TR what??!!! first off you don't telepathically know I'm doing boscombe and therefore don't show up and now you enter Downton which I cannot do as I'm out getting p*ssed at a 40th bday party the night before. this relationship may be coming to an end!
I've had nasty gut rot starting Thursday night through the weekend. weighed myself this morning and had lost 4-5 lbs,no vomiting just nasty stomach pain and cramps with the runs. Anyway I had been offered a late place to todays Boscombe 10k but to switch numbers I'd have to join poole ac to be eligible. I therefore hurriedly sent off the form first class Tuesday. Feeling horrible yesterday I really thought it would be nuts to run but felt somewhat obliged having rushed through the club joining. This am didn't feel to awful managed to keep down breakfast took some omeprazole, buscopan, immodium, and paracetamol and thought I'd take the plunge. My main concern was that the legs would just give up without any energy being fed/absorbed in the last 48 hours. But I really don't think it slowed me, just some tummy pain but legs were fine.
Dorset League Road Race and first foray into running for a club. Windy and raining throughout. Approx 50% fields/trail so very slippy, the rest was footpaths (including sharp turns as well as a subway with bicycle barriers causing a practical stop), pretty undulating with 1 steep hill and lots of standing water.
Was leading at 2.5k then went the wrong way (awful marshalling again!) probably only cost me 20-25 secs but had dropped to 5th. Caught that back up over next 500-600m and then lead comfortably to end. Won in 34.35 despite detour by 19 secs. glad joining the club forced me to run in the end (got first team too), if last weekend felt comfortable then today felt like a training run...gotta stay fit as this is good fun!
PP glad all tests are normal and slowly coming back, sure you'll be flying in no time
toro good news on the exams/congrats!
marders/marigold amazing effort in obviously testing conditions both in body and place. was pretty glued to the laptop on friday much to the annoyance of the mrs...fairly poor streaming though made it a bit of a test of resolve to stick with it!
SJ good solid progress
TR great turbo and increasing training but hope ankle is nothing. Yes more on today below but I got the place late otherwise I promise I would never consider doing a race without inviting you or getting your permission
tjb great LSR and sounds a sensible on at that
cc2 well toughed at masters hope it wasn't too much of a drudge, nice 14 today
cd top 61 and splits for the conditions
ward nice parkrun and mld combo with high mileage week
tr so we've both definitely got stubby and chichester, I'll probably just pick one major race in march as doubt I'll be much cop after baby born or indeed much liked by the other half if i'm swanning of lots. i guess would want to pick pb type course for 10k or more ideally half in march; any suggestions (i've done none of the above)? wow your mileage has really picked up....you'll be heading into overtraining syndrome soon ps you won't ever find me at a duathlon as I cannot swim and I do not own a bike!