I hate the w***er who has deliberately stepped infront of me to block the path as I have run past. This has happened on several occasions and what makes it worse is that he is a runner (one time he was even wearing his club jacket).
If this kept happening, and you're sure it's on purpose, it just calls for a good shoulder barge. Simples.
Dog walkers in pairs who are for some reason walking 4 dogs at once on extendable leads...
Who have already seen you do the 1mile loop 4 times, and politely avoided them, only to take up the 2-3 metre path and 2 metres either side with their long extension leads, even though they've got a 200metre sight of you coming their direction for the 5th time.
very tidy Matt, 15 anything is some top local level running! Think you said the other day there's a whole swath of you on here doing that now. Some of us would settle for dipping into the 16s again!
Nice long one Ric. That length of run is massively satisfying isn't it? Something about it feeling like the longest you'd generally run outside of marathon training isn't it?
With my new found flexibility. Ok, ok, with my flexibility back on the scale of actually having any, I fancied a rampage out to Marlow and back a "quicker" way.
It's 8miles out, and my perception is that the "quicker" way back, which features a steep hill and turning off the route is a lot less than 8miles.
It's 7.5miles, so ended as a tidy 15.5miles, which is the furthest I've done for 2months now! And a bit of a step up from the 12 and 13 of the last 2 weeks.
And whereas the last 5 or 6 long runs have tightened a lot after 6/7miles and I've been delighted to see 12 up, today was just flashes of tightness.
7.05 average, with a couple of miles offroad, a few gates to open and a super steep 1/2mile at 12.5miles. Very nice. Even if I have been tight the rest of today, but that's pretty usual after that length run anyway to be honest.
With the last 5 mileages now being 61.5, 57,58.5,59,58, probably haven't lost too much and have just maintained the original level.
wouldn't fancy racing in it....went out temperatures mid day today, and found a 6miler come out quite nicely at 6.46 pace.
Am definitely chomping at the bit for a full return now, but in fairness this will be the 5th week of average 58miles, so hardly tiny fare
Embracing these new stretches, and you see the difference immediately. After a couple, can suddenly touch the floor not just with tips of fingers but lower. And the pathetic lie on floor raise on leg, that was coming out at about 45degrees, came out around perhaps 75 ish?
Obviously when you go and sit for a bit after it shortens up, but it'll be a long term mission.
Watched a youtube vid of some runner woman who did 90degrees easily. Had a physio poke her with a broom (!) in 3 key leg/glute areas, and could suddenly get 100+ degrees or so!