It's not the first xx laps that count, it's only the last one , nice one sk.
Hey up Iain, must feel good getting that GFA and bring back good memories of Chester, you did alright
I've been struggling a bit this week, both in mojo and energy. Did a 4 on Tuesday & 6 last night, took it easy but just hard work. Guessing it will be a week or two to recover from last weeks endeavours.
New local parkrun starts tomorrow so will see what my legs give me for that, at least it will be a course pb. Then have a weekend of DIY .
Hope your mum is recovering well Shades, sounds nasty.
Mowzer - Hope your ok too, stay upright! ,horrible when you end up on the deck and you look back and there's nothing obvious that you fell over.
Mr B - Cracking pb, it makes such a difference being in a race with others.
Big_G - Some good mileage there, will see you well come marathon time. Does feel good when the long runs are 'easy'.
Sadly the tour has finished, what a great week though. Friday's XC was a good course, twisty and lots of ups and downs. Not technical enough for me to make ground up though & certainly feeling it in the last couple of miles. 12 miler on Saturday to finish was a killer, 6 out into a headwind & 6 hot ones back. 52 miles & 7:01 total time & 79th overall.
I've entered again next year , sold out very quickly.
Love swimming in Lakes/Sea, only when it's hot though.
Good luck with the Long run tomorrow Big_G.
4th Race of the week was a 5mile road race, pretty flat & on country lanes. 37:30 was the target, so 7:30's, sounds quick to me. Did a warm up mile which I'm finding is really helping me this week.
Mad start as usual & legs & lungs working hard, 7:14 first mile, bit quick but not too bad. Then settled into a rhythm and running in a small group. 7:35 for the second split, didn't think I'd slowed at all so was surprised, 7:31 followed and now feeling the hurt, but bang on for 37:30 so no letting up. Last two miles 7:24, 7:18 so happy enough with that. 37:26 chip time for 5.06 miles. 94th on the night & a PB purely as I've never raced a 5
6 mile cross country tonight, should be fun if my legs want to play. Hoping for some tricky terrain as that's when I can gain places.
Then last one tomorrow morning, 12 miles along the coast, little bit of beach & an out n back route.