Good parkrunning McF and DT. Good baking lit and Madbee.
I'm just back from a weekend of running in Shropshire with some people from running club. An easy 6 miles on Friday. 16 miles yesterday; up and down some monster hills and through some ridiculous mud in some of the most ludicrous weather I've ever ran in (including face shredding hail on the top of a very exposed ridge). Brilliant fun! Followed that up with a 5 mile walk around Ludlow today, plus a huge Sunday roast. So 55 miles of running for the week, although I'm not sure how appropriate at 16 mile fell/xc run is when training for a flat road marathon?
McF - I ran out of steam at about 8, was fucked at 10 and despite being a stubborn old sod I couldn't make it into a proper long run of 16 so stopped at 15 and walked the last 3 miles as my legs were shot. And I was getting a few twinges that felt like my hamstring was going to pop
That's possibly why you didn't complete your planned run.
Thanks everyone. The results from Saturday are out, I finished in 242/341, compared to 272/450 the previous year, I think I was probably about 25 places down where I should have been so not an unmitigated disaster. Team results make for some interesting reading, our little running club finishing above some of the more celebrated athletics clubs in the Midlands (not that I contributed to the success).