Iain - have fun finding some varied races to do. 'diddle', are you posting from your phone?
Ian5 - glad you enjoyed your first run at new training pace
KK - time to rest up a bit ready for next week, I'm sure you can get that half PB if the weather is kind to you
mowzer - glad the blisters are healing quickly. Thanks for the info on the food, as I often find it hard to eat in ultras I'm always interested in what other runners eat. Custard is good as hydrating too.
Are you off on another mammoth run/trek or a restful holiday? (I think I might be able to guess that one)
Big G - that'll be a bit of sprint training, although you're used to the 5k's always extra pressure as a relay event.
Steve - a very successful weekend for you. Congrats on a very good marathon and 2nd place, despite stopping to be patched up, excellent. You are very well disciplined and don't get carried away, as a lot of folk do. Very good time at the 10k too. One of the good things about off road events is that there should be less post race soreness that you can get from harder surfaces.
We all have a way to go before we catch up with mowzer's mileage
Cal - although this thread was initially for training on 3 to 4 runs a week, it seems to attract folk that enjoy their running so much that they want to do more events and then as frequently as possible
Very quiet when I went for my run this morning, saw 2 deer which crossed a path in front of me, the 2nd one was only about 4 feet away from me, beautiful with their shiny summer coats. Looked like it was going to be sunny but got darker then a little rain, very dark now and more rain.
Big G - I didn't watch the match, but did flick over once to see how they were doing. I haven't supported England in football for years as I've never seen them ever play as a team. I support Republic of Ireland now, they're out too but at least they have a bit of fire in their bellies.
Lovely pic from Haytor, I've abseiled off there
Good idea to recce the paths as one year the runners went off in the wrong direction. The sheep and ponies (and walkers) use the trails so they do change a bit, and new ones appear.
Jugula - 25 miles last week that is progress. Injuries make us all depressed, as runners we need our regular dose of endorphins so I understand exactly what you mean.
Ian5 - love the 'intestine' long runs, predictive text. Good to hear you're recovering swiftly from your half marathon. mamafox is right, you can only edit a post if it's the last post on the thread.
mamafox - yes Potteries is the marathon where you used to get a plate, I have several, some nice, some a bit naff. Not sure now if we get a plate or medal.
That heat probably stopped you overdoing your running, you're making recovery progress now so be cautious
Iain - I expect your arms are aching as you needed to use them a lot to keep your balance yesterday, a good core workout too
Cal - I'm sure there are quite a few trail races that don't start in the middle of nowhere, but as you say travelling with club mates is probably best.
Well I survived Yogalates it was tough, but good. Thank goodness I didn't do a marathon yesterday otherwise I wouldn't have been able to manage the class. Instead of a gentle mix of yoga and pilates, it was 10 mins yoga, then 10 mins pilates and repeat, but she did give us some tough stuff to do, my glutes were screaming.