Just pooping in to say hello and let you know that I am still alive !!
Good to see all are still at it. Great to hear everything went well at the wedding Carter.
Am still struggling to get any sort of rhythm to my running. Some weeks I can manage 2/3 short runs. Other weeks nothing.
Todays parkrun was cancelled as there was a 10k trail run on the Heath. I had thought about doing this a few weeks ago but decided that a hilly trail run over 10k when I had not really put the training in was a bit silly.
But I went to the start of the parkrun and ran this and then 1.5 mies after. Quite a few people turned up not realising that it had been cancelled.
It is a tough course anyway but it is really tough when you are not as fit as you used be and 8 min miling is brutal.
Am off to Tolyo again for a few days from tomorrow but will not have an opportunity to get any running in.
Hope everyone's weekend is going as planned and will be back on towards the end of the week.
Rob, work is manic and will continue to be like this until at least the end of this year. If things work out what I am working on will take off. If not I might be looking for a new job !!
Did 8 miles at 8min miling last night. First 5 were good. last 3 were a tad ropey. It was warm.
Came back to London tonight. Travelling to North Wales tomorrow. Decided to do something I have not done in a while. Run two nights midweek on the trot. 5 miles on the Heath. Slower at about 8:30 min miling. It was so humid tonight and although it started to rain when I was coming to the end, it does need to pour just to clear the air.
Carter - Trust you had a FANTASTIC WEDDING. Looking forward to hearing all about it when you get back online.
Ali - done the 20 miler yet ? Sounds to me like you want to run this marathon. You are thinking about a crack at 26.2 miles and I am wondering if I can get enough running in to do a 10k in 4 weeks time.
I managed a few runs in Tokyo when I was there recently. 90% humidity and 30deg plus was tough so each run was only 4 miles.
Have been away since and did some running but really struggling with getting any consistency going.
Nick - the Gaunlet Games sounded like it was good fun.
IBB - Well done for completing the South Coastal path run. Sounded tough to me but like everything you do, you seem to do it very well.
Rob - sounds like you are ticking over nicely.
So overall there seems to be some solid running going on and a fe of us struggling to get going again. What a difference a year makes. I have deferred my Chicago marathon until next year. The family event is a perfect excuse but realistically I just was not going to get the training in. I am setting myself a target of 3 decent runs per week from now on and a parkrun if I can fit it in.
Robert, well done on last weeks race. Great 50k !!
Carter - I am with you but I know that running is good for the soul. Like you I have lost my fitness and it makes the whole getting out and putting a decent shift in really tough. When you know you are capable of so much more and struggle over a few miles it can do the head in. But it does come back. At least that is what I tell myself. And of course it is all about setting realistic goals. Low level of fitness means shorter less intense runs.....
IBB - how did TR24 go ? You have certainly had loads of races this year. Well done.
Just popping in to say hello. Well done to those still keeping the flag flying. Good to see some familiar faces back on here.
After a promising week or two, all went to pot again. In last 2 weeks have managed a single parkrun and a short run the morning after. Had a massage later that morning and nearly came off the table when he worked on my calves !!
I am aiming for a 10k off road in September.
In Tokyo with work next week so do not expect to get too much in as it will be too hot and humid and they do not do air conditioning so running on a treddy will be dangerous.