Whee! Had a club run last night where I was talking to someone about how Loch Ness was NEXT WEEK. Erk. Am simultaneously excited and scared. My running buddy and I had an off-piste run (instead of an efforts session with the club) where we ran 5miles at marathon pace i.e. 9min/mil. Felt brilliant. Not sure I can keep up that pace for another 21.2, but we'll see how taper rest/race adrenaline/carb loading helps out.
Oh, my number is 1049.
RunningRodent, Mr KS is doing the 10k. I love that when he signed up for it, it was a long run. Now, in the midst of half marathon training, it's a cutback week!
I'm getting on the bus in Inverness. AbiMac, I'm a bit worried about the queueing and the peeing and the travel sicknessing now.... Will we all get on? I hope the start isn't dleayed by an hour, we've got a plane to catch at 6pm that night. Eep.
How's everyone else going? Packing list written yet? We're off glamping this weekend for our first wedding anniversary so we wrote that list yesterday. Woo. Lots of cosy blankets and brioche. Last long run on Sunday of 9miles. Then rest!
A fast course but a pain in the arse to get out of car park. Cheap entry, good medal, got my pb there, midday start is good, done it 5 times, not going back.
Seconded, Manfred - got my half PB there last year despite everyone's watches registering a long course, then spent about three hours sitting in the car park with no marshalls to be seen. We missed the post run pub lunch - boo! It's a good PB course but to be honest, I'd rather run a pretty route.
And thirded/fourthed/fifthed HIAHS, you need to move pen. Purple pen for you at least!
Thanks for the nip tips - Mr KS has vaselined and says they're still a bit tender but should be okay. Apparently the magic number for him is over 10k.
I can't believe Loch Ness is less than two weeks away. Eek! I'm so tired and so looking forward to a bit of lower mileage and more rest days in the next week and a half, but also looking forward to the race. I don't think I'm going to worry about times - I want to enjoy it and the scenery rather than kill myself hunting the sub 4. If it happens, it happens.
The good news is, my right knee hasn't played up since it misbehaved a couple of weeks ago and my left leg feels brilliant since I've started doing the physio stretches and ran strapped for that one run last week. Hooray. I actually think that the bath I had on Friday did a bit of helping too.
I don't remember the Breakfast Run being available any earlier than a couple of months beforehand this year. In fact, just had a squizz at my emails and the invites didn't go out 'til February, so don't worry, there'll be plenty of room. Maybe next year my request for an 'Ecosse' flag will be fulfilled...!
Did last LSR before Loch Ness on Saturday morning. Aim was to get round without whimpering or collapsing in a soggy heap, like I did the week before. Was really pleased to do a reasonably steady near-15miles and nothing was painful - hooray! Felt a bit stiff, had a sore toe where I hadn't done my laces properly but all good apart from that. I think the physio stretches actually work. Who knew?!
V proud of Mr KS, who did his longest ever run yesterday at 6.7miles. He is going to drop me in the dirt when we do the half in November, he's amazing.
He did have a problem though. His nipples started to get a bit sore. What can he do about that? I have no idea, having had the benefit of a sports bra for my entire running career! Vaseline, obviously, but does anyone have any other tips or tricks?