Hope you feel better soon.
No running from me for the next week or so. I usually take a complete break at some point for a week or 2 so now appears as good a time as any and then will start back from the beginning. I would have needed to do that anyway with how the past month had gone.
Jay- well cdone
Tek- ignore the Taper Twinges
8.01m of confidence restoring running this evening. Easy pace run in the dark with a couple of miles at pMP (not Snod mp!) thrown in and it felt oh so smoooooth 8.01 m in 55.21. Splits: 7:53 7:40 7:02 6:54 6:53 6:09 6:11 6:35 3
NP-????? Best of luck for Sunday! Anyone else racing this weekend?
5.7 miles @ 9.45 for me tonight. Easy
AGF, Tek - cheers, i appreciate what you're saying
Tek - nice recovery, glad you're twinges were phantom i think i'm getting butterflies for you . How are you finding the taper ??
jason, Stuart - niiiiice
HM4 - enjoy, how often do you take that sort of time out ?
kaz - 5 hours !! i'm feeling that
Nervous of recent niggles i decided on a flatish 1.3M lap of the block tonight with the intention of baling out at the first sign of trouble. Happy to say all suspect body parts got through 5 laps without complaint and i treated them to some ice after
27-Oct Snowdon Jason D
28-Oct Frankfurt Tek, JennyE
29-Oct Dublin No Pain, Ian Boyd
04-Nov New York Mon
04-Nov Rutland: JEvaNs
04-Nov Bog & Bryn Challenge 20k Jayc
20-Nov Sleepwalker (Night Race) Jayc
Kaz take care
HM enjoy the rest
jason wow nice splits again
Stuart - I'm guessing that's 5k +3....on the flat?
mace - well done. Taper was driving me nuts but I'm happier now I got out after 2 days of nothing. Rest tomorrow, 6m Thursday, then that's it...
Tek, Jenny and Ian - best of luck! So there are 3 marathon races on consecutive days? Must be some kind of record
Tek - good to hear all the twinges weren't anything to worry about. The older I get the more "twinges" I feel. My knees are forever clicking, especially first thing
Stuart - 1.3 x 5. Good going.
Jason - nice run. So what is the MP for Snowdon? I'd probably put you in the 7:30ish avg range, given the 2500ft+ ascent? (I've not looked at previous results so I could be wrong either way!!)
HM4 - a break is a good thing more often than not. I've really enjoyed my few easy weeks, it's reinvigorated me in some ways. Take it easy and come back strong!!
Good luck to all doing marathons shortly... look forward to the reports
I've been putting together a shortlist of marathons for next year. I think (pass pending) I'll try and fit in 2 or 3. Currently favouring North Dorset Village Marathon (May 5th), Edinburgh (May 26th) and New Forest (Sep 22nd). Although I'd like to do Clarendon and Snowdonia...
I'm off for an MTB weekend on Dartmoor (there is a group of us who arrange one or two 'weekends away' over the year). My shout this year, so two tough rides with plenty of technical descents and lots of climbing:
Sat - North Bovey. 25 miles 4750ft ascent
Sun - Okehampton & Lydford. 24 miles 3100ft ascent
My legs will be aching next week. All good fun though!
No running today. A nice MTB night ride over the local mountain, picking some decidedly dodgy descents given the damp conditions. Only 10 miles but fitted in 1500ft ascent. Trig point on Machen was spectacular, rolling mist meant the top of the mountain was visible but anything off the 'edge' was grey blankness
Usually after my last race of the year.
That's the plan hopefully. Hope you enjoy your weekend away.
Tek - Good Luck for Sunday. Enjoy.
Good Luck to anyone else racing this weekend too, I seem to have gotten a bit confused with everything
I have been to the docs today for a check-up, and it looks like I am going to have to take a break for a while until things are sorted out Hopefully be back to it in the New Year......
Probably still lurk thou!!
Good to everyone racing this weekend. Esp. Tek, I've been lurking in this thread and from the running you've been doing I reckon you're an absolute cert to crack 4 hours. Probably by quite some margin if you wanted to.
jayc enjoy the biking!
jason good luck to you, too
Kaz hope you're feeling better soon. Good to get home...
Gaz thanks. I'm feeling pretty confident this time...(but I think I said that in May...). Just checked my stats for the Kent RoadRunner mara - I'm now 30 bpm lower for the pace I set out on that one.
NP hope you're ok for Monday's jogaround Dublin
Good running folks
Kaz - Hope you're better soon!
7.4 miles @ 10.03 this morning. Bit more hills in this run than Tuesdays, hence it being slower. Still ran too fast though.
Go JSN Go!
Stuart well done...I hope it's of some comfort that I was jogging much more slowly than that at the start. It's ok to put in a few strides (eg 5 x 100m) if you're bored...
10k at 75%max this morning. A few spikes uphill meant I was going too fast, but basically ok at 8.29mm.
Tek & Stuart,
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