Red, glad you got round safely, without being blown into the sea. I hope you drank the whole bottle of wine yourself
Exhausted, well done on another long run! I often think along the same lines that by running faster I will finish quicker. Thanks for your kind remarks about Sarah's mother. She is in The Midlands and I'm hoping to hear from her soon.
I ran 5.5 miles on roads at a cracking pace this morning as I was feeling good. Hope it lasts!
Hello 330, welcome to the forum and hope you will become a regular contributor! I presume 330 is your target time for a marathon?
Matsmum, yes I remember misheard words in songs. A couple I remember are "Nothing but a hard egg," Bonny Tyler, and "Excuse me while I kiss this guy," Jimi Hendrix. Have you any idea what brand of trail shoes you intend to buy? I usually wear Salomon. Trail shoes are harder than trainers with little cushioning, so it will be worth trying on different brands. If you will be using them for a mixture of on and off road, you will find that those with rubber spikes wear down very quickly.
Off for a run shortly, but unfortunately not with Sarah whose mother is in hospital. Sarah was, therefore, unable to partake in yesterdays race, which would have been her first.
Hoping that Red didn't get blown into the sea, and looking forward to her race report.
Quite dreadful conditions for our 5 mile race this morning, although the rain wasn't as heavy as forecast. The wind was the major factor, and it was rather chilling marshalling. Some us had to walk out to our marshalling positions, and then stand around for about 30 minutes before the race started. It was about an hour before the last runner passed me, and I then joined the "sweeper" and ran/walked with her behind the runner. She is a bit of a legend among club runners for always finishing her races, and quite a few runners stayed behind to clap/ cheer her in. She was awarded a special medal in a case.
I didn't run this afternoon, as I considered walking about 6 miles and standing for ages at my post was exercise enough. I'm now looking forward to watching the triathlon at 4.00.
Hope it's not too windy for Red's race. It's just starting to blow up now, and also starting to rain.
It looks as if our race will be wet and windy again, and I've been told that those of us marshalling about half way round will have to walk out to our positions, and back again after, as there is nowhere safe to leave a car on the road. This will be the first time, as previously, we have been driven out. Looks like quite a few walking miles, so won't go for a run later.