Sounds like a great effort MsE. I agree with what others say about it not being really comparable due to the terrain.
Well done to Junior Lorenzo.
I had a brilliant day at the Edinburgh 5k yesterday. I wasn't running but like Lorenzo was there is spectating mode. I have a little works running club for new runners and one of them was running her first 5k yesterday. The rest of the group went to support. She completely nailed it and was hyper for the rest of the day (of course the rest of the day involving a boozy lunch....). The others in the group were suitable inspired and I am now looking for races for them all! Its was so nice to see a new runner getting delight from racing. They used to all think I was mad and its so funny now seeing them get into it. Happy days.
Interesting MsE. To go further I actually remember realising that although I was about to die (or so I thought) I was completely at ease with this. No fear, no panic. Just peace. The sh*t it the fan when I found myself still alive. ha ha. I've actually been in this situation twice. The first time was an unexpected collapse, which happened in hospital but I wasn't in there for myself. I could hear the Drs saying my lips were blue and I was barely breathing and I could see everyone rushing about but I had no way of communicating. I remember them reading out my blood pressure and thinking that I was actually barely alive. But again I didn't feel any fear or panic - just peace. Again I lived!!!
TAR interesting that your lady also sensed this although she was an observer to what must have been a horrific incidence to witness.
And TAR super you are still able to run after breaking both legs.
Poacher - same thing happened here, more or less. Nothing I could have done. Its left me feeling more vulnerable. My thought process in a split second was: 'that sounds like a car, in my left ear. I should be hearing it in my right ear'. Turns to look behind as see the front of the car start to swerve as it sees me. Its black,I note. Bang. 'Shit I've been hit'. Get thrown over to the opposite side of the road in slow motion. Very Calm. 'This is it, I am about to die'. Smash, hit the road. Then realise I am not dead, get up and run in the opposite direction, away from all the cars that are now stopped. Then I realise I am injured and have to stupidly go back!! So many things saved me - my helmet, which is completely smashed and still in my garage; the fact there was no car coming in the opposite direction; although the car that hit me was accelerating it was not going fast. I always remember the driver saying to me that I was lucky it wasn't his workmate who was driving as he always comes out of that junction much faster and I would have been killed. Funny what sticks in one's mind!
Liking cadence chat. I've never had a long stride. Really need to do core and strength work....
Happy Birthday OO54 Is that two daughters you have running now? You're all so fast!
MsE - its definitely improving now and I'm starting to do shorter but more regular runs on the road.
Can't believe someone has stolen Lorenzo's identity....
Poacher - I meant to ask: did your accident happen around here? Its a long process getting insurance sorted. We've not had much snow in the hills yet although the weekend of the trail marathon was white. I've got another hill race in a few weeks so no doubt it will come down that weekend!