I also did the Stirling 10K yesterday and had the pleasure of meeting Lit, unfortunately I didn’t meet Richard.
As has been said previously, the Stirling 10K is billed as flat and PB friendly, this being Scotland flat doesn’t mean flat. It just means that the undulations are smaller and gradual rather than huge or horrid. PB friendly is also slightly misleading due to the number of turns (lots) and the poor running surface, all tarmac but uneven, broken, pot-hole riddled and loads of kerbs to cross. But, it still is a good race to run.
Spotted Lit pre-race but if she had hassles getting to the start it didn’t show in her calm focussed warm up, She looked fast and duly showed it as I didn’t see her again until after the finish. We had a quick chat and I listened to the rant about “no f***g water, just milk at the finish”. What probably didn’t help was that they also offered her a banana.
So, congratulations Lit on your PB and silver medal, congratulations Richard on your PB, why did you have to stop twice?
Are either of you doing Linlithgow 10k on the 28th?
Also, If you’re wanting a quick 5K course for a PB come along to the Edinburgh parkrun on Saturday, absolutely flat (well 3m elevation gain over the entire course) and only two corners.
GM – Edinburgh is the normal parkrun, although have done a few others, but none as flat or straight as Edinburgh.
Leslie – what stretches are you doing and what is the specific problem?
Poacher – await the report, when and where is number 100 planned?
Birch – Wish I was in the form to knock out an easy 21.
SJ – a bike-run-swim combo of over 2 hours is a decent long session.
PMJ – Sounds like a standard parkrun. Up here running even pace and starting on the second row you can be down in seventieth place after 500m, then you drift back up the field, gaining thirty odd places by mid-point and eventually finishing in the twenties.
Lorenzo – Your 49 trumps my measly 25 for the week.
Out at 6:30am this morning, 9 miles at 7:20 pace (62% WHR), by mile six I was still thinking that I should be wearing gloves.
Minni – (((hugs))), wish I could offer something positive, can you do any running or training at the moment?
TAR – Here’s hoping that you make it over the start line, and find the way to the finish in a satisfyingly low time.
Poacher – 52, I’m impressed. I assume there’s a few ultra’s in that total. Over what timescale have you achieved this?
Leslie – a steady comeback, are you aiming for anything specific?
OO – good luck at the GNR
GM – Keep positive and enjoy the good feelings
Gul – Good miles.
Lorenzo – Nice long run, you must have been out at nearly Gul o’clock. In previous years I enjoyed running in the early dawn on Sunday mornings before there were people or traffic about on the moors, very Zen like, a different world.
Parkrun for me this morning, legs were better than Thursday but not energetic or keen. Seemed to have only one gear and came home in 18:40. Splits were 3:44, 3:47, 3:43, 3:47 and 3:39 as I pushed for the line.
SJ - Didn't realise that things were so severe, carry on running sensibly for as long as you can, as you're currently doing and make sure that you enjoy it.
Birch - belated birthday best wishes.
GM - two weeks will pass quickly, take the time to different things.
Poacher - How many mara's have you done now?
Gul - am trying to remember if you've done a mars since your long stint in London, what was you last one?
Marrows - if your 210 is being changed for the third time you obviously don't agree with that make/model.
Lorenzo - what's a rest day?
Did my short 6 miler time trial thingy last night, came out at 6:51 pace and felt horrid from the off. legs were dead and unresponsive the whole way. So based on previous experience, it means I'm in 39:30 or so 10K form, comfortably sub 40 but not close to sub 39. Might be able to find the 30 or so secs if I can get life back into the legs in the next week.
No running planned for today, but a parkrun is on the cards for tomorrow, anyone else racing this weekend?