Nice Pb Ikle. I thought your cats were weird as they're yours
Great PB, something to push on training wise to get 10k and half down?
Projected time for a sub 22 5km runner must be well under sub 4.. Just saying. Something for future though. Build on this next year.
Fido, absolutely true about the inspiration engine. Hope things sort out for you soon with Phiz. One legged squats and similar are so NOT easy to start with. If you use a Trx or freedom trainer, make it easier and use for other exercises.
Plenty of others you can do with hand weights, front & sumo squat, reverse lunges, split squats, box step ups. Maybe see a PT?
Howard hope it went well.
Working on inspiration today. 18.5 miles around Snowdonia in 2hrs 30ish... Awesome.
Beautiful scenery, and just treated race as training run. Very undulating whole time but one huge 1 mile + hill in last two miles (steeper than Polly Shotts fido and Martin!).
So pretty though, through green valleys, around lakes and even a steam train tooting its horn at one point.. Looked like hobbit country. 9 pound to enter. Fabulous. Need more runs like this.
Thanks for the shoulder rub and hugs from your weirdly named cats Ikle, plus thanks to Howard, Martin.
Along with Mrs FRC s aunty passing away, has been a tough 12 months, with work, family, car breaking down 4-5 times and this silly running thing. Getting there, but even coming downstairs to make my early long run breakfast, realise T not around for his own bowl early and not there to lick the butter off my plate... Little things.
Martin 50 in 50.. Some mix of challenges, 50 milers? Up run I found relatively okay. Down was nasty.
JustCoop plans sound good. Need to sort your sister out though.
Training actually going okay, after a minor dip with tonsils. A few 20s, lots of intervals and some hills. 18 mile race this weekend at Snowdonia, then maybe couple of marathons till mid November, try get near PB & GFA. Not really feeling Comrades this year, or any event(s) really inspiring me.
Transylvania 50/100k did sound fun though... Start and finish at Dracula's castle? Wonder if you need head torch. Err crucifix?
Howard, sounds a great break. And lovely for Ella to run with you. Running well, any plans?
Martin good number 58 marathon, with more to come. 100 by 2017?
JCG, nice target for you Outlaw. Friend is doing her first IM next week Mallorca, not sure she's done a half yet, so a very big jump. Could be interesting...
Ikle, hope the 10k went well. And completely agree, running equals therapy.
Still running, but had most of last week off with throat infection. Did give me 4 days off seeing my ginger cat, after another week holiday in August. Two weeks out of 5 since he took ill. Priceless it turned out to be.
He dipped Friday night, took him to vets Saturday to get another two week shot, then mostly just slept apart from a walk around his favourite garden. However by 5pm, still no improvement and not eating. He passed away in my arms before we could even get him in the car to the emergency vets. Felt like a long drive with us both crying.
if Fido is Fido2 Dogs, then my name would be FR 3 cats. Tough week for us both, house quiet even with the other two.
Managed 12k Thursday alternating 2k at Marathon pace, next 2k faster at marathon pace - 20 seconds. No recovery. Very tough.
Then 20 miles today, but had a cry during one mile, friend asked how our cat was.