GM - Never been to Yorkshire? Utterly unbelievable!! Good lunchtime run. Lorenzo - I was slacking a bit there, wasn't I? I could have got up at 3am and put in a few miles! However I didn't want to risk nodding off during the training course! Abbers - Nice 1 and 0.5 mile efforts! At least you won't peak too soon. And good tempo run too! GD - sorry to hear about your bike - hope it's not put too much of a dampener on things. All the the best in Berlin! You seem to be in great shape. Leslie - hope you've learned your lesson KR - long run on a Friday night doesn't sound very appealing! OO - sorry to hear about your relative. Thanks to Poacher for the suggestion of running on the towpath. I did 5 easy miles on Wednesday evening - bit of an unusual experience for me especially as there were other people around including lots of runners. Thursday morning I did 9 miles inc. 16 x 0.2M reps. Out much later than usual (6:18) as I thought I'd better wait until there was some daylight when I got out of the immediate city centre. Got a bit frustrating having to negotiate all the other people on the towpath when doing fast stuff though. But the most surprising and disappointing thing was how few people replied when I wished them a good morning - I thought Yorkshire folk were meant to be friendly - probably all visitors on training courses! 6 mile recovery run this morning.
PMJ - sounds like torture or maybe an illusionist's stage show! Abbers - sounds like training is going well. Up early tomorrow, but no run planned. Catching a train at 5:19 and heading off to Leeds for a 2 day training course. Hope to check out the canal in the evening and again on Thursday morning.
Leslie - mara pace? I wish! All the best with your comeback. Poacher - not tempted to nip back into the country for the Autumn Shakespeare? Not a great slogan for Stockport, how about: "Stockport is slightly less horrible than Hull"? KR - some decent training going on there and morning runs too! PMJ - what is the procedure they are proposing to do then? GM - rest day - nice idea! 15 miles at a steady 7:58 m/m this morning starting at just the right side of 4am.
MsE - ignore the taper madness! Poacher - nice scalp at parkrun. And an excellent time in Hull - what a result! Sounds like you had a cracking weekend. Birch - pleased to hear you've ended your streak. Lorenzo - nice run/bike combo. The rest of my Saturday was spent loading/driving/unloading a van, so not really free! GM - no, I don't use an alarm clock. I don't think that would go down too well! It's amazing how your body gets into a routine and wakes up at the right time. OO - well done yesterday - decent result given the far from ideal prep. WD - sorry to hear you had a tough day in Hull. Hope the aches and pains don't last too long! PMJ - belated birthday wishes. Hope you can get your back sorted OK. Jools - enjoy the taper! GD - not long to go now! 5 recovery miles yesterday to bring up 58 for the week. 10 miles this morning with 2x3M tempo which turned out at 7:07, 6:48, 6:40, then 6:40, 6:40, 6:35.
Jools - still a good pace for 965m reps! All the best to Poacher, OO, and WD (you're not aged 40 by chance, are you?) tomorrow (I presume!) Not able to do parkrun today, so out early and did 17 slow miles just under 9m/m. Saw loads of people congregating at the local Sports Centre ready for the start of the Round Norfolk Relay.