MsE - take it easy with those achilles tendons. I seem to remember from by-gone posts, that you have a lot of experience dealing with them - but all the same...
GM - for most of 2014 I was 10:04 to 10:07 (I'm 5ft 10) & my family kept telling me I was too thin. But out running or on the bike, I felt great and ran my fastest marathon for 5 years. Then I got badly hurt in the hip/groin area, couldn't run or bike & promptly put on over half a stone - which I can't seem to shift.
PMJ - nice route and tour viewing there
Jools and Speedy - great weekly totals. A friend of mine is running Chester, in the hope of a fast time on the flat, well organised course.
2 hours hilly biking for me this morning with great views and fast descents!
Good luck Slokey - that's an early start...but then it is Wasdale X
Nice lard smouldering there OO and a smoking 5k. Great running from OO junior too - that record is hers for the taking.
That's an impressive palmares over such a short time Speedy - no wonder your legs are having a bit of a grouse.
G-Dawg, 20:06 is frustratingly close to 19:xx - you'll definitely find those precious 7+ seconds soon.
A long week in London with no running Tues to Fri has also left me on the weighty side of things. 1lb over 11 stone is the heaviest I've been for 15 months. So 7.5 sodden miles this morning felt sluggish. I am, however, continuing to build nicely and am completely free of any hip/groin pain.
800m to the marathon is an impressive range of competitive racing Speedy.
Slokey, that's more good biking. Steep going up Kirkstone Rd & struggle. When's your monster tri?
Good blog from your BiL Abbers. 20 hours is a challenging target. But his training looks impressive. I did the BGR in 1986, when I was into long distance mountaineering challenges. Can't believe it's nearly 30 years ago!
Great record from Wiggo. 54+k in an hour is hugely impressive, wherever it's riden
The 'Catch me if you can' doc is a very troubling programme. Until I read 'The Secret Race' by Tyler Hamilton, I was always a believer in Lance Armstrong and his drug free cycling prowess. David Walsh used to get on my nerves; always doubting Armstrong and publicly decrying and questioning his success. Since then, Armstrong has confessed to doping, executive style' - and I've read 'A Clean Break' by Christophe Bassons, and 'Seven Deadly Sins' by David Walsh. And now I suspect all top athletes, particularly in endurance sports, of doping. Let's hope that Mo uses his talent and speed to get far, far away from Alberto Salazar.