DD, nice work on the tri! Don't let that sobering reminder of youth vs aged get you down. You did well and I bet you're excited to get back to the running. Hope the dreaded PF stays away.
Chick, congrats on a great comeback marathon! You did terrific and placed high. Excluding nasty viruses you should be primed to do well next spring/fall. You are in a good place again!
I just finished the first of my 3 wks of taper. I'm doing the same marathon again and like last year did the same 10K again this past weekend. Last year I finished in 40:35, but was happy with 39:45 this year. Some tough hills in this one but interestingly in the final (flat to downhillish) mile had lots of energy but no extra gear. Guess that's the product of running no faster than I do in 10 mile subLTs all year. Anyway, have dealt with a strain of my lower abdominals that has been tricky but managed to keep my volume and quality in (just barely). It's healing though with the reduced mileage already so hopefully will get around without any major mishaps. Also just removed my toe nail on my big toe () and survived a 2 wk cold from hell. It's never easy to make it to the start line of these marathons!
Anyway, happy HADDing folks and I'll drop back to report after the race.
Abbreviated...GM, well done to overcome that night before. Gul, glad you are back to your normal ways. BI, life has officially gotten in the way...hit the reset button...quick! Abbers, good luck on the upcoming race. Nothing to it. Just run fast!
Put some Neosporin and a bandaid on my toe and managed 17 miles yesterday. Great energy but DOMS had started to creep in so early part of the run a little creaky. Rest day here
GM, missed your post as I was writing. Really nice time! Did you surprise yourself??! I figured you were going for a more casual lope round. I'm thinking you could really do some damage if you had the time to do a full schedule. Can't wait to hear the report!
Nice park runs OO, Lorenzo, and Birch! Jools, smoking half. Pretty incredible.
Hi Fishy! Good to hear from you. Sorry to hear of the continued hip woes though.
So yesterday's 10K started on a nice cool day (36 F). 1st mile felt fast but was not (6:33) and thought I'd blown my sub40 attempt out of the gate (did this course last year in 40:35; 1st mile uphill, then down for 2, then turn round for opposite). But then remembered I'd left plenty of gas in the tank. Next 2 were 6:15 and 6:09 and felt good. Then the 2 uphill miles were 6:32 and 6:42, so figured if I could keep a good effort would make it. Mile 6 was 6:15 and last 0.2 was 5 m/m pace (but just missed catching a guy I'd been reeling in for while). Finished 39:45 so very pleased with that (but think I need to be more daring in the middle of those races; i.e. get more guts!). So a 50 second PB has me feeling confident for the marathon in 2 weeks. Core didn't grumble, but ended up removing the toe nail on my big toe. SJ, you'll just have to imagine the glory of that operation. Now am deciding whether I can get my LR in on it today.