RS - Would be a shame if you couldn't make the race. Having planned my travels in the Lakes from tomorrow I can see how bloody hard it is getting to these places though.
My favourite part of Marigold's blog is the mention of Ron Hill. Lovely stuff!
The fell running shoes were happy enough on soft southern grass yesterday but I've got a tougher test line up for them on Thursday. The fell race has the same vertical gain as the Beachy Head Marathon concentrated over 9 miles. Eek!
Felt good on this evening's MP + interval session, 3M @ MP, 5 mins rest, then 3 x 1M off 1 min recovery. The "MP" was metronomically similar to last week (5:49, 5:47, 5:47), then I was pleased with the mile reps even if the pacing was less consistent: 5:09, 5:12, 5:07. Fell asleep in the middle but picked it up with a target 5k pace finish (near enough), so I'll take that.
Tomorrow: rest day, lots of driving, acclimatise to northern atmosphere.
If you (men only here) really want to embarrass an aggressor who's basically showing off in front of their mates, sneak off, remove all your kit, return and wrestle the guy to the floor while stark bollock naked.
How did that work out for you, Ric? I'm hoping there's a photo somewhere, bonus marks for assaulting the guy with a prize carp.
Dean - Shame you won't be there, especially as I wouldn't have had to worry about you beating me. I'm gonna give this a good hammering, so hopefully I won't break anything during my fell race on Thursday. If I have a shit one I might consider taking up bowls or gymnastics.