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Hi, Will. What is your age?
You say you are limited more than anything by your speed of recovery. How does that manifest itself after a run? What do you do post run to aide recovery?
Stevie, great session. Sounds like you have made a recent fitness leap again.
PMJ- I was persuaded to neg split for London this year. I had always taken it is the preserve of elites, however I went with it and have never felt so good in the final 6. It takes a lot of faith in your training etc. A few of us (Nicko and stevie jump to mind) had big performances in the spring with that tactic.
Good work on the parkrun OO - I'm sure the Sub 18 will come!
That almost sounds like fun CC! Well done on the prizes.
Are you planning an Autumn marathon Menn?
Good to see you're back running Lorenzo and continuing your tube exploits. If you're cycling the middle distance Etape, you'll be riding through our village!
Go easy with that hamstring Gul.
Another good track session Stevie. Any more races coming up?
Welcome Will - best just to concentrate on the training and think about a target closer to the day.
Struggling with the running mojo at the moment, so June was just a case of grinding out the miles. Seem to have managed to get through 291 of them, so at least that's a positive!
Thame 10K today, a local race, so I thought I should turn up and see what shape the legs were in. The course is pretty flat overall but there was a tailwind on the way out and a headwind on the way back. After an opening kilometre of 3:41, mainly due to the initial downhill rather than my overenthusiasm, the splits settled at 3:53-3:58, with 5K reached in 19:21 on the watch. Just after the 5K marker, there's a short steep ramp for 50m leading on to the cycle trail which had more of an effect on the speed than I would liked, so kilometre six in 4:01. Managed to pick the pace up for the next three kilometres, so 3:56-3:58 pace. The last kilometre has a relatively steep 300m climb before the final 200m sprint to the line. The gradient won the day and the pace slipped to 4:07. Add on the Garmin seconds and the chip time came out at 39:45. Would like to have dipped under 39 minutes but sub 40 will do!
Must be time to start training for the Autumn marathon ...