That's ok Jools. My long run this week was 23km (14.x miles) so you, or I (more likely I), are in good company. Early days and all that.
Sorry folks, not been keeping track on here at all. Far too much going on, but just thought I'd pop in to say I'm still alive, and, this week, finally, feels like I might be getting myself (mentally as much as physically) back into training. It has only taken a little over a year! Only 5 days of training (and the same next week) due to other commitments, but I bagged 103km in that time. Also not sure if I've mentioned, but have also entered London, and am determined to make the start-line this time. The following shows that I'm on a 'slow burn' which I'm sure won't do my start-line ambitions any harm.
In non-running news, I've (not sure when I was last on here) completed my purchase of a repossession house - 2 bed bungalow - and am currently in the process of turning it into a 3 bed, as those of you on FB will have seen. Getting plenty of upper body workouts in. Also having loads of 'fun' dealing with tradesmen.
Still, I've got through a massive amount in the space of the 11 days since purchase, and should have it liveable in the next fortnight, as I want it by the new year (which will be no mean feat), which leaves me to concentrate on other stuff like running and bass playing, so happy days
I think I'm only doing local xc races between now and the end of January when I get to go to Parliament Hill and find out what privileges an honorary Kent AC member has (PP ;-) ) before getting back to the road scene in Wokingham, Bath and Reading.
Quality PP. You're one up on me then as I never made the Guinness tour when I was there last month, despite staying just around the corner from it!
Big volume RS! What is it you've got coming up?
Currently out in Madrid. I'd had my flights booked with a while as I was supposed to get a train on to Valencia for the marathon but obviously ditched that when I was told to take a break from running. Decided there was no reason to go on to Valencia now so decided to explore here instead.
It's surprisingly hilly (at least where I am) so I expect the marathon would be a slow one.
I also exchanged contracts on a house for me and the kids yesterday, completing next week, so super exciting times and loads of diy ahead. Will take my time though to make sure I don't knacker myself before London this time
Running wise I should be hopefully a touch higher than last week's 109km so continuing to build the volume slowly.
Sounds like a good run, even if not quite what you wanted Padams. At least you slid accidentally. One of my clubmates in an earlier race decided that one of the hills was a little steep and scary, so slid down it rather than run down it...............