The week gone has been a good week for mileage - plenty of steady running and a few long ones to prepare me for the Marathon on May 6th. One element of the training I have been lacking in is the tempo type effort at race pace.
I decided tonight to put that right and despite having yesterdays 18 miler in the legs still I decided that I needed a boost and put on my racers for a bit of a boost ! It worked a treat as I was able to smash out nearly six miles at a shade under my marathon pace of 6 minutes and 6 seconds. A great boost to the training as I build mileage but so far have not been close to marathon pace on my long runs which have been more like marathon pace plus 10%.
My original aim for the marathon on May 6th was to look towards a sub 2-40 time. After my ankle injury I revised my thinking to a sub 2-45 which would be a pb by over three minutes....that run tonight got me thinking though.............
Well done to Lewis Moses of New Marske Harriers who today picked up a National Title at the UK Indoor Championships in Sheffield and now stands a good chance of going to the World Championships in Istanbul.
I am looking forward to my training week this week and hope to get close to 75 miles in the bag.