I'd be interested in whether anyone else did this race and their thoughts on the downhill. I can't hold back on downhills as it hurts my back, so I was thundering down some of the sections, to the point where I groaned at the sight of more downhill, as that was starting to ache my body a bit too!!! It was a great mix of up and down though - I was just surprised to find myself wishing there had been a bit less down!
I just wanted to get something on here about the Ivybridge 10k. I Did it yesterday, in a maximum field of 775 and can't wait to do it again. An overall downhill profile (indeed a full km of downhill at 4-5km!!) you wouldn't know it from some of the 'inclines' throughout the course. A lovely little challenge on a Saturday evening. I'll be back next year!!
My hole of liberty was the realisation that I didn't have to run 18 miles if I didn't want to. And since I really wasn't enjoying 18-milers at the time, I stopped. I felt liberated... but fell into a black hole of reduced running and am still trying to clamber out. I've managed 4x 3 milers this week, which is much improved from previous weeks. I've been prioritising work too much over the last few months and need to reclaim my morning running!
I'm swimming once a week too and have been trying to yoga. but that's gone down the pan a bit cos we're having some work done to the house and everything is a bit up in the air and we're in B&Q almost every spare minute.
In a hole of liberty - but they don't do much running there. Grotty showers put me off initially, then cold weather, then lack of motivation, and now its all a mind game to be able to get back up to 6+ mile training runs. Expanding waistline is yelling at me to pull myself together, so tomorrow is Day 3 of Back To It. Starting with a 3 mile run every day for a week. Got to start somewhere.