ReikiRabbit - I hope your leg is OK for F20. I still have a sore tendon and have been icing and massaging it all day. I saw in the Bath HM results that your friend who won Brighton HM last weekend won Bath too!! That's just greedy.
Angela - good session today on tired legs. I'm looking forward to the taper
Shades - sounds like a perfect holiday and with a marathon thrown in too!
AnnieSophie - sorry you had a bad day at Bath. Congested starts can make a big difference. Still a respectable time though and good that you have some 'learnings'. I reckon you'll smash sub 2 next time. I saw in the results that the guy who won it was the same guy who won Brighton last weekend!!
S32 - enjoy your home comforts. 80 kids under canvas in February? I hope the parents at least paid you in beer?!
21 miles this morning for me. Nice sunny weather - I had to wear my shades. Legs still feel heavy and my sore tendon hasn't gone away. But managed a steady pace of 8:11 so it could have been worse. I have the Finchley 20 next weekend and still not sure how to play this. When I ran it in 2013, I raced it at 15 secs less than MP but think racing it this time would be too much. May try 10 miles steady and then 10 at marathon pace or may just use as training run.
Congrats to Lit on your prize yesterday. How far ahead was the first lady?
Well done to all on the long runs this weekend. El - battered legs is a good description of how mine felt this morning too! Not sure if they are still tired from the half or whether I pushed too hard at my club session yesterday but feels as though they have lost their spring. Managed 21 miles at 8:11 average pace. Still have a sore tendon but it doesn't feel as though it is getting worse from running.
Wow Superman, 16 miles is great going and you don't seem to have lost any speed while injured. All that cross training has really paid off, well done!
It really feels as if spring is here today, I even wore my shades on my run earlier as the sun was out. 21 miles at average pace of 8:11. The legs still feel a bit heavy and tired from last weekend's half (and I probably pushed it too hard at yesterday's club session) but I figured it was good practise running on tired legs.
Martin - you're brave having a cold bath. My bath was actually luke warm, but not through choice - bloody family used all the hot water!
Chickadee - glad to hear that the hamstring is on the mend.