Hi Nell. Interesting you are moving into trail running. I did a trail marathon in June and enjoyed it especially as the time became irrelevant when I got lost. Lots of water and mud and comradeship . I've even bought trail shoes and am looking forward to trying them in a race. My recent trip to the south of France was a non running event. Too hilly hot and indulgent. Well done getting out there. Will we see you in London in April? Yes hip still an issue and now ITB playing up. I blame cycling for my tri recently. Amsterdam is on my list. Friends live there but not this year possibly next year
AA- how's the taper for your Oly going?
Barry- ready to run yet
Bro- very impressive Strava stuff - next challenge?
Reached the end of my stay in Spain. 35 miles of running in stupid temperatures , 25 of them on sand. Hoping this will toughen me up a bit . The bit of sea swimming I did must have as I was battered by big waves . Looking forward to the rain and wind of home and some Autumn challenges. First stop will be a sports massage to fix my right side
Carrot- hello stranger. Good marathon choice. Hope the flare up is just a niggle
AA-impressive swims and rides. A couple of ykw s will sharpen up your speed on the back of those long rides and LRs.
Barry- good idea fixing that hip . A rest won't hurt anyway.
Only managed 30 miles last week after a trip away and other things. My bike swim bike session went pear shaped after the pedal on my 30 year old bike snapped off. Do you think I can get a refund? 16 miles Sunday mix of terrain and 6 progression run on the beach yesterday.
Now suffering with pain and stiffness to the top of my right calf. I think it's a form of hamstring tendinitis. Don't really want to rest it but may have to.
AA-great bike ride the legs will recover. Surely Boston and London in a week was tougher? No chance of a 100 -not enough brownie points with Mrs 2O.Enjoy the practice.
If it's any consolation my legs are mashed too after my 20m LR -first for 4 weeks-last night . Rest today but already guilty about it
AA-thinking of one in Sept/Oct but struggling to see how it will fit in with other things Iife has thrown in my way.I met some 100 marathon clubbers at the Trail Marathon I did in July and follow some of them on Strava-its unnerving to watch them knocking out 42k runs every week or so . Anyway the plan is to start training for London Oct/Nov.Looks like you are coping ok with the hammy niggle. I'm resigned to living with the tightness in my hip. Your plan for the next few months looks fun.
Had decided to rest yesterday but couldn't resist a 5m recovery run -I hate them
AA-nice bricks and swims.Do both the Sportive and marathon.Good prep for London next year.Another LR must be due?
Barry-bored with the boxed set yet?Cant see you chilling much longerPretty happy with my times.Need more bike work-I've only been on the road with my bike 4 times this year and that includes two tris.I mentioned a Half to my mate on Sunday but he didnt seem impressed-he took 32 mins longer than me.
To sum up the last few days-
Saturday-YKW-20.55 not raced but 3rd for age and 13th overall
Mon-10.5m on TM
My body says it needs a rest but after my tri and the mini taper for it I felt guilty that I'd neglected my running a bit so will try and get a few more miles in.
Looking at a 5m trail race later this month as I need to stop avoiding hills.