After a tempo 5000m and a raced mile last night (and 100 miles in 9 days) my 23 miler wasn't the easiest today. I need to cram some miles in though as next week (my scheduled peak mileage week) will be decimated by a minor surgical procedure that requires prep and recovery. I'm shovelling in foods of all colours today before the two days of bland, white foods prescribed. Boiled chicken had better taste nicer than it sounds.
Apologies for the absence, health issues have been getting in the way of life, never mind training. Anyway, this week has been better and I've managed 75 miles. I've come to terms with the fact that I most likely won't PB at either the GNR or Chester Marathon, but the training will all count towards VLM.
What a relief to see Bolt edge out Gatlin. Phew! I don't normally care about sprints but this one was important. And it was also great to see the Kenyans actually take the race to Mo, and for Mo to come through and win anyway. Hurrah.
22 in an unexpected howling gale this morning brought up my first decent mileage week in ages - 75. Health issues have been taking a toll on my training and I've come to terms with the fact that I am unlikely to PB at the GNR or Chester, but it's all good base training for VLM.