I never, ever want to eat another cheesy crumpet!! 100 miles complete, report to follow tomorrow. BA had to be rescued from the fells after about 60 miles, leaning over and starting to stagger - known in ultra circles as 'Pisa Syndrome'.
503 starters. 41st overall, 6th lady, first over 60 of either gender and now only 3 people in the country have done more of these events than I have, with over 3,000 individuals having done at least one. Anyone want to join me in Dorset next year????
Quick check in as we are leaving for the hundred this afternoon
Been having a quiet week with just short runs or bike rides to keep the legs ticking over. Forecast mixed, quite warm and sunny Sat with rain and wind arriving 4.00am Sunday
Got some good / bad news yesterday. Apparently my lungs are in great condition, my haemoglobin levels are in the top 5% of the population prompting the consultant to ask if I trained at altitude!!! Sadly though the breathlessness is down to a heart problem (moderate) for which I am being referred to a cardiologist. Advice was generic - take it easy!! Now planning a more modest target for the weekend
Anyway I'll keep running slowly until told to stop I think. Another ear operation next week - so all in all I am falling apart at the seams.
Have a good weekend everyone and I'll report back on Monday
Freemers: great time, there was I feeling pleased at 7.30mm on my relay leg
2Old: proper spin sessions (we do structured training in our classes with a multiple ironman) really do help cycling, especially hills, while the marathon training helps with endurance. Are you just pedalling as fast as you can on the spin bike? What sort of resistance do you use? We aren't allowed to just spin our legs, if they are going faster than about 110, unless it is a sprint, we have to wind up the resistance. We both found the hills much easier yesterday than a typical early season ride.
Am undecided about the 10k tonight - think I might be pushing my luck with the hundred on Saturday, given I am not capable of just jogging round