Well done Columba, sounded like a very interesting and enjoyable race. I'm glad you made the decision to run it.
Exhausted, yes, I do try not to lose my fitness, or enthusiasm whilst I'm not running. Glad you are enjoying your two weeks break. I also like visiting old churches and thinking of their history.
I ran 4 miles yesterday at a very sedate pace, but managed not to aggravate the calf. Today would have been the Alton downland Challenge, but of course I'm not doing it now. Chris has decided that as I'm not running it, she won't either, so we will run together in the forest. I'm going to take it easy again, but hope to go a bit further than yesterday.
I believe the results of the London Marathon ballot are out now, anyone successful?
Today is the Bournemouth Marathon and also the Great Scottish Run.
Sad that England are now out of the Rugby, having been thrashed by Australia last night.
Quite foggy earlier, but the sun is just breaking through now.
Columba, good luck if you decide to do the Huntington Chase, and sincerely hope that you don't get lost!! The free refreshments at the finish should be a good incentive to do the race. The front plank does get easier if you do it regularly. I've only started doing it again these last couple of weeks, as I've been waiting until my shoulder completely recovered. The longest I've ever maintained it is 5 minutes, but I've no intention of ever doing that again!
I'm looking forward to my first run since Sunday, later this morning. I don't know how far I'll go, but will see how I feel.
It's bright and sunny here again too. Today will be my last "rest day," and tomorrow I will be hitting the road/forest again
Red, I would have been racing, as I have entered the Alton Downland Challenge. I ran this race last year with Chris, and we both won cups. I believe I posted a picture of us on here. I want to race it again, but feel it would be unwise as it is mainly off road, with lots of narrow lanes with roots, and very uneven fields. The following Sunday was the Salisbury Half Marathon, which I was really looking forward to, but this has been cancelled, due to very low take up.
Good luck to anyone racing this afternoon.
I have done my core exercises this morning and increased the front plank to two minutes.
There have been a lot of posts since mine yesterday, so I will try and catch up.
WtnMel, I must admit that I haven't tried to sync my Garmin to Strava, although I have had a look at the Strava web. I don't really think I would get any benefit from it, but thanks for your time in explaining it all to me! Hope your golf goes well today.
Columba, the dentist did insert two injections into the gum, but advised that sometimes antibiotics can dilute the effect of the anaesthetic. It was more than a week since I had finished the course, so I wouldn't have thought it would still have any effect. Your club were very naughty in not waiting for you whilst you were held up by traffic. Our club always ensures that there is someone who "acts as sweeper" for the steady group.
Exhausted, I don't really have a running season, as I seem to have races all the year round, and probably more in the latter half of the year. I'm afraid I'm not like the track racers who take 6 weeks off after the track season ends. I do agree though, that we can get tired, and therefore more susceptible to injury, the more we race. Enjoy your two weeks on non running!
Red, thankfully, I'm not in pain this morning from my extraction, but ate my breakfast carefully, trying not to bite on the right hand side. The tooth was in the lower jaw, so it is difficult to avoid getting food in the cavity. I'm with you in my love for hilly trail running. Hills are my strong point, hence my user name. I got the idea of using this from a training session many years ago, when I was working at the Research Station at the top of Portsdown Hill. All our sessions involved running back up the hill, and one of our runners said "he really strides up that hill!"
Calf is feeling much better today, but have decided to have another rest day and see how it feels tomorrow. I have done my core exercises this morning, so not feeling guilty.