Carl - any plans to do a spring marathon next year ?
Carter - sorting my plans out. I have registered on the Brighton marathon website and entries open soon. So I might do that. It is a week later than Manchester and the week might be important. I am also thinking of doing the London Half Marathon in March.
Of course this all depends on getting a decent base in between now and Christmas. An early April marathon means that a 16 week training plan would have me starting before Christmas giving me about 8/9 weeks to build back up to a decent base.
Now I did something unusual this week. I ran 3 times and covered 20 miles. They were not easy. My body is telling me that it does not like being hauled around the roads 2 nights on the trot. And then I am also dragging some extra weight that has crept on with the inactivity. Not sure it felt good but it is a step in the right direction. Am going to try for 3 runs again this week. If I can manage 3 runs per week (2 during the week and 1 at the weekend) for a few weeks I might be able to push on and race next spring.
Good to see that everyone is getting out there and very impressed with all those doing XC.
IBB - reckon its the best kept secret going. So secret not even the organisers know when it is on which explains why they cannot tell anyone. Wonder was it all a big hoax ?
Still struggling to get going with the running. Have been doing alot of travelling and this has played havoc with running. Went for a short trot yesterday and I think I have a groin strain. How this happened I have no idea but could feel it the whole run. Was not going particularly quick or anything so it was not the running. But afterwards I could hardly walk. So I think it is rest for me for a few days to see if it is responds.
Just pooping in to say hello and let you know that I am still alive !!
Good to see all are still at it. Great to hear everything went well at the wedding Carter.
Am still struggling to get any sort of rhythm to my running. Some weeks I can manage 2/3 short runs. Other weeks nothing.
Todays parkrun was cancelled as there was a 10k trail run on the Heath. I had thought about doing this a few weeks ago but decided that a hilly trail run over 10k when I had not really put the training in was a bit silly.
But I went to the start of the parkrun and ran this and then 1.5 mies after. Quite a few people turned up not realising that it had been cancelled.
It is a tough course anyway but it is really tough when you are not as fit as you used be and 8 min miling is brutal.
Am off to Tolyo again for a few days from tomorrow but will not have an opportunity to get any running in.
Hope everyone's weekend is going as planned and will be back on towards the end of the week.