LMH - I don't know, I'm sure others on here know more about the high standard ultras. Isn't there a qualifying race to get into the GB team or something like that? Not saying you would win but I think you might surprise yourself! Age doesn't seem to be too much of a barrier in the longer stuff.
Or Comrades, which is on my to-do list. That's a bit more of a financial/logistical undertaking though!
LMH - amazing run (again!), you should have a go at a high quality one sometime soon to see how you fare - I suspect you could be pretty highly ranked amongst the top British women.
RB - pleased to hear you had a good honeymoon and enjoyed NYC.
Some solid training by lots of others e.g. AlanB.
Been doing bits and pieces, mostly with the dog but also a couple of reasonable sessions last week - one alternating slow and fast miles, then on Saturday I ran 7M to a different park run, won in 16:30 (off-road but flat), then ran home again. And did a good ride yesterday, about 54M averaging just over 20mph with a few decent hills.
Might be my last post for a while as Mrs Padams is booked in for a c-section tomorrow as he's breached and won't move around. A bit nervous but also quite excited!
LS21 - all that stuff about injuries and then you say you've done 264M in July! I guess you're in decent shape.
SC2 - hadn't seen the individual results so just had a look. I doubt it was the team manager who put Pauline, so suspect someone else - I'll find out next time I'm at the club! Or maybe it's my new tactic to get a spot on the 2020 Olympic team...
AlanB - unlucky, that can happen in track races and it's a learning process. That's happened to me before (most notably a couple of weeks ago at the intercounties). I think the key is that even if you're following someone, you need to be looking in front of them to see if any gaps are appearing. Then you can move around to latch back on without being isolated too long.
Reminds me of the end of the bike ride yesterday - with about a mile to go before the usual sprint point I was at the back of the group of 7. That's usually good leading into the sprint, but positions 5 and 6 sat up for some reason - by the time I'd realised there was a big gap to close. I managed to get across but it took about a minute at full gas and I had no legs left for the sprint.
Wardi - as you say, hardly surprising with the lack of sleep. You'll feel great after the holiday!
Jools - well done for getting the 10k done and sounds like you're recovered now with that long run.
ES - solid training, if you can hit all the P&D sessions you should get into good shape.
Did my longest run for nearly 3 months on Saturday - 6M with the dog then 9M progressive on my own (starting at 7:10 pace, each mile quicker than the previous down to 6:19 for the last one). Not specatular but felt reasonably comfortable given the lack of long runs recently.
Then 60M on the bike yesterday with the usual group, averaged 20mph with quite a few hills.
That brought up a total of just over 30 hours' training for July: about 165M running (20 hours), 200M cycling (10.5 hours) and a bit of swimming. Not massive, but keeping myself in reasonable shape without doing too much.