PMJ - 64.xx might be a bit optimistic. Macmillan would suggest 65:10 based on my 10K PB but I'm not in the sort of shape I was when I did that. Based on the recent half I did, I'm looking at around 66 and I'd certainly settle for that, especially as it would be more than 2 minute PB.
Rennur - good luck with the carbs. Can you can spread the intake over a couple of meals the evening before?
Poacher - v. disappointing. You'll just have to head back to your room and write up your York report.
Rennur - interested to hear how your carb loading plan goes. I'm just under 70kg - does that mean I'd have to have 700-800gr (i.e. 1.5lb) of pasta beforehand. I'm not sure I could cope with that level of loading!
Fishy - no, I was at the Sun Inn. Basically a pub with rather small rooms but the food was pretty good. Headed out early doors on the south side of the river towards the coast until it got too difficult to see the path then turned round and went over the river and along the other side. Never seen a city with quite so many roadworks though!
PMJ - there were about 130 finishers in the 10 mile race earlier this year with times ranging from sub-55 to 1:51 so as it's a multi-lap course with, no doubt, a few recreational runners and dog walkers it shouldn't be too bad. I'm sure it'll be busier than the Surrey Hills at 6am!
Another good early run (despite oversleeping) from Gul. Have you decided what your Spring plans are yet?
Nice going Leslie - glad you didn't join the ranks of folks on here with injuries due to stumbling / slipping / bumping into things.
Poacher - looking forward to Series 2 (or is it 3?) of "Charleston Girl and her running colleagues".
OO - more good running from Ms OO. I think her PB will go next week!
After a easy 5 miles yesterday morning along the banks of the River Lune, I was back on the hills today with a 16 mile circuit of Box Hill. Obviously involved a few ups and downs so pleased to run it at an average pace of 7:48.
2 weeks to go until the Thames Meander Marathon which I'm running as my qualifying race for Comrades (i.e. with an aim of sub 3:20 rather than shooting for 3:0x) and am thinking ahead to next weekend for which there are 3 options:
- 10-12 miles easy (i.e. the recommended distance if I was shooting for a fast time at the marathon. - Parkrun as a bit of fun speedwork - Battersea Park 10 mile race
I'm tempted by the 10 mile race but is this wise only a week out?