DT - unlucky with the chafing. Short shorts are the way to go for racing.
Nice early morning long run, skinny. That's commitment.
Enjoy the snakey race tonight, lit.
It was the second race of our club Grand Prix last night, 10k round the windy rowing lake, delightful. It was won by a super quick guy from Notts AC, second was the guy from Bob's second claim club who DT also knows, I think. I was on timing duty which was pretty frantic when people cross the line in groups. Good fun though.
Ran 3.5 miles this morning very easily. Two races for me this weekend, but not PB attempts by any stretch. First up is a fell race on Saturday afternoon, which is part of a beer festival, looks quite difficult...6.2 miles with 1, 750ft of climbing. Heck. Going to the beer festival and camping over on Saturday night before taking on Ashbourne half marathon on Sunday morning, which has three monster hills (1050 feet of climbing in total) but is meant to be very scenic with great views (although the weather forecast isn't great). Should be fun!
A small technicality but Lou and I are geotechnical engineers / engineering geologists.
I think marrows was doing a PhD but guess she has finished now.
I think Mr V said he was a physiotherapist?
Err running, 7 miles last night before the footballs followed by 3 miles this morning before work. It's the start of our club Grand Prix (4 races over 2 weeks) tonight, so I'll be marshalling and watching people run round a country park at varying speeds.
McF - nice multi lap parkrunning and child caring.
DT - probably a wise move not to run the 10k. Looks like you're training is going pretty well though. FYI - Bob is injured, popped his calf (different one to the one he injured previously).
I raced in the latest round of the Notts AAA summer league last Wednesday (5 miles round a lake at a Country Park), was feeling a bit drained on the start line and it was a bit hot so wasn't expecting great things. Got dragged round for a fast opening couple of miles before things started to come apart. By the last mile I was treading water and holding 6:45 min/mile pace was a struggle. Finished slightly lower than previous races and about 1 minute slower than my 5 mile PB, oh well, on to the next one. Club performed really well again and the Senior men's team have a decent lead going into the penultimate race at Worksop college (the best race of the series) in a couple of weeks.
On Saturday, I did an 8.3 mile leg of the Nomad 50 mile relay round Derby, 12 minutes quicker than last year which is all I've got to compare it to. Team finished 2nd about 20 minutes behind the first place team, compared to 3rd and over an hour behind last year, hopefully can improve on that next year. Good fun!
Nice PB, Lou, good collection of 2016's PB's to boot.
Good prize winning Velloo, loved the detailed description of the journey!
Well done on a PB equalling performance at your 10k.
I had a bit of a comedy race on Saturday, having dashed from Old Street to Battersea Park and just making the start on time. First mile was pretty much bang on target, second mile was a little slow but still in the right ball park, in to the third mile and out of nowhere I was hit by a dog chasing a squirrel! Didn't quite knock me off my feet but I hat to put my hand down plus then deal with an apologetic owner. Carried on but went through 5k in a touch over 20 minutes so knew the game was up, basically jogged round the second half. In all honesty I don't think I was on for a PB anyway, I wasn't really feeling it, combination of the early start (8am), rushing to the start and tired legs from running up a mountain last Wednesday. Pancake flat course (although 4 laps isn't my favourite) and a high quality field, just not an ideal time to start thrashing out a 10k.
Good news on the foot, Skinny. Regimentally sticking to the plan!
DT - good news that the vast majority of the tests have come back clear and you managed a comfortable run last night. Not sure on the arms thing! Since London I've done 4 races (5 mile league race, 31 mile ultra, a half marathon and a 5 mile fell race) plus 2 parkruns. Similar to last summer, I'm attempting to race myself fit but I am quite conscious about overdoing it.
Madbee - sounds a bit strange, maybe the heat? Hope you feel ok now and Swaledale goes well tomorrow.
Still unsure about Battersea tomorrow, will see how I feel in the morning...