Not been around these parts for a while,just checking in to say im still alive and kicking,cancelled my Nessie plans for this year due to Mrs YC expecting our first baby mid October.
Running wise ive still been going out every week and getting in between 25- 30 miles a week,didnt have any plans for races this year until a young lad i work with wanted to do Dundee half in July,hes never ran much before and im glad too say i give him advice on building up sensibly and on the day i paced him round the half in 1.57 xx,he was over the moon with that and so he should be,as i soon as i crossed the line the old racing buzz came back for me and have been thinking of entering the great scottish half in early October to see how close i can get to my pb (1.49.03).
Mrs Yc is fine with this even though its quite close to her due date so gonna make my mind up this week.
Consistent easy mileage has even put a little bit of pace back in my old legs again so alls good
Not been on here much since my injury(metatarsal fracture) in December,finally back running pain free again after an all too eager comeback and not listening to my body(lesson learned there) in March.
All easy miles for me at the minute and dont even wear my garmin as all my runs are done by perceived effort and im quite enjoying just building up the miles again.Up to 20-25 miles and its all feeling good.
Loch Ness is cancelled for me this year as Mrs YC is expecting our first baby at the start of October,shes had a rough time of it these past few weeks so i have decided to put the marathon plans on hold till next year and devote my time to making sure she is ok because i know the long training runs take their toll on my energy levels so i dont think it would be very fair on her.
Tek- thanks for your message on Fetch(only seen it last week ) lol.And best of luck for Sunday mate,you put the effort into your training at all times so you deserve to get a good result
Well ive finally got the all clear from the consultant to get back to work and resume training again.Heading to the gym later for some "easy" aerobic stuff on the bike and some circuits as well(no squats ,boo)
Its been quite a quick six weeks tbh and at the moment ive no other focus than just to get some form of fitness back.Still been doing my core/medicine ball work at home but its no substitute for getting the old lungs really working again.
Alloa half in March is cancelled for me,id probably get round the course with no problems but this was one of my "A" races for the year so im not going to enter unless i feel i could do it justice.
Still a bit of discomfort in my foot but apparently a metatarsal fracture takes 10-12 weeks to fully recover,so in the meantime its on the dreaded bike i go#arsecheekscuttingteeth