Red, two marathons in 4 days next year, a bit iffy I would say. The Fowlmead challenge sounds interesting. I don't know why running tracks are called tartan tracks. Sprinting in a kilt would be rather uncomfortable with the sporran bouncing about.
I'm running in the Alton 10k Downlands Challenge which is on Sunday. The hills are said to be similar to the South Downs, so should be a slow time. This will be my fourth race over 5 weeks, so a bit OTT for someone my age. As a result of all these races, September was my lowest mileage month for years.
Tonight's track session is scheduled to be 10 x 300 metres with 100 metres jog recoveries. Running under floodlights is quite different from daylight running, and will be the first time for some of our runners. Should be a good evening.
Morning all and thanks for the congratulations on the birth of another Great Niece. Her name is Hannah Elizabeth.
Columba, good that you are back with your running club. They must have missed you and nice that they complimented you on your increase in pace. I've never stuck to a published training programme, and I've studied many over the years. What I have done is to select sessions from various programmes, and played around with them to suit myself. I still choose my own sessions when not a club night, to fit in with those.
Exhausted, great news that you are upping your mileage and as you say, getting back into it. You are already very speedy as your recent half marathon time shows.
Red, you are a multi- tasker with a vengeance. How you cram so much into every day and still find time for high mileage running never fails to amaze me. You must have limitless energy
Last nights club session was 5 sets of double hilly circuits with 90 secs. recovery between each set. The sets were 0.64 mile.
I'm off for a recovery run shortly, and tomorrow, we are training on the tartan track in Southampton. This was my "home track" when I was with Team Solent, so am looking forward to it.
Exhausted/Diana, I believe that car parking marshalls get the least appreciation, as we are just seen as nuisances for not letting them park wherever they want.
I wore my "sensible hat" this morning and didn't run. I walked to the shops and back which helped ease the stiffness in my legs, although my back is still aching.
I've now got good news, which makes up for all the stress of yesterday. The Club contacted the results contractor requesting them to amend the results by showing 5 year breaks. I'm now 1st M65+ so at last get some recognition within my age category. Shame that I didn't get a prize though at prize giving, as the results at the time, didn't show the 5 year age breaks.