Inspired by all your half outlaw talk, I've decided to do the ming the merciless race up here on the 1st June. It's a 14 mile run followed by a 30 mile cycle. I'm not too worried about the cycle, but I usually only do 10K's so it'll be double my usual run distance. I find 10K's easy, should I be looking to do a couple of 10 milers next week to get in to the rhythm?
There is also a ceilidh in the evening, but I won't be doing that. I think a full ceilidh is equivalent to half marathon but with more twirling.
I'm getting excited/nervous for you all doing the half outlaw, it sounds like fun, if you can call it fun.
Does anyone keep souvenirs of their races. I've only done two and I'm already building up a collection of race numbers and medals...although i was disappointed that sundays official race pictures are going to cost 20 quid each! I can't afford that!
it's blinkin' freezing up here in the cold wastes of Aberdeenshire. I want a summer!!!
I'm taking it easy until thursday when I'm planning to cycle to the station (9 miles mostly downhill), get off the train a stop early and cycle to the office (7 miles flat), run a 10K at lunch time and then cycle home from the station (9 miles up hill).
We had a post mortem about the weekend 10K race with the other runners in the office...we were shocked at the number of collapses and folk who ran until they needed medical treatment rather than walking a bit to recover...and cheered by the number of runners who stopped to help their fellow runners regardless of what it did to their times...there might be hope for our species yet...well...at least the ones who swim/cycle/run.
well, other than a minor panic with my garmin which had turned the gps off for some reason and it took me 5 minutes to figure out how to turn it on, the race went well. A new PB for me in 47 minutes 16 seconds......the other runners really carry you along.
wow, everyone has been really busy...I'm in taper....for a 10k race tomorrow...well...actually...I've been in Florence for 4 days.... eating too much gelato and drinking red wine, but 10k should be fairly easy...although the weather has reverted to gales, rain storms and low cloud...which will make running interesting. I'm hoping for a sub 50 minute time...actually I want 45 minutes, but under 50 will be ok.
Is anyone doing the global corporate challenge? It kicks off on thursday, basically you get a step counter and have to record your daily steps everyday for the next 16 weeks...my team is hoping that my triathlon training will give us an advantage so all those gelatos will be a vague memory after the first week...
Keep up the good work and good luck for anyone racing tomorrow.