just back from my 20 miler LSR.
goo dup until about 18 miles. then got progressively harder. by the time i stopped the muscles up the inside of my thighs were killing me and felt sort of crampy.
but a good stretch and a shower an i feel much better.
averaged 9:59. reasonably hilly. breezy with the odd flurry of snow, but generally sunny so didn't feel too bad.
so glad that that's it for the really long slow ones now.
Shades/VR/anyone else - any plans for Florence this year?
Keith - I didn't realise that the marathon and 30 miler were on the same day, how daft and what is the point of that? Should be a 50 mile stand alone ulltra and a marathon option for those not wanting to go so far.
S3200H - great discipline doing 3 mile laps for a long run, don't think I would have made it to 17 miles.
Do you mean tomorrow for another 20 miles? I would say too close, why not drop it to about 13 miles.
Not yet decided about Lancaster.
Sofaboy - well done, you are now in taper
mowzer - re Florence, not good news, Easyjet flights are out this week and we could go from Bristol but we'd have to stay for a week so we'll need to look for alternative airports. Will discuss with VR next weekend when we're in Ireland.
Morning PSC - hope you and bo-bo are well
Shades - Well it is a Foxy Enigma event and i'm sure it was someone else who would have asked for it. They were trying to persuade him to do a 100km one around the lake at the quadzilla back in feb. Then they were trying to get me to do it too...
Cant really say how i'll approach it BUT if the weather is good i would imagine i'd finish the first one delibratly slow to minimise time between the two then walk around for a lap just to keep moving.
Well done peeps on the LSRs this weekend - either planning or done - I'm out for my 22 miler tomorrow - after the clocks go forward - even less time in bed
There's still a few aches and pains out there, GWS .....
hiya Shades - yes, we are both well thanks... still clicking off some longer runs although both of us are now well and truely bored with this weather - I guess we all are! We are in the middle of a long run fest (by our standards) with 32 miles last weekend, South Downs Mara next weekend then Brighton Mara for me! Looking forward to them all - although the bursa in my L knee has been grumbling for the last 48 hours so backed right off the running. I am looking forward to seeing Tracey G at Brighton - anyone else from here going to be there?
Something to chuckle about... I have just persuaded Bobo to throw away her old road shoes. I discovered that she has been using them (injury free) since London Mara. Which sounds fine until you realise that it was London 2004! She has done '000s of miles in them and completely worn out the soles! Anyway her Wave Nirvana 3's have now been thrown away and repalced with a later model of the same shoe! In fairness she mostly runs off road so it's not all that bad, but even so!!
How are tricks out West?
Happy Easter peeps.
Keith - yes, I can understand peeps wanting a 100km, as it's a good stepping stone to those wanting to try a 100 miler
PSC - I think there's somebody on this thread doing Brighton marathon, say hello to Tracey G for me, not seen her for quite a while..probably Halstead a few years ago.
LOL at the shoes...you can't complain that your wife is extravagant spending money on shoes
Clag - I agree with your coach, line up at the back of the 3:45 pen, you are well disciplined with your pace during a marathon. Your training has gone well and you know you are running strongly.
Good luck with VLM runners' last long run today...then you can start to taper and that can be the most stressful part of the training....you have been warned!
Shades - Er they wanted a 100km race for Spartathlon quali times actually Bloody nutters i know. 12 hours was meant to be the time for the whole thing which may or may not be stretching it for me. Partly why i fancy doing Boston again this year.
In less amusing news the sorta dead leggy feel i have had over the last few weeks seems to be something proper as i now have a achy left quad.... Normally it only 'hurts' when running but i can notice it today too. Feels like a spot of DOMS but i suspect its not actually that but rather something else. Still its an excuse to stay in bed
Perhaps them bloody devonian hills are behind it
Emmy - there is some issue with uploading pictures to RW from my iMac, so I've put a couple of pics on dropbox. Let me know if you have issues seeing the pictures.
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