Well that'll teach me. Second fell run with the club, pushing my luck by still not having fell shoes. Nearly got through it, a tough but lovely 7 miles with 350m of ascent. But no, just toward the end, I go down, inevitably. A&E for 3 hours and a broken finger was the punishment for my folly. I'm also hobbling as my knee took a whack so not sure what i've done there but hopefully it's just a bit of impact.
It's surprising how much you actually use your right ring finger for....
Ness - Thanks re the job, so far so good! Yeah, fell running is hard....really bloody hard! My calves and buttocks were aching for days after but boy was it some workout. Think that fell run might be a little far for me i'm afraid but my new job will take me to the smoke a couple of times a month so who knows? I will do my first race up here sometime in the summer. I will be apprehensive for sure! Good miles from you, how are the pegs?
JT - Solid miles as we've become used to
Swits - You're still with us!
I did 20 mins on the indoor bike yesterday, covering some 13k. With the prospect of some dualathlon/tri in the future, it's time to mix it up this summer. 6 miler this morning with a fast last mile. Pace still a bit down. Rainy, cold and windy. Is this May?
Lily - Great stuff and you should be proud. We all run at different levels and I reckon those who achieve with more time on their feet are enduring more pain than those with less feet time.
Swits - Good to hear from you pal, glad the streak is surviving the bouts of bodily challenge.
Cal - This place is like a teachers convention. A job I don't believe I could ever do.
Great local run 5k this morning. Pace was drastically down, slower than my recent 10ks even and at full effort. I guess i'm still recovering from the marathon then. 19.40 and managed second. The bloke who won was out of sight by the time I got half a mile from home!
Well done Andrea. I find that improvements from training have little pattern to them. you can seem to put a lot of effort in for little or no reward and then suddenly shave minutes off your PB at some random point in the future.
JT - Hope you didn't run anytime soon after a packet of fig rolls....
I did my first fell run yesterday. Well, it was part fell, part trail. I didn't have any fell shoes so was possibly risking it a little but came through unscathed. I went over on my ankle quite a lot though, not helped by me being an under pronator. The scenery though, surpassed all my expectations. The variety of contrasting vistas and the number of achingly pretty views on the fells around here really surprised me, i've been far too ignorant to them but the only way to see them the way I did was to be on the hills. No roads up there. It was tough though and the body aches today. 7.2 miles. I'll do more!