RayL, do you have to run with a heart rate monitor to ensure you don't exceed 85% MHR? I very seldom wear one, and never for races. Do you have a time in mind for your parkrun, which you will run at 85%?
Red, I got my analysis of your three marathons completely wrong The other two which you say are undulating, will probably be hilly. Good luck with all of them anyway.
Columba, good news that your cold is clearing up, and good luck with the BUPA London 10k on Monday. It was indeed a strange experience with my calf. It felt like a tight knot had loosened and moved. It feels absolutely painless this morning, and I will see how it feels during my walk to the shops.
WtnMel, Dennis Compton was the "David Beckham" of his time. He was known as "The Brylcream Boy,"as he appeared in adverts for the product. As young boys, we all put Brylcream on our hair , to keep our quiffs in place. I remember that the changing rooms in the local swimming pool had Brylcream machines which dispensed a generous amount of the cream for 1d. He had a brother called Lesley and they both played cricket. I believe Dennis played for Middlesex and England, and also football for Arsenal. Fred Titmus was a slow bowler, if my memory is correct. Their signatures might be worth something, as they were very famous in their day.
Red, wow 3 more marathons close together. The Viking Coastal sounds a toughie.
I ran an easy pace 4 miles this morning, and hopefully, my calf may be ok now. I had only run about half a mile when my calf "seemed to pop," and I felt a very painful movement from the centre to the outside of the calf. I thought "oh no, it's torn," but the movement seemed to ease the pain and perhaps unlocked the tightness.
BIW, thanks. Good news that everything in your check up was ok.
Red, I'm running in the D Day 10k on the 7th June. This is the last in the Hampshire Road Race League, so if I do it, I will have run all 12. What marathon are you doing on the same day?
Columba, hope your lurgy soon clears up. Chris, one of our coaches has bronchitis, so there seems to be a lot of illnesses about at the moment.
I'm going to do a run this morning, but will take it easy. I came across a photo of last years presentations and here is one with me wearing the hat. I may have posted it before, but our newer posters wouldn't have seen it.
Thanks everyone, I did my best and was happy with the result in the circumstances.
RayL, I'm fairly confident that my calf will be ok for the 7th June. It's feeling ok at the moment, and if it doesn't hurt during my walk to the shops and back, will attempt a short jog. Do you have any races lined up?
Columba, welcome back from London and sorry you picked up a virus.
WtnMel, the Navigator's Hat has been in existence for many years now, and it is getting rather fragile, with some of the attachments having seen better days. Red's masterpiece is certainly an improvement. I don't know how much longer it will survive. Good news that Mrs Wm's check up was ok.