63 races - especially 36 non park run races is pretty impressive and probably quite expensive - I i only do about 8-9 races a year and 3-5 of them are marathons. 63 and i would never recover as it takes me 4-7 days to recover after a short race
SGB - Re the weight, I used to be a fat B*****d (15.5 st) before i started running, then lost loads of FAT (and little muscle probably), then got done to 11.8 st this year. since then put alot of muscle on and lost even more fat and up to 12.5 st. My time came down from 3:40 to 3:13. now i have more weight i estimate my time will increase to 3:15-3:25, depending on the amount of training i do.
Madbee - better still we can be Steves! , Then when you say well done steve everyone will be happy. Spring marathon gets my full attention as well
I skipped park run on saturday as weather was crap then had to take kids horse riding, so will try and get 5 runs in this week as punishment.
It takes some getting used to. In was talking to an ultra runner guy a few months ago and he ignores miles and pace as he deems them irrelevant and just goes on time on his feet. But then he goes out for 3 hours on a saturday and 5 hours on a sunday!
I dont miss the garmin on runs wher i run the same route and to be frank if you deviate down a couple of different lanes it does not really matter if you have run 5 or 6 miles from a training point of view - just in the head.
Where a watch is essential is on specific sessions such as intervals and LT runs