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Thanks GM I'll keep that in mind.
DT - How hilly is droitwich 10k? Im struggling to find races I can fit in over the next few months and that looks like it could maybe work for me.
You'll need a bigger bed soon Poacher!
I'm quite fond of my Brighton 2018 marathon medal but the Abingdon 2010 medal (PB) is also special. Still hoping to add to the collection!
Good morning session Gul - hope you're feeling OK.
Good to hear you're enjoying those early starts G-D. It makes sense but I would struggle to get out at those times.
Weedon 10K yesterday. A hilly course, with a moderate climb in the initial kilometre, a big hill at 3.7k and another steep but shorter hill at 7.5K. Warmish conditions but with a light wind and some shade on sections of the course, the temperature didn't seem a problem. My pacing strategy was to take it easy in the first 3K, push up the big hill, maintain the pace over the next 3k, attack the final climb and then push hard over the last 2K. The sole aim being to beat Bedford Man who duly made an appearance at the start line only to shoot off like a mad man at the sound of the horn. Sadly, that was the last I saw of him as he finished almost a minute ahead of me. Not sure what he's been drinking this last week but I'd quite like some! Finish time of 41:54 and second V55. I thought I paced it pretty good, was overtaking runners after the initial kilometre and felt strong on the climbs and the final downhill kilometres but, in hindsight, I may have taken it a little easy in the first three kilometres. Just need to refocus for the next race in the series - Harborough 5 miles - next Tuesday. Alternatively, I could call it day with the racing and get back to some marathon training as the New York schedule starts next Monday!
Weedon June 05 SBD. It was a 10k then also, and I ran 40:07. My notes say it was hilly and I felt sluggish. I was also annoyed to get beaten by one of my local rivals (maybe it was Bedford man!).
Out early for a 6 miler this morning and will do another 5 later. Catching up after a very poor week full of bear and good food in Paris.
sbd- I always question myself when I am overtaking people from the middle point of a race, as was the case in London and on sunday. Have I gone off to slow, or have they gone off to fast?? Well done on 2nd place though.
Nice 10 Gul. I went out on my lunchbreak yesterday and did an easy 10. It became quite hard work in the last 2 as the heat took a grip on me and I had no drink to help. I keep telling myself that the warm weather is a training enhancement if you can tolerate and run through it.
Sounds like a pleasant week, OO.
Dropping out at 14 hours must have been rough. Do I recall there was a 12 hour race at the same time, which he probably could have won.
Followed my lunchtime 10 up with a spin class last night. Planning to get a run in straight after work. was hoping to do a form of session, perhaps 4 miles at mp just to get the legs moving a bit.
Good effort Lesley in those roasting conditions. Don't give up on your sub 90 ambitions just yet!
I had a bad feeling something was happening MSE- haven't seen the volume of activity on Strava and guessed something was up. So sorry to hear this. Assuming the plaster is post-Op I hope that it went well and the rehab will start soon- I'm sure you know the drill and will give it your best to get your fitness back.
Steady run here, mist at the coast so not as hot as the rest of the country.
Nice 5k, Gerard. It's tough to run at that effort level when conditions aren't perfect.
Badbark, do you think you'll have time to get the miles in with only 11 weeks to Berlin? :-)
Well done, Leslie. It really wasn't a racing day yesterday!!
Sorry to see that pic, MSE. Hope the path to recovery is too long!
Nice progressive 4, Gul and a great monthly total, even if compared to last month it was well down. It says more about last months efforts than there being an issue this month.
My mp run yesterday was what it was. I would say it was possibly the hottest temps I can recall running in. I did 4 miles at 6.53 for 157 hr. A good 15 seconds a mile down on where I should be in the right conditions, though I must factor in I raced hard on sunday as well.
5 Miles easy first thing this morning, then 5k at recovery over lunch. That gives me 165 for June which matches last June and December, being the respective months before I've commenced mara training. It's the local beer festival all this weekend so that's my running done for June as i'll be drinking there tonight and much of tomorrow.
Yes they well impressed with your run on Marathon Talk BB- must have been a good minute of chat about it.
Still not that warm here Leslie. Ran an average time at local parkrun of 18:38. Was disappointed at the way I felt, it was nowhere near the lightening form of recent weeks. After an indulgent week I packed in 18 miles the last 2 days which may have taken away some sharpness. My wife by contrast got a massive 30+ secs PB (28:17) so bragging rights with her today.
DT19 – Good MP session in hot conditions. Enjoy the beer
GM – Enjoy the triathlon spectating. It’s great weather to
be watching others!
Leslie – That sounds like a tough 10 miler
OO – I wish I could run a 18:38 and think it was average.
Your 18 miles in two days would have definitely affected it. Congrats to the
Birch – Good luck for the 10k. Stay positive, suck it up and
I ran 9 miles this morning including a 20:42 moderate effort
Parkrun. I say moderate effort, but I don’t think I could have managed much
more, with my legs feeling like lead. I’ve no idea why.
It’s half way through the year and I’ve 1778 miles completed
so far. So with some high mileage planned before Berlin, I might break last year’s
PB of 3615 annual total miles.
Tonight I’m eating and drinking lots!