Canter - you 'must' have new trotters for a marathon !
A lunchtime 6 miles for me down by the river with 3 @ tempo pace of 7:10. I could still feel Saturday's run in my legs but managed to get round feeling reasonably ok. It was a lovely day out there today. I started off with a light jacket on but very quickly that came off and I still had a base layer and tee shirt on and finished looking like 'Mr Tomato Head' !! Still, after some unpleasant weather it's great to be running in lovely conditions. It has, however, made me think I should prepare for hot weather conditions for Manchester, so far I've only been planning for rubbish weather
I didn't realise your 'serious thread' was so popular, not. I saw at least 2 other people post on it in the last week. There certainly isn't much dicking around on that thread is there, who wants to read about boring training sessions, you don't get that sort of post on here
Well done Daz. I found it a quite tough day out myself. My official time was 3:54 but my watch time was 3:35 as I was hanging around quite a bit at the beginning as the queues getting out of Grindleford at the styles was bit of a pain. I think I will go with my watch time
Morning everyone. Apologies for my short replies of late (some of you might prefer it that way !) but have been having tinterweb issues, all sorted now though.
Ali – the winner of the Grindleford Gallop went round in about 2:30, so an hour or so quicker than me. I thought that work was going to get easier for you now you’ve got some help in ? Hope he is pulling his weight, if not you best give him a rollicking ! A nice week of running for you of 33 miles which is building up nicely. Good luck at Alloa. Hang on, don’t you live in Aberdeen ? That’s a right old trip to get to Alloa for a half.
Sir Big_G J - nice to see you getting back in to some longer runs. When is your next race ? I will read your reports when I get chance. Just seen your last post about your Achilles, denying having an injury seems to be very popular with us runners but, unfortunately, they eventually catch up with us. Let us know how you get on at the physio.
Stuart – which half are you running ? I assume it’s a road race and not on a ship ??!! I’m not really a big fan of park run, I seem to struggle to run flat out so early in the morning, especially if I’ve had a few beers the night before ! I’ve only ever done one park run but my take the mutt with me on a couple of them when I’m taking it easy after Manchester.
Nell – tut tut, fancy lying to your kids like that !! From what I remember, that climb from Portobello up to Fairmilehead is a long old climb. Good luck to you as well at Alloa.
Carl – 30 screaming girls at your house, rather you than me on that one ! A great long run with MP miles for you, I’m getting even more convinced that you will crack 3:30 at London. Last big week of running from and then I start my taper in 6 days’ time.
Canter – yep, I’m currently at my peak for mileage for last week and this week. A 6 minute PB is a tremendous effort, especially running at that sort of pace, to knock a huge amount off your PB is great going. What’s next for you ?
Well, my race number arrived yesterday so the excitement levels are increasing for the big day, 26 days to go to be precise. The legs are still feeling a little tired today so it’s off for a gentle 5 miles or so down by the river at lunchtime. Tomorrow will be 12/14 miles @ MP depending how I feel followed by another gentle run on Thursday lunchtime. Saturday is an 18 miler up near Clumber Park (I’m running with my friend who is training for the Marathon De Sables) and on Sunday I will do as many miles as I need to to make up 50 for the week. That will be it for me, the taper madness will then begin