PMJ - none too shabby park running despite all the travelling.
OO and Leslie - good park running. My lad is only 3, but competitive (not sure that's from me?), going to take him to 'Beverley Bolt' next weekend, which I heard about today. Track set out for the kids in a pedestrianised street in the town centre and different length runs depending on age. He'd be mixing it with up to 6yo's over 30metres, but he'll love that.
Cracking mileage joolska and good parkrun, tough to pace hills right, saw all kinds of approaches at the 10m I did last weekend, many blew their race at 4m I reckon.
23m for me at about 8:02 pace, bit fast but the course was a long straight cinder/easy trail track along old railway route from Hull to Hornsea (the coast) and back. mostly pancake flat. Effort felt easy enough and only found the last few miles a bit tough and think that was just some stiffening and a lull rather than bonk/wall as felt I could have accelerated if needed. Good longest LSR. 4weeks to go!
Great news g-dawg, you'll really enjoy the hol now. If your nearby in rome check out piazza re di Roma area (on the metro), bit less touristy and better prices and food as a result. In the 'square' (circle) pizza re di Roma did great foccacia and most other things too (for a takeaway lunch, goes great with a beer). Some nice resteraunts nearby too. Can't recall name but a great tiramisu in a nearby pasticceria too (shown it by an Italian friend, place was rammed and it was about midnight, they eat cakes/sweet things like Brits drink beer)
Sounds really nice PMJ. Luxury accomodation and trails! Know what you mean about our trails, far too many overgrown footpaths/tracks (and I'm luckier than many with a national trail and several LDPs nearby). Having said that when I've run places like Sicily there seems to be little concept of public footpaths
lorenzo - sounds like you also have possibilities for some scenic quiet road and trails maybe. Could kick training off nicely.
poacher - good time and excellent wava!
Leslie - I'm usually happy to finish a long run with miles in 7's, last mile at 40min 10k is really good.
joolska - great mileage, could do with a 68 for confidence myself. Tiring but your reaping the benefits.
Good run at Askern for me. Moving at 6.30s felt nice and easy at the start and over undulating first 3m. But then a sharp climb at 4m slowed the pace a bit especially as even though short it continued steadily up After he steep bit. Some good downhills as payback and just the one further tough Climb. Held on, no heroics at finish but happy with 66.37 (target was 65-70 and once realised course a bit more undulating than I thought at 4m I just wanted to try and get nearer 65 than 70). Not done a 10m for 8 years so a PB was almost a cert, but over 4mins off is a satisfying margin.