When I started reading your report Mowzer, I thought it was a 24 miler and that you were having an easy weekend . Running for that far / long just doesn't compute for me, I haven't got to the end of a Marathon wishing there were a few more miles! a massive well done.
Ian - Nice Half pb, 6 mins off in that short a time is amazing. 1:45 the next target ?, you'll be hitting the 21's at parkrun I'm sure.
Iain - Quite often, straight through the middle is the best line & when it's not the best it's the most fun. I don't understand people who enter trail runs and will then queue to get round a little bit of mud.
Easy week for me, did 3 yesterday & will do similar again tomorrow and a plod round parkrun. Southport half on Sunday marks the start of a tough week, think I'll go for a 1:45 (1:48 last year), so 20secs off my pb pace. Feeling quite tired recently though and legs haven't been great so will see how it goes.
Like like you big_g , I'm quite happy with any of the 3 disciplines on their own and do enjoy all of them. Putting them all together would be tough, and think I'd probably need to train a little better than I do for marathons . I just need to tick the box.
parkrun this morning, nearly missed it ! Woke up at 8:45 and trotted the mile down, calf felt very tight and body still asleep. Decided to go easy so positioned in the middle, calf loosened up so found I sped up with each lap, always quite nice to run it progressively as you feel more in control! way off pb, 22:26 I think, splits something like 7:40, 7:20, 7:10.
Have a drive to Telford in the morning as daughter is rowing, so a 2 hour drive , get her there 90mins before her race, all for 3mins of rowing! Fun. I'll go for a little run down the river whilst I wait
Mowzer - That's incredible mileage, just a regular weekend for you!, I'd be broken for weeks.
mm - Ironman is on my to do list, can't see me going back for a second one though , well done. Where did you do them ? I've been looking at the courses and it's difficult to find one where I like the course for all 3 disciplines. Cost isn't much fun either!
Good that the ankle is ok Shades, what's next for you ?
Did a lovely 12 miles last night, a good mixture of off road / beach / exploring. One of those runs where I was driving back home and didn't know where to park up or far I was going to run, just made it all up. Rest day today, so I may 'have a go' at parkrun in the morning and see where I'm at.
Got my tour race pack through with all the details.
Hmmm that's food for thought Shades , I could spare about 20 mins worth of weight. If I could get the training and the diet right then I'd be going to the Olympics
Big_G - Doesn't sound a good marathon for a time, but just do it as a long run ? congestion could be the issue, how many are in it ? Would be a gate every 6-7 mins I reckon. I'm sure you'll find some routes in Vietnam and get some running in.
Good news on the ankle Ian, have a good run.
Steve, good luck with the back to back runs.
That's rubbish mamafox, very frustrating. Patience will be the key & just think of the longer term.
That was sneaky Big_G! ,so close. With better prep you'll be way under 4.
Ian - Great pb, that's about 10 secs quicker than my 10k pb which I set at the tunnel run 2 years ago, not ran a 10k since then. You'll be sub 22 at parkrun. With the half, I think sub 1:50 is the sensible option esp if you've got an ankle niggle. You can nail the sub 1:45 in an Autumn half when you've got some more endurance.
Belated Happy Birthday Cal
sk - I hope he got to see Stevie then, well done on the trophy & a free Coldplay concert sounds good to me.
Ran 6 days last week, but nothing over 6m in one go. parkrun on Saturday, the couple of miles beforehand I felt ok so decided to give it a go & spotted someone at the start who is consistently in the low 20's so thought I'd try and keep him in sight. That didn't last long!, he just kept edging further and further away (turns out he got his first sub 20 !) so just a case of holding on. I don't look at the garmin at all & thought I'd ran ok, not brilliant, but thought I'd be around 21, hopefully under. Bit disappointed to see 21:30, but certainly felt better than the last 2 weeks.
Won't get another proper go at it for a few weeks now, as I'll turn next weeks parkrun into a long run and then it's the start of the tour.