Back with a rather infrequent check in (having problems getting on here with my old Android tablet.) Grand total of 112 for August, plus some cycling and hill walking, and large amounts of beer drinking. Inspired by MtR's birthday resolution on FB, I've decided to try starting daily training to get back into shape for winter training.
Ran the Sevenoaks7 on Sunday (for lumbering 11th place, but very pleasant Sunday run. Club mate had been monitoring Dan's progress, so gutted to see his DNF. Hope the fitness hold for the winter marathon.
Great to see PP in such great shape, continuing progress. (May be time to get the burger and diet coke picture out again?)
Hope others easing back from injury continue to make progress.
Dachs - I heard earlier this week that although the weather is still mild, the sun's intensity is as strong as summer. (I have a new tan line from my arm band.) I'm pretty sure that contributed to my dodgy constitution after the race, and might be a factor in you falling off a bit and feeling bad after.
Got myself a shiny new 2:39:19 PB (1:19:27 split). Bit unexpected, but took CD's method of starting off reasonably relaxed and seeing what pace that is, and then I stuck with that. Kept feeling I should moderate that a bit as 6:02-6:04 was, I thought, a bit rich for me. But the miles kept ticking off. I had an identical family boost to CW just before half way - it shows in my pace. The 'OK let's get this over with' bit where I need to dig in arrived later than usual and I tagged on to some strong runners to get home.
Downsides: bit of a sore foot where new (d'oh) socks seemed a bit abrasive. And the well dodgy stomach after which meant I didn't fancy a beer in the pub, missed the family celebration meal and ... well, I'll spare the details.
Really pleased to lead in the 'C' train this year and thrilled by the thread winner! Great to meet up with some of you outside the Red Lion.
Thanks for the beard advice and great Mike G picture - won't be going for the Mark Lawrensen haircut, though.
Well impressed with CD's sub-2:40 streak, and like the race strategy of "nice and easy to the first mile marker, and that'll tell me what MP will be, or thereabouts. Stay there for the rest." Not rocket science, but seems to do the job.
293 miles in March for me - one of my biggest months - including four runs over twenty miles.