Hello Stevie - welcome back . I agree with Matt and the Marathon - his 3 peaks time shows he already has the endurance and as for that half time...
SG - E O'G is the King of the Cock and Balls local off-roader that's for sure!
Somewhat disappointing session in the end for me. Decided it was about time to do a tempo, especially as I've not run a parkrun for a few weeks, so with the time available settled for a 1.75M w/u then 4M at target HMP, then a mile or so warm down. Came out as 5:58, 6;06, 6;12 (!) 6:08. Quite a bit off the target 6mm and I found the tempo very hard, having not done one for ages! The 2nd mile had a bit of an incline, and mile 3 was going OK, but the last 0.2M was up a fairly sharp incline, whihc sent me into oxygen deficit which lasted well into mile 4, whihc should have been well under 6, as half of it was slightly downhill.
Thought you said "a massive cock of trophies" at first . His next batch will all be V40 ones though (stolen from me!)
Reps at lunch in a bit. Feeling a bit sorry for myself though. Adductor is still a little sore, hamstrings are very tight (no idea why!). Neither quite enough to justfy not running. To cap it off though, what I thought was a splinter in my big toe just before I went on hols has turned into a bloody great verruca (I think) and is quite painful. Sometimes, if I land on it wrong, it's quite excruciating. As a result I'm not landing correctly, and getting a bit of tendon twinge as a result.
Ran in this morning. Adductor held up OK, even if I could still feel it. Touch of Autumn in the air though - bloody cold to start!
Talking of stretching, I saw Dachs post about not stretching. I never used to stretch at all, but gradually over recent years with one injury after another needing to be managed by stretching, it's now all joined together and become a time consuming part of the week's activities.
Difficult to say whether the lack of stretching lead to any of the injuries in the first place, but you can definitely get away with it a lot easier when you are a bit younger! I lasted with none until my early forties!