Porthkerry Plod 5

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21/04/2008 at 23:28

It'll soon get better once those antibiotics kick in.  You'll be back at club doing speedwork before you know it

21/04/2008 at 23:28

"multiterrain course.....about(?!) 5 miles.....figure of 8.....can be slippery......start open grassland in the middle of the park ...level surface.

Follow tree line to the edge of the field, over stream, along sea's edge.   Right turn into woods, first big hill (!), may be little muddy

Woodland path to within sight of fort....therefore skirt edge of this field, there will be signs and marshalls

On leaving this field, through Porthkerry caravan park out onto road which meets ring road around airport perimeter.  Turn right, stay on pavement.

Section lasts 400m, then diverts off to right, downhill, road takes you past Egerton Grey hotel.  Road ends, joins trail, under viaduct, then onto short section of road before down grass bank onto open grassland

Under another railway bridge, then climb through some other woods - quite steep - on top of the hill, round some fields - surface and gradient vary, mostly good underfoot

Course now exits park through gateway, sharp right through kissing gate, short sharp drop, another right turn onto tarmac path through valley, path soon becomes earth track as it circles back towards park

Back across road to get back onto main field, back along edge of the woods to the finish"

Sounds long!
There is a map too, it means nothing to me - I am assuming it will be signed and I dont need it and a compass!

Nam
21/04/2008 at 23:31
ooohhh I better be well for this.... 
Nam
21/04/2008 at 23:33
ok, if I'm at all fit enough, I'll start right at the back of the pack and just slooowly plod along, just aiming to finish... 
21/04/2008 at 23:33

Nam - less of a "falling apart" and more of a "gluing together"

*ducks*

21/04/2008 at 23:33
Oi - Back is supposed to be my place
21/04/2008 at 23:34

Eeek sounds very XC!! I obviously only know a little bit of Porthkerry Park.  Hmm might feel a bit sad on Sunday actually... last time I was there I was with my fave person ever and we're not in a good place at the moment

Nam
21/04/2008 at 23:34
Yeah like for the first km....
Nam
21/04/2008 at 23:36
Sorry to hear that PJ...    Is it reconcilable?
21/04/2008 at 23:37

You dont know how slowly I did my 4.5 yesterday, Nam!  

I figure it will be a very (very very very) soft pB for whenever I next do a 5 miler
And hopefully it will be a bit of a benchmark of where I am and how far off 10k etc I am

(((PJ))) that dont sound good chuck

21/04/2008 at 23:43

I dont know....it's all v up in the air at the moment. Kinda had an upsetting conversation tonight on the phone, she needs space etc etc. It's kinda complicated. I'm kinda losing my fight for it all though, things shouldnt have to be this hard. 

Was feeling very sorry for myself but I only have to come online and look at posts on the forum (eg Mick n Phil) to remind myself of how lucky i've got it in my life.  Plus Wagamama (ever been there?) emailed me to say I have got a pair of preview tickets to their restaurant opening in the Bay this weekend.

Suffice to say I shall be keeping my head down into work and running to keep my spirits up.

Whatever will be will be I guess

Nam
21/04/2008 at 23:45
I'm wondering whether to use my Trailfoxes or my Salomons....    My Salomons have more grip (more XC) - my Trailfoxes are more nimble (more trail).... neither of them are great on roads...  How much of it is road?
Edited: 21/04/2008 at 23:45
Nam
21/04/2008 at 23:49
Aw PJ ... as a big believer in'space' myself sometimes its not necessarily bad news... sometimes its just easier to work things out and have a little ponder on my own? 
21/04/2008 at 23:50

(((PJ)))
sometimes stuff that is hard work is worth fighting for
and sometimes stuff that seems awful at the time turns out differently/better/unexpected in the long run
everything has a reason and all that
sounds like you have a good way of looking at it/life
still not a good place to be x

Nam - dunno - never been there
Im hurricances or hurricaines.....(or else mucking up yourKs!)

21/04/2008 at 23:52

Yeah exactly..plus it's good to focus on other stuff...esepcially work.  Am doing props on a brand new show and am going to be very busy. 

In other news just moved upstairs with my laptop and my R knee has decided to start complaining about the speedwork I did earlier - ouch!

21/04/2008 at 23:53
ICE!!

what do you do PJ?
Nam
21/04/2008 at 23:54
I remember last summer...  one of my first sessions and she did 1min on flat out - one minute recovery.... 
22/04/2008 at 00:02

Just doing speedwork tonight @ club I think.  Am wondering if I need to get checked out in my trainers...keep getting the odd niggle. I haven't done anywhere near enough mileage for them to be worn out yet but maybe somethings up...

Yup Nam....the speedwork is horrible.  Only thing that keeps me going is the hope that one day I might get a bit faster!!!

22/04/2008 at 00:07

lol I meant what do you do when you aint running

Badly worded, sorry, I am sleepy
zzzzzz

22/04/2008 at 00:10
Oh i'm an Assistant Stage Manager for Welsh National Opera. Running round backstage and stuff.... I absolutely love it
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