First sub-27 parkrun today - cos Abingdon is underwater, we went up to Oxford which is a faster course, lumpier on a macro level but much more even underfoot. Top of my agegroup (which was not just me I should add) but boy am I unfit. Proper training has sort of started. The track sesh on Thurs was a 1500m TT which I have not done before, 6:58. Looking at clubmates, half a minute needs to come off that by the autumn if I want to hit my goal.
Petra is OK but should be great once the finish it!!
"the" is Egyptian for "they"
Yes it's minus one in central London tomorrow morning, apparently.
Hope all are well
FIDO- Anyone who can run a sub 7 mile in not unfit! We just live in a different world
Cold in Lincs but a good day to run (hope it went well Scott) Not much from me I will not be coming down for FLEET just does not work which is a shame. Going for a run by the canal in a bit but with my GARMIN set on Sunrise( shows nothing.) Im tired due to work so no pressure and just want to plod December although hope at some point to keep my 20 miler a month stretch going.
Ikle - I did that Regent Park 10K last year as I was in London the weekend it was on. I really enjoyed it which is unusual as I usually hate 10Ks! susan and a couple of her friends ran it too - I seem to remember it was part of a series that were run on the first Saturday of each month throughout the winter?
Fido - that sounds speedy for 1500m.
Susan - I did a little run in the country on Saturday
Well, it was quite a longish run! Frostbite 30 race - an ultra around the Yorkshire Dales near where I live. It was a spur of the moment decision to enter last week as hadn't heard about the event until then. Due to dangerously icy conditions they cut one section out which was round a steeply banked reservoir where they were worried about people falling in on the icy path! Did the amended route which was 27.57m in 5:15 (2600ft of climbing) - fantastic day out - loved it - sunny and very cold and amazing views from the tops of the hills. Quite treacherous underfoot in places on the tracks - sheet ice so lots of mincing on the descents. Ran the first half very steady with a mate and then speeded up a bit in the second half. It was my mate Johns first ultra and he's not run a marathon for several years (our original plan until I heard about the race was for a 15-16 mile long run - the furthest he would have ran in several years!) so he did amazing to get round in 5:45. One of the best organised events I've done - lots of signage (although I still somehow managed to miss a direction arrow and make a slight navigational error on the short section of the course you actually ran on the out and back leg!) Lots of marshalls and refreshments enroute - including hot drinks at some of the checkpoints. Thankfully the mud was frozen solid most of the way round so only got my feet really wet in the last few miles of the return when the mud had melted. Would definitely recommend the event. Its the first time for a while I've done a race carrying a heavier pack which I really noticed how much difference it made. When I did the Ripon ultra it was warm so didn't need to carry as much spare kit. Legs didn't seem to suffer too badly at all - quads a little stiff but really not bad at all - hoping to do a recovery run tonight.
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