Well, it really did feel like a miserable, cold, wet winter's morning at the track today.........yes, I know it's spring but to repeat.....it was a cold wet winter's morning! The weather "men" are even forecasting snow returning to parts of the north for Easter weekend. Nice! What's that song ...I'm dreaming of a white Easter?
600m reps today. Frequently run; one of my favourite rep. distances but mindful of Saturday's 13.1 effort and Friday's 10K only 8 to be completed. In the ideal world of training theory 2.27/8 per effort , my 5k pace, seemed a realistic target. As usual for the first 3 a second per 100 down but by the fourth and fifth I was getting up more on the toes and the stride was lengthening a touch. 2.30 on the sixth with the rain getting heavier and the temperature dipping. The final two reps were nearest to target; probably because I was keen to close the session off and , following a shorter than normal cool down, retreat indoors for a hot shower. Brrrr!
In summary...2.34 2.34 2.34 2.32 2.31 2.30 2.28 2.26. The best 600m track session for quite a few months.
With rain forecast for the next 5 days including Friday in Manchester and a 0 degrees night temperature on the way looks like my old legs will be staying covered for the foreseeable future! At least until Friday.