The performances on this thread just get better & better!
PS - amazing run to go sub 4 - and against all odds given that curve ball your knee threw at you at the 11th hour!
Washwood - what a great run also and superb pacing in the melee! Congrats.
Nell - stonking run... You were on fire man!
just fantastic - well done all
Carl hope your enjoying ur stay on the Emerald Isle... Bit of a contrast from London running route wise eh?! The Mizunos have improved a bit now they are broken in but I'd wait for the 11's if I were you. My niggle is still niggling although much improved - over 2 weeks out now which is a bit of a downer but hoping for a 'test' run this weekend.
Carter & Carl you are so far ahead of where you were 12-18 mths ago that your goals & pace bear no resemblance to back then ... You both really have moved up a couple of leagues. excellent stuff!
I've been ticking along as usual - intervals last Friday, 10 miles Sunday, 5 mile tempo Tuesday & 4 mile steady yest evening.
yes Carl Mourne Mountain marathon - there are concurrent races on the day from 10k to 52ml ultra..... It is the half I am hoping to do - still to commit though!
Carter - a sneaky day out of the office yesterday on a "notworking" event - played in an Open Golf comp at Ardglass - a stunning links which is a bit of a hidden gem and compared by many as as good as Royal Co. Down. Played quite solidly and managed 40 Pts which was 3rd overall at time we left the course (I'm sure I was pushed down the order by the end of the day though- no results posted yet). Weather was amazing & one of my fourball is targeting a 3:30 at VLM! Fish & chips by the harbour and sun tans all round - all in all a grand day out.
Ali - wow you are now a running celeb! The face of Loch Ness eh?!
Carter - I think your strategy is sound... in fact I was suggesting something similar in my post that disappeared into cyberspace on Sunday! Basically if this is your last road marathon and you feel you have it in you then go for it. You will get lots of different advice from different peeps but only you know how you feel & how mentally strong you are when it comes to the dig deep miles from 20 onwards. If you believe you have it in you then you have to give it a bash.
Storms were brutal here last night - thought the house was going to blow away "Wizard of Oz" style! Not much better today - went out this evening at 7pm and ran 6.5mls in ridiculously strong gusting wind. Picked a route into the wind for first 2 or 3 miles and then on my back for middle 4ish and back into wind for final half mile. Ran a steady/moderate pace but attacked the hills (of which there were plenty as usual) and averaged 8:10 pace. Felt good & quite pleased with that given the tough conditions.