Managed to get out for another 6 today, so far still no reaction
Weather has been terrible, heavy showers, sunshine and hailstones - somehow I managed to miss them all . NRD tomorrow as I've got a governors training course.
I have lumpy 10m league race on Sunday so I'll see how the injury is after that and decide if it can survive some long runs, if not I'll forgo the marathon in May and poss aim for Thames Meander in August.
Graham, I think it hit home on the first day of the interviews what a critical task the five of us had taken on. The school we were recruiting to is a special school therefore our pool of prospective Heads is relatively small but fortunately we had four who were invited to the initial day and interviewed two. Thankfully we were able to appoint so can start to move the school forward.
JJ you are so right. It wasn't until I started as a governor that I realised how critical a role it is, if done properly. I've only been a governor at the special school since September but have certainly had my eyes opened to the fantastic work the staff do and also what the parents have to live with - which is sometimes forgotten.
Had to laugh to myself today that a DoE report revealed that primary school teachers work an average 60 hr week, rather puts Mr Gove's "they should work longer" statements into perspective. I know both my girls regularly put in 50 - 70 hr weeks !!
I did manage two races in February, both used as training runs really.
Ryde 10m which as a few lumps in it, a bit of struggle partly due to leaving my inhaler at home but 1:21 was OK
Bramley 20 the lumps here weren't too bad but they definitely pumped them up for the second lap. Ran this at HR I used for last marathon and found it to be too fast as pace dropped off, next long race will try for a lower HR and see what. 2:52 for this one.
In April Liz has had let me escape the UK and go away for a week with Embrace for a weeks running on the Algarve which should set me up well for the marathon in May.