CW - good to hear from you and glad to hear the cycling is going well. As you say, plenty of time to get to grips with swimming. See you are planning Snowdon marathon again - having seen that on tv am impressed with anyone completing that one. You probably also noticed it's just the hardcore of us posting regularly on here these days (me, Dee, Toby, B&T, Yvonne).
Toby - I am using the same basic plan for Bath HM as in the past. As B&T knows, my main problem twice in the past has been getting cramp at around 9mls despite no problems during training.
I did 4.5mls yesterday evening. Crossed over at the end of my road and found myself running amongst members of Cirencester AC again as they were out on their training run. It was the faster ones I was running amongst this time - so more focused running going on and no chat! They stopped a bit further on as I made my way into town. I could see their leader looking at me and wondering why I wasn't stopping so I shouted out .. "It's okay - I'm the opposition!"
Toby - wasn't expecting you to be putting in 20ml run just yet - well done.
Yvonne - good training going on there from you.
I'm slowly building up my mileage. I did 8mls on Saturday - had to take a couple of short walk breaks but overall pace was 10:30mm. I've put together a training plan for the Bath HM (increasing long weekend runs; some steady runs and some hills/intervals) and will up the long run to 9mls next weekend.
Dee - nice of you to pop in and sorry to hear 'life' is so busy at the moment.
Toby - well done re the 8ml run and good luck for later today.
I am on 'lates' today and working from home. So a 09:30 start meant I had loads of time to go for a run before work. And I did! I dragged myself out of bed at 06:45 and did a short tempo run at 10:09 pace (3.25ml loop around town). Feeling very virtuous now and not yawning as much as I expected
Toby - weekend's away always seem to include eating too much in my experience. A big woo-hoo to Poohbear for her PB
I thought I had seen the 'official' results for the Swindon 10k but can't seem to find them on the website now. I've no idea why it's gone now but as expected my 'official' tiem shows as slower than my Garmin time (because of the delay crossing the start line). So - sorry Swindon 10k - but I'm sticking with my sub-60min PB and you can't take it away from me (mwah-hah-harrrrr).
My 8ml run on Saturday went well (around 10:35mm pace) and I managed another 5ml run last night with the club. I'm creeping ever closer to my 500ml target - up to 478 now so hoping to break the 500ml barrier in a couple of week's time.
Toby - good luck with the Boscombe 10k .. nice part of the country.
I haven't been out since Tuesday - been working 'earlies' this week and that always makes me knackered. I am on call again tomorrow until 2:30pm. So will go for an 8ml run in Cirencester Park tomorrow afternoon once I'm off duty. Then I'll be cooking a sunday roast tomorrow evening as we're in Warwick on Sunday for our grand-daughter's 5th birthday.
And I see we're still waiting to see the 'official' results from Sunday (drums fingers)