Good racing at Eastleigh Johnas and Dachs! You should both be pleased after recent uncertainties. What your next target Johnas? That's quite a bit of speed during a marathon build up Dachs, especially at the end of a big mileage week! looking good.
Decent long runs Matt, Philip and Dean. I also managed a 15.5mile off roader which is my longest run to date, It's feeling more do-able every weekend.
Back to double figure eh Bus, about time!
Ric, I'm reading the Julian Goater book that you mentioned a whilst ago at the moment and finding it quite interesting. Only a few chapters in but he sure likes his hills and speed work I'd say.
Im getting some good miles in now (60 last week) and have started to add the hard sessions back in, onwards and upwards hopefully!
Nice time again at the 10K Matt, good run that, your mile splits were rapid till you tailed off slightly. Next time you might just hold and and get a nice PB.
Good pot hunting whilst sick Stevie See, you feeling ok now?
Tough 20 miles Philip & Dachs, unseasonably warm day for that. Not often you go off plan Philip, just fancied going a bit too fast early on eh. Dachs looks like you only tailed off a minute or so in the last 5 miles. Hopefully the next month will see you right.
Ran the Inter counties same as Dean on Saturday, went reasonably just didn't quite have the legs on the hills and my speed endurance is clearly lacking at the moment. I ran behind Dean for the first lap then went past on a hill only for him to come back past at the end of the second lap and overtake loads of people in front before running into the distance! A tough but oddly enjoyable race, finishing 5th counter I think for my county in 40:19 for 205th place, a slight slip on last year but pace was within 2secs/mile according to the garmin. Better get back on those tempo runs as I've just been jogging about in the week and racing here and there.
Did manage a 14.7mile off road run the day after though, my furthest ever run which is good.
Might do the midlands 12 stage relays at the weekend, anyone else racing?
That 'Bird' lady you mentioned SG from Reading is a friend of mine, my dad coached her at my old club for 5 years or so before she went to uni in USA. She had a great VLM last year I think it was, quite high in the GB ladies I think.
Cheers all re:the weekend, no lasting damage I can feel my feet now I'll post a little pic in a day or so when they're up. Little Vid though. I'm in the yellow top and camo hat for anyone who doesn't know what I look like.
Indeed super glad to be over those foot injuries Stevie See, praise the lord. Hope no-one gate crashes you MT race on Sunday, good luck!
Probably won't catch your race on Saturday Lit as the womens race is so early on compared to the men, so good luck also! Can't believe it won't be on TV this year. That's a shame. See you there Dean.
Good Racing and reports guys, despite not quite the outcomes you were after you still posted good times. Definitely tough conditions out there yesterday. Wind picked up throughout the day, I heard Silverstone Half was a nighmare too.
Wouldn't be too disheartened Dachs, Still a while till the big target eh.
Great Run Lit, well done for pulling one out of the bag!
Nice XC Medalling Ric, glad you are enjoying racing.
I would like to get back on the fells Matt, just they are a bit far away! Will do a few fell races this year when I get back into shape.
Tough outing for me at the obstacle race, resulting in a DNF, after about 6 neck high lake crossings and 15 river crossings plus about 400m wading along streams my feet were just blocks of ice, So when the wind picked up and I started to get rather cold, losing a shoe @17KM in a mud filled ditch just about broke me as it took about 5mins to find a marshal helpful enough to get the knots undone and get the damn mudclaw back on. Although I was still in 4th place, when he said I think you need an ambulance I decided to I jack it in, took a foil blanket and wandered off. I was simply under dressed for the amount of water on the course, lots of people were sensible with neoprene wetsuits on and stuff but still not many made it to the finish. Toughest race in the country probably. Loads of mud, made a XC look like a sunday stroll. Maybe I'll post a pic at some point even though this is a running forum! All entertaining and a learning curve. I'll go back and smash it next time.
On another note my injuries all gone away now and I'm back with renewed motivation. Just going to pump the easy miles in and build a base back up from scratch again. See you at the Inter Counties Dean, I better make an easy start this time otherwise will surely blow up again.