Hi again Pip. Yes, the book is still on going. The first chapter is with the proof reader as we speak and I waiting to hear back and then I can sort out all the corrections. it is still in it's infancy but there is no rush. Jo , my proof reader has a couple of daughters so is doing it for me when she can fit it in around her family life. I would rather take time over it than rush it out. She is also very reasonable, so that is a bonus financially.
Got out for 18 miles with a couple of running buddies today. So another long mileage box ticked. Will hit the track Tuesday for some 800 metre reps . You ok ?
Hi. Pip. Ha Ha !! No I am not deserting !! Just been away for a bit back in NZ and had real trouble getting back on here with password problems. All sorted now though.
They say swimming is pretty good for asthma. Also good cross training !! Many good runners suffer from asthma. But can still compete. Hope you will be ok.
Training for London going ok . Have got in 2 x 16 milers and a few shorter runs. Need to get some fast stuff on board. That started today with a very challenging 10k race as part of an aquathlon team. Very hilly course, so ticked all the 'outside the comfort zone' boxes. Also a good sharpener. Any marathon schedule should have a 10k race or time trial there somewhere !! My partner and I have a combined age of 106 which goes up by 2 years every year. We called ourselves 106 years old !! He swims and I run. He can churn out a time of 15 mins in the pool, so for his age is very quick. He is also a good runner. It is quite funny as being the oldies we are still the team to beat !!! The distance was a little short as it measured only 5.84 miles. But still a fantastic tune up race for my London schedule. Taking on board race conditions, sympathetic neuron system arousal and all that. This is why we run better in races as everything is heightened. Just the reason why you should have races in your marathon schedule. All very race specific. Anyway, I am probably boring you all to tears with my marathon talk. !!!!!! Hope you get into London next year PIP. I love the Cardiff half. Ran the 10k last year there too. First time ever and had PB. So good running memories from Cardiff. Anyway. Nice to be back on board !!!
Hi again all. Bad luck on the ballot PIP. No I haven't read back as I have not been on here for a bit. Would certainly think about the Swansea 10k. May be able to persuade some of our club runners to do it. Off to New Zealand on the 6th so hopefully I will be able to touch base while there. I am running a marathon in my home town. Just perfect timing really.