SC2 -- yes, I'm with C&C. I hadn't heard of Ian Kimpton before, obviously darned quick.
On Monday I did some extra on the bike because of my race-weary legs and found it extra easy in the heat -- which makes sense, the air should be ~5% less dense at 30 degC compared with 15 degC (say). Back to running last night though, and this morning I did my first stair training for about a year -- just to innoculate my quads against damage from a planned family mountain walk a few days before the half I'll race on holiday, really.
SC2 -- someone pointed out that my 10K got a big 'SSS' score on runbritain, implying it was harder than normal, and no doubt yours did too. I did consider the Luton 10K because of being an Eastern Vets thing, but didn't think it worth the extra travel. At least you got a cash prize though! (Nice engraved glass things for us to be fair.)
CD -- will be really interesting to see how the run/walk thing turns out. Now you mention it, I remember I tried it on a training ultra once; not sure if it helped or not though.
LS21 -- that's a very decent session even for someone with a functioning liver. Just stay off the Sunny D...
CD -- congrats on the bouncy bling. I'm not following the run/walk thing though -- do you reckon that might be quicker in the (fatigued) marathon at the end of the IM then?
Nice running Wardi & TT.
I had yet another race yesterday, the St Ives 10K. My time was a disappointing 36:09, though everyone complained of being slow in the heat and because of a stiff headwind for a mile or two at one point (though I managed to shelter for that). I suspect that thoroughly trashing my quads on the hills last Sunday didn't help. Picked up an almost embarrassing haul of team and MV45 prizes, then 2nd and V40 county champs medals (for what they're worth!) though, and did another 8M waiting for prizes so it was still a reasonable day's running.
SL -- I'm wracked with guilt now -- it's my shocking failure to _commit_! But if you're doing the tourist sites, might well also bump into you not in running kit, which would be lovely -- Empire State Building, Liberty Island boat trip, Intrepid museum, modern art, etc etc, all good stuff. Last time I went to NY (except for changing planes for work) was in 1981 when my Mum went over to run NYM and we stayed a week, so it's been a while. The HM in Portland sounds quite low key, but our friends hosting us there have been bullying me for years to come over and race there, so it's bluff-calling time, and I want to put on a decent show... if that's possible after a week and a half of indulging in US portions. Both mini-CWs have finished big exams, hence the rare bigger holiday.
And I've never trained "properly" for an ultra, but from first principles you want to develop your fat-burning and so be running glyco-depleted. So back to back 20s is Ok so long as you don't refuel too much in betweeen -- but arguably doing 30 on one day and skipping the other would be as good or better. That would be my preference anyway, but partly to fit in better with family (only bunking off for one long run not two).
SL -- ah, Gatwick for me. I'll be tapering for a half on Sat 7th in Portland (Oregon) so while I might do a longish run one week out, in general I'll not do too much out there, and in any case find it easier to plan training 'dynamically' around family things (and get lag this time). So maybe I should wish you well and hope to bump into you in Central Park but not try and plan anything (or keep up with you), cheers! PS glad you've got your legs back, if not you chest.