Mamafox - the Great Welsh marathon is quite a low key affair, very friendly. 2 laps in a figure of eight so you get to see the other runners, on tarmac (and a bit of gravel which I hate!) but it's footpaths/cycleways so no traffic. Very scenic as it's by the sea and a friendly event
However last time I did it the rain and wind made it quite tough in the latter stages as it's so exposed, hopefully will be a bit better this time.
Stick with your shoes if you have no injury problems.
SK - annoying that the track inspection hasn't happened yet, not so easy doing reps in the park. Is that your last speed session?
I've lost count of the number of Saturdays when the weather is lovely and it's my rest day as I'm racing the next day. Lovely here too but cold east wind.
If you lance your bump, no matter how careful you are you could get an infection and then it wouldn't heal in time and no matter how well you tape your feet the strapping can come off or move. I think you're doing the right thing by waiting until after VLM.
Emmy hasn't checked in, still waiting to hear how she got on at Paris.
Food shop done, off to the library now, then home to pack. Signing off now until probably Monday morning.
Big G - it can be helpful to have two different shoes on the go as that can help avoid injury, they both need to suit you but by being slightly different they can really make a difference. A bit like wearing a different pair of non running shoes when your feet are tired.
Enjoy the Brecon Beacons, looks like the weather will be good for you.
SK - hope you managed to get back onto your track after the council inspection, surely you using the track would have been a better demonstration to the councillors of it's refurbishment and public use.
No access to a free track here, the nearest fee paying one is a 40 mile round trip. Every so often there's a petition and an effort to get one built around here but not successful yet. I would use one for my Hadd tests if I could.
S3200H - the most mileage I ever had from a pair of shoes was a pair of Omnis too but stopped using Omnis as I found the ;later models a bit too clumpy for me.
mowzer - maybe our feet get a little flatter will all those miles, hence feeling that they've got bigger. You're not having much luck with your shoes at the moment.
anniesophie - what a lovely birthday surprise that must have been.
I expect your knee was a bit sore as you weren't running in your normal way (trying to be careful) during the marathon. But great news the groin problem seems to have cleared up now.
I'm doing the Great Welsh at Llanelli this Sunday.
I'm rubbish at techy stuff, can you email the photo to yourself from your phone and then pick up the photo from your PC/laptop to paste on here?
Shopping and stuff this morning then driving to Wales this afternoon
mamafox - My back is fine now, just the very odd twinge but less and less. Was a bit niggly on Friday but that was because I was putting suitcase in and out of car etc and driving a different car.
Not so good about the sneezing but I can smell the blossom, which to me is lovely.
LOL at your daughter, that's some intensive sightseeing.
S3200H - that's great mileage from your shoes, I think you got your money's worth there. I think Mizuno are one of the few brands that genuinely offer high mileage shoes, I only have 2 pairs over 500 miles and one of them is my only pair of Mizunos. I'm going to buy a pair of Wave Inspire and I think a pair of Enigmas too, I'm trying to 'use up' all my other shoes first to reduce the number of pairs I have.
mamafox - 29, that is hot for this time of year, was over 20 here yesterday again. Think it's going to cool down a bit over the next few days. I love this time of year for running and late April and May are my favourite time of the year for running and racing. I'm fortunate that I don't suffer from hay fever.
LOL at the egg and spoon race, your children must think the British are mad!
Entered Budapest marathon yesterday €65. I think that if you return to run the marathon again you get a discount of €25 on your next entry.