Welcome to anybody new to the Parish. Please join the fun and stick around! I have come home with a new found desire to commit to some more intensive running training. No idea what goal I might aim for, but that's secondary.
Back from Albuquerque. We don't have any luggage yet, we were too fast leaving London apparently.
Despite desperately wanting to run the full marathon life kind of got in the way and I just didn't get the training done. So I downgraded to the half marathon.
Running events are so much better when they are spent with friends. I enjoyed the first half of the race - kept my pace back as I did a couple of weeks ago in Brussels with Weedy. At half way, I wondered if I could push the pace a bit. I had really felt the effects of the altitude in the short run we'd done earlier, so I wasn't expecting anything spectacular to happen. By 17km I was having terrible pain from the site of my gallbladder removal and it was agony for the rest of the run.
I would have honestly stopped at around 20km if it weren't for the unending cheer, high spirits, joy, hilarity and encouragement of JusT and TD. (FYI JusT on sugar is a sight to behold!).
Then. As we rounded the last corner, TD says to me, "I'm just going to run ahead. Please run up to me at the finish line and jump into my arms."
And all I could think was, "You competitive b*stard. You said you'd run the race with me but you just couldn't help yourself. Just when I'm about to die, you bugger off for your own personal glory. (And what's the point anyway when this is likely your PW you speedy f******)". Yes. I was in agony.
And then it all got a bit confusing because this happened and I realised I'd been the subject of a massive, but rather splendiferous conspiracy.
Isn't the rule no more miles than days out from the marathon?
New shoes are tres exciting Freddy! Do post photos and we can all drool over them!
I think people here have steered away from P&D a bit - the high mileage is TOUGH. But they have worked well for many here.
KS - It DOES sound like Mr KSs device is still registered on your account. Have a look in your account and see what devices you have registered to you. I've know idea what your front GarminConnect page will look like (mine seems to look different each time I log in!), but mine shows some columns and the second from the right is about my devices. The little wheel brings up device settings. Do you have more than one device registered there?