JD - leave your trainers on then if the demo kicks off you can run away fast or leave your kit on and if you do get caught you can just say honestly officer I was just doing my daily run and I got caught up in all this - joking aside hope it goes well good cause
FR - have a good race
I did a nearly 7 mile hill session at CyB on Thursday night OMG loved every second but boy oh boy could I feel it yesterday.
Marathon/Ultra training has commenced - that is I've finally managed to move my butt over the half marathon distance and did 15 miles yesterday. The Ultra bit was managing to eat 1/2 a 9 bar en route and not throwing it up or worse oh and walking up the steep bits which there were a few of - remembered when we were still going up after what seemed like hours why I hadn't done this route for a year (it's blinkin tough) but the views from the top are amazing so will not be leaving it a year again
JD - not sure I could go once round a track never mind 160 times
Brer - well done I did wonder what the course would be like Wrexham isn't the prettiest town. Only 1 to go (bouncing slightly in excitement)
First night back on the trails since Winter Half in January on Thursday night and we did a speed session I managed 6 reps of the loop which surprised me I'd anticipated about 4. Yesterday I struggled around a hungover (I celebrated Mr C's birthday for him rather too well) 8 miles then treated him to lunch in the forest café
T-Rex - you don't like doing stuff the easy way do you
Well quite a weekend here. Had to rush our oldest dog to the vets Friday evening she was in so much pain and going down fast vet decided it was very bad colic so she had a massive pain killer injection and anti spasmodic tablets so a pretty grim night. A lot better Sat am and continued to improve (though a bit messy) so despite another disturbed night Saturday we got up Sunday and decided Anglesey was back on
Had trouble finding registration (no signs and it was all quite spread out with start, finish and reg all in different places) but got there in the end. Freezing cold at start line but with the sun out and wind behind us quite pleasant once we set out. The cold and stress had left me really tense and I was starting to hurt after mile 1 so I went with Hetties run/walk setting and after a couple of run 2 min walk 30sec intervals I relaxed and decided to stick with it for the entire run. On the way back we turned into the wind on Beaumaris sea front and it had picked up by then so on the exposed prom bit I ended up being blown into the wall soon back to slightly more shelter but the cold wind did start to aggravate my chest a little so cough re-emerged . Still the R/W worked wonders and I only slowed a little and was able to keep the intervals going coming in at 2.37 so about my usual time for a road half . Straight home as weather started to deteriorate as we made the long walk back to the car and Mr C was hurting somewhat after shooting off like a bat out of hell to get a new pb of 2.12 and we wanted to get back to the dogs. So home by 2pm for food and snooze.
Feel fine today except for a bit of a stiff ankle so a good end to a bad weekend