2old: very impressive half, Blackpool is not very inspiring and thats beng polite.
Wash; welcome, your times show that sub 3-30 is on
Chick: spring is here in Wiltshire, nice long run.
04S: positive new re knee, you would hate the Maldives most islands are too small to run around.
AA: see above! Great place though. i've been married more an 25 years just not to the same person!
Nell; your moderate pace is impressive.
Barry; good steady training.
Was offshore Blackpool for 10 days, did damn all and gave ankle a rest. Got back Tuesday night, ran 5 on weds, nothing hurt. cycled 35 miles with 1000M of climbing Thurs, ran 5 on friday and ankle hurt a bit. Cycled 40 on Sat, and today was Larmer Tree 20 an offroad spectacular which was 21 miles with very nearly 3,000 feet of ascent, nearly quit at 5 miles, came even closer at 10 miles, the cider at 15 helped, the cramp at 17 was agony (have never had cramp running before) but got going again to lurch home in 3-50 ish. Living proof that 20 very hard offroad miles is faintly stupid when you have hardly run for three weeks and probably overcooked it over the previous 4 days, but cider cures all ills.
AA: no pressure then! 3-39 should be a walk in the park even as Snow White!
Chick: yeah i too feel like retiring from time to time but then stuborness takes over
Barry: good to see you back
2Old: impressive weeks training
Lots of cycling and swimming this week as ankle is sore, ran 6 x 800 with club on Thursday and stunned myself by doing them all in around 3-10. fitter than I thought. Off working on a work barge off Blackpool for 7 - 10 days, so missed 10 mile race today and probably nect weeks 20 mile race, but I suspect my ankle might benefit from 7 days or so of complete rest, it's been getting worse by the week.
O4S: fingers crossed, missed you at Blackmore Vale half!
AA: old and fat I think not, still a a very decent hqlf on a windy day. Damn sure i cant get under 1-40 any more
2Old: good long run there.
Bro: good ykw, you're going to smash that PB.
Barry: hope your soon back on track
I had a genuine cut back week this week, 45 miles running, 2 swimming and no cycling..... Too bloody wet! Still stuggling with dodgy ankle, can run it off as long as run is further than 10 miles! Had a good quality session with club on Thursday, was running with people who I normally only see the back of, so inspired I did ykw on Sat, 22-01, need to take a minute off that. Then 21.5 in 3-02 yesterday which was quite a bit quicker pace than I expected but felt easy enough so some level of fitness clearly returning.
I think BB has summed up the situation with regards to the way forward, this is pretty well exactly the process we have just been through in my running club. In practice the ability for individuals to order directly from the supplier when the club shop is open has been well recieved and an absolute godsend to the kit man (me!).
As i have decided to come out of retirement for Outlaw Hookham and Weymouth I guess I'm back in the Pirate mix, my LG kit especially the cycling jacket has with stood a high degree of abuse but its always good to see whats on offer, times change.