Angela - 5 marathons in one year? You must be superhuman or mad? I managed 3 in a 52 week period once but that was only due to the timing of the last one being a week earlier than it had the year previous..... Good luck for Sunday
Parkrun time down to 20:16 this morning so that is nearly a minute off since last month and my fastest at Bolton since June. Only 3 weeks tomorrow until Chester and the metric marathon. Looking forward to racing further that a half but glad it is not the full 26.2
Reiki - I always get a bit nervous when the packs arrive as it means it isn't too far off from happening....
Not long until the ballot places for London are sent out.......
Momento - haven't seen that film Malcs is it any good? But saying that I could have sent it and just not remembered! Life is so confusing sometimes...
Anyway completed my 10k in 41:07 I think which was ok. Wasn't expecting a PB as did the parkrun the day before and followed the Angela alcohol carb load plan.... I'll see how I get in Accrington at the end of October. Well done Angela on your 10k and great race report too - you should see the difference in my mile splits.
Feral Bob how many marathons do you do a year? Well done on your latest and it must make up for your Cheddar disappointment?
I didn't run this evening due to using the excuse of the M62 holding me up on the way home. Usual I try to tell myself that if I can run tired I can run in anything but my brain wasn't falling for that one today....
Hope everyone else is keeping up with their plans for the week?
Hey been away a while but good to see some good stuff happening. Seems everyone is readying themselves for their autumn challenges!
Well done Hans on your triathlon. I've yet to make the leap mainly due to bike worries as my bike may as well have a basket on the front. Well done on your time and imagine what you'll be able to do next time! Will you go the full or stay at the half?
Malcs with your times your marathon at York should be easily under 3:15... Your training seems to have gone so well so far are your running times this year have been phenomenal. I think you'll really surprise yourself! Same for anyone else doing York.
Got a surprise race number in the post on Thursday for the Salford 10K. I can't even remember entering it! Good job I've got nothing on tomorrow! Can't believe that I don't remember filling in the form! Worried I might be losing my mind. Anyway shall see how I get on. Not expecting anything special as already have 30+ miles in the legs already this week.
Glad to hear you're on the mend Rachel and back doing the Parkruns. Such a great way to track improvements.
Good luck for your taper Sarah - let the madness commence.
Rubbish to hear of your cold Mr P but hope Mrs P does well tomorrow. Could she be the millionth finisher?
Great to see the return of DS2. How have you been?
Hope everyone has a great weekend of running. Bit wet here but always nice to run in...
Hey! So the summer holidays have really helped my training. Up to 33 miles last week so the Chester Metric should be ok! Feel like a part timer looking at the list above seeing as Mr P and McHilly are doing the full.
Went out on Sunday and decided to run without my iPod. Not sure if this made it more difficult but I struggled to break 8m/m. Was such hard work.... Does music really make such a difference?
Tried a new parkrun on Saturday at Heaton park and I am going to probably alternate between that and Bolton as there both great challenging courses. 16th overall but still having difficult breaking 21 mins at the moment. This weekend I am sure I can break it....
Hope your injury is doing better Reiki. It sounds awful. I hate cramp. Hope you're back to full fitness soon.
Went out with my club tonight. Session was led by a guy who used to be in the army. He loves hills and it nearly killed me. I felt like the dead sheep we ran passed at one point....
Hope everyone is enjoying their running/holidays at the moment?
Blimey that all sounds rather medical Reiki. Hope you're back feeling normal soon!
Fantastic race report Sarah. It can't have been fun running in those conditions and I really like the way you mention all the things you wish you could have been doing instead like relaxing and drinking or jumping in the sea. Sometimes the only way I can get around a run is by thinking about what I'll eat once I finished
Talking of eating, Malcs do you still follow some of the ideas given to you by Ruth in your Asics 26.2 adventure? Only asking as somehow post London I've nearly put on a stone! Quite possibly my habit of putting chocolate milk on my cereal hasn't helped and may also explain the slower times of late!!!
Went to a race entering bonanza last night and have put myself into the following races
Chester metric marathon (26.2km/16.3 miles) on 5th October - maybe see you before or after this one Mr P?
Accrington 10k 26th October
Lancaster half marathon on 2nd November
Manchester marathon on 19th April