Ali - as I said before great race result. You should be proud of that achievement.
Sean - great to have you back. Look after that knee. Before I got back into training proper I was finding myself having all sorts of aches and pains in knees etc. All gone now. And yes there is no going back. Flights booked, hotel booked, Starting thingy as you say confirmed. Training on in earnest.
Snowdonia sounds like a big challenge. Hard enough walking it let alone racing it in a marathon.
PS - I think they allocated me to F. Now in B. I used my HM time to move up. Cannot remember what your HM PB is so if this is a bit faster than maybe you could use that. But best to do as you feel comfortable with. And you get to start a whole 30 mins or so later so extra time in bed !!
10 miles tempo run from me with the middle 6 miles all sub 7:40 min smiling. Finished it just before 10pm last night and was back out at 7am today for an easy 6 miles.
Long run tomorrow. Planning either 14 or 16 miles.
Carter - good to hear that you are enjoying the break and getting some running in to challenge the eating and drinking. And yes it is very good of the weather to oblige and tell the winds to p**s off.
PS - I have always enjoyed running after work and find running in the morning a struggle. God knows how I am going to start a marathon at 7:33am !!!!
While I have been increasing the miles the last few weeks this week is all about getting the intensity back into the running. It is not easy mind you but I keep telling myself that I am travelling so far for this marathon that it better be worth it so I need to crack on and get on with it.
Good hilly miles from you. Hard for us back here in cold UK to understand the problems you are having with the heat. Must be a nightmare as it makes everything harder. By the time October comes round you will be flying.
And yes I am booked into a hotel. Not far from the main shopping street so Mrs C can enjoy the trip !! whilst i enjoy the running. I think it is the Courtyard Chicago Downtown. Something like that anyway.
Robert - you have been very busy this week. No idea how you fit gym classes in and the running. Hard enough to cram 8 or 10 miles in in the evening without taking another chunk out for spin / kettle balls etc. Well done you.
Have you races other than the marathon lined up ?
8 was miles for me tonight. All about getting out there and knocking the sessions out now. Gets harder this time of year with holidays and that. Next few weeks will be challenging but got to force myself to keep doing it despite the distractions of the beach (with little sun) lol.
Ali - that is one hell of a great run and a really great race report. Really good time too. Look what you can achieve when you are part of a running club and not wanting to let others down. 10 miles is a hard distance to are as it is short enough to go really fast but long enough that you need to respect it. And those hills sound brutal. Considering those hills and the fact that you were running the hard leg for the team, I think you should be so proud of your achievement.
You are in a rich vein of form at the moment and so should have a good autumn marathon in your legs. Have you entered one yet ?
PS - an uneventful 13 miles is exactly what you want to be doing at this stage of the training. So that all sounds good. It must be hard balancing the visitors, the kids and the heat.
Robert - good strong run from you at the weekend. You seem to be running well at the moment and based on this a sub 4 is easily within grasp me thinks.
Running in unfamiliar territory i indeed tough but fun. Not having a clue where you are heading and what kind of running route you have selected is indeed challenging on the mind.
My run on Saturday looked like this :
8 miles yesterday which were non eventful and rounded off the week nicely.
This week I need to up the miles a little. So far so good.