Does anyone else have visions of Alan Partridge in the Travel Tavern when Carl is talking about his new digs?!
PS - Now, now
My digs are a room in an acquaintances house. I have got my own room at the top of the house, with a little alcove area which acts as my kitchen (kettle, toaster, microwave and fridge) and I have use of a bathroom with a shower. During the week nobody else is about other than the couple whose house it is. I can come and go as I please which suits me. It is not like home but it will do for now. Sometime after Christmas when daylight improves I will start looking for my own place. But for now, the location is ok - 12 minute drive to/from work when I am in Gloucester area, it is cheap - would not get a room in a commercial b&B at this price, and they are friendly when I have the odd chat with them in their kitchen.
PS - my lad is still playing loads of footie and this last week on top of his running he managed three football matches during the week too !! Some nice races too. Do you have to dress us for the turkey trot
Started the new job last Monday which is why there has been radio silence. Decided that this was a rubbish time of year to take time off and taking 3 weeks at christmas instead.
Have you got your HM training plan sorted ?
Christmas starts much earlier in the US I guess with Thanksgiving and all that. My girls have started signing Christmas carols and the like so I guess it is safe enough to talk to me about it. But i do hate Christmas shopping. Do not mind browsing mind you ...
Carter - sorry to hear that things are tough at home at the moment. At least you are getting some running in to take your mind off things. We are here for you whenever you need to sound off / have a pop at us / have the craic and all that.
More on the 2015 in 2015 later. Still working at it.
You would be proud of me. Got to my digs in Gloucester late Monday evening. Got up at 6am on Tuesday and headed out for a run. Just followed the roads out for 3 miles and then turned round and came back. 6 miles done before breakfast.
Your approach to marathon training has worked well for you and the proof was you smashing it at Manchester earlier this year. All training plans are similar. It is all about what mileage is comfortable and as you say getting to the starting line on race day feeling good and fresh, not worn out and knackered.
Sean - thanks for telling me that I will be an old slow git in a few years. My nephew who is 15 can already knock out sub 20 min 5k's. Youngsters are just too fast and from what I have seen, my fella will be beating me over short distances fairly soon lol.
Truly awesome 10k time and once again you turned up, raced it your way and nailed it. It was coming and really pleased for you. Great race report too.
The weather was shocking this last week so people should be grateful that organisers let races happen not be slating them.
Nell - have you made a decision on the running club yet. Sounds like it is a good one and am sure you could incorporate it into your marathon schedule easy enough.
Agree on it being great that it is my son's decision. He has already noticed the benefit it gives to his footie.
That 8 x 800 session is always a good one. I have not been doing any speed stuff lately. Focusing on the mileage but at least 2 runs a week are at tempo pace so this is keeping me in good nick.
Yes started the new job this week. All good so far. Nice bunch. Very welcoming. Loads to do so will be busy and my schedule for the next few weeks is going to put pressure on my 2015 goal. We will see.
Glad you got out during the week in spite of the bad weather. Shame about working at weekends.