Steve - that was a tough session! I think running fast in the dark is harder than during the daylight hours. Do you wear a head torch or are the streetlights enough?
Cal - that is a large park run. I'm sure the numbers will tail off by Feb. Hope you get a better night's sleep tonight. Going back to bed for an hour often has the opposite effect on me as well. Mind you, I don't often get the opportunity now...
BigG - great report - he sounds like he is really motivated and understands the amount of work you have to put in. But 100+miles per week at his age is a lot! Is he a pro-runner? Hope you have a good night's sleep tonight as well.
Shades - that is some mileage! I think the most I've ever done is 50m per week. Do you feel it is working? When is your next marathon?
Jugula - ouch to the vet's bill. Not what you need at the moment. How did the physio go? Hopefully it was just a niggle.
Keith - I wondered about the royal rumble as well!
SK - that is a bit cheaper than I'm paying. I may check her out once I get into the v long runs. No we have to generally go running separately but I do work from home at least once a week so we can run together then. But at least it means that he is not complaining (as much) about me going out running as we try and arrange it so we both go out at least once each over the weekend.
Tube strike yesterday so I worked from home and did 5 x 800m intervals around the running track and then went to the running shop with my OH and we both had a gait analysis done. I wanted to check that I was still wearing trainers with the right support (and I needed a new pair) and OH had never had it done. I came out with the same pair (Brooks Ravenna) and so did OH. The guy in the shop was joking that we had "his and her" trainers One thing he did say which was interesting was that I don't use my right arm as much when running and the additional push from my left arm may be causing me to push my left leg across my body more which might in part explain why all my niggles are down that leg.
5m easy run at lunchtime today in nice new bouncy trainers January fitness rush meant that there were no empty lockers at work Bring on February when it will get back to normal...
Haven't a hope of catching up properly but I have to say hats off to Ian for running 20 miles on Boxing Day. That is very impressive and should have earned you another Christmas dinner. Hope you have recovered from the bug.
Welcome back Keith and Khani.
Keith - hope your foot injury has gone for good.
Khani - I'm doing Brighton too and didn't start until the week before Christmas (and that wasn't a full week). I'm sure its long enough. You will be fine.
Shades - is your back ok now? I like your 2017 goals - how many miles are you running per week at the moment?
Steve - lots of super running going on from you. Those LT runs look evil.
Cal - you have me slightly panicked. I am also running Brighton and haven't sorted out accommodation yet. Last year I did an Airbnb rental for all of us but it cost nearly £500 for 2 nights - my husband is still unemployed so I have delayed doing anything about it.
BigG - very well done on the 10k PB. I am amused that Shades has convinced you sign up to DD. I seem to remember it's an annual suggestion which usually ends up with you deciding not to do it. Mind you, having looked at the elevation profile, I'm not sure I would be keen!
SK - hope the hamstring continues to improve. Out of interest - how much is the massage? I can get one at work but might be interested in one closer to home, especially if they are good.
So I am quite pleased with my final mileage for 2016 - 1565 miles, which is an average of just over 30 miles per week.
1) Run 2 marathons.
2) Get a GFA time for VLM, which for me is 3.50. I have just under 5 minutes to gain.
3) Lose a few pounds which will hopefully help with No 2.
4) Sleep more and stretch more.
Back in training and it's going well so far. Have clocked up 40 miles this week with a couple of interval sessions in there. Despite the end of the year being a bit rubbish with illness my pace doesn't seem to have suffered. I'm debating which half to do at the moment, toying with the new one at Thorpe Park.
And in other news, I appear to have converted my husband to running. He is now out 4-5 times a week and running with me for some of my routes. He has to stick to flat routes because of the ops he has had on his foot but it seems to be working at the moment. He had a load of running gear for Christmas!