Thanks muddy - my mind has been to some strange places and running definitely helps with that. At my worst i've had to have, let's say, a 'significant amount of professional help' and i don't want to be going there again, so running is something i'm more than a little keen to carry on with.
Skinny - at my peak of 95M i did 10 runs a week ( 6+6, 12, 15, 4+6, 20, 6+8, 12 ) Think i'd be tempted to at least split one of your 10's into 2 runs as you aren't really getting any recovery in that sequence ?
Lit - 2015 was a fairly comfortable marathon for me as i ran it quite conservatively ( 1st time VLM and the fear of blowing up on the Embankment in front of my family lol ) The mileage i put in made it an enjoyable experience and i suspect i could have gone a little quicker. Having said that, off the same mileage i have to say my money would be on you.
Pete, DT, Veloo, Lit, muddy - well done on the various pb's, wins, medals ... i've cheated by not reading back and shamefully referring to the boss man's latest TTT update so apologies if there's anything before that i've missed
Charlie - sorry to hear you've been unwell, it's a fugger isn't it !!
2017 review :
Miles.... 1128 ( 833 pre-VLM, 295 post-VLM )
Races.... ONE (VLM)
pb's .... NONE
Highlights .... giving sub-3 a go at VLM
Lowlights ( this could be a long one !! )
Realising at about 21M that sub-3 wasn't on.
And pretty much the rest of the year after that.
I thought that an unprecedented 2 weeks of complete rest after VLM would set me up for a proper comeback after my problems in Q4 2015 but in late May i picked up a case of what was later ( September-ish ) diagnosed by a podiatrist as PF. Prior to that a physio had told me it wasn't PF and gave me exercises to sort my pelvis out. Those exercises didn't seem to do anything to help with my running but the ones the podiatrist gave me ( and the inserts ) eventually seemed to do the trick.
So i got the PF out of the way and started some actual running and then picked up a nasty chest infection a couple of days before going on holiday in October which lasted about 10 days and stopped me for another 2 weeks.
Another attempt at a comeback in November was thwarted by a problem with my other foot which i suspect was gout ( Dr Google ) and that saw me out for another couple of weeks.
So into December and i'm carrying a shed-load of extra timber but finally get a string of weeks going 18-31-42 with a LSR of 13M ..... and i'm hit with this poxy virus that seems to be doing the rounds everywhere. That was XMAS eve and i'm only now feeling that i've got some energy to get out for a jog which will do some good rather than fugging me up for another month !!
So overall a pretty crap year
Most missed .... well i haven't been round much but i have missed Big's track reports
Poster .... Skinny as he makes me chuckle often and does a sterling job with the TTT. Lit amuses me as well.
One to watch ..... having fecked Lou up for 2 years and Charlie this year i think i'll abstain from this one
2017 Aims .... i'm determined to run London because i'm a stubborn sod. I think this year will be the ideal one to do it as a fun run which is something i've always wanted to do. So, with GFA not a realistic target, a sub-4 jog around without killing myself will do me in April. Beyond that, i'd like to think i could get back to some sort of pb shape and maybe put my 10k and HM pb's right but that will probably not be until 2018