Some fine cross training going on by the sound of it. Also sounds like the Argos catalogue is your best friend right now?
I'm sort of making my training up as I go along at the moment though due to a number of reasons. My ankle swelling has got better and I managed a 10k yesterday lunchtime.
I didn't say in my previous post but my Dad had a massive stroke 3 week's ago and has been in hospital. They discovered an infection on his heart valve, wanted to operate but couldn't as they said he was so weak from the stroke that he wouldn't survive the surgery.
Yesterday after my run I got a call saying he'd gone into heart failure, the docs and nurses flew into action and they had to do the op immediately and take the risk. It was all very dramatic. He had the valve replaced and a double bypass for good measure while his heart was open to them. He survived it. I saw him last night, half man, half machine and out fo rthe count. He awoke this morning in lots of pain. that's a good sign.
Gotta say that the NHS gets some flak at times but when there's an emergency on, those boys and girls really show that they're world class.
Woking are 4th in the Conference Premier and we've all got nose bleeds and altitude sickness.
Radio silence through August while I treated the locals on the Greek island of Kos to a gander at my lilly white skin and the 8th wonder of the world as they observed it's transition through the various shades of blue to white to pink to deep red. I blame my Jocko mother...poxy genes!
Running continues well. Long Hill work and track sessions are all the rage. 400m down to 1.14 and my 800m is now 2.56. Knocked out a 5 miler last week at 6.35 pace.
Ran a 17 miler on Saturday to get some endurance. Chatted with my mate all the way and found it a doddle at 8.05 pace. That included me spraining my ankle on mile 15 and running the final mile at 7.35 pace so I could ice that bad boy before it ballooned into...a balloon.
Haven't run since due to the swelling and bruising but it should be OK by the weekend. I'd planned a cut back week anyway.
If the ankle gets through a 10 miler on Sunday I'll finally enter the Thames River half and have a proper tilt at the sub-90.
Still here, Stokesy old son. been doing a bit of moonlighting on the sub-3.15 thread with the kids in the big playground. Man, those guys run some mile!.
I'm still running. Did a 10k round Dorney Lake last weekend in blistering heat. The sun probably cost me over a minute. I did 43.02 but I know I can go sub-42 for 10k. Never mind.
I followed the race up with a 12 miler on Sunday, strength training at the gym on Monday, a hilly 7 miler on Tuesday and on Wednesday (this is sounding like a Craig David song!!) I did an interval session on the local track where I hit a 400m PB (1.15) followed by a mile PB of 6.04. Just shows that I am in some sort of form and was unlucky with the weather on Saturday.
I have a half marathon along the Thames in October and then begin winter training for the Brighton marathon next year. If I get into London via the ballot I'll do that too.