Dannirr and Stephen - Two cracking runs there and shows the training is on track. We just have to keep ourselves in one piece now. Hope the rest of the gang racing last weekend did good as well.
I had a good run last sunday as well, the Heartbreaker Marathon in the New Forest. Can recommend it as an excellent winter marathon with a fair amount of climbing involved. I know Garmins must be taken with a pinch of salt for elevation stats, but it reckoned over 4000ft of ascent and descent. Finished in 3.26 so very happy with that.
LOL - My schedule starts hill repeats next week. I am looking find a hill that you can run up with good form for 2 minutes, then rest for about 2 to 2 min 20 on the way back down.
Well done on the excellent racing last weekend all. Shows the training is moving us all in the right direction. And good luck to all this weekend as well. Lots of marathons planned across the globe....
575DOP - will wear the hat, providing its not too windy or too cold!!!! Although with a half time of about 80 minutes, you may well catch me up from behind anyway!! I am hoping the worst of the weather will get to us after we have finished.
Nice to have met you McHilly last sunday, glad you had good run and hopefully catch up again for another chat at Compton.
Cheers for the updated list. Next time, can you add me to the North Dorset Marathon on the 3rd May. That hog roast at the end sounded too good to miss!!
Looking forward to hopefully catching up with a few of you at Bramley. I will be wearing my usual club vest (red with black and white, comrades logos on back), but providing its not windy i aim to wear my comrades hat from a few years back. Pace wise, am planning to run with a couple of clubmates and we are looking for about 8.15-8.20 average per mile. Although during the Watford Half, i met Lars during the race!!!
As for meeting up, depending on the weather, there is a large playground where you drop your bags off which is ideal to stretch, relax or generally collapse, depending on your run!!!
I can also tell i am in training for comrades again, at the moment i constantly feel tired, in a good way of course!!!
Hi Lars - Cool to meet you during the race last week. Hope you finished nice and strong. I had a great race, not getting any slower during the race, but the second half was definitely easier than the first. Still bloomin cold though. Hopefully we can hook up again at Bramley in a couple of weeks.
Becca - i dont normally eat during a half marathon but have been trying out solid food for the first time this year. Found that peanut butter seemed to be a good choice and nice to hear you have used it before as well (hopefully successfully!!). Just trying every opportunity to work out how much peanut butter to put in the sandwich. Its getting more each time so far!!! Glad you survived the Fell race as well!!
And i haven't yet done a "traviss" race but i have heard great things about them and the fact its timed rather than distance is perfect. And a great medal and goody bag is just a bonus.
Shame about the coughs and colds Fido & Wilf. Hopefully you can shake them off soon. Time out at this stage wont be as bad as later during the training.