Great running Cal, especially on a Monday! It's the one day of the week that I rarely run on.
That sounds like a lovely feas, MF, great for post marathon recovery. I once worked in a French hotel one summer and had to learn all the names of the cheeses on the board as the customers would ask for them by name. I think it took me a whole month to remember them.
Good to hear that you had a weekend's break from racing Mowzwr!
I only ran 18 miles in total last week as have had a hamstring sprain which I didn't want to get worse. I did do a 5 mile race yesterday though. Was almost 30 secs slower than my PB but was 3rd lady so picked up a voucher for a sports shop and some proseco. Annoyingly though, although I was 1st in my age group, you only get one prize so the AG prize went to the lady who was 5th - but that prize was the same as mine but with a big box of chocs too! Seems a bit unfair, especially as I don't drink but love chocolate.
Have done lots of stretching tonight so hoping hamstring will be OK to run tomorrow (I tried to foam roll it yesterday and I think it just made it sore!)
It was -4 when I did my run at 9am yesterday but a bit warmer tonight (1 degree). Calf feels better although my thigh on the same side now feels quite stiff. Have a 5 mile race on Sunday so hoping will be OK for that.
Glad your foot seems OK, MF but wise to take it easy and rest for a few days.
Shades - for the last 2 days I've run with a hoody over my base layer which is the first time for this for me. I find it hard to get into a rhythm with so many clothes but don't want to freeze!
Great racing Mamafox! I kept checking the site yesterday to see how you'd got on. It I think there were technical problems. That's a brilliant time to run, especially given the foot problems. Just shows how important experience and built up miles in the legs must be. Interesting to run by HR too, it definitely worked especially if you still had some puff left for the final sprint. How is the foot today? You need a UK address so you can take advantage of your GFA times!
I seem to have picked up a calf problem - it's either a small muscle tear or a pulled muscle I think, probably caused by running last week when I had DOMS from the treadmill run. At least it's not a tendon injury though so will hopefully get better in a few days. Just feels tender to touch and walk on. I think Shades was right re post run stretching as on Sunday after my 16 miles I felt a bit stiff but had to hop straight in the car to take my son to a football match.