CW/PP - looking more likely now, plan B in effect. Probs getting a lift over Friday (still tbc) and have reserved a bunk bed at YHA Borrowdale a short walk away from Sca Fell hotel/start area in Rosthwaite. Think my lot are all camping in Rosthwaite at start area. (CW, I don't actually drive (to be rectified in next year or so) hence extra travel complications. Just need to confirm plans with people next few days.
bainspj - tough session and thanks
Old No7 - good luck with your track meet
Couple decent sessions last few days for me, probs a bit too much last night. Bit of rowing/bike hills yesterday for an hour and club session last night which was a mixture of 5k, 10k and half pacing tempo efforts. First fast stuff for a bit, dropped down a group with sat in mind but still manageably tough,about 8-9m in total with wu/cd. Very easy few days/rest for me now.
Good one CW, Borrowdale in doubt for me now unfortunately. A lot of the club (usual lift options) going over before sat, a couple injured and my mate who I was meant go be going with is going on holiday on Sunday so now thinks he's a bit pushed for time getting family ready to go away. Will see what turns up next few days lift wise.....
TT - I asked Dan about it a while back, from memory he said it was pretty quick.
LD - fair enough, lol Oh by the way I'm reading a good article at the moment called "the myth of core stability". Educator on last placement gave it to me, I'll send you a link to it, it's a good read.
It's an amazing achievement by Marigold to get to this point whatever the time he runs today.....I can see why people are annoyed by Farah not running in the CWG but not sure I get the complete character assassination, fair enough though. Although different I never really got the constant sniping at Radcliffe from the media but it seems a common trait in this country to knock top athletes. Christ if you compare athletics to football ffs, lol
PP - that's a full on run in those conditions
AL P - 31m @ 7.07
SL - you're slowing in your old age
CW - sounds like you're in excellent shape for Borrowdale. Not sure I'd have the dedication to do all those car park steps but fair play it will serve you well next saturday! I was looking at Borrowdale results, there's a couple lads who've run 3.29 who I finish in and around in the 10m fell race but being realistic I'm probably looking at 3.30-3.45ish (or more as proved at Wasdale!) Just fancy a decent run out, get to know the route then have something to aim at next year. I'd rather go off easier than have a death march again, lol. I think you could run under 3.30, maybe 3.25ish which would be just outside top 20. To be honest the events themselves (views, vibe) are class anyway, the times/placing aren't the b all/end all really.
Fair old training from a few others I've probably missed too.
Just a nice 6m for me this morning down to the Tyne. Had a nice trip to the lakes with the old man last weekend. We climbed crinkle crags on the Sunday, hot but summits in mist. Monday I did a solid 2.45 run over 4 peaks, great views (Esk pike, Bowfell, crinkle crags and pike O'blisco) Was good to have more bite in the legs and be able to climb better which hopefully just reminds the legs what's coming again next Saturday, haha. Just some regular, short runs to keep the legs light for next sat. Looking forward to some road races coming up, 10m end of august, then a half in September.
CRAB - I enjoyed reading your report that TR posted. I lived on Maui for 3 months years ago, I remember how bloody hot and windy it was, always amazed at the efforts of an ironman anywhere let alone out there. Well done on qualification.
Selbs - what is that status of your knee, interested from a Physio standpoint. Hopefully you'll be able to get back into a mara programme alright though.
FairPlay to those doing tempo efforts in a hot gym I find I have to have some music in the gym to get into a decent groove. I've got a load of dj sets on my phone, find it helps massively with a bike hill sessions with the beat.....something fairly dark too.
Managed a 30 min shuffle yesterday, quads weren't right yet but I was able to "run". Today a lot better but ran to gym and then 2 x 20 min bike hills on spin bike then home, so a solid hour altogether. Probably a 5/6 tomorrow then lakes with old man Sunday. Think we're doing a walk over crinkle crags Sunday then I'll do a fell training run Monday.....and drink lots of Wainright.