Red, brilliant time for your marathon in such dreadful conditions
Columba, your run seemed to have a bit of everything in it. It will work wonders for your stamina. Good luck with your speed session, I hope you enjoy it
BIW, best of luck with your training today, it sounds like a very tough work out.
Last nights club session was on grass on a circuit marked out with cones. It was a toughie, with the very strong winds hitting us each time we changed direction. We did pyramids comprising two sets of 30, 60, 90, 120, 90, 60, 30 seconds with 30 second recoveries between efforts, and a two minute recovery between each set. We did the first set anti clockwise and after the two minute recovery did the second set clockwise.
Today is a rest day, but I have done my core exercises, which I really believe help my fitness.
It's been blowing a gale all night here in the south as well. There are reports of lots of trees down blocking country lanes, and the train services have been disrupted. The hovercraft services to the IoW have also been cancelled.
Red, I'm intrigued as to what you will eventually come up with for the Navigator's Hat. I'm sure it will be a masterpiece
Had a meal last night in a local hostelry with Tony Hodge, who is back in the UK for a few days with his wife and children. He has joined my club and collected his race vest. He will be racing in Germany wearing the Hardley Vest and post race reports on the club web.
We have a pyramid session with the club this evening on grass. The track hasn't yet been marked out, so we will make a circuit using cones. I'm hoping the wind will have dropped by then.
Red, glad you got round safely, without being blown into the sea. I hope you drank the whole bottle of wine yourself
Exhausted, well done on another long run! I often think along the same lines that by running faster I will finish quicker. Thanks for your kind remarks about Sarah's mother. She is in The Midlands and I'm hoping to hear from her soon.
I ran 5.5 miles on roads at a cracking pace this morning as I was feeling good. Hope it lasts!
Hello 330, welcome to the forum and hope you will become a regular contributor! I presume 330 is your target time for a marathon?
Matsmum, yes I remember misheard words in songs. A couple I remember are "Nothing but a hard egg," Bonny Tyler, and "Excuse me while I kiss this guy," Jimi Hendrix. Have you any idea what brand of trail shoes you intend to buy? I usually wear Salomon. Trail shoes are harder than trainers with little cushioning, so it will be worth trying on different brands. If you will be using them for a mixture of on and off road, you will find that those with rubber spikes wear down very quickly.
Off for a run shortly, but unfortunately not with Sarah whose mother is in hospital. Sarah was, therefore, unable to partake in yesterdays race, which would have been her first.