JJ, hope you and Mrs JJ have a nice few days away. I'll try to beat last years Eastleigh 10k time of 46.32, which is an average of 7.30 miling
Exhausted, sounds like you should take a few rest days from running and do easy pace walks. These injuries were caused, I believe, from some careless runner discarding their bin liner and tripping you up.
Columba, thanks. It was hard work, but worth the effort. With the training and mileage that I do, I find that I get stronger in the latter stages of races, and am able to overtake runners ahead of me that are slowing down. This encourages me to dig in and run even harder. Well done for your sterling marshalling stint! Four hours is a heck of a long time to be on your feet. I hope the runners shouted out their thanks to you. I'm marshalling on Sunday, but for nowhere near the time that you expended. Our race is the Exbury 10k, but due to the strip along by the sea being washed away during the floods, has had to be reduced to a 5 miler. Last year, it belted down with rain and the roads were flooded in places. We are hoping for better weather this Sunday.
Tonight is a club session but I don't know yet what we will be doing.
I did a recovery pace run this morning of 7 miles in the forest. It was amazing the contrast in surfaces. Some areas were still waterlogged, and others rock hard. It made for an interesting run. I wore my Brooks Adrenaline GS13's for the first time in ages, and they felt heavy and hard. I suppose I have got used to lighter trainers.
Exhausted, I hope your knee is ok during your run this afternoon.
I've just received my race number for the Eastleigh 10k which is in 2 weeks. It's unusual these days for numbers to be sent out, we normally collect them on the day.They've enclosed the timing chip which has to be attached to the trainers laces by means of two long plastic pins, which have to be twisted round. I don't like this method, preferring the Velcro strap that wraps round the ankle.
Next Sunday is our Exbury 10k race in which I will be marshalling. We have had to shorten it to 5 miles, as the area next to the sea was completely ruined by the high tides and winds a few weeks ago. If runners don't listen to the announcement prior to the start, they will think they have run massive PBs.
Exhausted, many thanks! My average pace was 7.39. I believe that thinking I'm still able to run faster than people more than half my age does help to keep me competitive. Many runners do say to me that they don't believe that they will still be running at my age. It's not easy to run at my current standard, and it is only through many years of dedicated training and mileage, and ability to push myself through the pain that has enabled me to do it. I still want to get faster. Do be careful running tomorrow, and don't aggravate your injury.