LS21 - Congrats on the double sub-3 month! Equally impressive that it ended up a time trial for most of the run. I didn't realise about your brother, sorry to hear that but nice to have something to associate with him. I actually went through similar in 2012, not a pleasant period.
Out of ultra interest, one of AlanB's clubmates (actually 2, husband and wife) ran 249.93k at European 24hr Championships. Despite a 9th overall, and Team Silver medal, I bet he's gutted over those 70 extra metres!!
He got a team silver medal for it so doubt he's that bothered about 70m. Plus think he's done about 256km before.
Al_P - A very impressive 'mainly solo' marathon off modest training. Definitely a confidence booster going into spring marathon training.
SL - Phenomenal marathon 'training run', looks like you're going to smash that treadmill 50k record!
TT - This site is usually quite good for finiding cheap shoes if you know what you are looking for.
(Scottish) National CC relays at the weekend for me. Thankfully I wasn't shit (I wasn't slowest in the team anyway)
Haha, I was slowest in my team (if that's how you measure shitness), but I told them not to pick me 3 weeks after a marathon and we were missing about a whole team's worth of our strongest runners, so it didn't really matter.
There are so many variables in cross country I find team mates are the most accurate way of judging how my run went. Plus I picked the teams so extra pressure to justify my selection.
Well done Millsy - 'least worst positive split' - like it! Congrats on another sub-3.
Congrats also Macca, great report too!
Well done on the 10k Reg. Hope the hamstring issue comes to nothing.
Congrats Ollie! First pint since June - that's even more impressive!!
Northender - No it was the Scottish National CC's I was at.
RSR - Just me and thee left to perform.. Hope the taper is going well.
Muddy - Great effort at the GSR.
(Scottish) National CC relays at the weekend for me. Thankfully I wasn't shit (I wasn't slowest in the team anyway) and even though the legs were struggling on the first hill (thanks taper madness!!) of a hilly 4km course I managed to battle round in 13:04 which is nearly 40 seconds faster than last year in similar conditions. Was clearly working hard from the photos I've seen, gurning in every single one
Commiserations Jooligan, sounds like a real tough day. The virus will no doubt have been a big factor and I would agree with the others that if you were working hard yesterday then 3 weeks probably isn’t long enough to recover for another hard marathon.
Congratulations Piscator on a well executed race and a negative split to boot. Even better that you got to enjoy yourself in the process.
Congratulations GBRM on going sub 3, no doubt the first of many. Enjoy the break before Boston training begins.
Well done on the CC win Padams, clearly the baby-break hasn't done any damage to your fitness.
Scottish national relay cross country champs for me at the weekend, the last hard run before Frankfurt. A nasty, hilly 4k loop completed in 13:04. Pleased with that, firstly because it’s almost 40 seconds faster than last year on the same course in similar conditions and secondly thanks to the taper my legs weren’t feeling particularly great. They were struggling on the first hill so it was a battle of will just to keep going but I managed to hold steady to the end. Hopefully I can be that mentally strong on Sunday when it gets to that stage! The photos from the day verify how I was feeling, lots of PhilPub level gurning throughout that I’d rather not see again..
Hi All, Apologies I've not been keeping up to date, hope all is well with everyone and good luck to Millsy and Macca this weekend at Abingdon. Look forward to hearing how you get on.
I'm still on for Frankfurt, a few setbacks but otherwise going well. National cross country relays tomorrow but thanks to the taper madness my legs are like lead at the moment. Hoping they will ease off by tomorrow and i don't let the team down.