Long hours catching up Howard? think everywhere starting to switch on heating which doesn't help.
You'll be back in no time Susan, and flying in your new age category. Supporting is good fun. I played a sponsor game with friends, got them to shout out cake names (we are in Run or Cake group) as they ran past... ??1 per cake. Getting someone to shout random phrases like "Jaffa Cake" really loud as they run past. Much giggling in the crowd.
Ikle 40957 (catchy!) so the Hokas cured your knee problema or just hide it?
Shedboy, hows it going? No VLM for me this year, ran it this year and 2013 which is enough - so many others now. Got my GFA for next year though.
All good here. Found a 8-9 mile route nearby Sunday, 900ft incline.. tasty. Tonight 8 x 1km, and all sub 10k pace or better. Concentrate on short speed for awhile.. 6 marathons, 2 ultras plus other races enough for 2015. Cross country at weekend, with new Inov8s to try.
Aw. Sorry to hear that Susan. 50 park runs and the half was great running though.
Can you do any swimming or similar thing? I only read a blog yesterday that recommended everyone take a 7 week rest every year from running to come back fresh so you're ahead of the curve.
Some friends recently started doing a Race Angels thing, all the ones out injured or not running go and support and help people. I enjoy doing that. Worth a go?
Good weekend all. It's going to be wet and windy here.. Probably for Howard too?
Manchester pacers are pretty good. I know a few of them and can put you in touch nearer the time.
Failing that I can always assist. I paced someone to 3:45 and got them there in 3:44:55.
Race is very easy to get to. Nice feel and Skip can watch you at 3-6 places following you on the trams, or sit in cafe in the warm but still see you in 2-3 places. I supported people this year and parked for ??10 within 200 yards of old Trafford. Fish and chips after in Lou Macari shop.
Welcome Marty. Sounds like you have a good set of runs already. Really does not have to be complex... The book Just Coop mentioned, P&D is called Advanced Marathoning, for first marathon not needed... It's very anal and no fun at all. No cake? Runners world smart coach is good starting point.
Just add extra miles on long & midweek runs, maybe with a club mate for company. Long run pace ideal for chats with friends, 60-90s above race pace has worked 10 times for me.. Every time actually. What was your half time on limited training?
Ikle better course and better weather you would do sub 4. Not many in Feb though.. A big city one would be ace. What about Manchester? Fast flat, at least two on here got their sub 4, Sarah, and JustCoop. Good pacers too. You could stay with us if it helps, 45 minute drive.
Martin hope you've recovered. Howard ditto.
Nothing major to report for me, few league races around marathon PB and just working on speed. Never had access to track before or a local park run so that's plan till Feb.