Dan - is that a course profile, or a side picture of njord's hair?
LMH - I'm sure you'll get different opinions, but I'd go with what you feel is right for you. I don't think the Kayanos are necessarily that much more cushioned than the Bostons, but they're more supportive in terms of a medial post, pronation control features etc. The Kayano is quite a high support shoe, whereas the Boston is a neutral lightish trainer. So quite different really. I would imagine the grip would be similar(ish) on both though? Just go with what you feel most comfortable in I think.
Decided to have a pop at the parkrun this morn (at Workington, which is a quick course). After so long out I'd have been happy just to break 20 mins TBH, so I was pleased to run 19'01. Would have preferred to be 2 seconds quicker, but we're never happy are we?!?! Still 90 secs or so slower than last time I ran it in early Feb, but it's a gauge as to where I am.
Dan - about 45 mins at a guess. It's only about 25 miles, but the roads aren't the best. Am sure you're sorted re accommodation etc, but if not there's a nice spare double room at ours. Be good to see you if poss - we'll see how things are nearer the time eh?
Dachs - nice one, you've picked a lovely spot to stay. Especially if the weather is like it has been up here for the past few days - absolutely stunning! It's not TOO far either really, depending which side of Wastwater you're staying. If you're reasonably near Great Gable and Kirk Fell then Honister Pass is not too far. We live very cose to Buttermere (at the foot of Honister) which is a lovely little village. Loads of options for top days out from where you're staying though
bains - yes, a fair chance you actually cycled past the shop then! We get LOADS of cyclists coming in. Quite a few from the local clubs, who use us as one of the midway coffee/cake stops on Sunday long rides. But we get loads who are doing the c2c too - the route literally goes past the front door. So yes call in next time you're up this way - I'll buy you a Freddo.
Still doing a bit here. A slow shuffle yesterday, and out with the Cocks again tonight for some hill reps. Lovely
Dachs - a little village called Lorton, about 7 miles NW of Keswick. So right at the top left-hand corner of the Lakes really. Could be viable if you're Keswick(ish) area, but miles away if you're down at the bottom end! We've got a little page on FB if you're bothered - Lorton Village Shop - A Shed with a View
It's been great up there actually. I've only been up there 9 months and I've had visits from lots of runners! And a fair few folk off here too (CW, RB, Stuart Little, njord and Caz, Lord Didsbury, wardi etc - I bet I've forgotten someone now as well....)
Well done(ish) on the crap 10k! Top marks for getting coypu into your post though
CW - glad your legs are reasonably ok!
Off for my second session with the new club tonight. I initially joined Keswick AC when I got up here, but I struggle making their sessions and a lot of the stuff is very fell-oriented (as you'd imagine). I'm inept enough running on the roads without worrying about grass and such like, so I've switched to Derwent AC at Cockermouth. Means my vest is purple with a gold sash, so much more in keeping with my royal routes. Plus I have the word 'Cock' on my back, which is always a bonus. As well as being highly accurate.