I`m feeling totally knackered at the mo and really struggling to find the motivation to go out and run. Ground out a rep session last night and managed 11 this morning but on both occasions I very nearly didnt make it out the front door. `Location, Location, Location`, `Judge Judy`, and `Cash in the Attic` have suddenly become very compelling.
Very sorry to hear about your mother in law Stephen. It sounds as if it was totally unexpected. You`re absolutely right - we should appreciate and make the most of what we have and what we do, and do so every day. I hope the funeral arrangements go smoothly. It sounds as if quite a lot will be falling on your shoulders.
Welcome Pipes - hope the dodgy hip behaves itself !
Jason - well done on that 5 mile PB - 20 secs over 5 miles is seriously impressive - especially on an undulating course.
Dom - walking is good. Japanese marathoners spend large chunks of their marathon prog walking.
Sounds like you`re tearing up the training Stephen. The isotonic drinks (Taxofit - whatever that may be) is available at 9 (km), 15, 20, 25, 30, 36 & 40 (km). Water at 5, 12, 17.5, 22.5, 27.5, 32.5, 34.5 , 38 & 40. Will you be wearing a St A Striders vest on race day ? I`m still trying to get Andy A to hand over mine !
Also sounds like your training is back on track Nicole. An 18 and a 20 ? A couple more 20 milers and you`ll be flying. How was the Clapham Half ?
I ran the Newark Half last Sunday - not too bad but had hoped to go a bit faster (isn`t that always the case ?). 23 mi this morning. Fine until about 18/19 then fell off a cliff ! Can`t walk at the moment.
Just finished watching the mens` Olympic marathon. That Kipchoge bloke is pretty amazing. He`s won 7 out of the 8 marathons he`s started (and came 2nd in the other one). Was also really impressed by Galen Rupp who looked dead from 35 km but hung on in there for bronze. Callum Hawkins had a fantastic run too.