Well done on the parkruns folks. I do enjoy tail running from time to time also for that reason Big G, although its often more of a walk at ours.
Blowing a hoolie (as suspected) this morning! The first half was really hard, wind blowing right at us. Pretty slow as a result, but then we flew back! Hit 6:34 and 6:11 pace for the last mile and a half, with an overall time of 21:39 and 2nd female. I'll happily take that today.
Heading out this evening for a meal with a good friend as B's in London overnight with his son for the football. Hopefully we'll pace the wine and I'll be able to get up for 13 miles tomorrow morning.
Heading for parkrun today. Going to be very wet & windy! I can hear the wind gusting outside my window; often it'll be quite still here, then breezy at the beach.
Shades - no marathon plans next year at present, but hanging around here that may change! I decided that the focus is the sub 20 5k, and if I achieve that I'll set a new goal. I definitely want my next marathon to get me a GFA time for London as I've given up on entering the ballot and would like to do it once. I believe it's the only proper marathon - all the others must be shorter or something!
KingKenny, just looked at the Orange 5 - decent travel forks. Are you a bit of a downhiller then? I've always been more into cross country - like going downhill as long as it's not too technical. I hate Boardwalk! We're in Aberdeen, so an hour sees us out in Deeside. There used to be a lot of good trails in the forest just outside the city but it's been cut back a lot and somewhat spoiled. The witches trails at Fort William are great, as is the 10 under the Ben circuit. They've now got both the black/orange downhill route and a red route, although the folks that we spoke to while there said it wasn't really red and they'd not ride it without at least leg protection.
Slowkoala, I'm a big fan of P & D after my last marathon. Prior to it I'd run 3:59:04; following the 12/55 plan got me to 3:45:12, and it's off the back of this that all my other times improved. I thought it was light on the long runs but it didn't harm me.
Mamafox, hope you feel better soon. I'm sure I've been to,d that you immunity can dip a bit after something tough. Just rest up and take care of yourself.
King Kenny, I'm a bit like you. Running took over from biking somewhat (along with hill walking); just so much easier. Always saying we must get out more. My husband's got a great build on a Titus Motolite. He was threatening to swap the frame the other week but when we went to the bike shop we discovered we're dinosaura now as wheels are now 27.5 or 29"! We're still 26. Also got single speers which we built up from old frames & they tend to get used more as we don't do anything challenging these days. I'm too precious about my body and don't want to fall off. Used to really enjoy a week in Fort William or Aviemore. Maybe one day ...