TR/Ticktock - Sorry to disappoint, but due to work travel commitments I won't be running Gosport this year. But also I've promised myself (and Mrs Al P!) than I wouldn't race between Abingdon and Christmas. Things have gone a little mental work-wise, with back to back trips to Abu Dhabi and then Houston in the next two weeks, so I've had naff all time to do anyone more than skim through posts and try to stay up to date, let alone write up anything about Abingdon Should have some time next week to catch up properly I hope...
Another passing hello from me, been meaning to write an Abo race report all week but work keeps getting in the way, grrrr! Hoping to find some time to get it done this weekend.
I have managed to read LS's excellent race write up, really great to hear how good a race you had
Lev, go easy on the foot, when I had my SF scare last year I was advised to be careful as the bone bruising can easily develop into a fracture and then the healing time can double... Pool running in lieu of easy running is definitely a good option for keeping the CV system ticking over wit hour stressing your foot.
Best of luck and good running to TT, Jools and Selbs in Frankfurt this weekend!
Quick check in post Abo, full race report to follow in due course, but really happy with a (slim) 6sec PB in 2:32:51 for 2nd overall. Windy, but got a good group of 5 working together up to 16 miles taking turns to go on the front. Legs felt generally good throughout, but CV fitness and pace were slightly lacking in the final 10k I think...
Great to meet up with DrD, Jimbob, LS21, Tick tock and Dan at various stages before and after the race
I'll be sporting 786 on my vest come Sunday morning. FWIW depletion got my weigh down from 146 to 140lb from Sunday night to Thursday morning, back to a shade under 142 now, be a lb or two more by race morning
Marigold - Noted, going by the effort required for this morning's 6miler I'm pretty much there depletion wise... big bowl of porridge for brekkie tomorrow should make the 5 miles at lunchtime a little more zippy I hope
TickTock - Sorry to miss you off the Abo good luck list, have a good one if I don't bump into you at some point in proceedings
TR - Forgotten you had ankle woes too, they're like buses round here a the moment.... Hope you can still make Gosport.