Did 4 with the dog today, much better with the lead we've got now. He's not great with other dogs, as in he'll shoot off across the park/road etc and not listen to anything I've got to say! not good. It's all playful but he's quite aggressive in the way he does it. Just needs to socialise with other dogs more. So off lead is restricted to remote places & as you say he probably covers twice the distance I do.
We've got a gopro harness for him!, which should be fun. Can see him returning back to me minus the gopro though
Vietnam will be an amazing trip. My daughter gets back from China tomorrow, I've got the day off so picking her up around lunchtime. I'm hoping to fit a longish run in in the morning, so plan is to do 2 or 3 with the dog and then head off on my own. Depends what time I get out!
You should easily go under 2 Jugula.
Hope that calf is ok Ian. Give it a massage (plenty of youtube vids).
Goodto catch up with you after Ian, great to be so close to a pb considering the training miles. You may find you'll get a pb during a taper.
Im Hoping to race parkrun next week, that's if I can get the miles in mid week. Plan is to race it one week and make it into a longer run the week after to try and get the best ish of both worlds. I'd like to get at least 3 runs in of 15-20 miles before the 20 mile race (3 weeks before Loch Ness), should see me ok on the day for a sub 4 attempt.
Amazing how the humidity levels suck it right out of you, it's where experience really helps as you ignore pace and run to feel.
I'm not brave enough to parkrun with the dog yet, although the lead we've just got him stops him pulling but he does try and get it off now and then. I'll try a few runs with him and go from there.
Tricky couple of days in the tdf for Froome! I won't say anything further in case of spoilers.
I'm disappointed you didn't do a double Mowzer. But seriously that's incredible, and a great time as well. How far away from the win were you ? and you've done a recovery run.
Well done to you as well Steve for the first steps into madness
Great reports from you both.
I was out the door just before 6 this morning, and it was already warm. Lovely morning, then as i got to about 3 miles in, the sky went dark and thunder started. It then completely hammered it down and gave me a soaking which was very nice.
I'm passed last weeks mileage already this week, not difficult though.
Arghh just lost a post! the page refreshes every now and then and when it does it loses focus on the window that you post in. If you happen to press backspace then post is gone, really annoying. I normally type into notepad/word/email and then copy it onto here after.
My understanding (limited!) of intervals is that the recovery shouldn't be longer than the interval. Also when starting doing them, you would start with a longer recovery and then shorten it. But with .5 mile, if going flat out then I wouldn't want less than 90secs. I've done 1min on 1min off and the rest felt really short!. Although the main thing is consistency & hopefully when measured over time they should be getting quicker, in theory anyway. This is where I need a club, I always make an excuse not to do them on my own.
Ian - There's some great running all along the Wirral way, loads of paths that lead off make some good loops. Nice views over to Wales as well.
The guy who won it, always starts every race from the back, quite astonishing as there's some very quick runners in the tour. Think he's been second for the last 3 years, but he would have probably won it on chip time.
We got the dog on Sunday, seems to have settled with us ok which is great, we were quite concerned about new people/surroundings. He needs some training, but mostly ok. Biggest problem is other dogs, in that he'll shoot off towards them and then bounce/bark around them. It's just play, but way too aggressive so we keep him on the lead in busy parks. In quiet places he's great off the lead and comes back when called , doesn't go too far and just generally explores but always checks where we are. The wife has booked him in for some classes (for us & him!), so hopefully we can sort that.
I did a 2 mile run with him yesterday morning, and although he pulls a little bit, he was very good. Didn't stop all the time to smell stuff. Again the problem was other dogs, he just goes mad and pulls really hard to get to the other dog. Won't do parkrun with him just yet.