Wardi - good solid parkrun that. CW - just the 24m? Would expect nothing less.
Reasonably big end of week after the DOMS from last weekend's ultra wore off. Hard 16 on Thursday, then 18 yesterday with a 17.54 parkrun in the middle. 2nd of 400-odd, but the first lad was at least a min & a half out of sight. Another 10 today with a particularly satisfying argument with a cyclist who overtook me on the towpath, then instantly stopped in the middle of the path causing me to run into the back of him.
Wasn't in a rush, so took the time to tell him exactly what he'd done wrong and what he should do next time
TickTock - ah yes, I know the RD well. Helped with marshalling the half last year which goes just before the ultra starts. Back to back long runs a good idea when training for ultras.
Selbs - good luck at the 10k. The standard was pretty insane last year; similar depth to the Leeds Abbey Dash.
I'm suffering from the worst DOMS I can remember in years after the weekend's 50 miler. Worse than any 24 hour mountain ultra in recent years. Shame I've got a club relay race in Richmond Park ce soir. Think I could be the team's weak link. Getting round the 4k course might be a push at this rate. Will be the third time I've ever raced in a club vest too.
TickTock - Which race? I might have done it. Anyone on here (or any other RW thread in fact) could run 50 miles. It's not the distance you have to worry about; rather it's the pace. In the same way that beginners fret over the marathon distance but almost 100% will cover the distance whilst 95% will get the pace wrong.
Depending on the terrain, the big challenge of night running is picking up your feet enough not to trip on rocks/roots/obstructions etc when you are tired. Invest in a good head torch. LED Lenser is my current fave. I fell off the side of a French mountain at 3am once because I was using an inadequate headtorch
JAP - great time. Must have put you high up in the rankings?
Hilly off-road 50 miler for me yesterday. First run over marathon distance since a good showing at the Country 2 Capital in Jan, so was never going to be spectacular. Nearly didn't start as I've had a cold all week but needed the run out in prep for some big summer ultras. Turned into a 25 mile run followed by a 25 mile slog; some days you've just got to tough it out and get round. Didn't wear a watch & no clock so don't know how long it took, but wasn't fast.