Cheers - the times aren't too bad - it's more an issue of how I felt - I'm hoping to get to a stage where running 6 minute miles during these sessions is reasonably comfortable. I wasn't comfortable at that pace for the session yesterday. Realistically i need to be running 5:52/3 per mile in Ballycotton if I'm going to come in the top 100. I am hopeful though - I'm running faster in training than I've ever run before.
Saturday, 7 January 2012 - 11 mile LSR; Avg 7:35 min / mile; Avg HR 156, muddy trails / grass
LSR today....it was slow but it wasn't very long. Hamstring on my left leg felt tight and just got tighter as the miles passed. A 30 second stretch didn't do the job so I decided to cut the run short rather than risk an injury. Probably not the wisest decision to do a LSR after a hard session anyway but I'm keen to get the mileage up a bit. I'm unlikely to run tomorrow so that's 39 miles for the week - consistent with the last 3 weeks.