ES/Muss congrats on the wins and bagging some prizes
CC/ Ryan sorry to here you are on the bench. We all know how frustrating it is as runners. I hope you are back training again soon.
CD - I don't think I would have enjoyed being on my bike today. Well done on the duathalon. I was watching the Ghent-Wevelgem earlier and the riders were literally getting blown off the road.
Al - sub 2:50 marathon on treadmill? Amazing!
Nice long runs from Selbs (shame about the cricket, esp after the semi), SJ , AlanB, Joolska
I managed to grind out 20 miles in the wind and rain at a touch under 8 mm pace. I would have expected it to feel easy so close to VLM but it was a struggle. Just further evidence I am not in good shape and the target in 4 weeks will be to have fun.
Sorry to hear TT and Lev are still warming the bench, sound more +ve for KD and Bains.
Bains - I think you can push a higher HR in races as you get fitter due to increase your lactate threshold. So the observation holds true for races where you are below LT for most of the race (eg HM and mara) - someone will correct me if am wrong, I hope!
Joe Hawk - a PB is a PB. I feel they always need to be celebrated.. especially as I get older and they come along less frequently.
Selbs - I hope there is still time to get into some sort of shape for London. I suspect my builders will be smashing up my kitchen the week before London which combined with starting a new job won't be ideal prep. Well done on the run - I have walked over the Seven Sisters a few times and can't imagine trying to run.
Well done to the racers. Congrats of the PB PP (and MsPP). Good runs from Dachs, SJ, Jools and ES.
As usual the amazing training from CW! And TR's cake baking would win him the Great British Bake Off.
CD- the rugby must have been amazing yesterday. Great game(s) - shame England could get a final try.
I ran the Fleet half today. After various injuries and illness I took it fairly easy for first 10 miles and ran with a mate, picked up pace at 10 mile marker. Finished in 1:25:38, so about 5 mins slower than last year, but happy with the result considering everything else. Tacked on a few miles either side to being up 19 for the day and 58 for the week. Feels like I am slowly getting back into shape but alas running out of time for VLM.