Jeez, the race was tough. You climbed 1500ft in the 1st half then just when you wanted to puke you hit the steep downhill and knackered your knees. Mostly club runners but still surprised to finish 5th from last!! The others must have had their weetabix!
Kinsey - my watch used to do funny things and could maybe understand if it was twisty or hilly but not if it's been ok on that route before. Maybe you did hit dizzy speeds!!!
Did our ice bucket challenge and eaten 2 roast dinners to stop me snacking on rubbish.
Back to work tomorrow But only 2 weeks until Belgium for the marathon And then another 3 until gran Canaria .
JT - look out for the entries next year as it is bound to grow and they have already said the event village would need to move if the field gets much bigger so they may put a limit on.
iG - good job you checked! i find although trains and buses are packed with runners heading to a start they are always friendly affairs! No-one moans or grumbles about being squashed as they have bigger things to think about. Good run considering the bleughness.
decided to do a hill raiser race tomorrow, 7 miles uphill to the top of hay bluff then all down to the finish. Will be a good session even if I come last!
Hi Rpitch- your plan looks good but be prepared to be flexible, i find if i plan too much something inevitably goes pear shaped and you have to adjust! Sometimes i hear about more events I want to squeeze in and end up skint or injured!
Not good to hear about the niggles Steady and MC.
Interesting about the kids giving swim tips, i wish someone could advise me how to speed up.
have been getting lots of crampy calfs, was reading another thread about calf strain which advised staying in the saddle to bike so wondering if my increase in bike sessions could be to blame? (Not that i get out of the saddle much).
saw a pirate at the severn bridge half last Sunday but was past me in a flash!
Back home after an impromptu barge holiday! Went to the severn bridge half last Sunday then drove straight to n wales where the boat was. Fab week with no stress, no thoughts of work and no wifi.... Bliss. Even managed plenty of jogging/ running on the tow path on Tues and Thursday.
Yippee to the win Lotte, snuggles with Fay, buying choc for colleagues, running after the horrendous massage Tangy, being bridesmaid and having a nice job (anyone else apart from lotte??)
Boo to sorting everyone elses stuff out at work CM, the Summit, traffic woes, injuries, queues and cost at legoland (defo wont be hurrying there) and head lice!!!
I have another who gets despondent and wont try if he thinks he may lose. Toms teacher kept him down on the marking thing at school as he 'struggled to accept disappointment'.
Severn bridge half was fabulous, could have done with more toilets but i managed with a bush.... Slick organising and huge field so always plenty of people around you (but not too crowded). Ran pretty much all of it with my 60plus club mate who left me for dust over the last mile! She was 2nd in her age cat though. Def not flat which added some omph and of course starting on the actual bridge was awesome. I kissed it as i came back over and finished in 1:54.