Thanks for advice AGF,i know exactly what you mean about finding the balance,ive had a few days to think about it and your right i can find a decent balance to keep everyone happy,so on that note im going to enter Dundee half later tonight.
RE going for long runs with the buggy,i would happily do it but as i do all my long runs early doors i dont think the wee fella would appreciate getting up at 5 am,he loves his kip too much.LOL
First run tonight since Saturdays half,nice easy 4 miles,@9.30 pace.Braw night out there for it
Still been knocking out 25-30 miles easy weeks,so felt i had too step it up 6 weeks back as i was getting a bit bored with all the steady stuff.I decided i wanted a half marathon pb as my old one is a bit soft (for me) at 1.49 .03.
Cut a long story short,the 6 weeks structured training had me in good shape for a pb attempt.
So i raced Loch Leven half yesterday and managed a nearly 3 minute pb in a time of 1.46.26.Absolutely delighted with that for now.
Now here comes the tricky part,some of you may remember my partner was pregnant when i last posted,im happy to announve she gave birth to a baby boy called Leo.Its changed my life completely and i just love being a daddy for the first time in my life.I had mentioned to mrs YC that if i got a pb yesterday then i would finish with long distance stuff ,still run 4 or 5 miles for fitness but that was going to be my limit.However as we all know when i crossed the line yesterday my first thought was,"erm i could do that faster".so maybe thinking of Dundee half in July too see if i can still keep chipping away at my half time.
Yesterday the plan was to keep 8.15 pace all the way round,went a wee tad faster than that in the first half and the last 3 miles where i felt really strong i just decided to take a risk and really go for it,the result being the final 3 were all sub 7.45s which surprised me a wee bit and also leaving me wondering how far i can possibly take this running malarkey
Not been around these parts for a while,just checking in to say im still alive and kicking,cancelled my Nessie plans for this year due to Mrs YC expecting our first baby mid October.
Running wise ive still been going out every week and getting in between 25- 30 miles a week,didnt have any plans for races this year until a young lad i work with wanted to do Dundee half in July,hes never ran much before and im glad too say i give him advice on building up sensibly and on the day i paced him round the half in 1.57 xx,he was over the moon with that and so he should be,as i soon as i crossed the line the old racing buzz came back for me and have been thinking of entering the great scottish half in early October to see how close i can get to my pb (1.49.03).
Mrs Yc is fine with this even though its quite close to her due date so gonna make my mind up this week.
Consistent easy mileage has even put a little bit of pace back in my old legs again so alls good
Not been on here much since my injury(metatarsal fracture) in December,finally back running pain free again after an all too eager comeback and not listening to my body(lesson learned there) in March.
All easy miles for me at the minute and dont even wear my garmin as all my runs are done by perceived effort and im quite enjoying just building up the miles again.Up to 20-25 miles and its all feeling good.
Loch Ness is cancelled for me this year as Mrs YC is expecting our first baby at the start of October,shes had a rough time of it these past few weeks so i have decided to put the marathon plans on hold till next year and devote my time to making sure she is ok because i know the long training runs take their toll on my energy levels so i dont think it would be very fair on her.
Tek- thanks for your message on Fetch(only seen it last week ) lol.And best of luck for Sunday mate,you put the effort into your training at all times so you deserve to get a good result