Always thought you were French mamafox! , my MIL is french
At 7 miles in the hill will be fine, glad it's not at 25 miles , It'll be a training run for me anyway and hopefully go for a sub 4 in Liverpool which is 4 weeks after, but is also a slightly hilly course.
My step daughter a couple of months ago decided that she wanted to do something to raise money for the Local Hospice (Wirral St Johns). Her Grandad (who she never met) died there & recently her best friends mum. She came up with the idea of swimming the channel, or I should say the equivilent of it in a pool. So after a bit of maths(googling) we worked out it's 21miles (1360 lengths) and decided to try and complete it within the month of March.
This didn't start off to well due to her getting a Tooth abcess and being in hospital for 3 days (5 teeth removed!)at the beginning of March, but she finally got going. This week has been impressive, Monday - 80 lengths, Tuesday 130!!lengths & Wednesday 80 Lengths. She's currently on 910, so end of March may just be do-able. £1300 raised so far. Oh and she's only 9 and normally a PITA but I'll be nice to her for this month at least.
Thought that was normal for most training plans, reduce the mileage but keep the speed element. I'll be down in London to watch this year (my nephew is running). I'd love a place in the Alps, I'd retire there tomorrow if I could
Yes shades I'm looking forward to Windermere, course looks good, nicely undulating. Can't picture the sharp up at the 7 mile point though, I'll have to look on Streetmaps.
We'll be going up on Saturday morning, hoping to have use of a friends house which is at the south tip of Coniston which will make life easier.
Mowzer - Another great report, farmers fields can certainly be interesting.
Golf VR6 - very nice motor, fantastic engine. I spent plenty of my youth fixing cars, used to really enjoy driving and have had a lot of cars, but yes back in the days pre kids and single helps!
Emmy - Did wonder whether you would try and go faster for a marathon or start looking at 'silly' distances
Shades - No not done Windermere before, I know the area well though. Will be marathon number 10 for me, only 90 to go. Doesn't seem that many until I think I'd need to do 10 a year for the next 9 years! hmmmm
Anyone know how Moore is getting on ? , I know he had a lot of Marathons planned this year in his chase for the 100.
So close to that 100 now Emmy! ,are you still going to be running as many marathons after the 100 ?
Shiny new car is always good, love the new smell. Doesn't last that long though!
Mamafox - I've had so many cars where I live with problems, just get used to it! ,my current one has been on it's last legs for years now but just keeps going. It has a slight oil leak & slight water leak & my bonnet catch broke the other week so topping up isn't that straighforward.
Shame about DD, sounds the right call though. It'll still be there next year.
Lazy week last week, only 2 runs totalling 12 miles! always a bit slow getting going again post marathon, it's almost like a big down and I cba. Did parkrun on Saturday and no legs at all so just eased up after a mile and cruised round. 24:32.
Need to get back on it this week, Windermere not that far away.