Just popping in to say hello. Well done to those still keeping the flag flying. Good to see some familiar faces back on here.
After a promising week or two, all went to pot again. In last 2 weeks have managed a single parkrun and a short run the morning after. Had a massage later that morning and nearly came off the table when he worked on my calves !!
I am aiming for a 10k off road in September.
In Tokyo with work next week so do not expect to get too much in as it will be too hot and humid and they do not do air conditioning so running on a treddy will be dangerous.
Not much running for me this last week. Had work engagements every evening during the week.
Managed to force myself out on Saturday morning for parkrun. I must be slightly mad as it is a tough run. Finished in 49th place this week which is my highest place finish over the last few weeks. Was a bit slower this week but that was to be expected.
Hoping for a better week ahead.
Nick - sounds like you had a good break.
Carter - great that you are getting back into it and I feel your pain. Getting going again is the hardest thing. I seem to be doing this every few weeks at the moment.
IBB - do not know how you do it. Another race so soon. Well done you.
Rob - seems like you are preparing well for FVC.
Hope everyone had a good weekend. Wonder what everyone who have gone a little quiet have been up to ......
Robert - it is a great event and I am not surprised that you found the end tough. All guns blazing for a mile from a standing start is hard. The turns around half way are not easy but it is a great course in a great location. As you say it is free too and it is well organised.
Well done to you and Mrs R for her PB.
10 miles for me in the middle of the day, between music lessons and gym competitions bringing my weekly total to 24 miles.
Robert - yes this has proved the most challenging year from a running point of view. All relates to being busy at work and living away during the week. It has proved difficult to get any decent pattern going.
I had myself down for the 6 minute slot. Was just over last year so wanted to try and go for it. Shame but there is always next year.
I had started doing some speedwork with this in mind and have been happy enough although I knew I was probably a little off my intended pace.
A bit quiet on here at the moment. Parkrun last weekend was good and knocked another 15 seconds off the previous attempt. Each week getting a little better. Need to get another 30 seconds faster on the current course and I will be happy. Summer challenge for me.
7 miles the other evening at a good pace.
Am down for the 1mile race this weekend in London but have other things on now.
Work is still getting in the way of a decent training week.
I have a family clash the weekend of the Chicago marathon. My Mum was 80 this year and we normally all return from the various far flung places that we are and have a weekend in a hotel in Ireland, nice meal and all that. Did not happen earlier this year as her brother (my uncle) passed away.
So we have finally managed to persuade her to have the little family celebration but it is looking like the only weekend that the majority can do is the same weekend as the Chicago marathon.
If I say no as I want to run 26.2 miles, I do not think it would go down too well.
Maybe somebody somewhere is trying to tell me something .....