Thanks JB. I'm not doing Paris either but I am in London that weekend, doing the Fulham and Putney half. Is that anywhere near you? fancy a pre or post race meet up? (all who are missing out on Paris are more than welcome, of course!)
Hello! I'm going to try and catch up but haven't got the time atm (pesky work, getting in the way!)
I really enjoyed Bath half and have read the ensuing reports of wind and rain with a bit of wonderment as I don't remember the wind, and I remember the rain holding off perfectly, just so we could fit the race in. Maybe I had other things to concentrate on! It was really lovely to see everyone and the VIP was great too, it was brilliant to have somewhere warm and dry to reconvene after the race.
The videos and pics are out today, in a weird twist not all of my photos are hideous and the videos are brilliant in a 'Where's Wally/KS' kind of way.
In terms of time, I was a fair way from a PB but heading in the right direction, the first half was great - felt strong and comfortable (despite needing a wee stop in the first mile!), then the second lap hit and my pace dropped by about 30-40 seconds. So I think I need to build on endurance, perhaps work on nutrition a bit more. But I feel positive and like we're getting there for the A race - Stockholm!
Next on the hitlist is Larmer marathon, hooray! I bought some dirty girl gaiters, need to fit them and run in them before next weekend.
I have a new nutrition plan to follow this week, as a sub section of the plan and because I whinged about not knowing what to do. It's 1500 calories and a bit of a fat blaster for seven days, so that'll be interesting. Looks full of yummy things like yogurt, chicken, sunflower seeds and even prescribes a small glass of red wine!
Happy running all, and I highly recommend Pasta Papas, it's lovely to meet everyone.
I've just made up my mind to substitute my run this evening for some light stretching instead following my blood donation yesterday and preceding a hectic weekend involving an early get up for London and various places to go, people to see.
Don't want to feel all funny on the run tonight - will wait until Sunday afternoon!
hehe, brilliant, I leave you lot alone for a few hours...
I asked Mr KSthosequestions the other day. He was a bit perplexed. Probably because I didn't give him any sort of context,. just fired some stuff at him about paying for sex with money or drugs.
Hmm, swinging. I just think there's too much emotional baggage there, tbh. The potential for relationship ruining is too high.
Yes, BM, I really did want to do it (and am glad I did) - thank you so much for your advice though, it's appreciated.
I am going to go for a very light run this evening, following a hearty lunch and plenty of fluids. We're off to London early doors tomorrow to see The Decemberists and we're back Sunday afternoon, so a near run free weekend. Am planning an easy paced five mile on Sunday evening, body and mind permitting.