Mowzer, some great running from you again. Like MF, sentences like that don't really do it justice, but I do enjoy reading your race reports
MF, that sounds like quite a tiring trip for you daughter! I hope she enjoys it.
S32 - that is a high mileage shoe. I may have to look at them. I tend to get about 500-600 miles from my Asics, but in a way I'm kind of scared to change them as they seem to suit me. But maybe a change would do me good? I don't know really.
Shades, enjoy Wales, and good luck to anyone else racing too.
I got a lovely 7.5 miles in yesterday - it was about 9am, so the sun was out but it wasn't too hit and I really enjoyed it. Again, it was a very steady pace, although I did up the pace going up one relatively long hill. It felt good actually. Rest day today, but I hope to get at least one run in over the weekend in the Brecons.
S32 - good news on the Half. It sounds like you enjoyed it, and that Roud Shuffled run sounds good fun too.
Shades, bad news you weren't feeling very well before the race. You've mentioned that event a few times, so it's obviously a favourite of yours.
Anniesophie - well done on your marathon. I had heard the conditions were quite warm, so well done! Would you do the event again do you think? Just for info, I don't think you can upload pics from a phone, but from the website on a PC there is an icon second from the right, above where you type messages. Click on that, and you can upload the pics from there but I think they have to be quite small in file size (250K I think).
MF, yeah I've been wearing the new boots around and on short walks. They seem fine actually. I will take my old pair with me as well, but I think the new ones will be okay. A slight problem is that Hiske the dog has hurt a paw some how so is limping quite badly. I'm no expert but it doesn't look to me like she's going to be up to very long walks, so the walks may be shorter and interspersed with more pub stops, which suits me just fine Hiske's owner is a vet so she's in good hands, but she looks to be getting worse and not better.
I've just got back from an 8-mile run, at a nice steady pace on the flat. It was a bit too hot for me really, but it was nice to be out. I'll do a shorter run tomorrow, then rest day Friday whilst we're driving to the Brecons. I am taking my running stuff with me so I may get a run in whilst I'm there - I'll see how it goes.
Really sorry to hear about that MF! Did you go running anyway that day, to get rid of the carbs?
SK, no I have never had that. How are you feeling generally though? Nervous? Excited? Do you feel ready for it?
My running is going okay, I think. I did 4 runs this week - 3, 5, 6, 6 miles. All at a very easy and conformable pace, with no hint of any speed whatsoever! It seems to be going okay, but I've been here before, so we'll see what happens. I'm still doing the stretches too (which are very boring....), so fingers crossed I'm back on the mend. I'm planning a short run today, Wednesday and Thursday and then I'm off to the Brecons on the weekend where it will be a lot of walking.
I'm off to the club tonight for the first time in weeks! I'm just going to jump into what's called the "improvers group", which is an easy-paced 3-5 mile social run (i.e. stopping/starting if needed) to see how I get on.
At the other end of the scale, I just did a 5K, very gentle run. I appear to be pain free, so fingers crossed I'm on the mend....again!
Non-running related, but as you may know I do a fair bit of walking. My walking boots were on their way out (I've had them years, but the soles aren't as good, as they've become slippery on wet stones etc), and I was told of a special offer in Mountain Warehouse. I went in, and they had a lot of stuff half-price, plus a further 20% off. I bought a decent pair of leather walking boots (I think they're last year's model, not that I care about that), an average pair of walking shoes/trainers and two pairs of decent walking socks, all for £82. That is a bargain, and it was genuine. I'm pleased with what I bought, as that would have cost £200+ usually. I think the deal is still on today, but then ends.