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Aug 2, 2021

Today’s foray into the realm of speed involved 500 metres (1:44) and 4 x 100 metres, with the last timed at 16.8 secs. This is precisely 7 seconds slower than the Olympic champion ran last night to win the gold …Continue reading

Jul 30, 2021

I attempted another fast 1 km this morning, but could feel from the start that it wasn’t going to be stellar. So I decided mid-run to treat it like as pure training, only putting in about 98% and running an …Continue reading

Jul 26, 2021

I couldn’t help myself. I thought I’d try another 1 km time trial after Friday’s 3:26. I ended up stopping the clock in 3:24.06, which was just 0.04 secs faster than my time from ten days ago. So, it was …Continue reading

Jul 23, 2021

Managed a 3:26 km this morning, despite feeling more tired than last week. So I guess that wasn’t too bad. Today’s world run history is from when I was running between Chicago and St Louis. It was just before the …Continue reading

Jul 19, 2021

I included another 8 x 100 metres in my run this morning, timing the last one at 16.7 secs. I’m counting on these sessions making the difference when it comes to improving my times over 1 km. We shall see. …Continue reading

Jul 16, 2021

This morning was more like it – I ran 1 km in 3:24. I ran the same time back in March, so I thought I’d check through the Garmin records to compare the two in more detail. It turns out …Continue reading

Jul 12, 2021

Rather than a time trial, I felt it was time I did some sprint repeats this morning. I knocked over 8 x 100 metres, timing the final one at 17.1 secs. I doubt I could run much under 16 secs …Continue reading

Jul 9, 2021

Another 3:38 kilometre this morning, although I did feel I ran it easier this time. In fact, I negatively split it, which always means less pain. Today’s memories from the world run are from northern Wisconsin, as I made my …Continue reading

Jul 5, 2021

I’m a bit tired of the 400 m and 500 m time trials I’ve been doing, so I had a crack at 1 km again this morning. At 3:38, it wasn’t fast, but it was faster than the 3:42 I …Continue reading

Jul 2, 2021

Another 74 sec 400 metres this morning. Maybe I’ve hit my limit, but I’m not going to stop trying to it get down under 72 secs (3 minute per km pace). It doesn’t seem that long ago I was running …Continue reading