Carl - can't pass up a box at Upton Park for sure! At least it narrows your choices - what's favourite now then?
Very sore glutes after club session on Tuesday .... struggled even to complete warm down .... haven't run since and to be honest haven't felt able too. A little concerning to say the least - will rest up another few days and see if things improve.
All good stuff Ali & BigG! Great pic BigG - you look very comfortable at that point!
Ali - sounds like a tough run and you got close to you goal time given the weather, course etc - very well done!
Brisk stuff Carl - you are good shape which bodes well as you approach Spring Marathon training.
10.5 miler for me this morning with 6 miles of killer hills from 1.5 - 7.5 mile mark ..... slow warm up mile of 9.40 but a decent effort on the inclines gave us an 8.22 avg pace for the run. It felt tough in the middle hilly section but felt very strong at the end with last mile 7.20 pace.
Carter - your progress is indeed relentless... good going sir
Carl - you have shocked me by highlighting that Connemara is 18 weeks from 2nd Dec!
Well I am shocked to discover I have put on 7lbs since Dublin 3 weeks ago .... so time to get back into a more regular running routine again I think (or else wire my jaws shut) ...... 10 miles of the hilliest local country lanes planned in the morning with the GWK (Great White Kenyan).
Great to hear all the plans afoot for the season ahead. I have been taking it easy post Dublin - this week just a 9 miler @ 8.40 pace on Sunday, Speed session at the club on Tuesday & 6 miler @ 7.45 pace this evening. Glutes still feel a bit tight & sore!
My plans for the season ahead have become a bit clearer today - I came home to a nice email informing me that I have got into Berlin on the 2nd chance ballot! Woohoooo!
So thoughts are Connemara Ultra (39 miles) in April, Mourne Way Marathon (trail/mountainous marathon) in June ..... both to be run for enjoyment rather than flat out and to build a base towards Berlin training commencing in July..... sub 3.30 will be mine. Oh yes.