A 5 mile run this morning that included a timed mile in the middle; got to 6.51 today[3.25 and 3.26]. I nearly gave up less than half into the first lap as it seemed so sluggish and slow. Even forgot to press the lap button as the 3.25 seemed so strange. Didn’t manage to speed up on the second lap but the pacing was consistent. Obviously I haven’t gained any fitness nor lost any weight in the last two days since the last 1 mile time trial so the sudden dropping of 10 seconds seems to be simply down to reactivating the fast twitch fibres?

The really annoying thing is that my watch is only logging the measured course at 0.99 mile [though it did in the past log it as the mile it is?] I am certainly running exactly the same circuit each time.

Progress so far then 20 seconds off in 3 weeks:

date location 800m 800m total
20/04/17 gooseley 3.36 3.36 7.11
21/04/17 gooseley 3.36 3.30 7.06
09/05/17 gooseley 3.33 3.28 7.02
11/05/17 gooseley 3.25 3.26 6.51

131 days 294 miles



Nice to run on the soon to open Community track in Stratford tonight with the guys.


mile again

A 6 mile run this morning that included a timed mile in the middle; got to 7.02 today by managing to go faster on the second 800 [3.33 and 3.28]. At least one mile effort a week will hopefully start to bring that down to a reasonable time; as long as I loose some bloody weight. Will try again on Thursday morning for the sub 7 minute. So much for a fast mile year.

This evening another 6 mile jog with the guys. The most running in a day for 6 months [2 runs in a day]!

129 days 289 miles