On swimming my technique probably has flawes in it left, right and centre but I actually find bi-lateral breathing the most comfortable for the neck.
DrDave - happy belated birthday!
Jools - solid 14m other day and 10k. What are you aiming at in Frankfurt?
DanA - amazing picture, that was actually my favourite spot on the trek me and my Stepdad did. Truly mind blowing views! That's some serious distances you were running too.
PP - tough training from you. And yes these flat races are a different kettle of fish haha. Actually trying to run fast/hard felt very different and very hard. Totally different kind if hurt too, but it was (uncomfortably) fun!
TR - enjoy your fishing/surfing, where are you going for this?
Lev - what Jools said, have a rest for a few days or some easy running, sound a bit blown out
CW - wild camp sounds ace. On grip/wet rock I don't think any shoe is going to be perfect. I think it's more to do with confidence and practice descending but as I've said before I think the mudclaw studs have better grip than 212s in general though the shoes are slightly heavier.
Just some steady running since my 10k. Did 7m yesterday and can feel a bit more road fitness coming back. Slightly annoyingly today I had to cut short my run at 5m as my calf had really tightened up and despite some stretching, brief massage and trying to run it off it just got worse. No point ploughing on risking injury and I'll just swim this afternoon instead as an addition. Probably x-train for a few days and pick the running up again midweek in London which might also help shift a minor heel niggle on the other foot.
SL - hope the fuller thing turns out to be a one off (obviously)
PP - good miles the other day
CW - enjoy the rest of your stay
bainspj - what was the Physio for?
TR - that sounds bloody hard that 30 secs on/off. I'll give it a go sometime though.
10k for me yesterday. Did an easy run tues and felt fine so thought I'd give it a go. 37.01. First 10k since 2012, first road race since March. 2 lap course, made the mistake of going out too quick and quickly felt very uncomfortable. The "fell" legs were always going to get a bit of a shock given zero speed work over the past few months. Enjoyed it though even if I felt very out of practice. Decent training with a number on, fitness will benefit.
TR - I ran 1.18.56 in Nottingham in Sept 2012. I've only ran one half sinice then which was this March locally. Ran 1.20.43 but its a challenging course and the wind on the day was off the scale so I was probably in sub 80 shape. Id come off a cross country season though so I'd raced a fair bit. The half in sept is pancake flat but on the coast so it really depend how the wind blows (literally). I think my endurance is decent and the legs are strong from the fells but due to Uni commitments I haven't run that high mileage and definitely need some quicker sessions. I'll need to up both to if I'm to pb but I've got a 10m race end of this month which should be a decent indicator of fitness.
PP - nice one, great effort! That's a great placing on unfamiliar territory. Liked the report too. It's a very different type of "running" too isn't it. Going up is like an extended version of weird intervals, run when you can, trott uphill when you can combined with power walking hands on knees. Hope the trip as a whole was fun too!
Padams - hope you manage to get back to it soon after your accident.
TR - well done on your 10m race! Is the September 1/2 IM your main A race after London? I've got a half to Im at end of September and my A fell race target, middle October. The aim is a pb in the half and a sub 2.30 or even sub 2.25 at langdale horseshoe.
Better again, easy run today I think. Might give a 10k a go on wed if I'm up to it and may be back in lakes at weekend training around Hellvellyn area as a mate needs a long run for a berghaus trail race in a few weeks.