Phil, fantastic time in all the circs. Well done mate. You enjoy that lager. Now all we need to do is pick an Autumn marathon...... Chicago???
Well done Philby, that's some great running with a chest infection mate, i only just managed 5k at parkrun on my comeback and i felt like shite so to run a half and a full in 2 days is unbelievable, let the beer flow!!
Well, 2 years ago i ran a 6 hour trail race (7k laps) with a mate and found it quite difficult (we did 4 laps each in 5 hours) so what have i done?? that's right, decided to run it on my own this year, if anything is going to keep me focused on weight loss and form then this should be it. My plan is to complete 8 x 7k laps during the race which i feel i can do speedwise (10 min/mile av) i just need to sort my fueling strategy out. Also with all the training i'm hoping i will be able to crack my half pb (1.38) in early May, nothing like i challenge or 2 to get the blood pumping.
Just ordered these bad boys ready for July.
Beavis - sounds like a good challenge. Is this the start of a move into ultras?
Beavis, that looks like a different sort of challenge. Is it local? A friend of mine is seriously considering the Wall which I think Caz has mentioned. 69 miles over 2 days along Hadrians Wall (you can do it in 1 day ). She hasn't talked me into doing it yet but I'm probably going to have a bash at the Salisbury 54321 which is 50k pretty much off road in August.
Have to get Paris out of the way first. Got 18 miles done on Saturday and looking to get the first 20 in this weekend. If the weather holds that is. Just heard that there may be some serious snow in the West Mids from Friday. It's bloomin cold enough for it.
minus 6 here snow and ice still hanging around.....thank goodness for my Speedcross shoes......well done Phil, where is this autumn marathon then?? Smash down pb??
Philby, was thinking about taking you up on your half pb challenge but i've seriously got second thoughts now you've posted that, i was thinking breaking mine by 2 minutes at most not 11, oh what the hell, go on then, i'll put your tenner to one side ready.
Woo Hoo, trail shoes have arrived, think i might have to head up to Cannock on Monday for a little run to start breaking them in, no parkrun this week as got to work but it's looking like it may be cancelled anyway as the course was snow covered earlier in the week and it hasn't melted and now frozen solid with no sign of thawing.
Hillheader, Paris is 7 April so it'll soon be here. Don't have too many moonlit trails in the Black Country but we've got lots of icy pavements at the moment. Got out for a quickish 5 with the club last night and conditions underfoot were ok.
Come on Phil. You'd love another autumn marathon, Chester, Loch Ness,... Palma? Think Snowdonia still has places.... . And all that mileage is bound to help reduce your half PB. Sub 1:30 would be seriously good.
Snowden sounds like a nice one, shame I said no more to my OH.
mcs, you'd love Snowdon. I'm sure the OH would really enjoy a weekend away in Wales.
Hillheader, which marathon is that? On a Thursday??
Loch Nessssssssssssss.... I'm sure I said NEVER AGAIN after Edinburgh and yet this year we've got numbers 4 & 5 planned...not too sure how that happened
I did indeed mention The Wall GE, I fancy doing it...not sure what year we can fit it in though...65 miles over 1 or 2 days depending on how mental you're feeling.
GE are you buried under a ton of snow??? I'm sure you were meant to have a red warning over your house... I wonder how Fi is getting on, her house was under a red warning sticker too. Our snow-mageddon is a bit unimpressive...have ordered some Yaktrax just to be on the safe side though...just waiting for postie to bring them to me.
11mins off your half PB Philby??? That's going to take some serious speed training and grimacing......... probably in that order LOL.
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