Abbers, how are the legs feeling? Good I hope! And keep that cold bug away.
Gul, hope you are feeling better.
BI, glad to hear you found your mojo (but beware the voodoo).
KR, ouch. Nice fitness on display, even if you are a bit tender at the moment.
This week I took Monday off, and got easy runs of 8 and 5 Tues/Wed. Core was feeling cranky (a bit shredded really) on Tuesday but much better Wed. Today did 10M w/6 at 6:46 m/m. Core very good on this run (and after). Miles felt very comfy and had good energy on final 3 cool down miles. Really, really, reaaaaally hoping I can now heal up sufficiently to run the course without getting a muscle tear in the problem area. Other than a 13 mile run Sunday, all the rest are 7M or less and a total of 2M at MP left. Long range weather forecast looking good. Hopefully it will be cool and calm.
DD, nice work on the tri! Don't let that sobering reminder of youth vs aged get you down. You did well and I bet you're excited to get back to the running. Hope the dreaded PF stays away.
Chick, congrats on a great comeback marathon! You did terrific and placed high. Excluding nasty viruses you should be primed to do well next spring/fall. You are in a good place again!
I just finished the first of my 3 wks of taper. I'm doing the same marathon again and like last year did the same 10K again this past weekend. Last year I finished in 40:35, but was happy with 39:45 this year. Some tough hills in this one but interestingly in the final (flat to downhillish) mile had lots of energy but no extra gear. Guess that's the product of running no faster than I do in 10 mile subLTs all year. Anyway, have dealt with a strain of my lower abdominals that has been tricky but managed to keep my volume and quality in (just barely). It's healing though with the reduced mileage already so hopefully will get around without any major mishaps. Also just removed my toe nail on my big toe () and survived a 2 wk cold from hell. It's never easy to make it to the start line of these marathons!
Anyway, happy HADDing folks and I'll drop back to report after the race.
Abbreviated...GM, well done to overcome that night before. Gul, glad you are back to your normal ways. BI, life has officially gotten in the way...hit the reset button...quick! Abbers, good luck on the upcoming race. Nothing to it. Just run fast!
Put some Neosporin and a bandaid on my toe and managed 17 miles yesterday. Great energy but DOMS had started to creep in so early part of the run a little creaky. Rest day here
GM, missed your post as I was writing. Really nice time! Did you surprise yourself??! I figured you were going for a more casual lope round. I'm thinking you could really do some damage if you had the time to do a full schedule. Can't wait to hear the report!