S32, that's so mean of someone to take your water bottles! And how soul destroying for you when you were expecting to be able to quench your thirst. Having only ever trained in the winter for a marathon, I've never needed water on my runs. But im this months temperatures I can see that it's a must on 20-milers.
Big G, you are probably right re the splits. And give how sometimes they struggle to fill the time, they could have included them.
Desperate for a run - it's so much harder to fit in during school hols.
Mowser - I've noticed this. A friend that started running in january is already aiming for a 50 miler in the autumn I cant even contemplate that yet!
Mowzer/Emmy, I agree that people want to jump into the longer distances too soon. I think it's because 'running a marathon' is seen as an achievement in itself, regardless of the time. I love marathons and can't wait to train again for one soon (I think) but in a way I see it as a blessing in disguise that I haven't run one this year. I've really enjoyed racing more 5k and 10ks and feel I have learnt more about racing as a result. I don't like the idea that as you improve as a runner you have to go longer. But I think lots of non runners judge you by how far you run.
Steve Way is everywhere today! Definitely time for him to write a book. Agree with comments about commentary, they even missed Susan Partridge coming in live. But Shades is right that the commentators get little info' on splits. I remember it was the same with the Olympic road race for cycling. Poor old Chris Boardman had to try and work out the splits for himself!
No run yet today - too many kids in the house after work today - three 7 year olds and three teenagers.
Well done on the HADD test, Shades. I don't know much about HR stuff by as I understand it that means that you're now able to go faster without putting any extra effort in, right? That's a great confidence booster for the months ahead and good to see proof that the training is paying off.
Just got back from 10 mile run to watch the last half of the CG marathon. Can't believe how good the Ugandans are. Not seen Steve Way shown yet, hope they show him.
Achilles not too bad. Am icing now. Had this before and was able to run through it but will rest it if it feels like it's getting worse.
Ah, lovely card Big G, what a great momento for her. And well done to you for the solo visit to antenatal as well as the long ride.
Hope you've enjoyed watching the games, Shades. Loved watching the triathlon relay this morning (on TV, Glasgow too far away). Great to see the Brownlees in the same team. Hope the HADD test goes OK tomorrow.
Was in 2 minds whether to do a parkrun as achilles not hundred percent but it felt a bit better this morning, having not run for 2 days. Did the new local one again and got a parkrun PB by 9 secs (20:35). 10th overall, 2nd lady (but at least the 1st one was young enough to be my daughter.) Spotted in the results that 2 places behind me was the parkrun founder. He's not local so I'm guessing he likes to try out any new parkruns.
Glad the Garmin seems OK, Lily. Have a great holiday.
No running for me today. After spending yesterday at the dentist with boy 3 (2 more teeth removed to give space for new ones), spent tonight in minor injuries as boy 1 had hurt his wrist playing goalie. He did it at 1.30 but didn't come home till 5. Turns out it's fractured so cast and sling now on. Not sure how he'll cope with the heat in Spain if he can't go in the water. OH has been at Lords all evening (again), so completely oblivious to everything.
Work is very busy as it always is pre holiday and always feels worse when I haven't run. But a rest day is probably a good idea as my right achilles is feeling a bit tender. Lee - I reckon Shades is right re resting your achilles until Saturday. How is it feeling now?
Molly - IM Austria sounds fab. What an achievement that will be. I'm interested to know how good your swimming was when you started triathlons. Would love to do one but I only do breast stroke nowadays and am not speedy.I love the idea of triathlons for kids as it doesn't limit them to one sport. Hopefully he will be inspired having watched the action today on TV. Hope the tempo went well.
Shades, I agree re the heat, it makes running such an effort. I can see why Iain went for a ride instead. It was 26 degrees at 8pm tonight coming back from the hospital!