Just popping in, I'll try and post some bits about my week away tomorrow.
John what a great result not surprised you faded a bit if you've been targeting 5k so the time is even better.
Impey sorry to hear you've been suffering with depression, it's a horrid condition which can't really be understood unless you've worn the tee-shirt (so to speak). Just to get out running can be a massive step so it's great that you have managed that. I have been told to set little targets which you can achieve with just a little effort, for me one was to read three pages of book. Take care and if you want to message me please do.
One thing I will say is that I preferred the cloudy and windy conditions we suffered at times in Portugal to those conditions at home this morning.
John good news that you have been able to go for a run, even if it was slow.
Ceal, Sandra who does my massages is also a personal trainer and has offered to "beast" me, which is a little worrying . She obviously has the benefit of knowing my weaknesses over these last few years and can hopefully address some of those.
Managed another 30 mile week, stupidly I feel like a proper runner again - the brain is a funny thing. Hopefully I'll complete a another 30 mile week this week with the target of getting under 25 for the Parkrun (one of my Jantastic targets) then the following week will be shorter runs as I fly out to Portugal on the 22nd.
I was tail runner at Parkrun this week when we had a record attendance of 325, 50 up on the previous record. Part of this was due to being the graduation run for the Portsmouth Joggers Couch to 5K (C25K) participants, the progress they had made in 9 weeks is amazing and they all managed 5k or 30mins non-stop - the determination and jubilation at the end was great to see.
Did any one see the programme on Paula last week. I had often wondered how Athens had affected her mentally but had never considered how it had affected her husband/coach, he quite obviously has come to terms with it. It was great to see her with her children just being a normal family. I hope she manages to run VLM for enjoyment, doesn't get too competitive and finishes without doing any more damage to her foot.