Minni: I thought you were going to do Rotherham [which will probably be the week after York]. Personally can't see a problem with 50 miles the week after a marathon, but you might want to think about going round with someone slow like me rather than Pam
Minni: what distance is York? [I mean the race, not how far to get there!!]
Rest day from running yesterday, just cycling and house de-cluttering - bit alarmed at how many pairs of old trainers are lurking round our place, mostly 'mature' enough to make a bid for freedom if I leave the doors open. Might put a potential buyer off I suppose
Tempo club run last night - a few tired legs after the XC so not quite as manic as some weeks. Cycle to work this morning didn't feel like December - what a difference to last year!! A mild winter would surely mean snow for the Spring marathons
2old: I have realised that I have neither the willpower nor the inclination to do intervals on my own and that short intervals, as favoured by my running club, don't really do much except knacker my legs. Solution? Short fast races where the competitive instinct or fear or letting the team down, mean that I run flat out and get some speed work in. I did intervals religiously last winter and ended up with some rubbish races in the spring including my massive PW in VLM, so have decided to try a different approach
Morning everyone. Sorry if I appeared to be ignoring everyone yesterday, but our neighbours took pity on the celebration-less state of my birthday last week and invited us round for a drink, or two, or three...........
Minni: even I wouldn't turn a HM into a 20 mile run, turning 50k into 50 miles is a different matter
Kiwi: sorry to hear about you various woes, especially Mr K. Hope they get to the bottom of it quickly. Where were your passports last seen or heard of?
AA: at this rate you'll be lining up at Bramley fit and raring to go.
2old: is the Achilles OK this morning? Where I stand as regards GB is at the back of the queue!
Barry: welcome back, I'm sure you did your Mum proud
Freemers: I feel sick just thinking of that pace
What's all this with people starting marathon training already? I was thinking mid March but perhaps I should bring that forward a couple of weeks..........
Another 5 mile race on Thursday so a good excuse to throw in a couple of rest days this week
XC for me today - Avon County Championship plus Gwent League (our regular league). Huge turnout as it was not only the Avon CC but also Somerset and Wiltshire. It was a rather boring course, but I paced myself better than last time and didn't die at the end. Ended up winning the Avon Championship F55 and also the Gwent League F55, so a good day at the office - although I still hate XC!