There's been talk on here of lost running mojo...Well, I seem to have lost my posting mojo. Been lurking and following everything though.
Want to say a massive congrats to everyone at the Brass Monkey last sunday. Was a great race, and brilliant to read about so many pbs (and pbs by such significant margins). Even poorly people got them (Kelly). Fab. I had a good race too - was lovely meeting up (albeit briefly) with Mr K, MrSJ, and also Richard and LFC runner. And seeing Kelly in the cafe afterwards. Ran a pb time of 1.30.18, which is better than I hoped - 90 mins has been a goal for a very long time. So now for sub-90....
Have entered the Lightwater Valley 10k on 21st March; undulating, off-road and money toward Help for Heroes. Not sure if you get to go to the theme park afterwards
MrSJ - You have a lot of races planned; good luck!
Hope x-country went well this afternoon. Good running to Mr K in the parkrun. And CC2's long 15 miler last week, and Kelly's mid-week 20 (crazy lady). Also to the high mileage months (Mr K, Richard, probably Kelly)...If I get my planned LSR in tomorrow, mine will also be the furthest ever. Sets a standard for the year, anyhoo.
Hockey was cancelled due to the snow, so went to gym and ran 10 x half miles (6.15min/miles) - 8 miles in all. Apparently I had a lot of energy saved up for the match, as have never run 10 reps on the treadmill. Was fun though, and another increase in pace.
Just been out for an entertaining 14 miles. The middle 5 miles were around Washingwell woods, and involved me navigating mud, floods (shin-deep icy water), sheet ice (on hands and knees at some points, to get to the grassy verge on the other side of the path. No, no one saw me....) and a litle bit of deep snow too. Part of me did wonder quite why I was out there, rather than sticking to the main roads, but it was a lot of fun. Got to try out my new Montane jacket too, and I blummin' love it. So light, has a hood that actually stays up, and it looks pretty good too. Oh and its waterproof
Some entertaining chat last night; Stringy I say go get those horse riding lessons. There are some good places round here if you don't want to venture out to the Lakes all the time.
Re BM: The race hq is in the main racecourse grandstand. There's a foyer downstairs, and then the cafe upstairs (which sells very tasty cakes, is warm, and they show videos of the race. It's great for spectators). We could meet in the cafe, as most people head up there anyway? And there are some cracking pubs on the knavesmire rd; the one we went to last year had an actual log fire...which I plonked myself next to whilst eating roast potatoes
James - Good luck for the LSR tomorrow.
CC2 - Good running. Isn't it your bday today (or is it next saturday?). Happy Birthday, just in case
Mr K - How was the yoga? I'm still doing my pilates/yoga dvds and I reckon it's making a difference. Do you find the same?
Vicki - Hope you made it to Parkrun. Let me know where the course goes.
Currently trying to decide which races to do after BM....I have a very long list including several on the same day I think petrol costs may be the deciding factor!!
Stringy - You are a man of great optimism Seriously, I do hope the fizz declares you fit and well. Cross fingers.
Yeti - Yay, you're in. Either that, or Great Run are trying to give you their phone number.... Wicked.
Shielsy - I read your post about the numbers and thought, nah it'll be M or F, like other races....But lo and behold it's blummin' pink. And a very pink pink (Kaysdee, were you joking about the shade?!)....
Do we want a mini roll call of BM numbers (I know it's not technically the thread, but....). Mine's very futuristic.
BP - 2026.
Kaysdee - I get CBA syndrome too. Fortunately, I'm insanely busy again next week (in Sheffield Mon-Fri on a course) so I have a good excuse to do a proper taper and not run much. The weather sucks, but hopefully the thaw is arriving on sunday. Fingers crossed. You've been working so hard for this race. What time you looking for?
Decided to head to the gym to be on the safe side, and ran 7 miles tempo on the treadmill. Was a few miles an hour quicker than when I did that session 6 weeks or so ago. 3m @ 6.53min/mile, 2m @ 6.48min/mile, 1m @ 6.44min/mile, and then .25 mile at 6min/mile (basically, my 'sprint' finish). Felt pretty pleased with it, overall. My rest day yesterday seems to have done me good Oh, and got dragged out for another 50 mins badminton late this afternoon...Pylometrics, right?
Hope everyone's having a good evening....I'm on deadline duty so glued to my computer till about 9pm
CC2 - Do let us know you're ok. Hopefully you're feeling much better.
Shielsy - Yes, that album is very good. I recommend. Hope you manage to get out for a run soon, the first one after a break is always the worst. Darn weather!
Richard - You've been logging the miles this week! Good running.
Hello to Vixx, Mr K (hope you enjoyed the pub) and RLTW
I'm contemplating running outside today - we've had a dusting of snow last night - but all this talk of ice is making me consider the treadmill. Or should that be dreadmill...Normally I like the things, but enforced treadmill running is less fun. I want to run outside, with the fresh air!
Hockey training is cancelled tonight (due to aforementioned ice), so going for another game of badminton instead...And match is off at the weekend which means I can get in a nice long run and not have to do it hungover on sunday Woo!