Afternoon Tim, hope the bike session went well. I've done my long run today (just under 16 miles) so off to watch Paddington in a bit.
I crashed and burned last night so had to miss 2 parties, opting for a night in with the kids, watching the Strictly Final. I'd had a few night out on the trot and then parkrun + Panto in the day made for one exhausted Koala! Parkrun was fun - I haven't volunteered before but was tailrunner yesterday, and it was good chatting to lots of different runners.
Re build up races, ones I will probably do include:
Scott, I hope you got out for a run. Most hangovers seem to improve a bit after a long run but make sure you're hydrated.
Parkrun for me yesterday but I had volunteered as tail runner so it was a very gentle jog/walk at times, finishing in 35:49.
Thought I was coming down with something as was completely exhausted last night so missed my 4th night out on the trot, opting to stay in and see the Strichly final instead with he kids. Probably a good decision as feel OK today and managed just under 16 miles this morning.
Big hugs for Big G. I'm really glad that the W&Y group is working out for you, I can see how it would be more helpful than the counselling. I hope Monday's meeting goes OK. Are you going to make a note of some of the questions you have in case you forget them at the time? People can be so insensitive can't they. It's completely normal for you to have clode friendships with female friends, including Steph. When one of my best friends from uni' died 10 years ago, her twin (also a girl) and her widowed husband spent a lot of time together - I found it completely normal as they had both lost their closest friend. They actually now run a very successful business together.
Tail running was fun today. It actually turned out to be a slow jog rather than a walk which I was pleased about, otherwise would have been v cold. Got to chat to quite a few different runners which made a change. I was 67th out of 67 runners, 35:49! I got my new parkrun wristband scanned so it will go on Power of 10 but who cares?!
Mamafox, the first week of P&D has been fairly gentle, except for the Lactic Threshold run which was a killer! I've decided to mix up the plans a bit and will follow the 55-70 plan for the long run (as it starts at 15 rather than 12 and has more 20s) and the up to 55 plan for the rest. Sending healing vibes to your ankle, hope you recover soon.