emzap - poor you. Hope they figure things out soon so you can go home.
Well, Enigma Superheroes marathon done yesterday. It was hot, hot, hot. At least I wasn't running in costume. We had it all - spidermen in full body suits, wonderwoman, batman, the incredible hulk, batgirl. The good thing about this from my perspective was that it slowed down people who would normally be much faster and so I didn't come last! I had a torrid time though. Went off way too fast, didn't really take in enough energy on the way round, and died on my a**e. Basically walked the last 8 miles or so as my legs just refused to obey me and run! Never mind - 10 days between marathons is the shortest for me so it was useful experience as I head towards the Quadzilla next February (4 in 4 days for those that haven't heard of it). I need to make a plan and stick to it, which I didn't do yesterday.
I ended up finishing in 5:14 and some which wasn't as bad as it might have been considering how much walking I did at the end.
The other lesson learned is that it is not a good idea to get into a car and drive for 2.5 hours immediately after a marathon, without stretching out a bit first. Ouch. Getting out of the car was a challenge.
Lots to do today as we go on holiday later so I'm not sure I'll get to run today, and I won't tomorrow. 2 days without running???? OMG. My OCD may require me to head out now and do a quick mile....
Gorgeous day here. I had a meeting to go to first thing, which was basically the culmination of the contract I've been working on this year. It went well. I have some bits and pieces to tie up and then freedom for the summer. Gave out my card to a few people so maybe some work will come up for the autumn.
Non running day today. My legs felt heavy and tired yesterday. My marathon isn't this weekend, it's next Wednesday.
The dog goes back home this afternoon. I will miss her, but she's coming back for an extended stay in late July.
Don't know if any of you listen to the Marathon Talk podcast but there was an interview with a chap this week (Craig Smith) about how he was diagnosed with arrthymia (sp) following a period of time getting palpitations. According to him his cardiologist said there is a correlation between this condition and older runners who are very fit for endurance sport and who have very low resting HR. Not sure whether it just applies to men or if it's women as well. Thought I'd bring it into the discussion considering a few people have been complaining of palpitations.
What: 5.7 miles trying hard to keep to MP Why: I'm running too fast these days for recovery Last hard: annoyingly according to my HR that was harder than it should have been
I think a non-running day is called for tomorrow. Convenient as I have to be in London for a meeting first thing.