Ollie - That was a bit of a bizarre race report Not that I expected much else! Once again, very well done and those are some big ambitious, but why not!
Cal - Well done on the tempo
Fiona - No point overdoing it at this stage!
Gym yesterday afternoon, then swimming at night.
2 of the 6 lanes in the pool were shut off for swimming lessons, so we only had the other 4 to swim in. It was reasonably busy but as long as you were watching what you and others around were doing there was no problem actually swimming.
Unfortunately some utter weapon decided he was going to mince about doing backstroke. As I was finishing my 1st length, he crashed into 2 lassies (neither said anything) and then literally 10 seconds later he smashed his hand or watch off my bad ankle. Lets just say my response was not family friendly I had to stop swimming for about 5 minutes after that to let the pain subside. I think the clown in question made a quick getaway as I didn't see him again.
Dr Dan - Well done on the the PB, even if not quite what you were hoping for. It's still a good time!
Stewart - Could the calf just be stiff/sore from not having been run on for a long time? Hopefully it's nothing major mate.
NP - Well done on the swim and run
Achilles a bit iffy today, which was half expected. Probably as much to do with the 2 nights in a tent as anything. So I won't run today, gym soon then maybe a swim later.
Got a place in my placed A race for the spring (Highland Fling) so won't need to worry about racing a spring marathon, although I may run one as a fast long run. Put my name in for the Berlin ballot for next year, even though it's 108 euros!!!! So much for not thinking about the longer stuff for a while. Just need to get vaguely injury free now!!
Fiona - Good parkrun yesterday and sounds like good weather for your cycle Looking good for next weekend
Cal - Well done on the parkrun PB, and good 5.5 miles earlier
Gaz - Sorry, but I laughed at the angry run too!
NP - Well done on the 6 and 10 mile runs
Any news on Dr Dan, and Yellow if he ran?
And i assume Ollie has had more than 1 beer by now
Interesting weekend for me, 24 miles of hill walking in the Cairngorms. 9.5 yesterday (with a blazing hangover) and just under 15 today, which took over 8 and a half hours as we couldn't see a bloody thing for about 6 hours. Thankfully we were well prepared with map and compass, but we still ended up half a mile along the wrong ridge at one point.
Today was pretty tough as we knew we were going to get close to running out of daylight (one section there was utterly no way I'd have attempted to negotiate even with my fairly powerful headtorch) so didn't have a chance to stop to eat. I was pretty glad to get back into Aviemore for something to eat before the journey home!