LOL Em - he was very well behaved!!!! I only pushed him in the ditch once - can't quite remember whether that was for singing or a bad joke but on the whole he was very lovely company!
Glad it's not just me getting excited by 2014 already. Already thinking ahead to my Kielder sub 4 plans! Anyone fancy it?
How are you doing today reiki? My big toe issue (felt like I'd pushed it back into it's joint before I went up a size in my shoes) seems to have settled and CW had no adverese effect - phewweee
Yesterday was just delicious - could have stayed there all day - the flotation bed was a bit star-trekky - basically a pod that you lower into (with a waterproof surface between you and the water) that is supposed to relieve all weight on your joints. Odd but very very comfy! And my skin is all girly and soft today! Happy days!
Stats from CW for anyone who wants them:
Ascent = 2532ft Descent = 2385ft
Ave HR = 159 (85%) - bionic boy's was only 78!!!!
No surprises - off the chart training load wise but I'm back down in green and officially classed as recovered today!
Thanks for all the advice. I can't decide!!!! That said, if my £120 pack chafes during the Wall I shall hunt the Salomon people down and DESTROY them with my laser of doom!!!
Can't believe I can report that our "training" marathon went well - you'd never have caught me saying that a couple of years ago!!! Planned 10 min miles and ran 4:21:55 - and felt comfortable - again - scary that I can say that! Back to training today and only 2 weeks to go til taper time for us!
Hope all those injuries and issues start to resolve soon - gutted for you all. I am so paranoid just now about picking something up that avoided my friend and her germ ridden children whilst in Scotland and now won't see them for another year. Feel bad about that but what can you do!
Finally home....epic journey but worth it! Could quite happily run again today - weird eh! Beginning to understand Rosie's mindset!!!! ROFL
Can't emphasize how well oscarr did - smashed all my course times from previous years and still had the energy to be calculating speed effects on average pace after 25 miles leading to a comedy moment which I'm still chuckling about.... The last mile is a gradual uphill which I had been dreading all run - just as we rounded the worst bend I heard "we just need to run a blah blah blah" to which I replied "the only bleeping thing we need to do is put one foot in front of the other" LOL. That was the only ½ mile of the run where I was grumpy despite being drenched from mile 1. Took a gel in the last 3 miles which made me feel psychologically better I'm sure and deffo must have aided my recovery cos I was up and at it and off walking back to the campsite straight away.
2 big weeks to go then it's taper time whoop whooop