if I bomb out. It's only a 10k and I can go again in no time.
Gul, nice early 14.
MsE, I still can't shift my mindset in shorter races from going out fast and holding on.
Rest day today in advance of tomorrow. I think looking at the forecast the race comes 12 hours too late. Tonight or tomorrow morning would have been great. The race is 4 laps of I am guessing just over 1.5m so looking positively at that, I may only need to a few minutes at a time into it then have its benefit. Just depends on the setting of the course.
Eitherway, it's great to be racing.
Those Endorphins seem to be popular MsE with good reviews. I saw someone wearing them for our track race last night so assume they are not on the banned list 🤔
and not be at an immediate disadvantage, Jools!
Good new son the second jab, g-dawg. I used to wear asics gt2000 for everything. Easy runs, sessions, races of all distances then in about 2016 I moved to nike zoom streak for racing and just developed from there.
That sounds a little chaotic darting from one event to the next speedy so probably not optimal to get the best from any of them I suppose.
The 1500 though, I would imagine would take a few attempts to really find your suffer point.
Well weather forecast hasn't improved so it is what it is. On a plus, weight is pretty much back to Dorney weight and that makes me 11lb lighter (5kg?) than the last time I raced a 10k. I'm hoping the gains from that will offset the wind then it's just down to additional fitness.
Bag is completely packed ready to go out the door such is my raceday excitement. Just need to somehow focus on work for 7 hours!
Thanks all, still feel slightly mixed about it as had my heart set on a 36.xx.
Jools, there is some mileage in what you say re Noakes as I think over the last few days, watching the forecast develop, i'd talked myself out of anything good coming out of the race.
Tr/OO- Yes I am grateful it was just a midweek 10k that was ruined and as you say, it's pretty easy to find and race a 10k at most points.
Barely had any sleep last night, got home about 9.45 and had really bad stomach ache, like a trapped wind feel. Managed to fall asleep about 12, then woke just before 2 and it was just too uncomfortable to nod off with so got up until about 4am. I guess the plus of work from home is that I can sit here in my comfies and not have to engage with colleagues etc and have a lunchtime sleep!
OO- I think the cause picked up momentum a touch too late. It only really came to the mainstream Monday onwards. I think it is also fair to say that one problem is, whilst all these other events are getting a bashing for being allowed to go ahead, they've all been flexible in their model and introduced covid measures. Parkrun has point blank refused to give at all and the biggest factor with it as the unknown quantity of how many might turn up.
I believe that if parkrun, like everyone else had come up with a short term covid plan ie pre-booked spaces limited to 200 say and you receive a specific event barcode then it might have had a chance. With the parkrun lovers generally being an ethical bunch i'm quite sure the vast majority would have accepted this.
In any event, after the 21st June (though who knows what that might bring) seemed a far more logical date all along.
We started slightly uphill but also directly into an obscene headwind. At 400m I wanted to go home and felt I'd capitulate and do well to run sub 39. I persevered however and hung on tightly to a 37.22 (5.58mm) so a nominal 12s pb. Not what I was after but the weather was atrocious. What was interesting was that my average hr was 168, 5 less than my Feb tt. I've noticed this in spin and running sessions in last 2 weeks, as per my recent poor session, I can't seem to work hard enough to take my HR into that top end zone.