Like Millsy I can't understand the messianic fervour that surrounds VLM when there are equally good races elsewhere.
This year I did Barcelona for the first time. It is half the size of VLM so less congested around a lovely course in a fabulous city. First point - you enter online and you're in, no ballot or charities. As an observation my wife was spectating and the nearest she saw to fancy dress was an orange wig.
The start, finish & Expo are all in the same place so as long as your hotel is within 1/2 mile from this area then everything is walking distance. You can even catch an airport shuttle bus to/from this area. Compare this to VLM where everything is spread out around the city so lots of travelling involved. I have done and enjoyed London plenty of times but Barca was such a stress few experience I would rate it a notch up from London TBH. Franfkurt in the autumn is similarly organised.
Good luck today Jimbob & Jools. How did the champs go Charlie?
A modest 20:48 at the Park Run for me. Still, about 50 secs quicker than last week so going in the right direction. After a long lay off 5k distance it usually takes me about six races to get the required leg speed back! Second highest turnout ever at York - 476, it was almost congested!
Another 5m easy later then ruined it all with beer & curry.
Selbs.. good pace on the treadie, is that one you have at home or do you have to go to a gym? Having fixed mine recently and serviced/re-waxed the belt as necessary it's all ready to roll again. I do find it a bit hot in summer but I suppose I ought to man up as it's my favoured way of doing intervals/tempo sessions. Hope the sherbets went down well at the cricket
TT.. good session nailed there. My next marathon is 19 weeks away too, seems ages away but I'm sure it will come around quicker than expected!
Best of luck Jools & Selbs for the BUPA race.
Very impressed with your long day out DanA, not surprised you had DOMS. Hope you got round the 4k in one piece!
11.2m done today, still cool & breezy up here. Might nip down the Park Run on Saturday as the wind speed forecast is an encouraging 4mph.
Fishy.. Tynemouth brings back some memories, I lived at Cullercoats (Marden Estate) when I was a nipper. Quite a novelty being able to walk to the seaside when you're a young lad! Only downside was becoming a Toon fan.
Nice 8 miler KR, good to see you running well.
4m + 7.5m double today, managed to avoid the worst of the rain. Sorry SJ, a few mangled toe nails but no flesh wounds on my feet.