Recovery fortnight, Muddy? Niiice. You're on salad rations then. And dust. A lovely bit of dust.
Well done on the 20, Lit. I know what you mean about the long runs. It feels like "proper" marathon training now. Best way to explore a new place I reckon. Will you go past 20 in training by the way? My plan only goes up to 20 but I feel like I'd like to do one 22. a. because I did last time and b. because psychological it's then only adding another 4 on. Thoughts?
18 miles done. Nearly all off-road. Phew. Now to eat all of the food. Makes 47.5 (the 0.5 is important) for the week which I think is my highest ever. Plus 18 is the furthest I've run since marathon in 2010.
Sounds like fun x-country, DT. Well done to Tommy by the sounds of it.
Parkrun went well. Helped that the ground was partially frozen so the slippy bit around the football pitches was not too bad and they used the normal route rather than the special winter one. Ran hard from the gun. Feared a bit of suicide pace a bit going around the pitches but I dialled it back slightly and was ok. Annoying man on the way around who kept pointlessly overtaking me and then sitting directly in front of me and getting in my way (must have done it 4 or 5 times). Think he didn't like getting beaten by a woman. Ha. Worked my ass off anyway and came in 22:25. Over a minute quicker than last time (although conditions much better this time). And wasn't too far off some of my quicker lady clubmates so I'll take that. Bacon sandwich to refuel. Really pleased...another minute (and 7 seconds) off and I'll hit PB pace. Just the little matter of an 18 miler to run tomorrow morning and then the weeks work is done.
Good work on broaching the MF5, DT. Amazed that there is a level of aggro beyond which the thing is a done deal . But will be good to have a few Threadies (Threadites? Skinnies? Overdones?) doing it anyway. Probably a nice family day anyway as there is a nice playground in the Memorial Park and hopefully it will be a bit less baltic by then.
I don't have much of a clue about the finer points of club admin. I would have thought Lou would be the one to ask as a Club Secretary. Oh.