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
Wow. Great race report Malcs. Good running as well. Don't think it is something I could do, running 70km over 24 hours. Well done.
Currently on my school hols so hoping to use it to improve my running. A very steep hill session last night and 6x 1000m in the park this morning. Hoping to regain some form after my personal worst at the Bolton park run two weeks back....
Went to see some of the athletics at the Commonwealth Games on Monday. Was really good. It's great how the mix the disability sport with the others too.
Might enter some races later too. Did fancy Chester Mr P but think it could be too soon. Might do the metric marathon they're offering though.
Just want to wish those who are doing the TR24 this weekend. You are all nutters. Nearly as mad as some of the people I watched doing the Iron Man in Bolton last weekend. I really don't know how they do it. I mean a full marathon after everything else....
I managed to do my open water swim last Saturday. Finished 12th in my wave and 176th overall (out of over 2000) so it wasn't too bad. 26 minutes 45 seconds. Only off the winner by 7 minutes! Next year.....
Well done on your 10K PB Malcs and great run in Northumberland Sarah. It must have been difficult in the heat. I always meant to do that when I lived in the North East.