SC - no fish market Sunday morning. Is that actually a fish market or something else entirely? The shape of some of the lads on Sunday morning, if it was actually a fish market, that would not have been a good idea...
Ric - that anecdote about the 2:30 marathoner is kind of where I was going with 18 miles of run commuting a day being glorious. High mileage like that has got to reap rewards and running when you'd otherwise be driving (so as not eating into your schedule etc.) is really appealing!
11 miles this morning for me. 2 warm up and cool down with the middle 45 mins made up of 15 @ 6:40, 15 @ 6:32, 15 @ 6:22. Really tough one this morning as it was mega windy. Rest day tomorrow
Sorry - too much catching up to do to comment on everyone's running.... But well done everybody. Some great stuff as ever - relays in particular.
I ran over 60 miles last week for the first time since probably April last year. I was in Hamburg for a stag weekend, but seeing as I don't drink, I took the opportunity to run when everyone else was hungover. 13 miles on Saturday, then 8 on Sunday. Then an extra 4 with one of the guys who fancied a run (straight after my 8!). 25+ over the weekend. Ace stuff.
Rested Monday, then 10 yesterday with 4 @ 6:42ish and 3 @ 6:30ish, then a double today of 7 @ 7:16s, 6 @ 7:41s + 6x 15 sec strides.
Bennachie Hill Race on Sunday this week. 8.2 miles with some big hills. Hopefully smash my time from 2 years ago
I don't have a problem with having to pass slower runners on a lapped course at all. At the Inverness PR, the RD said something like "Anyone being passed, it's not your job to get out of the way, it's the job of the person passing to do so safely." And that was that.
It's different when you're running towards each other because you can clearly see each other and clearly see that there's not enough room to be running alongside your pal. It's just like common courtesy on a pavement or wherever. If there's not enough room for you to be alongside your pal to let one single person past coming the other way, then you should move out the way! Same as if I'd been running side by side, I'd have tucked in for the 2 seconds required to get past the oncoming traffic without even thinking about it.