Congrats Cat! Enjoy the celebrations!
Brilliant well done!!!
Ps championship start next year in London!
Woo! Congrats Cat 🍻
That is a brilliant time, congratulations!
Brilliant Cat #poweredbycowbell
WOW!!!! Well done you!! Super stuff! xx
Fantastic! Superb going. :-)
Wow, what a fantastic run. So chuffed for you.
You superstar! Amazing time!
Love the crying in the last part. I totally get that emotion! Well well done! Xxx
That's phenomenal! Well done!
Out of the park!!! Well done xx
Wow, amazing, nice work Cat. 👍
Cat! That is, and you are, AMAZING!! 😊😊
Superb Cat x
Epic Cat! Well done and welcome to Zurich! Hope you had a good time here!
That is absolutely stunning. And I always choke up on the home straight....
Fantastic, Cat! 👏👏👏
Fantastic time. Well done, Cat!
Brilliant time, Cat - really well done! Not surprised given your fantastic training performances, but you still had to do it on the day!
Great job Cat - congrats
Absolutely amazing time, Cat 😀
Bloody Nora, Cat!
Woweee that was rapid! Well done 😄
Amazing time Cat but totally what you deserve! X
Holy shit, great time. Well done!
That's a fantastic run. Well deserved. Congratulations!
Thank you, everyone, really happy with that! X
Kate Carter absolutely! I think it's a New York marathon qualifier too 😋
Bhaaaa fantastic and you'll be up there with the pros
edwina sutton it is the best! I didn't check the distance for the last 5k then turned the corner and the finish came as a complete surprise and i completely choked up! X
Well executed, nice even pace all the way through, congrats on the PB as well. Next up sub 3???
Thank you! I must admit, I went out a bit hard (had a 3:15 goal in mind), but felt good and managed to hold the pace rather than fading in the last half. Sub-3 feels a bit more real now, it'll mean some serious work on my top speed though, which'll be horrific!
Actually Cat I don't think it does at all. Following your training I'd say what it would take is more speed endurance stuff, tailored to marathon running - longer tempo runs, and less 400m sessions and more mile reps/ long sessions switching between paces etc etc.
Oh that's interesting, I guess I always look to runners like you with 17/18-something 5k PBs, but a big part of it is speed endurance. I must admit the last half of that felt fine, which is def the endurance kicking in
My 5k PB has always been set 1 week before a marathon! I've never done anything specific on it, it's just that you are obviously very fit at that point and taper is starting to make those legs feel good :)
Awesome run Cat!! Huge congrats! Sub 3 is definitely on after that.
Great running Cat 👏👏👏
I agree with both PoV, Cat. The difference between almost sub 3 and sub 3 where you've nailed the consistency in the splits is threshold speed. This is increased by speed and strength workouts IMHO. Track (speed) and tempo (strength/speed endurance), once a week each. Track from pyramids up to 2x3mi. Tempos from 6-10mi.
That final 5k though
Wowsers!! Absolutely epic time Cat, congrats!! 🙌