Fast park run times from the the evergreen Birch and OO.
Jools - hope your cold improves soon. I would be very pleased to run under 40 minutes for a 10k at any time, let alone if I was feeling under the weather.
Gul - that's interesting what you say about Tim Noakes and Mark Allen. I've recently read the The Endurance handbook by Phil Maffetone, which has a forward by Mark Allen. It all seems to make a lot of sense. I need to improve my patience (in terms of lots of easy miles) - it is a virtue, after all.
Easy 4+ this morning over trails and hills - very therapeutic.
Very good progression there Gul. Which training plan are you following?
Very fast reps GDawg. You're reaping the benefits of having a coach.
Nice motivating handicap PMJ. It must have felt good picking off your 'minute markers'.
I tried a tentative 4 miler this morning, after no running or biking for 10 days. All was ok and I resisted the temptation to carry on at my 2 mile marker. Also, there are no negative after effects, so hopefully that accident injury is better.
Very bad do with the food poisoning Moof. Have a great hol including your surreptitious running and swimming. That's good running at the Northumberland Coastal, Poacher and OO. Sounds like a beautiful, classic course. Hope your recovery run left you feeling refreshed Jools. 12 weeks to Chicago feels very exciting! I'm glad you sorted your bike issues Lorenzo (and I'm not surprised that you weren't impressed). Enjoy being a summer Rouleur. Another nice and early 6 there Gul. As always Slokey, your triathlon endurance efforts remain very impressive, particularly your time on the bike leg. I'm sorry to read about your hip and back difficulties. Rest up and recover well.
No running or cycling since my knee accident last Tuesday is not what I expected the summer would bring. I can, however, swim pain free, so have had a daily routine of circuits and swimming at the gym. I'm hoping for some improvement this week.
Good luck to Slokey and Moof. A genuine race, mano a mano.
My eye is fine now, but earlier this week I smashed my knee on a kitchen cupboard and then was forced to a standstill on my run, as it seized up. I walked home, to be told by my youngest son that it looked like a fat old lady's knee. Not very pc, but an accurate description of the swelling!
Well Lorenzo, I was out for 8 hours, but that also included 4 tea stops in Kendal, Hawkshead, Ambleside and Milnthorpe. I also took in some bridal paths over Borwick Fold and Claife Heights, which slowed me down, but also provided some brilliant views. Nice 13.5 miler and a decent amazon bargain on the Mizunos.
I also had a recent altercation with a low branch PMJ. I was biking and was forced to the edge of the road by some poor driving, taking a smash to my right eye. Makes me look like a boxer, rather than a runner! Good mileage for an odd week.
Nice MV50 competing there Poacher.
Good speed on the track Lesley. I always find pacing is trickier on the track than in a race.
That's a decent flexible plan for the autumn, Gul. And you're certainly stacking up some impressive base mileage.
The heat has only just arrived in the NW GD. You did well to keep within 2 seconds of your target pace.