Congrats RJ. Sounds like you had a fantastic experience. I like the way the Telegraph article starts, "Thiry-nine elite British runners.." Feeling very humble having an "elite" frequenting our thread!
Well done to XPS for taking on such a challenge - and making a brave (but probably sensible) decision. Have a beer, lots of food and rest your legs for a while. I'm sure once it has sunk in, you'll start to get itchy feet and want to get back out there again.
O&OGood job that wasn't an 'A' race. What a nightmare.
I made a real numpty mistake today. Forgot to charge my Garmin, so it died half-way through my run. Luckily I know my various routes fairly well so I had a rough idea of distance to get home. Plotted it online afterwards and I was only about 200-300 metres out in my guesswork. A total of 17.21kms in 1:26 seems a good way to start the week.
Question for RJ: With today's run not being a "race", did you taper for it or did you just train right through and treat today as a "regular" weekend long-run?
Congrats to the Parkrunners this morning. Some good times being laid down (despite condtions, weather and alcohol!).
Poacher: Welcome back and well done on sticking to the first week of the plan.
Gul Did you enjoy your lie-in this morning? Nice long run though
Speedy Sorry to hear about the mystery injury. Hope it clears up after some RICEing.
Good luck on Monday Jools
An enjoyable run through the forests and round some lakes for me this morning. 24.3kms in 2hrs 10mins. A bit of a lumpy route so legs felt a bit trashed when I got home. Recovering nicely on the sofa now though
I saw that some money (about £134) had been reserved on my Visa account yesterday, but couldn't see what it was for. Today it says: www.tickets.london2012! I guess that means Olympic tickets! I applied for swimming, cycling and athletics finals. They were all £100 a pair, so it looks like I missed out there. The £40 a pair sessions were basketball, handball, football and water polo. Guess I got 3 pairs of tickets in there somewhere. Yaay! I'll be in London next summer Good luck to everyone else who hasn't heard yet.
And on a running theme - good luck to XPS in his canal jog tomorrow and good luck to all park-runners.
76 quid for an hour at the physio!? Bl**dy hell. Even here in Norway, consistently one of the most expensive countries in the world, I don't pay anywhere near that amount. Think a session costs me about 200 Kroner which is around 20 quid.
Congrats to the weekend's racers, Sal, FW and Speedy
I'm keeping on, keeping on. 16.7kms in 1:21 this afternoon. Wind was a right b*gger.