Don't be wasting those sloes mamafox, get making sloe gin with them. We found a field full of them but the farmer chopped them all I wasn't impressed.
20:35 at parkrun today, happy to be well under 21 again and I think it's my 2nd fastest time. Hard work though. Then took Arlo for a 3.5 hour walk, did a little exploring and he's much better at getting up and down steep banks than me! He even went up and down a few times just to prove a point. Must have done about 10 miles. He's been quiet all afternoon
Enjoy Big_G, sounds an amazing place to be already, it will be a great experience I'm sure. Get the runs in early.
Mamafox - We've got one of the pop up tents as well, & yes it can be interesting putting them away , it's all about lining the right coloured dots up & not pure luck and anger apparently. It's great at campsites though when you see others struggling with all the poles etc. , we pull up & the tent is pitched & BBQ on within 2 mins.
What on earth are you strimming!
Good luck with the massage Ian, it will help.
Not much to report here, running going ok. Will see how the legs are tomorrow at parkrun. The dog is called Arlo by the way Shades, previous owners named him.
Did 4 with the dog today, much better with the lead we've got now. He's not great with other dogs, as in he'll shoot off across the park/road etc and not listen to anything I've got to say! not good. It's all playful but he's quite aggressive in the way he does it. Just needs to socialise with other dogs more. So off lead is restricted to remote places & as you say he probably covers twice the distance I do.
We've got a gopro harness for him!, which should be fun. Can see him returning back to me minus the gopro though
Vietnam will be an amazing trip. My daughter gets back from China tomorrow, I've got the day off so picking her up around lunchtime. I'm hoping to fit a longish run in in the morning, so plan is to do 2 or 3 with the dog and then head off on my own. Depends what time I get out!
You should easily go under 2 Jugula.
Hope that calf is ok Ian. Give it a massage (plenty of youtube vids).
Goodto catch up with you after Ian, great to be so close to a pb considering the training miles. You may find you'll get a pb during a taper.
Im Hoping to race parkrun next week, that's if I can get the miles in mid week. Plan is to race it one week and make it into a longer run the week after to try and get the best ish of both worlds. I'd like to get at least 3 runs in of 15-20 miles before the 20 mile race (3 weeks before Loch Ness), should see me ok on the day for a sub 4 attempt.
Amazing how the humidity levels suck it right out of you, it's where experience really helps as you ignore pace and run to feel.
I'm not brave enough to parkrun with the dog yet, although the lead we've just got him stops him pulling but he does try and get it off now and then. I'll try a few runs with him and go from there.
Tricky couple of days in the tdf for Froome! I won't say anything further in case of spoilers.
I'm disappointed you didn't do a double Mowzer. But seriously that's incredible, and a great time as well. How far away from the win were you ? and you've done a recovery run.
Well done to you as well Steve for the first steps into madness
Great reports from you both.
I was out the door just before 6 this morning, and it was already warm. Lovely morning, then as i got to about 3 miles in, the sky went dark and thunder started. It then completely hammered it down and gave me a soaking which was very nice.
I'm passed last weeks mileage already this week, not difficult though.