By definition, an accident is what one doesn't plan on, perhaps. Fantastic time for that swim. Do you vary your stroke, so as not to get bored? Or do you not get bored anyway?
Red - hope your insides are soon better. (Nothing to do with the cakeathon, I suppose?)
TE - not only did Jo Pavey win, apparently she was up all the previous night being sick, and won in spite of that!
Shall soon be off to my club's 2nd 5k in a series of 3. Not running it, but have made cakes for it. I might run the third one. I did a little recovery run earlier today, forgot to take Garmin, but think it was about 3 miles. I went off-road, along a path which runs along the side of a hill which at this time of year is absolutely smothered in bluebells. I kept stopping to gasp at the view. They stretched up and away, sheets and sheets of them, and all the proper wild "English bluebell" (though in Wales!), not the cultivated Spanish variety.
John B - coming 4th even after a wrong turning must be good, surely? When I was working in St. Andrew Street I was living in Camden Town, so commuting not too bad at all. I only stuck it for a year though, because the work was driving me mad with boredom. What I was doing would now be (no doubt is) completely computerised.
Did a little recovery run this morning, - forgot to take Garmin, but will have been about 3 miles. I went over a stile and along a footpath which at this time of year runs between sheets and sheets of bluebells, absolutely beautiful.
TE - I hope the new owner of the Navigator's Hat is duly appreciative! I seem to remember that it's awarded ironically to people who are good at getting lost, so the recipient must feel a bit ambivalent about being awarded it.
Red - congratulations on yet another mara, and a huge medal.
I was pleased with my time for the 10k, - 1 hour 8 mins 48 seconds. Haven't got a WAVA for it yet. Was 7th out of 20 in my age group. It was very well organised and a really good course, about the only moan I have was the congestion at the beginning. It was a 12-wave start (I was in the 10th wave) and I dare say the earlier waves weren't so congested, but for the first km or two I couldn't get going properly - my first km was the slowest of them all. Middle Son and Youngest Son and their respective girlfriends met me afterwards and we all had lunch and talked running. Middle Son's GF is planning an Olympic distance tri later in the year - or early next year, I can't remember which. It's in West Sussex. I might even go and watch, triathlons are wonderful things to spectate at.