Cal - I wouldn't have a problem with the dry January either, but like you might struggle with the sugar, although I don't eat a lot of sugary stuff I do like a piece of cake now and then.
I think you're right re your new training paces.
It will probably work in your favour to maybe one of the slower runners in your 5k race, means you can follow the other runners at your own pace, whereas if you were the fastest they could push you to overcook things in the early laps.
Big G - I'd be tempted to go to Alicante, the weather for marathon training here can be grim in January. Don't look as it as a holiday but a serious training trip. But that is tough if you're going to go without cake too
I used to like Guns n Roses, I still have their CD Appetite for Destruction. That's quite a price for the ticket but if you weren't staying at your mates you'd easily be spending that and more on room and breakfast.
Flights booked for Loch Ness marathon, £74, accommodation booked too as that is selling fast for marathon weekend.
Another killer pilates class, such a good instructor
Big G - I think you should go to Alicante, treat it like warm weather training and you could focus on eating healthily and that includes no alcohol. I thought the whole point of Dry January was to live life as normal just without alcohol, that's the challenge.
mamafox - good for you writing down all your exercises. I put mine on my training spreadsheet, I've a few gap days in the last week but I have also put in a target total for the month so am now having to do a little catch up, my own fault.
I don't know if the megamarathon rankings that you found is the same list, am I and mowzer on it? I haven't updated my list with my 2 running clubs for a couple of years, plan to do so soon, before next season.
I have a big lump on my forehead and it's a bit sore, but it's only a bruise. A van was pulling out of a driveway, miserable sod didn't want to let me cross in front of his van so I ran behind his van and was so busy looking at the ground so as not to fall over I didn't see the road sign sticking out. Luckily I had a baseball cap on otherwise I think the injury would have been a lot worse.
Fingers crossed those ankles are getting better.
Mild and drizzle today, lovely for running but a bit of a headwind in places.
Big G - it's lovely weather here for running at the moment, we must make the most of it. Good to know you've settled back into your training. Seems you're looking forward to earning that Xmas cake on Saturday.
Don't worry, we'll remind you in January about your intention to do a Dry January, I take it you've no 'mates' weekend trips planned for that month.
Just booked my flights for Belfast marathon next year.
Will book my flights for Loch Ness tomorrow as Easyjet autumn 2017 flights go on sale then.
xpost mamafox - the 100th marathon is considered the big achievement and gives you the right to wear the kit in the 100 club. 200, 300 etc. are milestones but not such big celebrations, we get a lapel pin as we reach those. 500 is a big achievement and I've already entered race and hotel booked for Plodding Hippo's 500th marathon next May in Kent. I think she will be the 2nd woman in the UK to reach 500, although there are a couple of others well into the 400's, not sure when they intend to reach 500.
When you get to 300 marathons you get on the World Ranking List which is maintained by a Japanese chap.
I'd like to reach 500 but as I don't do that many a year now it will probably take me another 7 or 8 years. Really I just want to be able to run marathons while I still want to run them, not really number chasing.
mowzer has probably done more than I have now.
Now you are in double figures there'll be no stopping you now
I'm sure it's not your shoes, I think maybe you had such a great marathon run that you just threw caution to the winds in that final sprint and you've overstretched the tendons in your ankles.