GM - the race director asked who was a tourist and one guy stuck his hand up and said he was from Jersey. Don't worry - he didn't have any odd, distinguishing features that made me think he must be from there!!
That's more than a decent time KR - congrats. What exactly is a gold standard time?
Sounds you're getting back in the high mileage game Speedy.
Good to see that you're enjoying the biking Poacher - how's the swimming going so that you can have a go at an Ironman as your challenge for 2017?!
Cracking 15 miles there Leslie - impressive to manage sub-6 going up a hill.
About 9.5 miles for me this morning together with younger Lorenzito and some other mates. Fair play to a 16 year old lad for getting up to go out running at 7.30am with his old man!! Took me up to 37 for the week - plan to take it easy this week so that I can keep up with G-Dawg on Saturday!
On a non-running topic, don't know if anyone else has seen I, Daniel Blake yet, but I'd definitely recommend it. Classic Ken Loach film
Sneaky 16 miler there G-Dawg. Sounds like you're getting some last minute specific training in. Given your recent form, I suspect you'll be the one waiting for me at the end with a cuppa and a cake.
Was over in your neck of the woods this morning as I decided to do the Woking parkrun - I like the course as it's got a mix of hard surface and trails through the wood (which were a rather muddy especially on the third lap) and plenty of twists and turns so you're not looking at the same view for very long. 3rd time I've done it and a course PB (19:35) and second fastest parkrun this year so quite pleased with that. Only downer was being beaten on the final sprint by a bloke in a Spiderman costume.
GM - there was a guy from Jersey over for the parkrun, but I restrained myself from asking whether he knew you.
Impressive Freedom parkrunning from you there Gul - no way I could go that fast on my own.
OO - hope you enjoyed Lewisham parkrun. Always nice to do a different one. I've done 15 different ones so far.
G-Dawg - haven't really got a target for Beachy Head other than to enjoy it. I'm not in peak shape at the moment so on the basis of adding 30-40 mins to a normal marathon time, I'd be happy with anything around the 3:45 mark. Are you planning on wearing road shoes or trail shoes. I'm probably going for the latter.
Good going on the track session there BTW
I'm also looking at a 12 week training programme for London as a. I find I run out of steam just before the end of a 16 week one and b. it would tie nicely in with base building as a result of C2C in mid-January, a couple of weeks rest and then into the programme in earnest.
GM - sounds unpleasant. Fortunately most of the dogs around here are still asleep (or at least their owners are) when I'm out in the dark.
OO - whereabouts in south London were you thinking off. Banstead Woods is a nice one if you're in that part of town.
Poacher - good tactics for the C2C there. I remember it being a bit tricky for the first half so tagging along with a group makes alot of sense. Could you be tempted by it?
A big fat zero for me this morning - mud beckons tomorrow.
Leslie - a good kick up the proverbial there. Thanks! I'll have 2 months to prepare post Beachy Head so should be OK.
Gul - I think C2C in January will be ultra number 6 (excluding training runs)
SEdan - welcome. Plenty of inspiration on here. We must have been very close at London in 2015 as I went round in just under 3:07. Which county XC champs are you surreptitiously targeting?
About 7 miles of commuting runs today including getting absolutely drenched between the office and the station on the way home. Alternative sport spectating this evening as I went to watch Surrey Scorchers take on Loughborough Lightning in the National Badminton League as part of a birthday treat for younger Lorenzito.