Gaz - I'd don't think overtraining has anything to do with it, although I may have overdone it a bit. I'm just genuinely not enjoying the long runs at all, I mean I didn't particularly enjoy them for Manchester but I could tolerate them.
Well done on the 8 miles An interesting thought too, I've noticed I must look like the laziest runner going as on my solo runs I usual am I just plodding along very easily but most others I see really seem to be hammering in some effort. But as Tek says, I does depend on a persons training as to wether or not they can get away with that.
Ollie - Well done on the 10 yesterday, and hope todays 8 was uneventful
Fiona - Hope the ankle isn't too bad. I'm going to try taping mine up too, it wasn't too bad yesterday while running but got sore at work at night.
Tek - Can you remove me from the race list for Frankfurt. Cancelled flights and hotel. Wasting my time doing these long runs, folding halfway through and somehow thinking it's going to go better in a race.
I'm off to spend the next couple of years focusing on a 80 minute HM. Well, after I get Sundays 24hr race out the way...
Tek - Sorry to hear the weather is destroying training. If I hadn't paid for everything, I'd be close to binning Frankfurt (especially after a clubmate told me he's ditching his trip to Cologne, and he's way ahead of me in training terms) but as it is, I'll be there. I might not be able to run right enough...
Ollie - Hope the 24 is going to plan
S17 - Well done on toughing out the half.
Gaz - Well done on the 20
Fiona - Looks a good target for MP
Cal - You'll be fine with a parkrun the week before I think.
Tricia - How did the marathon go?
An hour going very slowly in the pool this morning, then 45 minutes in the gym later on. Forgot how much swimming kills the upper body!
Fiona - Well done on the long run, what were you using as MP?
I've not ran today (I literally couldn't have) we'll see what happens tomorrow. Really, really need a long run on Sunday.
Tek - Good luck for the long run tomorrow
Ollie - Great mileage for year, you're just over 300 clear of me. As I went over 1700 last night. Hope the 15 went well
MG - Some good session this week
Didn't even bother going swimming, done some stretching (when I'm stretching, you know it's bad...) but that was it.
Really feel like an idiot now (that's not the wording I used earlier...). Achilles wasn't great, but was ok after my 3/4 days off last week and now it's worse than ever If someone sees me running faster than 6:15 pace again this year, they have permission to shoot me.