So sorry to hear about your mum Shades, look after yourself.
Good time in the 10k Big_G, sub 45 is my next target for 10k. Don't think I'm too far away right now.
Lots of Achilles issues!, no advice from me but hopefully all work out ok for you all.
sk - I would imagine she's got some good stories to tell on a long run
Got knocked down by a Stomach bug for Thurs & Fri, barely ate anything & really lacked energy for Oxford parkrun. 3 lap course & legs not working, so eased up for the last 1.5 laps. Surprised when I saw my time of 21:43 which was 10secs faster than my time for the last time I ran in Oxford (Jan I think).
Decided not to do Chester this year & just do Yorkshire & Snowdon marathons (both Oct). I've booked into a 5 mile xc in a couple of weeks time & will probably do a local half mid September. Otherwise all good.
Just skimmed through the last few pages, seems it's Holiday season
IoM sounds a good one Shades, easy for me to get to as well and never been. Good time considering the foot.
Sri Lanka looks amazing, always wanted to go to India. those first few runs post Holiday are always hard work.
Things have been hectic for a few weeks, with life & work. Running going well, although not doing more than 10. My parkrun times have been coming down nicely, did 21:23 a few weeks back, 21:13 last week and 20:55 this week . All 3 miles sub 7 as well for the first time. So I've lost endurance but gained speed, but just can't find the time for 3 hour runs.
It's not the first xx laps that count, it's only the last one , nice one sk.
Hey up Iain, must feel good getting that GFA and bring back good memories of Chester, you did alright
I've been struggling a bit this week, both in mojo and energy. Did a 4 on Tuesday & 6 last night, took it easy but just hard work. Guessing it will be a week or two to recover from last weeks endeavours.
New local parkrun starts tomorrow so will see what my legs give me for that, at least it will be a course pb. Then have a weekend of DIY .
Hope your mum is recovering well Shades, sounds nasty.
Mowzer - Hope your ok too, stay upright! ,horrible when you end up on the deck and you look back and there's nothing obvious that you fell over.
Mr B - Cracking pb, it makes such a difference being in a race with others.
Big_G - Some good mileage there, will see you well come marathon time. Does feel good when the long runs are 'easy'.
Sadly the tour has finished, what a great week though. Friday's XC was a good course, twisty and lots of ups and downs. Not technical enough for me to make ground up though & certainly feeling it in the last couple of miles. 12 miler on Saturday to finish was a killer, 6 out into a headwind & 6 hot ones back. 52 miles & 7:01 total time & 79th overall.
I've entered again next year , sold out very quickly.