I'm as ready as i'll ever be for Sunday's 10k. The only other 10k i've run is this time last year when I managed 42:52 (albeit 48+ hours earlier I was up till 4 am drinking Guinness - heard it was full of carbs).
Wednesday was an 8.6 Mile recovery run and on Thursday morning I completed my last "cutback" tempo run of 3.5 miles @ 10k pace (well not quite 10k pace). I did manage to get sub 6:30 pace though for the first time (combination of reduced length and setting a fast pace & hanging in there - some heavy breathing/groaning towards the end).
This morning I took a well needed lie in and instead covered a modest 2.5 miles on the treadmill at lunchtime (thought about doing a 6 mile reconnaissance run of Sundays route but work dictated otherwise). Another 2 mile easy run is scheduled for tomorrow morning.
Have a good weekend and good luck to Thomas in Connemara.
Wed 2nd April
8.6 Miles in 01:10:32 (08:12 pace @ 122 HR?)
Thur 3rd April
a.m. 8.6 Miles in 01:06:12 (07:42 pace @ 138 HR) with 3.5 Miles in 22:30 (06:26 pace)
p.m. 3 Miles in 25:17 (08:26 pace @ 126 HR)
Fri 4th April
2.5 Miles in 21:11 (08:28 pace @ 121 HR)
I started running shortly after my 40th birthday to train for the "once in a lifetime marathon" (mid-life crisis and all that) and haven't been able to stop since. This blog charts my progress as I attempt to go farther and faster than I have ever gone before.