Having an easy two weeks after Abingdon marathon then its head down for Aberystwyth 10k.
Hope you lads can get me to a good time again
14 hilly miles done today, a few fast intervals tomorrow and then taper until Snowdon......
Got my weight under 10 stone again, it's been a long time since I've been there.
Once I've recovered from Snowdon I can hopefully get some speed training in with you guys.
Sub 34 - next 10k target!
I did Tony's loop today, 47:24 new PB by over 30 seconds Coach Steve's not going to be too happy with me. I'm supposed to be resting. We are going out on the bike tomorrow for a few easy miles.
Great news on the weight, your going to fly around Snowdon, if the weather is right you got a very good chance of winning some thing up there. Good luck with it and don't go doing too much this week. Any problems with that leg?
If you click on the link below, it shows me crossing the line doubling over and looking knackered, a few seconds later Andy crosses - and does exactly the same thing.
Must be all the training we've done, we've even got the identical technique when it comes to crossing finishing lines.
End of Cardiff...
Leg is OK thanks, I've never done so much stretching but it seems to be working.
I couldn't lie on my back and straighten either leg flat against a wall because my hamstrings were so tight. It took about a week before I managed it!
Not sure if I'll be fit for the West Glam XC race, it's only a week after Snowdon....I'll still be hobbling around probably.
Stretching is a must, I have to do it or I cant run, end of!!!!
You will have to hobble around the west glam then we need you there.
Off for a few mile on the bike to get some cross training in.
FF, we will be heading down through Clyne valley, look out for us.
Nice morning for it......
Will get a few miles in later.
Great ride, got 52 mile in. Nice easy pace. Rode down to Llanelli water front, by the start of the half and the 10k.
How did your run go?
52 miles!! Sounds a long way in a car let alone a bike!
I only did 6 miles, some at 5:30 ish pace though - after tonight though I'm only doing some slow runs to tick over - my legs are feeling tired so need to rest them before Saturday. I'm looking forward to it, but I'll also be glad when it's over...marathons take over your life a bit.
When are you starting your action plan for 10k?
It's more like the PTH famous two on here at the moment....
Good effort mate, rest up and get that energy back. I know what you mean about them taking over but now that mine is done I'm looking forward to London. I also fancy going back to Anglesey next year to try and crack sub3 at that. The winner did 1:53 this year so could go for the win? would be good to get the team there?
Brynster did look in here earlier but didn't have time to post. And NST is busy with work.
What's happened to the other 3 of the famous five?
FL - you're riding the crest of a massive improvement wave at present.
Hi BR, how you doing mate? hope all is well after Abingdon. And hope Hilly's back is better now. Thanks for the shout of encouragement as I went into the track, it was just what I needed to get my head back up.
As for the other three, one is off shore in the north sea and one is too busy to post at the moment (or so he says) and the 5th member is Spikey my sheep dog( hence the Famous five) he wont answer to Timmy. Here are some photos of our adventure runs.
As for the crest of a wave, I fell off today and had to go to see the quack for some antibiotics for my chest, all the training and the race has caught up with me!!!!
Hopefully whichever marathon is chosen, assuming it's not London, will be in the Autumn.........?!
Wasn't going to run tonight, but was climbing the walls so had to go out for a bit to get my fix.
Take it easy mate, you'll get your fix in a few days.
So it looks like its going to be Tregaron half then. NST said its very flat?
FF, hows the tapering going mate? hope your taking things easy.
I haven't run for 5 days! longest lay up ever!!!! this cold has knocked me for six.
BR.. you're not supposed to be on here, it's for welsh people
FL.. just paying a visit to congratulate you on that Abingdon run, cracking stuff. Front of red start at VLM 2011 by any chance?
.. shuffles off back to Yorkshire.
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