Bob, where were you coming in at this stage in base training last year? Speed will no doubt come quickly with a few sessions.
I do miss the long run like that, Lou. I think once I'm properly fit I will build up to 15 mile territory.
Nice easy nine miles last night. Nothing niggled or hurt so I'm happy with that. Then I went out binge drinking, to the extent that I even bought a kebab. I don't think I'd be over stating it if I said I felt horrendous. Helpfully my wife woke me at 9.30 complaining she had already missed attack so was off to pump and started reeling off a list of jobs including bathing the children. Not a pleasant hour! Safe to say I'll be doing nothing today.
Charlie- What i tend to do is work out the category of shoe that suits me ie mild over pronation and research the different shoes in that range. I have tried a neurtral shoe and a supportive neutral and neither has suited.
I always wore gt2170 then the 2000s until v2 caused me issues. When I find a pair i know works I wait for sportshoe.com to have say a 15% off deal and I will order 2-4 pairs, dependant hat spare cash I have. I think all my running shoes in l;ast 2 years have come via that site.
I had half day today so went with a spin/pump combo. Hip now suddenly feels a lot better so will have a run tomorrow as only on 14 miles for the week but have done 4 spin sessions.
Good luck Lit/Tommy/Bob at Beeston tomorrow and mr v in his 10k, and the standard copy and pasted good luck to Muddy.