Thanks for all the wishes, MLRers. Birkie, nice holiday report
Swittle, some stirling work with your 10k streak
Red- great performance at Mcr
Me- my week's been pretty poo so even less running than planned. A few days after my pavement moment, the youngest came down with the sick bug that's been doing the rounds, so I was tied to the poor beggar, her sick bowl, and cold flannels for a few days. Thankfully she's a little better today, as we're off to Essex to caravan for the long weekend tomorrow.
Tonight's run was the first run since the pavement, and was a little apprehensive TBH. What a baptism of fire! It was a club tempo run, in the forest. One of the women at the back got lost, so we spent 10 minutes searching for her (we found her) which meant that we ran out of light pretty much completely. It was a ridiculous hilly route anyway, and although we were on trails, it was uneven, so the dark, the visual prompts of my scabby arm, hand and fat lip, made for a FAST and adrenalin filled tempo session for the second part. Great fun in hindsight, and we ended up doing 7 miles, instead of 6
Not much running from me ATM due to school holidays. Had a bit of a drama this evening though near the end of a 6 mile run when I spectacularly stacked it on a bit of uneven pavement. Scraped my knee, hand, elbow and got a lovely fat lip. But the good news is that my garmin is fine- it just got scraped
Thanks all 1.55.58 is the official time. Still very happy although my legs aren't Baldie- it's the first time I've done sub 2.10, so I shaved a fair bit off my PB. It's so nice to make progress after all these years, although I have to say that I enjoyed running just as much when I was super-slow.
After 7 HMs, I finally feel like I'm really ready for a marathon next year.