Sounds like you hit the wall on your bike ride, not pleasant.
I'm in pen B, so theoretically should be surrounded by people in and around the 1:30 mark so hopefully won't get stuck behind many people. I'm not intending to race it though as it's the day after my mates wedding.
Yeah I did wonder if that was what had happened - wouldn't have fancied running another 6 miles feeling like that!
Re GNR - so will that make you one of those really annoying people who are in the wrong pens and get in everybody's way?
I went for a really stupid bike ride yesterday - I didn't think it was stupid when I set off but when I arrived home completely spent 4 hours later I knew it was too hard for me.
I made it to 40 miles in 3:15 and all the tough climbing was out of the way but just ran out of fuelling and my quads just felt like they had melted away - last 6 miles took me over 45 mins and I had to stop and get off a couple of times as felt a bit lightheaded - over 4500 feet of climbing - think that might be my last long bike ride of the summer.
Running wise this week I'm just doing 4 * 3miles but will go to 4 * 4 miles week after if no ill effects then 4* 5 miles week after that. Then I might stop there for a bit - my aim is to be running about 30 miles a week for November through to January but need to get to 20 miles a week problem free first.
Pete - I'll post a couple of photos of view from our cottage. Unfortunately there was a bump with some trees on between us and the Lake so GG looks a little bit insignificant but still a cracking view - the garden also had a plum tree in it and all the plums were ripe - that was packed lunch fruit sorted!
Sounds good, skinny. Would appreciate some details of your mountain walks.
Pete - we spent the week walking on the shoulders of giants but did not go up any of the high ones and also only had three fell walking days out of the 6 just to keep a bit of variety.
So we did Whin Rigg and Illgill Head (the ridge walk above Wastwater Screes) from Eskdale and back down the Miterdale Valley via Burnmoor Tarn.
We also travelled to Langdale and did Pike O' Blisco from Wall End and back down by Stool End - the weather was spectacular that day and the views were superb - the top is sandwiched between Crinkle Crags on one side and the Langdale Pikes the other side.
We saved Thursday or Friday to do Great Gable which we could see right up the valley from our cottage - except on Thursday or Friday we couldn't see it as the weather was rubbish so we didn't do it - however it cleared out at about 4pm so we went up Buckbarrow at other side of valley for a good view of the Screes.