Dead polecats, people, an egg couch and jeremy off airport. Ron Jeremy might get me a ban though. Not that I have pictures of him on my phone.
Big bowl of cereal, yoghurt coated banana slices, can of diet coke, bottle of water, steak ciabatta, rowntrees randons, bottle of Irn Bru, 2 x yoghurt milkshakes.
Great run at the 10k Dachs on a tough course. Shows that you're sti very much at the sharp end.
Well done on the marathon Simon and PP! Looks like you both paced it really well looking at the even splits. Was watching the tracker and really thought you were going to nail the sub 2.30 Phil. Awesome running.
I'm out of the depths of despair now after getting back running. Saw the physio sat who told me to try a run on the Sunday so I managed 6 mile. Thought I was ok so I stupidly did another 3/4 in the evening where it really tightened up and I thought I was back to square one. X trained twice on the Monday and couldn't even manage 30 secs very slow on the treadmill so was suicidal again
Somehow woke up Tuesday and felt ok, lots of stretching in between but it's been fine since. Had a lovely work trip to the Royal Mail depot in Slough and stayed at the travelodge at terminal 5 at heathrow. Running round with planes about 200ft above my head scared the shit out of me. Physio again on wed and a shit or bust BAC track session last night with 18 miles in total.
Sub 2.30 is a pipe dream with the effort level to run 5.40s. Session was supposed to get faster but whether the physio the previous day left my legs a bit heavy I'm not sure, just no zip. Happy to be running pain free which is the main thing.
Get the Abbeydash pencilled in SG. Bit of a free hit race. I ran my PB there after 6 weeks of no running up until about 6 weeks before. The no pressure seemed to pay off.
Just over 4 weeks til the race Bus and I don't have a bike in any sort of fit state. Ill try a bit of XT at the gym in the meantime.
I missed this weeks session due to my calf so I still would've had another 2 to go before tapering. Im on a stag do to prague on Friday for 4 days and I'm currently half a stone over my usual weight. Odds are going against me at the minute. Haha.
I had a cut back week the other week Scott. 70 miles. just running an easy 3-4 miles is a day off for me.
Bus I went on a spinning bike in the gym yesterday and lasted 10 mins. Bored out of my mind. Ha.
I've zero interest in running a marathon at 80%. I'd only be pissed off with a 'what could've been'. Still have 3 big sessions to do before the taper and if I can't get 2 of them in then In my eyes it's a pointless exercise.
RicF, fully agree with the point about the benefit of the training. I've done zero speedwork for a long while apart from the relays and still managed to run the 13th fastest leg In the northwest relays so not too down if the marathon has to be missed.
A shame about the 3000 Dachs. I've no doubt you'll get the sub 9 and really thought you'd crack it with needing a 70 last lap.
Good luck in the fell series Scott. Are they on consecutive days or spread out?
Massive good luck to PP and SC in Berlin too! Looking forward to the reports once the hangovers have disappeared!
Bit pissed off at the min as it's looking like I'm benched at the minute. Just back from a week in Menorco where the plan of lots of running was going great guns until Tuesday. Had a bit of a blow out Monday night watching football and a few too many beers so went to plod out a 10 miler on the coastal road on tues. Left leg was tight so I kept stretching it. All of a sudden the top of my right calf starts to tighten but still ok to get back. Just thought it needed a stretch.
Lots of stretching over the next few days and rolling a small ball in the calf but doesn't seem to have eased albeit it feels like it's right behind my knee. Been pretty much limping a few small digit runs since in the hope it'll ease but to no avail.
What I did notice was on Sundays 20 mile my right hamstring kept sort of buckling/giving way when I turned the same corner into a small incline on a loop I ran. Not sure if it's linked though but at the physio this afternoon. Dublin looking a big doubt at the min as I'm in Prague for 4 days from Friday which then leaves just 2 weeks until the race. I'm not interested in going out there to plod round a marathon so will fuck the whole thing off if I can't get a decent hard run in before Prague on Friday.