As I sprinted......(OK I know, but it felt like sprinting to me!!)....to the end of the last 600 rep today on the track I was thankful that nothing had pulled or sprained. The final piece of the training jigsaw for Sunday's race had slotted nicely into place. Very relieved. The old legs had not let me down. With the 1/2 marathon on Sunday I had brought this week's track session forward from Friday and opted for just 3 miles of "effort" as opposed to 5 (5 x mile) last week. So 8 x 600 metres today with usual 1:30 (200 mts ) jog recovery. Based on the times achieved 2 weeks ago when I'd done 12 x 600 I felt 2:33 was a reasonable goal. There was the usual acceleration and a lack of concentration on the 2nd rep.
2:34.4 2:38.2 2:33.7 2:32.4 2:32.3 2:31.4 2:28.5 2:27.7
Average 2:32.3..................approx 6:48 mileing........10K pace.
Active rest for the next 3 days which means a 5, a 4 and a 3: all at minimum effort. So this week will not amount to a full taper for Sunday. If it were a marathon I would not have done the speed session today.