Ian5 - take care of that calf niggle, don't want you on the injury bench
KK - you're determined this time to get those long runs in as your Loch Ness preparation, good strategy re parkruns.
The excitement of a parkrun might be just to much for your dog yet.
I've recorded the whole 6 hours of TdeF yesterday, which includes the women's race but haven't watched it yet although I knew Froome would win, bar crashes. I think this year's TdeF has been sensational.
mowzer - working in an elephant sanctuary must be a memorable experience, is it a long holiday your son is taking?
I had an email yesterday from Peter at Boston and the event is still on, moving back to the track this year. Forms out on Wednesday, then he's asked me to publicise it as they want as many entrants as possible, but he leaves it so late most runners have sorted out their race diary months ago. As I hadn't heard from him I was resigned to staying at home but now I'll have to go.
Good news your feet are OK, but I'm not surprised you are feeling a bit weary. You were a close 2nd at your 100 miler, a very good result.
Much fresher this morning, had a lovely run, RHR back to normal and HR only a little raised during my run.
Big G - will be an adventure, and lots of new experiences.
I suppose the racing instinct is in us all, dogs as well. That's not a bad time considering the doggy stops and swims, she must be getting fit with all this running.
Ian5 - 5 seconds is still very close to your PB time so good running. I'm sure KK will be back at that parkrun soon.
Good to take any easier week now and then to recharge the batteries.
My RHR is a bit raised today so am taking an unscheduled rest day in case especially after yesterday's poor run. I feel fine though and went to the gym yesterday too, which was lovely and cool and most enjoyable. It was also nice and quiet too.
Jugula - I only ran just over 6 miles, but my HR was high from the 2nd mile so I knew that it was probably the humidity that was affecting me so didn't plan to run any further that a 6 mile loop.
mamafox - that's annoying about your ankle. I think ankles and feet are the slowest to recover from injury as they are so complex.
But great news on the new muscle, you should do one of those exercise videos with strimming
The sunflowers must be amazing, photo please if you master the technique.
The East Cork marathon website does have lovely photos, that route goes past where I used to live as a child from age 6 to 10 and back again for a couple of years when I was in my late teens so lots of memories from that area.