26.2 for fun Khanivore, you're starting to sound like an ultra runner! Quite hard to do the walk run thing from the start.
nice parkrun clag, at least the wind was against you first.
You sound well prepared for Portsmouth Jugula. Gels every 45mins is what I've done in the past, I use shot bloks now roughly one every 15mins and maybe a gel or two at 12 & 18, normally as i come into a water station so I can wash it down.
Did princes parkrun yesterday which is in a park but all on footpaths, it's basically 2.5 laps of a slightly undulating course (garmin reckons 40m of ascent/descent).
Finished in a PB of 22:47 , so that's the 23min barrier done. 22:30 is the next target in 2 weeks time.
Not sure what to do warm up wise, yesterday I did 2 easy miles before with a few short sprints near the end. Then did 2 easy after. So may play around with this and see what happens.
What does everyone's splits look like for a parkrun ? I tend to go off too fast and then can't hold the pace, so splits yesterday were 7:13,7:21,7:28 avg 7:19.
if i do it as km splits then it tells a different story I think - 4:36,4:19,4:45,4:28,4:37.
Slowest mile was the last one , but slowest km was the middle one...May just show where the uphill bits were.
Low 7's scare me a bit and sub 22 is around 7min/miles, I much prefer long plods to short and fast, but want to get used to that hanging on feeling So finding it challenging..
Out early for 4.5 today, lovely and quiet. Bacon butty after sets the day up nicely. hopefully the F1 and footy all go to plan. Bit of painting and a guinea pig to bury first.
You'll enjoy Berlin Khanivore, great city, it's normally last weekend Sept I think.
clag - I prefer the downs to the ups ,like a bit of everything really just like being in the hills, rocky is good & the Orange is certainly on the fun side of XC, but I ride the hardtail more. The wife has family that live within 45mins of Golspie which I've always wanted to ride, so I keep saying we should go up. Think the climbs would kill me at the moment though.
Nice 10k last night, lovely crisp evening.
I'll have to see if there's a dog rescue place near me, sounds good. Cheers all.
Eat well mamafox and recover well. It's my step daughter that runs with me, my two aren't interested. She wants to do better at her school XC races, she's done about 6 of them now and is always 5th, 6th or 7th!...out of 100ish so doing really well already. They're only 1.2 k.
Scotland based clag? ,very jealous. Amazing place to walk/run/ride. Never done Fort Bill, would love to do Torridon. Have done 3 Alps trips which is the best riding I've ever done, chair lift up & ride down, some epic days out.
My 2 MTB's are 26" also...an Orange 5 for smiles & a Dialled Bikes Hardtail for miles.Think the 27.5 will win out, but would really need to get back into it to justify spending 3k on a new one.
Big_g - what does being a registered dog walker entail ? ,can you pitch up when you want ? I like the sound of 'borrowing' a dog now & then for a long walk but couldn't commit to timings etc.
Takes a lot of restraint to keep the whole run slow, but it does allow you to train 5/6/7 days a week. I'm trying to keep all my runs slow at the moment and just race a parkrun every other week.
Get a feeling I'm going to have a similar battle to SK with going under 23 (sub 20 in your case SK! ). I'm going to go to Princes parkrun on Saturday as it's a faster course.
Xmas Day / NYD parkruns - (maybe possible to do a double on NYD) - http://www.parkrun.org.uk/christmas-compendium/
Next up for me is Santa Dash 7th Dec , then 4 Villages Half mid Jan & Barcelona in March.
Thought it was a stumpy...still riding it? I switched from mtb'ing to running and now haven't ridden my bikes for too long. Keep meaning too though. I like the simplicity of running v mtb but I should try and do both really.
90 min drive to get somewhere decent to ride Doesn't help. North Wales/peak/lakes.
Can't help with that injury Keith, but probably just a bit bruising.