Weekly Summary 01.05.2016
Device: Garmin Forerunner 630
|Total Miles: 61.86 Miles||Weight: – lb||Avg Pace: 7:02 mm||Time: 7h 15m|
Started the week with 3 easy 5 mile runs and a sports massage on Monday to get the lactate out of the legs, then increased the mileage on Thursday with an off-road 10 miles and then back down to 5 miles on Friday and final 3 miles Saturday. Nothing major to report felt OK, legs starting to recover from London but Sunday is still an unknown. Plan is to head out at 2:45 ish pace with target sub 2:50!
North Dorset Village Marathon
A race too far……………Sunday was marathon day AGAIN! We had the opportunity to camp at the race so spent the night in our campervan, something I really like doing makes the weekend seem longer and also cuts down on really early starts, especially with races that start at 08:30 like NDVM.
So optimistically I set off at 2:40 MP with club mate Jon Sharkey, knowing I would not be able to sustain the pace but with a plan to hopefully stick with him until half way. At 11 miles Jon started to make a gap on some on the undulations in the course and with that the solo run began, hitting half way in 01:21, promising but within the next few miles the pace slowed and approaching 18 miles energy levels were well and truly zapped. During this period of the race another club mate Simon Way came past me with Tim Awkins from Wells City Harriers, however Simon coming past was a good thing as he pulled up in London after 2 miles so a strong run was today was a massive boost.
The final few miles were a bit of a clog, happy that I managed to retain 4th spot and also picked up the pace slightly for the final mile along the trail way to the finish in a respectable 02:51:59 for 1st Male 30+ and points to help Bournemouth AC finish 1st Male Team (Jon Sharkey, Simon Way, Anthony Clark)
Below you can see the full slow up in my mile splits;
6:17 6:06 5:56 6:16 6:10 6:07 6:14 6:07 6:20 6:18 6:12 6:22 6:18 6:21 6:24 6:38 6:49 6:46 6:52 7:23 7:16 7:03 7:04 6:59 7:09 6:41 1:52
Thanks Sanjai and Steve for the photos
Diet \ Food Diary
Recovery week one, part of my planned three week downtime so no recorded daily calorie intake. A few indulgent days plus alcoholic beverages as celebrations and recovery from ACP100 and London Marathon training. Always let your body recover!