Catching up... Abbers - Hope you enjoyed the Christmas do - ours is tonight. I seem to remember P&D week 1 is a fairly light, gentle introduction. "General aerobic" is so vague! Leslie - how is the hamstring now? 8:12 sounds fine for a 15 miler, I would say. Accidental 19 was a bit of a stormer though! Doesn't feel like 9C though! TAR - 130 miles on the treadmill is many more than I've ever done on one of those dreaded machines. GM - I can sympathise with the madness at work. And also having to run a bit faster than planned to get back in time for something! Glad your garmin was still in one piece - seemed unlikely! Great hill running too and a nice outing with your son. Lorenzo - good consistency with the monthly mileage. Looks like your head to head with PMJ could go down to the wire! Cracking 23 miler in the bag now too and a good week all in all. Unusual quintet of runs! PMJ - hope the week in Germany hasn't been too much of a setback! You ought to be a professional pacer. Sounds like you took back quite a bit of the ground lost at the start of the XC in spite of being blocked for a while. Poacher - #gymfail has obviously read Noakes and is doing his heat acclimatisation, as you suggested. Remember, rest and recovery is an important part of training zzzz Birch - shelling long runs like peas again now. OO - are you making it a three horse race now with Lorenzo and PMJ? Tasty progressive run. SBD - great to hear from you. I can sympathise with struggling to make the start line. Really hoping it comes good for you this year in Brighton. If you do the early runs often enough you switch into auto-pilot mode eventually. MsE - sorry things didn't go to plan in the road race. There's always next time... (And an ex-international hockey player! Great stuff.) Oh no, sorry to hear about the twisted ankle too. Hope you're ready to go next week. Only 65km - slacker! Phew. Nothing exciting to report for this week. A total of 49 tediously slow miles so far with a the longest single run of 12 miles this morning. A bit of respite at work today before our Christmas do tonight and then it's probably another mental week to follow.
Leslie - hope the niggle amounts to nothing. Nice totals buidling up. Birch - double that next year, then? PMJ - worth the extra 1 then. Poacher - or the extra 27.3? Isn't Hull a city of culture Take care of yourself - sounds like a good rest might be the best thing. GM - 52x52 might just be beyond me, but I thought 100 x 26.21875 might be do-able. OO - good luck with the parkrun tourism. SEDan - nice one! 6 recovery miles this morning. No running for a couple of days as it's Mrs GD's birthdcay tomorrow and going away for the night.
TAR - thanks. You hear all sorts on Women's Hour. GM - dedication in the sub-zero temperatures to help your friend, well done. PMJ - sounds like a decent target. Enjoy the 12 miler at lunchtime. 11.3 slow miles to finish the month on 235.6 . The reason for the extra .3 was to round up the total so far for the year to 2473.
PMJ - great racing and well done on the 1st MV50 place. Leslie - hope you had a good birthday - your WAVA must be rocketing! Abbers - sounds like you had a good day at the HM. Good luck with the P&D! GM - good start to the week. Sub-zero here this morning. MsE - TMI. KR - tough XC run. Hope your legs are fresher today. 8 easy miles @ 8:30 m/m this morning (and another trip to Tescos).