well done Rachel at Birmingham on little training, glad you enjoyed it depsite the hill and no chocolate.
i read a friends book on the MDS and really fancied doing it. Then I watched a documentary about it on TV and it put me off! Fancy comrades though.
I think I will apply again for the asics comp...third time lucky and all that...got to be in it to win it!
so are you racing parkrun in the morning Malcs? Im hoping to, will be the first one ive raced in over 6months...making me feel nervous! Hans I would do it in fancy dress for the big 5-0
i went to speed training last night...enjoyed it but I dont think my legs have fully recovered from the marathon yet. We did 2x4x800m and my ave pace was 6:20. A few weeks ago pre ultra I did 6x800 with an ave pace of 6:05...guess it's still early days.
They were all fantastic race reports (those ive managed to read so far) angela, Malcs and Hans, so inspiring and enjoyable to read. sorry to hear about the cramp just before the finish of the marathon Hans...you will be pleased to know that it wasn't on the marathon highlights (that I finally got round to watching on Wednesday) although Malcs was caught on camera!
It was fantastic to see/hear you Minni on the course, I do hope to see you back running soon, I second what Malcs said, your a fantastic, lovely person whose helped my running career go from strength to strength, I would have never achieved my 3:23 last year at VLM if it hadn't been for you. Good luck with the surgery
Hi, so sorry that I haven't been around lately, I really don't know where all the time goes...life seems to be one big bundle of work, sleep, run and travelling at the moment. Ive been dying to get up on here since york marathon but have kept failing miserably. Im currently in Manchester waiting for a train to take me home...with an hour to spare I thought now would be an ideal time to catch up.
its going to take me a while to read through everything however.
was great to see Malcs, RRR and Hans at york marathon, I had a fantastic day pacing was so rewarding having so many peoples come up to me at the finish to thank me. even better was bumping in to Malcs RR And Hans at the end finding out how well they had all done, so proud and happy for you all....it's spurred me on to to race another marathon to try to follow in Malcs foot steps to try to get the evasive sub 3:15!
cant wait to read all the race reports from the last few weeks
ive been a little lost this week with regards to my training. 1-2 weeks post ultra with an urge to start upping my miles but also two weeks before the marathon. I haven't done any long runs this week (or in fact since my ultra....the longest being 9 miles) but I have been doing some speed work. On mon I just did 5 miles with two of them at 10k pace (6:30 mm) and then on thur I went to speed training and did 6 x 800 m with my ace pace being 6:05 which was the same as when I got my last 10k PB.
I was worried that I would have lost all my speed with the ultra but so far that doesn't look to be the case. Ive a 10k race tomorrow so I'm hoping that I don't struggle too much with maintaining my 10k pace for the full distance. A friend of mine is running whose getting quicker and quicker at the moment...I have a feeling I'm going to be left in her dust cloud!
good luck to everyone racing and running this weekEnd, esp angela doing her 75 miler
thankyou for the link to the comrades thread mc hilly , I will do a bit of lurking in the background for a bit
hi RR , well done on your new parkrun PB. I will have to look out for you and your sister on race day. I should be easy to spot with a large 3:56 flag!
your run last week Mr P sounded exhausting. Hope youve recovered from it now.
your ur run last week Rachel sounded like my coastal run race a few months ago....far too hot! Well done in it.
Thanks malcs. That's twice talking has affected my races this year, the first time being missing the start of the race and finishing second, not far behind first! Im undecided with London at the moment. I can enter at the end of this month so I need to make a decision soon. Im hoping to enter as a pair too at tr next year with angela
for a moment I thought I was on sarah/RRR thread with the reference to the toilets! Well done on your new parkrun PB
Thanks chick ...I am wondering if I did try hard enough as my legs have been surpisingly ok post ultra...much better than after all my marathons. Glad to hear your Achilles is improving and getting better.