Lorenzo - that's a busy week to fit in before you jet off!!! Hope you get a chance to rest too. Leslie - not long to go for you either. Enjoy the last week of the taper. OO - great parkrun. MsE - hope you can find the right balance to recover from injury. Enjoy the Race for Life with MsEtte1. Birch - nice way to spend Bank Holiday weekend. Poacher - you are definitely a survivor. GM - well done on the 40 mile week. Your patience will pay off. JF2 - hope you find a new target soon. I'm currently trying to avoid tarmac and do more off-road! Hence today, I headed up the river and tried to find one of two entrances on my side of the woods. I haven't been that far along the river since I was a nipper and I'm sure there was clear access all the way along. So quite a bit of back tracking and nipping out onto other paths and finding another way round. Eventually I did make it into the woods; the entrance seemed to be deliberately hidden! After a couple of laps I thought it was time to head home and tried the other side of the river but without any joy. Still at least next time I can head straight there without wasting time going round the houses. So 75 mins with a few strides on the way home - no idea how far it was though.
Birch - that's another point in favour of Mable, then, but unfortunately Autumn Shakespeare is looking most likely at the moment. Jools - nice "long" run. Bike It - hope you're feeling 100% very quickly. VTr - I live in a flat area and have to run several miles to get to anything vaguely hill-like, so even an undulating course would give me problems. OO - should be a good parkrun! Enjoy the bank holiday. Poacher - how is the other leg doing? Fishy - sounds like a nice run. 13 miles this morning - including 14 laps slow/easy, 13 laps steady/MP, and 2 laps warm-down. Longest run since Spring Shakespeare, making a total of 49 for the week.
PMJ - good to hear you found your mojo. The course is obviously not flat, but it didn't look too hilly. Might be just about OK for a small PB attempt, but not sub 3:15 for me. The main attraction is the location, slightly more appealing than Leicester, and being the start of half-term, Mrs GD might be tempted to make a few days of it. If I were looking purely at the course and travelling distance, then it's a toss-up between Mablethorpe or Autumn Shakespeare.
PMJ - hope the mojo's back today. Bike It - hope you remembered to rinse your hands in cold water after washing them in boiling hot water as germs breed faster on hot hands KR - speedy little five miler! Poacher - nooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MsE - sorry to hear your news too. Leslie - good to hear positive news from someone! VTr - nice sub LT in the heat - not much chance of a tan round here. KR - another good session. 4.3 mile recovery run. Still pondering which autumn marathon to target. Anyone done or heard anything about the Dartmoor Vale marathon?
Bike It - hope you manage to avoid that meeting and get in some over-training with all those elite athletes today. Abbers - congrats on the new job - much more convenient. Jools - enjoy the 10k even though it's not likely to be a Bubka Bupa. GD - have a good day at Lord's. VTr - hope you're ready to run very soon. Leslie - hope thre rest is doing you good. GM - A run at sunset sounds nice, but early mornings are more convenient when everyone else is asleep! 9.4 miles inc. 8x100m strides this morning.