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You look like you're enjoying it Gerard! Did you oblige with the top?
Sorry to hear about the niggly foot MsE - you are overdue some good luck.
Conditions pretty good at Woking HM (light winds and pretty mild) and we had Scott Overall to lead us around the course.
A 5 mile warm up brought me back to the start with 10 minute to go, so just time for a quick swig of the Sports Drink and then in to the race.
I'd planned to run at a steady pace, c. 4.05-4:10 m/km, but got a bit carried away in the 4th kilometre with the pace dipping below 4:00. Went through 10K in 40:42 but struggled to maintain the pace in the second half particularly on the hills (must do more hilly runs!).
Crossed the line in 1:26:54. Pretty happy with that. A couple of miles warm down to give 21 miles for the day and 82 for the week.
Well done on the PB G-D - excellent pacing.
It looks like you crossed the line 6 seconds after me Lorenzo! Another 200m and you would have had me. I'm clubless and was wearing black vest and shorts. A well judged race by you and an excellent time.
So looks like the wooden spoon for me!
Birch - That's a fantastic time by your boy. He really has taken his running to a new level. Isn't he doing Manc mara? Well earned ales! No imbibing on Saturday as I have the final trail race of the series and it's the most brutal of the three! Another solid weekly total from you. Keep it going.
Well done to the HM boys! Great running and G-Dawg I bet you must have been chuffed. Knew you were on for a fast one if the conditions were ok.
Lorenzo - Very good performance, bodes well for London indeed.
SBD - That's a good half especially after a huge week.
DT - Still a decent weekend of running with all the other stuff going on.
I had a free afternoon yesterday as my boy went to his Mum's for lunch, so I decided to get out for a long run (my version of long) and recorded my longest run of 2018 bagging 10.5 miles on a really hilly route through the beautiful countryside and down to one of my favourite little bays on the island. It was stunning and really nice and mild. Spring has definitely sprung as it was close to 16c over the weekend.
SBD, that's a great days running with that time in amongst those miles. What are you thinking now re Mara pace on the day?
Mr Soft, good mileage and a sensible decision on the race.
Having missed most of January through injury, I am still mentally progressing on the basis that February was January and I still have ages. It's quite disconcerting when I think I only have 3 weeks training before tapering.
oo- Well done on staying with and helping your friend home in Barca.
SBD- A marathon is tough when that happens. I think in Birminham in the Autumn I set out at sub 3 and did 1.28.45 (ish) and 1.37 ish. Its horrible when those that have got it right start coming by you looking strong.
I'm on half day today (deferred from Friday) to get a long run in. Will take it nice and easy as I have Ashby 20 on Sunday. Assuming those two are bagged that's the magic 5 x 20. I'll probably get one more in over Easter weekend then.
I'm sure the extended cross-training in Austria will have done you good nicko.
Good work on the 20's DT19. Hopefully, the weather doesn't get in the way of your Ashby plans.
Which start are you running from at Brighton MrSoft? Having run the mass start in 2010 with the initial climb, I'm looking forward to the fast start this year!
Good recovery miles Gul.
Well done on Barcelona OO - how did you find miles 20-26 at that pace?
Interval session on the track today - almost spring like weather with just a moderate breeze getting in the way. Five sets of 1K, with splits of 3:49, 3:49, 3:49, 3:44 and 3:44, 16K in total. Heart rate a bit lower than expected (only just going over 170, whereas I would expect 175-180) so must try and push harder next time!
Need a 10K race on Saturday but the only relevant event I can find is a HM at Eton Dorney. Could run this as 5K w/u, 10K race and 6.1K w/d but the expected windy conditions are not selling this to me at the moment!
It'll come back, Leslie. I think the hardest part when trying to get back is to accept that your various paces need to be downgraded briefly.
Gul, Nice morning run.
I've done it a couple of times before, in that i've done a long run on a sunday and then due to weekend plans I've done the next weeks long on Friday. It is just that this week they fall into the same week.
Legs feel pretty good today which is pleasing. I was looking back over my strava last night and I realised I haven't had a rest day since the 31st January. Very unlike me as I normal ensure 1 a week.
It was really weird SBD. Especially everyone shouting encouragement each time we walked- as if I was the one struggling. I was glad to help but will not be doing again. I think I would have enjoyed a comfortable 3:30 far more.
Back at it after 2 days rest. Glorious weather in Geneva today.
Wecome back nicko- very tough on the dreadmill...