Morning all and thanks for the congratulations on the birth of another Great Niece. Her name is Hannah Elizabeth.
Columba, good that you are back with your running club. They must have missed you and nice that they complimented you on your increase in pace. I've never stuck to a published training programme, and I've studied many over the years. What I have done is to select sessions from various programmes, and played around with them to suit myself. I still choose my own sessions when not a club night, to fit in with those.
Exhausted, great news that you are upping your mileage and as you say, getting back into it. You are already very speedy as your recent half marathon time shows.
Red, you are a multi- tasker with a vengeance. How you cram so much into every day and still find time for high mileage running never fails to amaze me. You must have limitless energy
Last nights club session was 5 sets of double hilly circuits with 90 secs. recovery between each set. The sets were 0.64 mile.
I'm off for a recovery run shortly, and tomorrow, we are training on the tartan track in Southampton. This was my "home track" when I was with Team Solent, so am looking forward to it.
Exhausted/Diana, I believe that car parking marshalls get the least appreciation, as we are just seen as nuisances for not letting them park wherever they want.
I wore my "sensible hat" this morning and didn't run. I walked to the shops and back which helped ease the stiffness in my legs, although my back is still aching.
I've now got good news, which makes up for all the stress of yesterday. The Club contacted the results contractor requesting them to amend the results by showing 5 year breaks. I'm now 1st M65+ so at last get some recognition within my age category. Shame that I didn't get a prize though at prize giving, as the results at the time, didn't show the 5 year age breaks.
Morning all and thank you so much for your kind words and understanding of the problems faced prior to the race. I will attempt now to reply to yesterdays posts.
Matsmum, Well done on your improvement of your 5 miler. A walk/run can often prove quicker than continuous running, especially in a marathon.
Red, well done keeping up a good pace in the heat, especially up hills. Great respect to you for being a good Samaritan and sacrificing your chances of a pb which you had trained so hard for.
Columba, thanks for the information on plants etc. I will make a note for when I visit the garden centre. Your race sounded a bit scary, with a shortage of marshalls. There is nothing worse than getting lost, especially in the heat.
Diana, well done in the parkrun and your excellent age grading. Also to your grandson, who has the making of a good runner.
JJ, I was happy with my result in the circumstances, but not in relation to the effort I put in. My WAVA was 73% which was disappointing, but I have proved to myself that I can push myself through the pain and heat, and which in different circumstances should produce better results.
Exhausted, thanks for your motivation and understanding of the problems. I was in the car park on hands and knees marking out the lines and on my feet for 90 minutes prior to the race. Hardly surprising that I wasn't at my best. Last year, when I was joint race director, we marked out the gravel parking area the afternoon before, so on the day, everything was ready. We were also marshalling the car boot sale parking area yesterday, to ensure runners didn't take up their spaces. My sister went to the car boot sale and told me that she had no problems at all. All my aches and pains now seem worth while, as the race itself went off really well, and the marshalls round the course did a first class job, with lots of encouragement.
I'm going to attempt a recovery jog this morning, to ease out the aching muscles.