Need to check in more often - got a few pages to read through!
Nell - my half is Kinloss to Lossiemouth; small run but usually pretty fast.
Miles last week as follows:
Tuesday 6.78 miles - set my 2nd fastest ever 10k time as I was late in arriving and my target was to catch my running buddies for a chat before they left the car park (succeeded!)
Friday 3.21 miles - recovery run
Saturday 5.36 miles including parkrun (20:11, tune up race)
Sunday 14 miles
Today 4.03 miles - recovery run
YTD 84.51 miles
Got a couple of 10k races lined up for end of March and May. There's one mid-April that I'm toying with the idea of entering - any thoughts? It'll be 3 weeks after one and 4 weeks before the next. I usually am pretty selective in my races and don't race that often, but would really like to get my 10k time down this year.
Muttley, not sure that you can deny the logic of Muttley Jnr there; that did cheer up my day!
Harmander, impressive mileage - well done on racking that up already!
senidM - again, decent mileage; good to ensure you take care of yourself if you've not been 100% - so many horrible bugs doing the rounds!!
Nell - what's your marathon?
I did a paltry 1.23 miles today. Headed for the trails which I believe yesterday had some nice crisp snow on them. Today however, I almost didn't make it from my car to the pavement, then when I reached the trails there was a bit of ice to skirt around. Managed just over half a mile before encountering an open patch with a complete covering of ice - horrible, thawed snow that had refrozen overnight so was just absolutely treacherous. Nearly fell over trying to get back across the car park to my car too - like a bottle!
Texted my friends who were heading out later to advise them of conditions - they went anyway and I got a text from one of them later saying she'd fallen on her bum and it hurt a lot. Not good. On the upside, the thaw should ensure they're clear for next weekend!
Did an easy warm up yesterday followed by parkrun with my big sister, so nice easy miles. Need to get my arse in gear as I'm training for a half marathon in February.
In the past I've run parkrun but just used it as part of another run like folks have said - dependent on what's on the plan it could be a tempo, easy, or part of the long run.
My club coach is against us racing it every week as it doesn't do you good whatever your aim. Even if you want a PB, after the initial flurry of times you then need to back off and run easy before picking the 'right' week to go for it. New or otherwise, you're not going to find a schedule that has you 'race' 5k every week. You'd be done!
Well, that was fun! I am bracing myself for the cold, so went out for a head torch run tonight and very much enjoyed it so did 10.14 miles. Fab new head torch from Santa - he knew I'd been hankering after something like a floodlight so decided as I'm relatively cheap to run to get me the Petzl Nao +. It was ace! I'd never have gone rampaging around the woods like that with my old one.
YTD: 37.56 (There will no doubt be a few eeeks when I do nothing!)