Evenin' Shadies - some great running going on - Molly, Mowzer, Mamafox, Khani, Big G - nice work. A few injuries, Shades, Keith so GWS....
I've been away for a while, done some sking, some running, plenty of work - I'm doing around 3-4 10ks (or so) a week, so pretty steady, but not spectacular, I have the Hampton half this weekend, very little expectation of a PB, but a run nonetheless to keep me going.
I've decided to not do the Brighton Marathon in April, I just wont be ready, the injury was aggravated when skiing - it just won't work - but I have now booked Chester Marathon in October and booked the TravelLodge the night before.
This gives me a great target (albeit long term) to work towards - I can start the 16 week plan in early June and run a few halfs in the Spring / Summer before that - what's everyone else booked up for?
A slow10k tonight, but felt ok and the ankle is still good, so now pressing on and getting plans sorted for the next few months.
Im still worried about Brighton Mara in early April, just don't feel I will be ready. Can defer to 2015 right up to April, so no need to fully decide now and can wait to run a half next month to check my fitness. But is running just half of a full marathon bad form? It was good enough for Mo Could do this with Brighton maybe and save myself for Chester
Chester does look more and more promising though, how many Shadies have signed up? I did find a post a while back, but can't find it now. Will keep searching. Where 's everyone staying. It would be great to do this and meet up.
Evnin' all - Managed a 10K on the treadmill today, weather looked lousy and I'm still trying to shake this cold, so wimped out. The positive news was that the ankle held up very well. I did feel a few aches in my knee and hip, but then tried to ensure I wasn't using poor technique to "protect" the ankle, so all OK.
I'll now plough on with training for the Hampton Half at the end of Feb, but I'm seriously concerned about the Brighton Full Marathon in April, maybe I should defer this??? Likely I'll see how I fair at Hampton and make a call then.
I did read a few pages back that a few of you are doing Chester later in the year, that might work - any spare places?