Mowzer, great running yesterday. I read Steve Way's account of his 100k race and I think he beat you in terms of number of loo stops!
Khani, sounds like the training is going well at the moment. Is it easier now that the twins are a bit older?
Big G, we have regular handicap races at our club for 5 mile and 10k distances. I like them as it means people finish at a similar time and it's good having people to catch up with. Big G - if I PM you my email address, would you mind sending me the excel P&D schedule?
I'm doing VLM in 2015, having run it as my first and only marathon in 2013. I had a place this year but suffered with ITB problems early in my training. Was gutted at the time, but I've since quite enjoyed focusing on shorter distances for a bit. I've not raced anything more than 10 miles since April 2013.
I want to follow the 18/55 plan and my main target is to get to the start line injury free. I'll decide on a goal time once I've run a few lead up races. Never used P&D before so apologies in advance for any obvious questions.
PBs are 19:47 for 5k (2014), 41:48 for 10k (2014), 69:50 for 10 miles (2014), 1:35 for HM (2013) and 3:29 for marathon (2013).
King Kenny, well done on smashing your pr target, I'm sure you'll easily go sub 22:30 soon. My parkrun splits always have mile 2 as the slowest one. Miles 1 and 3 are usually quite consistent and then the extra 0.1 is usually the fastest bit. I find that I always slow a bit in mile 2 however fast or slow I start.
Congrats too to Clag for first lady, sounds like a tough course with the wind.
Khani - 26 miles in training, that's just mad! What did you eat/drink? I had a few jelly babies in my pocket today but I really struggled to pick them up as my index finger had gone numb!
Big G, that widowed and young group sound like a great source of support for you. It must be of some comfort to talk with others who have gone through the same thing. Grrrr to your difficulties registering the death, you would have thought that these people would have been better trained and more sensitive.
16 very wet miles for me this morning at a comfortable 8:30 pace. I did feel like I could have carried on, which is a bit different to how I usually feel at the end of a long run.
Surely it has to be something with wombles on if it's Wimbledon common. I got a plastic water bottle with the race details on at the Ickenham 5 which was popular. Or a womble buff?! I don't like t shirts as they are always too big but am always happy with a nice medal.
We'll done to Lily & daughter and to Big G on the parkruns. I hope yours went well too, Clag. Wasn't King Kenny doing one too? I can't remember if I posted this before but found a good article on tips for getting a parkrun PB! Love the fact that it doesn't involve any training! I think the easiest one is to find a really fast course.
Went to club session this morning and at the end they had the draw for VLM places. We get 3 places for doing the elite water station and only 5 people wanted them so not bad odds there of getting in. We also get one club place.
Shades, LOL re matching dayglo with the workmen! I love fluorescent yellow. I'm still not 100% sure re P&D but want to give it a try. I'll need to work out how to use my Garmin properly as there are quite a few sessions with mixed paces, and I only ever use the average pace setting. Do you put it on lap pace and have the laps as every mile?
Swimming party went well, no armbands required but feel quite tired as went on until after 9pm.