Well done Jugula. I also didn't know your race was this weekend. Was it a dog on an extendable lead? If so, they are definitely a pet hate (did you see way I did there?) of mine whilst out running!
I was briefly toying with the idea of doing my half marathon at target MP, and tagging a few on to make it up to 20. I think that would give me a confidence boost if I managed it, but I also want to see if I can do a good time at tha Half. I've reverted back to Plan A, which is to give it a good crack. The ony reasons that would change is if it's rubbish running conditions, or I'm just not feeling it on the day.
Just got back from a 20-miler. I'm pleased I did it, but I have to say I'm shattered! It was at my slow pace (10min/mile), but I still feel quite tired and my legs seized up a bit too. Hopefully a couple of beers and burger will help revitalise me
Hi Shades, I got 37:17 last night (unofficial), so just over 90secs off 2013. Really pleased with that, but I still couldn't run all the way up that blasted hill at the end! I have a new friendly rivalry with a chap at the Club. We're mates anyway, but we've noticed that we're currently running at about the same speed. I was ahead of him at the Torbay 10K (my first "win" over him) but he beat me last night - it's all friendly competition though Anyway, it does show I'm running quite well so fingers crossed I'll be able to give the Half next week a good go.
MF, as Shades said stick to your fuelling strategy. It obviously works for you!
I have the Forrest Flyer tonight. I checked my result from 2013 when I did 38:39, so that's the time for me to beat
Then, all being well, a long run tomorrow (18-ish, hopefully) and then I'm seeing some friends for a few beers in Exeter tomorrow afternoon. Sunday nothing planned, but Monday there's an anniversary event (music, BBQ, fireworks) for that clubmate of mine who died out running, around this time last year.
Shades, good news that the paperwork and your Mum's affairs are coming together. There's so much to do after someone has passed away.
The results have all been sorted out now for the 10K. Not sure what the issue was, but lots were changed automatically, without people having to email the RD to complain. Strangely, my result is now showing a second slower than it was. Oh well
I did 13 last night after work, which I enjoyed. It was quite cool with some very light drizzle in the air for parts of it, which was nice running conditions for me.