Mick hope you had a good weekend away - It seems to have built you up for some good mileage! Pity about your weather - I too much prefer the dry cold to wet and mild.
Busbar that looked like a tough high tempo run - big hill in mile 4?
John looking forward to the game I certainly am. There is always a certain spice about England v Oz in anything but particularly in rugby. There are too many real ales nowadays - though there is nothing to stop one trying to keep up.. had some Sharps Atlantic IPA on cask on Tuesday night - very nice change
same 3.5 miles this morning in virtually the same time 32:26 (9:15m/m) as yesterday. It has been a bit of an effort to run this week - feel fine starting out but just a bit tired overall after half a mile or so and have to dig in - not that you would notice that from the slow times!!
Busbar I think the best measure is if I don't feel cold standing at the start of a run I have too many layers on!! Doesn't stop me still looking like a Michelin man anyway
John talking about clothing - the pre-race anticipation would always start when I pulled on a running vest instead of my normal tee shirt - the mind and body then knew something was coming!
It wasn't tee shirt weather this morning but a lot warmer than yesterday as I eased round the same 3.5 miles in 32:16 (9:13m/m) Legs have felt a bit tired all week - and it's not through excess mileage either.......
John they were obviously typecast you are pushing the envelope there - but you do need a week's recovery after the 10 miler
WD60 Nice restart like you I have resorted to tights this week!!
Columba I now have the answer - I have modified the design and I now have a drying cupboard in the entrance vestibule complete with underfloor heating and humidity controlled ventilation !!
It was chilly last evening though with a thermal base layer under my Goretex jacket plus gloves and tights I was soon quite cosy as I ran to the pub and then did another 3+ miles - some pavements were very slippy!!
Bright and cold this morning and I did 3.5 miles in 32:43 (9:15m/m) as I concentrated on staying on my feet!!
John well done - getting under teh 80min barrier was good goiung particularly given your limited longer training runs. Nice to have a battle at the end - that's what all the extra miles are for!! I nearly always thought - "what am I doing here" when standing on a start line with that sense of dread anticipation knowing that this was going to hurt at some stage
My son and I are planning to run the Parkrun here immediately before Christmas - him aiming for sub 20, me for sub 30
WD60 well that's one way of sourcing the pain origin - a painful one!
Columba slow is ok I had seen a lot of Carravagio's work when in Florence some years ago - pretty intense stuff You don't think I would be allowed to carry my dripping jacket through the house to the bathroom do you?
Graham great session! Another streak bit the dust at the weekend...............
Busbar I couldn't manage to get on at all yesterday The nip in the air this morning will perk you up!!
hard white frost here this morning - I am missing going out for a run and have to wait until this evening I rolled out yesterday expecting to feel fresh after 3 days without running but I guess 300 miles in the car on Sunday had left an impact on my legs and I struggled round my 3+ miles slowly. There was no sunshine darn sarth over the weekend but as I passed the sign on the M1 that said "The North" the gloom cleared up and the sun shone to welcome me back