Well done Pete, that's great improvement And fingers crossed it's all behind you know.
And well done muddy on yet another pb and also to Charlie.
Lit - do you race the xc's all out ? I guess so if it's a team relay. Hope the cold desk off soon .
Good luck tomorrow Lou, I predict a good 'n from you, you seem to have been nicely plugging away and your training times improving.
I didn't decide until quite late that I was going to go for it at parkrun today. On the start line infact when one of my club mates made his way to the front and I couldn't resist. Got to the first bend ( our course always remind of a greyhound track as the runners sprint for the first corner trying to avoid a bottleneck ) in 4th and after 400m was 2nd about 10mtrs off my clubmate.
Pulled up to him after 1k and he was breathing quite heavy so pushed on and pretty quickly I couldn't hear him anymore so it was all by myself and a time trial. First mile 5:41 and before i knew it second mile in 5:40. Not feeling it quite as much as my 17:43 a few weeks back. Head down and a couple of times looked at the watch expecting pace to drop but it didn't and I kept going. Mile 3 clocked 5:35 and then put the pedal down for the bits under 5:00 pace. And not quite as cooked this time and managed to stay upright.
HR stats confirm that i possibly could have run it a bit harder from the off which maybe I would have with someone to push me. Then again I remember thinking with about 300 to go I was glad nobody was pushing me cos I wouldn't be able to hold them off. Funny old game ....
Bob - sensible decision to DNF, let's hope the rest sees you right.
Fatty - sorry to hear about your back, have you managed to get much training in over the last few months away from the forum ?
Treadmills ? Can't say i'm a fan. From my limited experience of them, a 40min run seems to take hours !!
Although i did consider the treadmill last night and this morning what with all the winds round our way but am quite proud to say i got out and braved it With this week being a cutback and having done xc on Sunday ( as well as 2 sessions last week ), just a 7 with 4@MP followed by a few 200's today and maybe a blast round parkrun on Saturday.
Sounds like a bit more than a head cold so my vote is not to run which will give you the best chance of recovering in time. I doubt you'll lose much fitness and a few runs now wont add anything for Sunday but could hinder your recovery.
Tommy - to be honest i wouldn't really know if it's a good standard or not as i've never paid much interest in xc. He's a triathlete and a pretty good one at that, i think 3rd in his age group in Europe or thereabouts ... can't see any of our lot getting close to him
3 cracking posts on the spin there Skinny man I'm literally rolling around laughing at the thought of DT leaving a disabled loo, signing to himself whilst a huge line of people in wheelchairs splosh around in their seats.
EDIT : can't be much fun, Charlie In non-toilet news, I canned my run this morning after getting up and looking out the window to see it tipping down with what seemed near hurricane force winds. Not often I bottle a run but I'll give it a go after work instead.