Marrows - very dextrous! Can you do any other tricks with them?
Jools - Excellent 10k running. A brilliant tune up race indicator for Frankfurt.
Poacher - Good luck at the coast
Speedy - How's the hip? Have you been able to find any pain free ways of training?
Slokey J - I can't even comprehend swimming the length of Ullswater! I've kayaked from Waterhead to Newby Bridge and back a few times over the years and have to admit that I'm much happier on the water, rather than in it!
Just back from a very wet and hilly bike ride. Pretended I was in the TDF. Ha
I've been away for a while and am glad to read that OO is still fast over 5k, that Minni is determined to do her Thunder Run and that Poacher is enjoying a tasty sandwich.
There's nothing like a bit of cross training talk to bring me out of the Furman closet! I've followed their plan since 2008 after many knee problems and 2 knee ops. One runners absolute times probably don't count for much, but following the Furman plan properly has kept me running and injury free for 6 years. In that time I've run marathon times from 3:05 to 3:14. Your question is very pertinent Slokey. Marathon prediction tools and charts invariably give me a quicker marathon time based on shorter distances, but they don't take into account the injury factor. Even with moderate running miles (anything more than about 40 mpw) the old pains return and the injury bench beckons. So I keep to 35 mpw max and bike the rest. Incidentally, Minni started a great little thread for the Furman plan, which unfortunately fizzled out.
That sounds awful Badbark, but also seems like you did the right thing. Hope you're feeling much better soon. I have to say, that along with others on here, I have been in awe of your training over the last few weeks. Go gently and recover well - 53 miles is still a long run.
Jools - nice sub 20 and a great set of splits
SJ - Nice mid-week tri. The bike course goes very near my house, so had I not been in London this week, I could have come to cheer you on. Was the swim in the old quarry?