2old - been there and done that with falling off the TM. Hurts!
Bro - taper week is taking its toll if you're running into gates....cotton wool time for you!
The Norwich HM was pretty uneventful once we'd started, but we all got a freezing cold soaking beforehand as it was barely above freezing and pouring with rain. It did stop but I was pretty cold throughout. Plus they had changed the course and found a few extra hills. I ended up with 1.35.48 which isn't too bad a time for this stage in the year - I've done a lot worse at this race in the past so have to be happy overall.
Well that was a cold one! Heavy rain / sleet before the start meant we were all wet and freezing cold on the start line in Norwich. Thankfully it did stop but the temperature never rose much and there was a bit of a biting wind at times. Plus it was a different course this year and they seem to have found some hills in Norfolk!
Overall I felt OK in the run - running around 7.10-7.20 pace mostly, apart from the hilly sections. Finished in 1.35.48. Not my best but better than most Norwich HMs I've done so pretty happy overall.
I'd found Angela after a mile or so and we had a quick chat then. We also met up after the end - great to meet you
I'm taking things pretty easy this week, ahead of the Norwich HM on Sunday. Thankfully the forecast for Sunday looks OK - pretty chilly which is fine, and the wind looks like it should have died down by then. I did do a short tempo session on Tuesday, but nothing more until a few easy miles on Saturday and then the race.
Angela - it looks like I completely cocked up Great Bentley and haven't entered it after all . I was doing a whole load of entries at the same time and could have sworn I did that one, but I am not on the list and have no confirmation email! I know they allow transfers so if you know of anyone who ends up pulling out let me know!
Well done on sticking to the challenge Chick - rather you than me in that kinda weather.
2Old - hope you can get some answers soon with the MRI results.
Barry - hmmm....sounds like the wheels fell off there really quickly. Might need to look through your training logs and see what's what. Doing the long runs too quickly maybe? Risk that you leave your best running on the training ground and not in the race.
I'm tempted by a ykw soon I have to say - won't be this weekend because of the HM on Sunday, plus the forecast for Saturday morning is 40-50 mph gusts. Maybe the week after. Thankfully the forecast for Sunday looks kinder. Getting cold though (1-5 degrees all day) but winds dying down so fingers crossed could be a good one.
Bro - what's your target for San Seb? You're due a great time I would say.