And well over your monthly mileage target too. You run very well on low mileage.
Emmy - hope the head is OK. I thought on Sunday that might happen to me as the trees were groaning in the wind.
anniesophie - I don't know how far you are from Horton where the Hogweed Hilly Half is held but I can certainly recommend it, I saw one chap from your club.
I hope your injury clears quickly, don't be tempted to 'test' it too soon
Lovely run this morning as that wind has dropped. Saw Ziggy the Weimaraner again who nearly tripped me up in that nonchalant way that dogs turn away from you when they discover that you're not of any interest to them.
KK - there weren't enough runners to try drafting and mostly the wind was violent gusts. I did catch up with 2 guys running for the RAF with backpacks, but they were starting to slow down. I asked them how much the backpacks weighed and they honestly replied, 'Nothing, only our waterproofs in them'. They were slowing down so I had to pass them.
Well done to your stepdaughter, amazing determination.
Keith - I think it's the least they could do is loan you a car until yours arrives.
SK - they make the shoe feel a more comfortable and snug (but not tight) fit. A bit like the difference between wearing compression and non compression tights/tops. I can run on uneven surfaces without my foot moving in the shoe and that helps avoid blisters/hotspots.
Very windy this morning, wheelie bins all over the roads, but after Sunday it doesn't feel too bad to me and like Sunday it's not cold so not too unpleasant.
Emmy - well done for your double and your 3rd placing. I think Dover is probably windy most of the time so can't imagine how bad it must have been yesterday.
Steve Edwards is running very well at the moment, no decline in his times, he works hard.
anniesophie - if the abductor is sore to touch I wouldn't run at all unless the physio said it was OK to do so. You may need the time before Paris now to heal. You want to try and get rid of that injury.
Keith - are they letting you hang onto that car until yours arrives.
Sunday is a no go for travel by train at the weekend.
mamafox - if you opened your own kennels you'd be overrun in a week, word would get out and every day there would be waifs and strays outside your house.
My foot is fine, just a little grumbling pain but much less than expected after yesterday's race. The elasticated laces are really helping as my foot doesn't move in my shoe even on steep cambers
Big G - hope your back is starting to feel better now you're back home again.
mamafox - must have been so hard to resist keeping that puppy.
Great news you're running is going so well, 2 mins off your 10k time is a significant training PB
anniesophie - that groin ache must have given you a scare, but good that you saw the physio quickly and are on the mend.
SK - well done on your win at the Park run and breaking the age category record too. You'll get that sub 20 again soon.
Next time you'll have to have a swift meal before going to your Mums for lunch.
Went to run the Hogweed Hilly Half yesterday and as anniesophie said as she lives in the area that it was 'wild out there'. It was mild but the wind was horrendous with gusts that several times almost threw me to the other side of the road. Fortunately the route twists and turns so there are few long stretches into the wind so mostly gusts, crosswind and then it rained too. But despite the conditions I still love this race and I have a really good run until about 12 miles when the wind started to tire me. I finished in 2:28 missed out on my own course record by only 20 seconds, in better conditions I would have knocked a couple minutes off last year's time. Lovely home made cake at the finish too. Very windy on the motorway driving home too.
SK - good idea to do what you feel is right for you in your taper period, you've trained hard and well.
That's a long time for your son to have tonsillitis, horrible thing to have.
((Big G))- that meeting must have been very painful for you.
Seems like it might have been your Dad's bed that did the damage to your back then, time and the physio's exercises should see you right
Iain - great news that you are back training. It can be so hard to run in a different style or pace than you're used to and I know you struggle not to run hard. It will be worth it to finally rid yourself of that injury.
Keith - so you're not down to your racing snake weight then yet? Sausage and bean slice sounds disgusting, but each to their own!
Rest day for me today, I have a lot of shopping to do though