Duck: great report! Just don't do another half next Sunday (or Saturday come to that!)! As I said earlier, I thought you might be more pleased with today. The big difference, perhaps, is that you could get straight into your running, whereas in the big events it can take miles before you are able to run freely. I hated the GNRfor exactly that reason as I couldn't get running for ages...6 or 7k before things really opened out (I had started far too far back) and I ran the last 11k faster than the first 10. What are the plans now? Suspect you are probably ready for a 10k PB attempt around Easter time!
Nice work, Duck! I think that is better than the Paris run given that you will have been running on tired legs!
YD or is that ThR given that there is already a TR on the forums: good to see you back. I will be at Salford, I expect: I don't feel it is as fast as CB finds it, but on the other hand I have only ever watched and jogged around the course.
And talking of CB, was watching at Trafford 10k this morning: get fit for next year! I'd like to toe the line (mind you it will be chucking it down or snowing given today's near perfect conditions). Take your return to running nice and easy: no impatience! Consistent consistency of the progressive sort is the key. Still intend to do Delamere pr sometime soon, probably as part of a training run.
DT: I wouldn't do another half...unless you do it as MrV says. Easy to get hung up on these things and become despondent: stick to the training...and taper well.
Well done today, Rob and Max and have seen Matt's result. Close to perfect conditions and a quality field. Saw you with 1k to go Rob and you were looking good! A few others I recommended this race to came away with PBs too! Definitely one to do if you are in the north-west.
Dibs: towards the end of 2012 I had an Achilles op...and then whilst recovering discovered I had prostate cancer, with treatment a few months later. No point in moping about it, I decided! "Always look on the bright side of life" had to be quickly adopted as a modus operandi, although it was far from easy! I also wrote the following: "Golfers and cricketers always concentrate on the next hole or shot. There is absolutely nothing that can be done about what has gone before: when it has gone it has gone. They are trained to wipe out the past and look ahead to the next shot/delivery. It is difficult but obviously can be done. Andrew Strauss sums it up: "You have to think positive thoughts, banish negative ideas and visualise your success." (When England were thrashing the Aussies!)"
Good to see you more positive today! No living in the past!
Morning! Edit: afternoon! And a beautiful one at that: 16 degrees!
A beautiful day here, too, and although a little chilly the wind appears to have dropped: looks like a good day for racing. Enjoy Ashby, LMH: I am off to the Trafford 10k (one of the fastest courses in the country). Watching only, and cheering on friends.
What: will get in a reasonable amount of running whilst watching and waiting Why: ks in legs
Edit: posted this at 8 this morning but somehow it didn't get through! 7.5k at race with some bits a little faster than usual. More wind than I thought, but not far off ideal conditions.