whoa, Paddy! You'd have to pay me a lot of money to go in there!
donaldo: enjoy Edinburgh! Hope the sore throat is just in your head ...
Looks like I missed some brilliant 80s classics this week. It was our anniversary on Wednesday and we spent a few days away. Rubbish weather though
Think my leg has mended. Ran 3 miles today with a few strides and it feels fine. Not expecting a good time tomorrow though. Not enough training and complete lack of speed work. Anyway, will give it my best shot. At least it'll tell me where I stand in terms of fitness.
Lots of brilliant running going on - with excellent PBs, especially the double by Dr. Dan junior
Khanivore: when did you run your marathon? Just thinking if it was recent your HR will be messed up. Mine is crap for about 6-8 weeks after a marathon.
VT: you are on fire at the moment - great running
I tend to avoid pain too which is why I love HADD and hate any training plan that makes me do speed work. In most races I give up when the going gets tough and slink home in a rather mediocre time . I seem to get on well with HM and marathons but I'm really shit at 5 and 10ks because they hurt from the word go and I find it impossible to endure the pain that's required to run a good time. I'm firmly stuck around the 45min mark for 10ks (PB 44:49) and 21 for 5ks .
Tried a short run today and quad seems to have mended. Did a few strides and everything felt fine. Phew.
O4S: sorry to hear about BA's cataract surgery. That's rotten timing but I guess you have to grab the opportunity and get the op done or else it's another long wait.
AA: nice 600s. I keep asking myself the same question - how did I run 7:50s for an entire marathon when 9mm feels almost impossible right now ... and let's better not talk about speedwork
2old: great news from the physio. Enjoy the build up
spoons: nice trendy 5 miler and well done to your GF for proper chicking you
BarryB: that's good news then, isn't it? If they can't find anything wrong with the xray things must be alright I hope.
Carrot: brilliant 10k ! I wish I could be anywhere near that! And you got a negative split too - EXCELLENT
Bro: well done on 1st lady . Don't despair if you didn't get the time you wanted. It's pretty normal after a marathon. I'm exactly the same and I know it's a rubbish feeling but unfortunatly we seem to be those that take months rather than weeks to recover . Onwards and upwards. TBH, if I can get around in 45ish on Sunday I'd be having a good day. I'm thinking more 46 or 47 mins given the precious little running that I've done. I feel like my fitness has completely disappeared .
Ant: another great 10k for the thread . You guys put me to shame. Glad you are still in one piece after the incident !
Simon: great riding - you really knock those 100 milers out on a daily basis it seems!
Minni: hope it's not a stress fracture ! Shouldn't fractures hurt when you are running?