Emmy - I had one of my electrolyte drinks nicked one day when I was doing the 10 in 10 and they also took one of the other runner's sandwich, but left the cling film!
There are some runners that do get disorientated and also think they are better runners than they actually are, and think they're having a brilliant day! Whereas I know by my time if a course is short.
Well I only think they were eels, they wouldn't have jumped out the water and chased me...would they? Might have done a better PB if I'd thought that.
When I was a child my father had hung a huge skate up in our garage and I walked into it and the wings sort of enveloped me....shudders at thought.
Big G - The TV coverage was for all of the nations of the Commonwealth not just the UK viewers and I'm sure Steve Cram and BF would want to see how the home athletes are doing they are not in control of the cameras. Most viewers want to see who is winning and are not that interested if a runner is on for a PB.
That's a tough climb and a route I've run a few times. Re your recovery, I think you have to cycle something like 4 times the distance to equal the same effort in a run and plus as cycling is not weight bearing you would expect recovery to be a lot swifter.
Lee - that's great news. Re Chester, let's hope so, but don't rush back into too much running, go by what your achilles tells you.
S3200H - the river is a last resort I think!
Iain - you have sensitive gut then!
Have you any races planned soon?
SK - hope you manage to get out for a run soon
Had a lovely run this morning, weather much fresher
S3200H - bad news about getting your drinks nicked, maybe it was the fancy drink bottles that they were after? I always use ordinary water bottles if I'm hiding stuff in the hedge. But in that heat must have been awful, I guess nowhere to get water, houses, churchyard, shop, garage?
Nothing wrong with changing your targets/goals for Chester, better to be realistic but if you're already up to 20 miles there may be less work to do than you think.
mowzer - My training plans are fairly fluid but I find that if I do too much out of the correct range of heart rate then I don't make any improvements so 90% of the time I do stick to the plan. I will now be doing one or 2 runs a week at 77% to 80% to start working on improving my sub lactate threshold .
That's a huge fish!, I wonder what it was. I saw fish when I was running my race in Ireland, the water was shallow and sand with clear water, I think they were eels, (big fat ones) but I forgot to ask any of the locals.
I find it odd too that newbies are so keen to run ultras when they still struggle with a marathon.
Tough day at the Reservoir, well done.
Emmy - I hate to hear of anyone cheating. Do you want to name and shame them?
SK - double the amount of children in your house...school holidays!
I think it's a shame new runners trying to just do longer distances, I guess these are maybe not runners that join a running club. In a club you find yourself doing all sorts of races and distances and it's fun and builds strength and experience.
Big G - I don't think the commentators get that much info on splits, it's always been much the same for championship races. What sprint finish, do you mean Way? Could have done without the BBC filming the Scots guy on the finishing straight and puking as he ran to the finish line
I think Steve Way will make a very good mentor and hope that maybe later on he can earn some money coaching/motivating people to reach for their goals.
Emmy - well each to their own sport! And that's meant to be the spirit of the Commonwealth Games, covering all of the sports. But it's annoying they didn't have an extra BBC red button for continuing coverage for games/sports that overrun their time quota.
That's a long break for you with no races! Are you aiming for a sub 4 in your next marathon, or a race in the autumn when the weather is cooler?