thank you all for the good luck for the half tomorrow. I've had a nightmare at work this week , I hope my increased stress levels will make me run faster!! Will catch up properly tomorrow.
Brer - will look out for you tomorrow Haven't done this race before, but it looks good so thought I'd give it a try. Mind you, I'm under no illusions that I'll be one of the back markers .... leave some cakes for me
Well I'm sitting in my recovery skins, feet up, drinking tea n eating chocolate! I agree with jasons report on the weather n course, but I'm a very happy person as I managed to stick to my planned dream pace, and got a new PB 1.54.38 (by my garmin)
Just caught up with all the posts I missed,
TR41, excuse my ignorance, but what is excalibur, other than Arthurs sword?
Panad, comute/cycle/ hills... then race?? wot are you like!
Brer,SD hope your race went well today, Do you get served cakes at the end? I like the sound of that!
Well today's frustrating Half must have loosened my legs up- just ran my quickest recovery run for a while for the same effort 6.53m in 52.45
Well done all..Jenf peeee beeeeeJD..that is still a cracking time bud, what were you hoping for? My little fell run was superb, very hot and sunny in the High Peak..a bit of a hill to contend with but lush cakes and soup at the end. Bimbled in at about 1hr 27 mins...didnt take Garmin as just wanted this to be a gentle enjoyable trot. Just as well there wasnt a time target as overtaking was impossible and many stiles to contend with. Have sun burn now..taper time now...again!
Just a quick post to say that I prob won't be posting for the next 10 days, I'm off to Abu Dhabi to visit my daughter , catch up with you all on my return.
Happy Running everyone.
My LSR last week was supposed to be 20 miles but I've been too busy with work and missed it. Instead went out today for a 22 and will then go up to the 28 next week, as planned.
Outward 11 1:43:56 (9:27 miling). Found it very hard keeping up the pace on the return leg. Despite a valiant 9:18 last mile I ended up with a "positive" split of 27s . Left upper arm still very sore when I run - the shoulder really doesn't like the running action, nor even supporting the weight of the arm for 3+ hours. Also some nerve pain cut in at one point which made me yell rather loudly.
Also ran past the point where I had cached a pint of water for the return leg so had to do the last six miles without any water.
Getting there, though.
T Rex- nice run, but i hope the pain settles down soon
My plan was to run 15m with the last 5 faster tonight, but body and mind overruled plan in favour of 12m without getting faster. Can still feel Sunday's half and supposed to do a tempo session tomorrow, so easy does it 12.05m in 1.28.12 (7.19 av)
Onwards and upwards T Rex..it all sounds very painful and annoying for you.
JD, I wish I could run as fast as you in training..did 13 miles last night in 2 hrs..ok, last bimble before Sunday's marathon so had to be steady, but it takes a fair chunk out of the evening when job/life/family have to be juggled. TBH..I should really not have gone that mileage so close to Sunday but had to try out my new Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 trainers...they are superb
Spin class tomorrow, 4 miles on Friday..then off I go to Bolton..with forecast of light snow....on Sunday.
Talking of trainers .... have always run in Asics GT series and have had no problems up until now. Unfortunately, Asics have "improved" and "refined" their latest shoes and I now get cramp-like pains in my right foot when I run more than a few miles in them, so I've had to revert back to my old shoes. Could be the most expensive dog walking shoes I've had in a long while Why do shoe makers have to alter shoes so frequently (don't tell me, I think I can guess!)
Hey, what's going on? We've slipped to third page. Everyone ok??
T-Rex Hope shoulder eases up my friend, good run though.
jenf well done on pb matey
Well not much running done this week due to work was starting to get cabin fever!!, that was soon remedy this morning with a very impromptu Excalibur recce with panad. 11 miles of fell and trail in misty, muddy conditions 2276ft of climb some great descents and lots of big puddles!! Loved it
Hope everyone has great runs this weekend.
TR41-sounds fantastic Off to Bolton now to do a trail marathon across the Pennines tomorrow, getting quite fond of these cross country jaunts. Have a great weekend all.
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