Good to see you back on the thread Emmy, congratulations.
Shades - That's convenient timing for Budapest, fancy there being a marathon on whilst you're there. Enjoy.
Mowzer - I had to google Mablethorpe as well, bit of a mission to get to for me (up & down the country is much easier than straight across), but I'll put it on my maybe list. Nice sub 4.
When's your marathon Mamafox ?
I'm finding it hard not to run too much this week, feels a bit strange. I cut back a little last week as well so hopefully will save the legs a little. Weather looking good in York for the weekend. I just need to get the pacing right to give myself a chance. Finish work today and head up tomorrow morning. Going to the Harrogate baths/spa place tomorrow evening.
re the losing posts thing, I nearly always type the message in notepad or gmail (as that automatically saves it) then copy & paste it in here.
Great pic of you & Emmy, wonder where she'd got to. Yes, spectating is hard work & I'd much rather be running & definitely a yes to getting the goody bag and t-shirt. I've got my Barcelona one from the year I was injured for it, most expensive tee shirt I own . Your far more sensible than me, I'd have run the marathon & just accepted it would have been a slow one, but definitely the sensible decision and your body will thank you for it. But you should try and find another one as you're in good form. Even a spring one to give you more training time.
sk - That's a great run to go sub 40, well done. cheeky by your dad to suggest the course was short! I remember you trying to go under 20 for the 5k, and I think the rough guide for 10k is double your 5k + 2mins.
Shades - Plenty of rain up here this morning, think autumn has well and truly arrived.
Mamafox - You crack me up ,some great prizes in France though.
17m trail race went well, the first 7 miles were really enjoyable as it was my kind of terrain. Then we merged with the 'b' race for the last 10m, terrain turned a little flatter and was more crossing fields, so although enjoyable not as good as the first part. 2h50 odd, but didn't race it. Plan was to enjoy the downs & go easy on the flats.
21:01 at parkrun, 6 secs slower than pb but felt much stronger than last weeks 21:19.
Easy week this week & Yorkshire mara on Sunday. Heading up on Friday lunchtime & staying in Harrogate. I'll attempt a sub 4, but not that confident. But I haven't put in the long runs so my own fault really.
Very moving post Big_G, glad you had a special evening, can't be easy.
I've not been asked the time before when out running, but can imagine replying I can tell you my current pace/average pace/lap pace/heart rate/average heart rate/altitude/time ran/miles ran but I've no idea what the time is
Nice half Mamafox, you must have been confident of the doing that time what with the Pork cooking! what's your pb for a half ?
Since I've been on this thread, I'm not sure Mowzer has had a weekend off, machine.
I like the sound of Granola dust, we've had a cake morning at work today so plenty of carbs
It's that tricky time of year, clothing wise, not as cold as I think it's going to be. So normally shorts & tee, but have worn a short sleeve compression top underneath a couple of times.
I've had an easy week so far, plan to race parkrun tomorrow and then go easyish on a 17m trail run on Sunday. 2 weeks until York marathon. Accommodation now booked, staying in Harrogate Fri & Sat.
Forgot all about London ballot, magazines may start going out next week. Not holding out much hope of a place though. ~250k people with ~15k places (by the time all the elites/gfa/celebs/charity etc have been taken out), odds not good.
Enjoy your weekend all, have a good one at Barnstaple Shades.