Anyone up for it?
two weeks! and I've got Belper 30k next weekend!
Good race report Garry, I havn't had any notifications latetly either.
Good luck with the Belper 30k next weekend sounds like fun.
Completed my third week on the trot of 41ish miles a week training. First saturday off in what seems like ages at the weekend so its off to the jolly old parkrun for me.
Belper is a good event if that's the Rugby Rover - never got round to doing it but the other half has run it a couple of times .
I actually got out for a run yesterday - 2.5 miles with my 10 year old daughter and the dogs - probably about 2 years since I ran but even so it's a bit of a shock to find my legs are stiff today ! Planning to keep it going and do the Dovedale Dash in November.
Yep, its the Rugby Rover. Done it for the last 2 years. Nice, if tough, race. Friendly well marshalled and you'd have to be blind to take a wrong turn. Its the 10th year its been run. Touch & go with this blister I reckon. It's a good 'un about Ø2"!
Matlock 7:40 swim
Belper may well be off. 4 days to heal, 4 days to go...
One day to go... Belpers out
Next 2 weeks, Matlock and Exterminator. I'm targetted on totleys race, so Matlock may yet fall
got the info from matlock tri and went for a drive round the bike route today interesting hill up to the village of lea but a nice fast decent back to matlock
When's the Matlock tri - wouldn't mind coming out and watching if I'm around.
monday the 27th but its an early kick off my swim time is 7.15
Good luck to those doing the matlock on Monday (seems like a perfectly nice way to spend the bank holiday - I will be in bed sleeping off nights but doing at least 10 miles on the way home from work)
Off work till wednesday night this week so spent some time in garden. Running to kestrels tonight(3.5miles) then 6 mile club run (at a reasonably fast pace) then run home.
Been planning my training for Clowne Half. Using a 14 week training to peak plan.
Weeks 1 - 6 endurance, 7 - 11 Strengthening, 12 - 13 Sharpening and week 14 tapering and race day. Not easy to plan due to not knowing my work rota after week 4 so just putting down key sessions in the rest of the weeks (that can then be moved to suitable days when the time comes). Most of the miles coming from running to/from work.
Well Matlocks out for me.
Realised yesterday that if I want to do Totley, I'm better off doing something else Bank Holiday Monday. My heel might JUST be ready, but the idea of getting the skin wet and soft, then cycling, only to quickly change shoes and run. I could quite easily get another setback.
I reckon I'll just do some short runs round here, build it up gradually where I'll not be tempted to push on when I shouldn't.
On the positive (to me) side I've taken the opportunity to get some ink done, which I've been promising myself for a while. Means I can't go back on my decision - no swimming for 1, preferably 2 weeks
Sorry to hear that Garry. Sounds like a wise decision, good luck with Totley.
runningowl wrote (see)
Might see you @ totley for 16miles of fun filled fell. At moment I plan on running it then trunce day after. Only concern is I was 10k fit before the cracked rib not sure about the longer distance. ok I only Missed on week before back running(against medical advice) and this week ramped miles and effort straight back up but worked out that it was my OMM bag strap being too tight that caused the problem. This I the same bag that will contain my full kit at the exterminator
Must have missed the post where you said what you'd done - just noticed on a couple of later posts that you mentioned cracked ribs? Hope it/they are healing OK, not a lot you can do to speed it up?
You use a backpack? I've been wondering about them. I use a waist belt or a bum bag, up to now
Just be careful Giro, the extiminator is a tough event and 16 miles is the distance if you get the route right, also are the peaks the place to test out your ribs. Having said that your not a novice and know your limits etc better than anybody else so good luck when you do it!
With regards to backpack/bumbags I use a rucksack for events such as the mini moutain marathons etc but a bumbag for shorter events. I would say a rucksack with a camleback thing in is a good option for this event.
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