Hello all! Popping in- I seem to have been too busy with everything to get online much recently. Huge congrats to you Cal! You are testament that hard graft and a sensible training regime continues to lead to improvements!
JT- good to "see" you.
Matt- nice race report
Becks- don't run if you feel rough. The most important thing you can do now is rest. You've put in the miles.
Me- trotting along as usual. 6 am speed sessions with the hardy women have resumed. Did the Serpentine mile swim last Saturday and loved it! Had no idea about how to pace myself so I just took it easy and enjoyed it. 40 minutes and I know that next time I could go much faster. Fantastic event- highly recommended. It helped that it was a sunny lovely day but bonuses included the hot tub, chocolate bar and pukka medal at the end!
Pleshey Half for me this Sunday.. I am not targeting a PB but should be sub 2 hours..
Becks: run your own race! It is all relative and just remember that 99% of people (or something like that) will be sitting on their a*** watching the TV, so you win! Don't do a long run the week before. About 6 miles or an hour should be fine. You need to do a little taper.
Cal: best for the half. Which one are you doing this time?
Me: Wednesday night was one of the last OW swims of the season and I seem to have graduated to the faster group! Who knew that you could sprint in the water, and that it could be so flipping hard followed by a beautiful lap of the lake as the sun went down on a balmy evening...
Yesterday 4 miles easy in the forest and it was sweltering. About to go for ten ish miles in the rain now. 2 weeks until Pleshey Half so this will be my last long run.