first LSR over 11 miles for a long time this morning, ended up with 16 - bit further than I'd planned as it was going well so I added a short loop in at 8 miles, but it was longer than i thought! All was going well until the last half mile when my legs just decided they'd had enough - though I'm nigh on 100% certain that that was psychological as until I got to that point I was feeling pretty strong, yes I was tired, yes it was pretty slow overall but I was expecting that and my pace had been pretty consistent for the whole run. I ached for about an hour after getting in, but kept myself moving about and have felt fine for the rest of the day, so all good here as well
Hiya Gang - I'm back in the land of an internet connection!
Brer/Chrissi - yes I did Snowdon Race. Was a bit of a disaster, not sure if it was weather related or not, (it was v humid) but I just had no energy at all and couldn't get into any kind of running rhythm on the way up and ended up walking most of it, but coming down was a bit better and not too bad - How I was feeling on the way up it was a good job they'd shortened the course to clogwyn as I'm not sure I'd have made it to the summit. I don't know if any of you saw the TV coverage but I think I was running a different race, as it was nothing like that bad by the time I was going up - though, don't get me wrong I totally understand why they shortened the race and think it was the sensbile decision as although the weather got better it could so easily have gone the other way.
since then I have actually managed to get myself back into a more regular running routine, and although my mileage is pitifully low still I'm definitely seeing improvements in my general fitness again. I have also been doing plenty of 'cross-training' - clearing the site of where the new extension will go on the cottage that we've bought.
The good weather meant the girls wanted plenty of trips down to llyn padarn to go swimming or kayaking as well so have even fitted in some proper training for this triathlon lark I've got myself into in september!
life is playing havoc with the training here - nothing major, just no time! In two minds whether or not I will start the snowdon race next week, but if i do it will be as a training effort in preparation for the half-brutal tri in September (which involves running up and down the mountain)
Need to get back to some serious mileage....time is ticking away and October will soon be here!