'Interesting' last week for me. For those not on FB, I got hit/run over by a car on Wednesday. It was going the wrong way down a one-way road, mounted the pavement to avoid hitting an oncoming car, ploughed into me knocking me to the floor and then drove off. Lovely.
Despite my woes this week I'll be at least starting tomorrow. Whether I finish I don't know, cos I've bashed my arm up really bad. Will try though.
Just typed out a long reply on my phone and lost it somehow, cos i'm utterly incompetent. Arse.
Anyway, nice to see CRAB making an appearance, and good news re being pain-free(ish) and that you'll be there on the big day
Superb stuff from the PP household too. Personally i think Mrs PP will smash 2'45 too, given her time in the 10 miler. But 2 absolute storming runs from the pair of you - well done!!
Good long ones from Stu L and padams (plus the 300m session I see) - well done both, and apologies to those who I've obviously missed.
Just ticking along here. Still feel I might have peaked a bit, but nevermind. I felt pretty strong about 3 weeks ago, but I may get that back with a bit of a taper. If not I still feel in decent enough nick, so what will be will be. I'll run to feel like I always do, and the pace will come out at whatever is right on the day! Prob somewhere between 6'15 and 6'25 I think, but we'll see.
Well, my attempts at trying to follow this thread more closely has gone a bit tits up it seems (sorry....) Sadly possibly a bit like my running at present (more of that later)
Some cracking long runs posted - very much looking forward to seeing how some of you getting on in 3 weeks time!
I'm posting on my phone here so can't do bold font, but from memory some cracking LSRs from ES, CW (legend fella), selbs, Tick Tock, TR, joolska, CD, SJ, Dan (I agree with whoever said race VLM, cos I reckon you can PB again), KD and Toro. Will be very interesting to see how Lev gets on too.
Nice to see CC2 back to it too ????
Apologies for others I've missed.
Re me - think I've possibly overcooked it. I just feel totally shattered of late, and have picked up a bit of a bug/cold which is very unusual for me really. I've been in good nick but the last 2 weeks has seen the pace/effort/HR drop a fair bit. Things just don't feel right really, if you know what I mean? Maybe cumulative fatigue or something? Dunno! Anyway, will see how last 3 weeks go. I HAD got myself in about 2'45 shape, but I don't think I've got a prayer of that at the mo.
Anyway, thinking I might have a few beers and an Indian later, to see if the Vitamin X plan rejuvinates me a bit!
Not sure if I'm a bit late on this, but for info I work at a running shop and I'd advise you just to be honest up front. If your budget is say ??60 just tell them. They might have a few sale shoes available, maybe not. But if you came in to see me, stated the above and we had nothing in your price range I'd still do the analysis in exactly the same way and bring you a range of shoes to try. If you then buy last year's model online or whatever cos we haven't got em in store then fair enough. I personally have NO issue with that at all, because I know the score up front.
Many (non-independent) stores won't have a great range of sale shoes at present because all the new lines are in. There just isn't room in the stock room to stock both. So the sale stuff gets recalled to be online only. That said if you happened to need a support shoe then we HAVE got Asics 1000 for ??50, Sequence Boost for ??55, Brooks Adrenaline for ??60 and NB 860s for ??67, so a few options. Less so re neutral, but shops will vary.