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Blogspot: Joe Thomas

Joe Thomas
Thomas- just shy of PB despite virus hit season


03 November 2009

Joe Thomas reveals how trying to salvage something from his illness-hit season leaves him shy of a PB.

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Best Winter to Date!

User AvatarPosted by Liz Birchall at 11/5/2010 10:20:40 PM

Hey, its been a long time since the last update... and what felt like a long Winter, but I did manage to avoid the misery of another cross country which was my main concern towards the end of my last blog. But that didnt mean I didnt have to endure muddy field sessions most weekends, but at least it took the competitive element out of it, as I dont seem to agree with mud much. Im definitely a Summer athlete in terms that I much prefer a really hard lactic session on the track compared to a long run/fartleg session where short term gains can seem dubious, and the sun on my back rather than hailstones.

I had determination on my side after a disappointing Summer last year where illness resulted in me missing the majority of the season and only managing to get a few decent 800s in at the tail end of the season to really push on this Winter, especially with my University studies coming to an end. This determination coupled with the positives from the fact that I ended up running close to my life-time best even with the disruptions got me through the boring mileage. Its been the best Winter to date and except from the one race for GB at the Glasgow International that was used for a nice change of scenery I did avoid the Indoors as planned.

Im currently in the transition to starting to run some 800m specific sessions, this is later than planned but I picked up a foot problem that kept me off my feet for 3 weeks and I must admit I feared the worst and thought this season was again going to be a write off! Typical after having no problems all Winter, but Im slowly getting back to it, and the majority of the pain has shifted so Im hoping I can now start my favourite race specific training and make up for last years frustrations!