Friday, 4 April 2008

Race Ready

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)

1 comment:

  1. Nah, Boags is the one that's full of carbs.

    I'm expecting a finish time more than 3 minutes faster than last year. Good luck!