Great race. Thoroughly enjoyed it Matthew. One of the best, if not the best, organised races I've taken part in. Love the t-shirt and medal too! Big thank you to all the check point station people and others we saw on route. Can't praise you all enough.
To add my thoughts - and in no way am I trying to build myself up or blow me own trumpet etc. I'm not into that, but thought sharing this would add to the run streak debate.
Today is my 2 year run streak of running at least 1 mile every day (mostly at least 3 miles apart from after marathons or ultras). Many I know are in the midst of longer streaks. Go to twitter and search #runstreak if you want to find some of them.
This year I have got new pb's over every distance. sub 18min at 5k; sub 38min at 10k, sub 82min at HM, a mara pb of 2:55, and a 40mile ultra race in sub 5 hours.
I've just today run my 3,651st mile of 2013.
I feel fitter than ever and have suffered no injuries. I look after myself physical and nutritionally but no more so than many other runners I know.
I'm not special. As Jack87 has said - listen to your body. Many I know say pretty much the same thing - since running every day they are fitter and faster.
It is easy to get lost in the stats - lots of us like them loads; but really to me running is something I really enjoy and get pleasure from. It helps me a great deal. Why wouldn't I like to do it every day?
I need to get myself reading... I've got Boston coming up next year and despite starting the book back in August I haven't progressed that far. All previous marathons have been trained for using garmin schedules from here on RW but I wanted to do a P&D one this time around.
Hmm, if I read quickly I think I still have time before the training period begins.....
Guys - any links to your routes in Broxbourne Woods? Are you on Garmin connect or anything?
I lived in Hoddesdon for 20 years and walked a fair bit in those woods. Now live in Kimpton, over by Harpenden, and we've some nice routes here - a few hills, but mostly lanes etc. I've a nice marathon route from home to Letchworth that uses part of the 'Hitchin Hard Half marathon' and has a lovely hill that I struggle to run down safely!
Anyway, always happy to share with other local runners as seem so few about Herts.
Which one were you after Nick? I've probably still got a sub 3hr and 3:15 saved to my PC which I assume I could send on to you. At worst you could then edit one?
Judging by what I've read on garmin's own site, they are pushing people towards using online training plans through garmin connect - I've always used runner's world downloadable ones into garmin training centre and onto the garmin itself, so I'm annoyed by the change as the connect ones don't look customisable (or so easy to customize)