Khanivore - there's quite a few of us going to do Windermere in May, how about joining us there?
You'd better get some flippers in case that ultra route is flooded again.
Great to hear you've got your long run training pace sorted out now
SK - there was a mild note of panic in your post there about that P & D training plan!
Lovely run this morning, ran under the subway where they were still finishing the night work slotting another piece of the flyover into place, amazing to watch. The workman gave me a cheery wave as I too was dressed in dayglo yellow and there is often that camaraderie when we're all up in the early hours of the morning.
Khanivore - so we won't be seeing you at Chester next year, but you could always join us and do the 26.2km distance instead.
Re ultra pacing, some folk do use that strategy, more common in 12 and 24 hour events. You have to do what suits you, I prefer to set out at roughly a minute a mile slower than marathon PB pace and take walk breaks at drink stations and later as I tire!
SK - my foot is improving but slowly. I am almost twinge free when I wear my Hokas but a few more twinges in my other shoes, still improving though. But I'm now tempted to buy another pair of Hokas, will see how the budget goes for December
Good luck with the 10 x 8 year olds tonight!!
That's brilliant news re your nephew, what a star.
Khanivore - congrats on your Berlin place, what date is Berlin next year?
Lovely run in light rain this morning
I finally got round to emailing the Hoka rep again last night and had this reply in 15 minutes..
I am so sorry that I have not responded!
I pride myself in getting back to people even if I can’t sort things out straight away!
I have been in France and the USA over the last two weeks , so I am a bit out of step with things due to moving around from meeting to meeting.. Any way .. I will give you the full picture in about two or three hours if I may..
Anyway it's now 11 hours later and I haven't heard from him again yet!
Big G/Emmy - I know if I started walking rescue dogs it would only be a matter of time before I'd adopted one.
SK - Why not take the P & D plan and tweak it to suit your lifestyle but trying not to lose the key elements. There's no point starting a plan that you know won't fit in with your lifestyle. Maybe go to club Sat session every other week?
Iain - glad there was no puking up trackside this week