Well done Cal & Jugula, sounds a decent half to do.
I wasn't feeling it for parkrun yesterday, but thought I'd give it a go anyway. Set off a bit quick and found myself almost leading after 50 meters !, settled into a pace and now just hold On for 3 laps. There's a bloke who's there every week and always runs low 20's and has nipped into the 19's a couple of times so I use him as my marker.
Couldn't stay anywhere near him this week as he went off into the distance, damn. Wind didn't help matters, last lap was tough and finished in a slightly disappointing 20:48, not too bad but was Hoping to go under 20:30 at least. The other bloke did a 19:52, if only I could have stayed with him. Caught up with Ian after, who wasn't feeling it either. Always next week
Had a great walk with the dog last night along the beach, he had a bit of fun in the sea and playing with some other dogs. Followed up with fish and chips, the best on the Wirral for me (parkgate if you're wondering Ian).
Good you're feeling better Shades. House hasn't progressed much in terms of actual work on it, but we've been doing plenty of other stuff, never nothing to do!. Planning permission still hasn't come through and we're in the middle of getting roof quotes, with a few other bits included we're looking at 20k! ouch. Next big job is the porch rebuild & then kitchen. After that it's just room by room really. Easy
Never easy to start those runs Ian, but you normally feel better for it once you get going.
Did a lovely 7 miler last night, nearly all on trail and coastal paths. Here if you want to see the route Ian - https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1294553668
Great running Steve, well done. Looking forward to the report.
Summer (if you can call it that) colds are indeed rubbish. Hopefully a short lived one so you can crack on.
Not ideal Cal!, funny though (sorry), and only 12 secs from a pb.
I managed to get out the door just before 7 on Saturday & did just over 12.5 before arriving at parkrun, had a couple of minutes so walked around a bit to keep moving and then ran at a steady pace, 25:28 which I think is about 3:40 marathon pace. Then did a run home to make it 17.
So not an ideal long run with the two breaks, but not bad for me . After that, I did some painting for a couple of hours and then took Arlo on a ~8 mile wander.
Shades - I read something yesterday based on HR, basically when your HR is back down to say 120 then you go again.
Liked the audio Big_G, much more interesting than the M56! I've now got the funky gibbon song in my head though
Cal - Wow!, you really are an addict. I think you've just about ridden more coasters than Shades has done Marathons. Do you have a favourite ? and there's so many different types now from the original type of coaster. Worst bit for me is the slow climb up (love the noise though) as I'm not good with heights without speed.
Iain - Sounds a fun relay, at least you should know what position your team are in before your run. Looking at last years results there were 68 relay teams and 6 of those had sub 3 marathon times, quickest being a 2:36! (team finished 5th though). So if you have a strong swimmer and bike then in with a shout with you running around 3.
Just over 3 miles with the Dog this morning, I was up early enough to drive 10 mins up the road to go for a completely off road run. So Arlo was off the lead. Couldn't have gone any better, he's so good when there's few distractions. He just bounds around, but is always aware of where I am and doesn't go off far, unless he sees something. There was a rabbit this morning that he had a mad minute over, but was soon forgotten. I just carried on running and called him and he came flying past me Very enjoyable when he's like that and we were both happy afterwards.
Hoping to do 10-14 before parkrun tomorrow, will see what time I wake up. 7 weeks until Loch Ness doesn't sound very far away.