Matt - what are you like! Top quality 10 miler (at just under my PB pace!) and then injure yourself in a cider fueled sofa incident Mind you, doing a hilly 15miler straight after a full English is good ultra training!
Andrew - very good result that! Nice one...
Philip - hey ho, can't monster them all (as a former parishioner of this thread might have said!). Hope the niggle eases off quickly - you doing HX XC next Sunday then?
Glad I didn't race today. Did an 8M road run (swim?!) which was intended to be a bit of a progression job. Managed to get some reasonable effort miles in, including a quality hill, but the leg was becoming sore again, and felt as bad as a few weeks ago by the end - bit depressing really, as I thought I'd turned a corner. It seems 2 back to back 50M weeks was pushing too hard, but I thought I'd built back up sensibly (for me). Fingers crossed it's only a minor set back. We'll see I guess...
Lit - I presume you mean "most achievable" rather than "easiest"?!
Nah, you just start running when the gun goes off and don't stop till you get halfway up the Mall.
Makes it bloody hard work when you're running Abingdon though!
Interesting approach for next year Dachs - sounds like a good plan for a fruitful year!
Double for me today, with the run home through the woods one of those unpleasant jobs where the head-torch light bounces back off the mist so I end up finding all the deepest mud and losing the path! Hence 55 mins for 5.8M! Still, the thought of chips and beer at home got me through!
Johnas - you are an exemplar of how we should deal with injuries! Patience and long-term thinking seem to be both sadly missing from my vocabulary
Very glad to hear you are well on the way to getting back up to regular training.
When the lottery started, I used to choose my numbers based on a nice symmetrical pattern on the sheet (OCD again!). When they changed the entry forms (about 2o years ago!), I couldn't do a pattern so gave up!