Epsom 10 for me this morning - pouring with rain on an undulating course (especially for the first half) which meant plenty of puddles (above ankle high in places) coupled with some fairly inconsiderate driving resulting in something of a soaking by the end.
All in all, a combination of factors that didn't give me much confidence for a decent time but I was aiming for sub-70 (compared to a PB of 65:30ish on a dry, flat course). Reined back after a fast downhill first mile (6:05!) and fortunately tagged along with another bloke from 5 miles onwards.
Upshot was that we both ended up gunning it in the last mile and I was pretty chuffed to a. put the hammer down in the last 400m to beat him and b. get under 67 minutes (66:45 ish).
PB for Mrs L as well, so all round a good morning - just about dried off and warmed up now!
Crikey Gul - that's a tough couple of days. Hope you enjoy your Xmas lunch today.
Easy 4 miles for me this morning as I'm running the Epsom 10 tomorrow. Not sure what to expect from the course but it seems to be quite undulating so anything sub 70 will be a tick in the box, especially if the weather stays as it is down here.
Just about to head off to the Running and Endurance Show at Sandown Park - as they've had some good offers there in the past, I've got a sneaky suspicion I might come back with some new kit!!
Great stuff SW3. Having seen much of Spain but not Valencia yet, I fancy going there but not sure I'll be able to swing another overseas marathon next year though so it might have to Abingdon as an autumn one to aim at.
Glad to hear you're enjoying things again BI. Sounds positive from Fishy and Leslie as well.
Another year older today - "celebrated" with an early 5 x 3 mins intervals sesh. Presents included a running jacket, a new running backpack, a book of tales of ultra marathon running and some compression socks. And people dare to call me a one-trick pony?!