OH well done on the 10 miles and the superman swim man of steel. Great photos.
Tekkie nice club run.
MG1 thats great running in poor conditions.
SC well done for getting out, I always feel a little stiff the day after a deep massage
SM6 Well done for getting the 8 done conditions not good.
Gaz the rest will do you good well done on the 9k hilly trot.
Well after a disaster helping out at the local Parkrun. Scanner can't scan wet soggy paper barcodes, even had one person take the paper barcode out of her wet trainer.....and standing out in the rain I went home and had my breakfast and got ready for the race. Driving up it was very dark and very windy I picked up my pack chatted with a few people got changed and did my warm up. The race is two and a half laps and on the 2nd lap you start to pass the slower runners. The long straight that runs along side the river was into a very strong head wind. Before the start I took my inhaler. The race started and I settled into a group, I never look at my Garmin during a race but its something I must start doing. the pace felt easy enough and I went through the first two miles in 5:45, 5:57 the heavens opened and the wind felt even stronger in the rain so it was head down and grind the miles out mile 3 was done in 6:12 during mile 4 I had a bit of a coughing bout I put it down to the asthma and cold wet conditions but once I cleared it and settled down I was ok again but this was my slowest mile at 6:24 mile 5 was done in 6:10 and the conditions started to get worse the push for home now with mile 6 done in 6:18 and the race for the line .35 of a mile done in 5:06 pace. for a time of 37:24 chip time and 101 place and 5th in age group.Given the conditions it was only 22 seconds down on last year so no complaints. After the race it was chip in the bucket and race to the car to get changed and try and warm up.
Just about to head out to the forest with the dog for a run and the conditions are just the same heavy rain and very windy. We went to see Michael McIntyre last week and he said its the only country he has been to where he has opened the hotel room curtains and the room got darker...... #hatethewindandbloodyrain.
SC hope the massage did the trick, I had a point on my right calf that nearly made me cry when it was getting sorted
Tekkie nice double day and a nice short sharp session today 5:17 pace
OH LOL @ NP the amphibian who likes a massage, she can make me cry
Just the short swim yesterday and massage and today just 750m front crawl and 3 miles with strides in the last half a mile. No PB efforts tomorrow, weather not looking good to race in but enjoyed this cut back week and feeling fresh. Good luck SM6 and NN run strong.
Tekkie nice session at 5 k pace nice to see your not going to do just long slow runs you need that leg turn over speed
MG1 Thats a good MP run mate just you wait after doing one every week or so how easy it will become
SC some good sessions and gym work thrown in, hope the Achilles settles down
Gaz take care in the next couple of weeks and don't push the pace too soon, if you do the Parkrun every week the speed will come it's a strange distance I like to go out hard and try and hold on to the pace rather than ease into it but its each to there own. As for going for the Sub 3 for you thats a minute a mile faster over the 26 miles and the Parkruns will help with the leg turn over and speed well worth doing.
SM6 well done on the intervals, P&D is good but you can change it to suit you 13 miles mid week MLR is ok the LT run builds and on paper looks bloody hard work deep into the plan but as you build up to it its hard but not impossible. Well done on the 8 tonight and close to that 2000 miles
Swim only on Monday, 72x25m yesterday and a 6 mile Fartlek which I enjoyed. today was an easy swim 40x25m and 6 miles easy, tomorrow is swim only and a massage bit of a mini taper for the race on Saturday.
OH not like you to wimp out, you swim in the sea in winter BBBBrrrrrrrrrr. But well done with yesterdays 12 miles
SC yep winter has arrived great running for the 5 in sleet, 8 in light snow and todays 6 for 30 for the week
Gaz great running for your 3:25:41 and 85th place from the race report it sounds like a great off road marathon with some great views, all the hard work in training paid off if you still felt strong at the end
Teknik well done with the club run yesterday, seems everywhere is wet or cold
MG1 Well done on your MLR again in the cold hopefully work for you will ease up a little and you can get back into your routine.
HM4 hopefully if you can get out twice a week your race times will improve
SM6 welcome back to the cold...... and well done on the long run in it thats also great miles pre marathon base training
Well Parkrun with warm up and cool down yesterday not that it took much to cool down, even ran the Parkrun in gloves and hat BBBBrrrrr...... for 17:06 and a nice 10.44 miles this morning at 7:15 pace. going to take an easy week before next weekends race so will do a few shorter runs but with strides in this week.