Hello. Here we go again. I lost the plot in this thread a few months before this years marathon. We all got displaced at work and had to reapply for our jobs and that coupled with other things going on meant real life took over from sitting in front of my PC of an evening.
I got round Brighton in 3:39 so I beat last years time by just over a minute.
Good evening all. 6 mile trot along the seafront this evening. I've got the session with the running club tomorrow night and I think I'm going to do a 10 miler at the weekend.
Good running Tracey G....I was a bit ambitious and started quite near the front. As a result I didn't have to overtake many slower people (though to the fit young things around me I was one of the slower people )
Well done keeping it up Toby...what time are you aiming for at Brighton? I never thought it possible but after a 3:40 last year I guess I have no option but to aim for under 3:30. I think I need to find a plan that's gonna get me to where I want to be.
Bad news Tillstar.....hope the injections sort the problem.
So after my PB miracle on Saturday I've had 4 days off. Crap weather coupled with two 12 hour days at work meant I really couldn't find the motivation. I finally got out today for a trot around some country lanes near Gatwick. Really enjoyed it and it made a change to simply enjoy the run and not focus on my pace or anything. I did 8.5 miles at 8:35/mi. I'll try to get out tomorrow too to catch up on 'lost runs'.
Howdy Terpsikhore...I'm sure if you stick at it and gradually introduce the long(er) runs each week you'll be fine. I use Sennheiser PMX 685i headphones which sound great and stay in my ears.
20 miles Toby!! Wow.....you've peaked too early...you're ready now!
Good running Robert & Safer.
Tillstar....I don't know what to say really. I guess the advice above stands....simply rest and recover. I've had periods where I haven't ran recently and quickly picked up where I left off once up and about again. My ITB gave me so much grief when I started running I had a couple of weeks off, and I was off it for weeks when I had a hernia repair last year. It'll come together and we'll all be on the start line next April.
PB at the Poppy Half in Bexhill for me. To say I'm delighted would be an understatement! The wind was howling and I never expected to get anywhere near it. Knocked over 5 minutes off coming in at 1:38:15