Just popping in to apologise for being awol for ages...unlike AA and her running every day in July (well done for that ) I have logged less than 50 miles this month...combination of my calf niggling (small tear in the soleus muscle), too much work, a cold and a hefty dose of the CNBA fairy
But I have replaced my orthotics and had several painful massages to get rid of scar tissue and will hopefully get back on it. But I have sold my Abo place as I'm not in right frame of mind to stuck into a proper program at the moment!
Right - going to try and have a good read back as I have missed some pages....
Soups - will your blind runner also have to wear a cape?
Can't help you there Slowkoala - I am nowhere near a sub 20 5k let alone sub 40 10k!
Malcs - very exciting to do the GFA entry
Angela - congrats on the race win, just brilliant!....I am jealous as I've never managed that apart from parkruns! A couple of 2nds is as close as I have ever got. I've not seen your trophy, but I really hope it's not as good as the one I got for first F45 in the Diss 10k the other week.....check out this baby
Let's have a bling-off!
I did get a PB in the race too - 42.56. (See SK, nowhere near sub 40!) I think I would have gone a little quicker but I backed off the pace in the last mile as my achilles was starting to niggle - I have the curse of Mr P! It's not been too bad since, just a little stiff in the mornings, but I am OK to run more or less. To be honest I'm not doing too much right now anyway, just looking to build some miles and a few tempo sessions before I start a proper marathon schedule next month.
Brilliant result 2Old. I knew you would do the full marathon!
Diss 10k yesterday - got a PB with 42.56 and some nice bling for 1st F45. Pleased with the run, but not so pleased with my achilles which started to hurt in the 2nd half and is sore this morning. I'm sure it's my really tight calves rather than anything major, but will take some time to ease off I fear. I'll be foam rolling and stretching like mad, but no running this week.
Superman - nightmare! Gently does it with the comeback - it'll take patience but worth being ultra sensible right now. Bigger picture and all that.
I've tried another new parkrun on Saturday and bagged my second victory - this one was Thetford and definitely my favourite so far. Great course - mix of grass, a little tarmac and tracks, three loops of varying terrain each done twice so lots of variety and great fun lapping people (and getting lapped by the leading man!). I wasn't intending to race it but you know how it is - I was feeling very comfortable at about 7.05-7.10 pace but saw a couple of other ladies ahead and just had to take them down in the last mile (6.51) . Really friendly group of runners - what with that one and Fritton lake I don't know why I stuck with Norwich for so long. Not as quick (21.31) but a good tempo session which is really what it's about.
17.5 miles LSR on Sunday - that felt hard at the end.
Diss 10k coming up on Sunday - surely I can beat my PB (43.30) which is about 7 or 8 years old, possibly even longer - it's not even on Po10 it's that old. Flat, fast course, the only trouble could be the wind as it is exposed.