Martin exciting. Take it steady though, regardless of wet weather - Ultra is no different from a marathon..(found that at Glasgow Edi ultra) you go off fast, you know the rest. Enjoy it though. Get that buckle!
Fido, You know you can do Comrades. painkillers, willpower, you've done it before.
Ikle, thought you had hurty knees.. and switched to Hokas? glad you don't but a little confused.
NFS cycling definitely helped then. but with you on rest weekend.
Aunty still with us, and happily celebrated her birthday.
Steady 8 miles tonight, but legs not 100%. 2-3 rest days planned.
Susan, that was a hard thing to do. At least family know friends with her., must've reassured them., Hope Gordon is looking after you that little bit extra.
Howard, I've done that Berlin walking tour, fab but a long time on feet. Rest will speed things up. As would a massage. Some lovely German food too.
Ikle, trail marathon, and your legs still sore, when is the enduro ultra coming up?. Are the Hokas trail or road ones?
Good news from Aunty. Improved. Even had some birthday cake, as it was yesterday, almost didn't make it. Still long way to go though.
S&C session earlier, then massage tonight. Legs definitely hit harder than Wrexham in March. VLM was 5 minutes faster time, but 10-20% harder effort aiming for 10-15 minutes faster. Calves quads and hamstrings all had knotty bits.
Susan, that's terrible news, really sorry to hear about your friend. Puts all into perspective. (See below).
Howard, already posted congrats but very solid, especially with a fall. More to come too?
Ntfs, excellent time. pretty much bang on guesstimates , similar to your club mate week before?
Fido, oh no. That doesn't sound good, Physio, massage will get you there. You've done it before and got there - and finished. Inspired me to have a go too. You'll make it.
Good but not great run for me, 3:2x (if Ted Rogers and Dusty bin did marathons), but fade started at 18 miles by 7-8 minutes probably unwise to chase PB whilst training for Comrades. 3 marathons, ultra & team trail event in last 8 weeks training going to sneak up at some point.
I enjoyed London a lot more this time though, crowds were great. Atmosphere really did push you. Lots of high fives, and getting crowd to cheer. And lovely first class train back, shower at station, very relaxed for an extra ??5.
Finished though, waiting for train and wife found out her Aunt is critical in hospital after cancer related op last week. Family called in to see her so didn't post result till late, really wiped us out. She has rallied now, but long way to go. Daily.