My day got somewhat hijacked yesterday. I went into town for a meeting and afterwards, instead of going straight home to do some work, I headed across the river into central London to meet up with Scotty and two old friends he's known since they were all 4 and who haven't been together in the same place for 15 years. As you can imagine it got a bit messy! It was fun though. So instead of having a nice day free of work today I have to do some stuff this morning. Ah well, at least being self employed I could just take the afternoon off yesterday!
We've decided we will go to Folkestone tomorrow so no big session for me today.
What: something easy to blow away yesterday's cobwebs and then perhaps arms/abs at the gym Why: see above Last hard: brighton probably Last rest: sunday (although 8 hours on my feet probably doesn't constitute actual rest)
So, head down to write up those notes, then out into the sunshine.
Morning all. The lyrics sound familiar but can't place them.
Dustin - in two minds about Friday. First about whether to do it and then whether to just keep on with my training plan and run it on tired legs or to taper down slightly (i.e. not do the session I've got set for Thursday) and try to PB. Of course, I could do my session and try for a PB! We still haven't really decided whether to do it anyway. Scotty seems to have his running mojo back after Sunday though which is a good thing!
LMH - I had great customer service from Garmin when I got a recon unit a while back, but yes, I do think it takes them a while to respond initially. The unit came through really quickly though and has worked fine since. As good as new I think.
Foam rolling eh Dibs? Keep at it as it really does become less painful the more you do it!
As for me
What: jog up to the gym, legs, then jog down again (will take the longer way round though to make the run a decent warm up) Why: I can fit a gym session around my meetings today Last hard: ?? Last rest: Sunday
Morning all. Great report postie. Well done to you and your brother.
What's the problem with your shoulder emzap?
What: 5 miles in the sun d&d Why: Why not Last hard: I should be saying bits of today's run but it wasn't all that Last rest: sunday
Today was meant to be warm up easy for around a mile, then 2 miles at threshold or thereabouts, then easy home. It ended up as 1 mile easy (10:40 pace but downhill pretty much all the way), then 2 miles at av of 9:25 pace, then it seems I got a bit carried away and rather than jog home easy I did the last 2 and a bit miles at av 9:56 pace. It wasn't easy, but it didn't feel as hard as it might have done so I'm pleased with that overall. And had to stop on the way home to watch a lovely heron on the River Darent.
I'm considering doing the Folkestone 10 on Good Friday - a nice flat out and back to see where I am in terms of slightly shorter stuff. They'll take entries on the day so we can decide nearer the time. if the weather holds a nice trot beside the sea might be quite pleasant.
Well done Postie and a huge well done for LMH. That's fabulous.
Scotty did 3:55 which he was really pleased with as it was his first marathon in 3 or 4 years following a long time suffering PF. Touch wood his foot has held out and he'll be on for the Kent Roadrunner at the end of May.
My day was fun. An easy few hours standing on Shooters Hill Road with a high viz tabard on. Got some great shots of the elites coming through including one of Haile pacing Kipsang. Then off to Mudchute to catch up with people I only see once a year at Mudchute then off to the finish to meet Scotty. Didn't go to Chandos this year.
Like Blisters I was envious and wished I was running. I'll get 3 shots at a place for next year - the ballot, and then two club ballots for our club places.
As for today
What: 3.1 miles d&d, not easy, but not too hard either. Maybe gym later Why: have an early meeting and that's all I have time for Last hard: Friday Last rest: yesterday