Also, courtesy of John Desmond's blog I see that there are 2 videos of the Corkbeg race uploaded to YouTube. Thanks to Rob Patterson.
Corkbeg near start (@23sec...)
Corkbeg near finish (@3:40)...
Video footage can be very enlightening... I hadn't realised until now how 'loping' my stride is. Maybe if I can increase my leg turnover I can also increase my speed??
Yesterday there was so much rain I thought that I'd moved to the tropics so - no running. As an aside some family members are in Kenya on voluntary work at the moment and they're praying for the rainy season maybe we can tanker the rainwater and ship it to Kenya!!
In between the showers today I managed to fit in an 8 mile steady run (7.87miles in 55:00 i.e. 6:58 min/mile (160/174bpm). The run was a bit of a progression run starting out at 7:16 pace for the first mile and progressing to 6:41 pace for the last).
This week was a fast but low mileage week. Hopefully I'll fit in some longer runs and more sessions next week ...
Week Total 6/7/09 to 12/7/09 (3 sessions)
22.77miles - 2:42:26 - avg 7:08min/mile - 162bpm