I suppose that depends where he's headed. Dunedin or Invercargill in the south, and certainly. Auckland or Whangarei in the north, and not so much.
Anyway, good to hear from you Richard, sounds exciting and I hope it works out for you and you get back to the running. Did you get married?
Nasty rash of thread injuries and niggles being experienced at the moment, I'm losing count. I see elsewhere that Lou's been struck down with the Christmas lurgy too. Hopefully that's the last of all this business, and all injuries and ailments will be shrugged off soon.
Skinny - Yes, that was my thinking too so fairly relaxed about it. Only slight frustration is that I was just starting to feel fit enough to really start enjoying the longer running again, and will have to go through that process again now.
DT - Wroclaw, it's a beautiful spot. Highly recommend it, particularly at this time of year when they have a superb Christmas market in the main square. I really like Poland, and it's still cheap as chips as well. Flights, quality hotel, airport transfers, a couple of presents to bring back plus all our food and drink over 3 days came in at just over £200, and I still came home with notes in my wallet from the £100 currency we'd exchanged. One example - a large meal and a pint for the 5 of us came in at less than £20 in total.
EDIT: I don't think Bob likes reporting his running to us unless we can go 'Ooooffft' after reading.
No running to report.
Not for 10 days now at least, and much reduced mileage before that. In one of my last posts I recklessly tempted fate by saying that training by HR had kept me largely injury free, and I hadn't had a completely blank week in all 3 years I'd been running...well I have now - donut!
Picked up a calf strain trying to squeeze a long run in the day after a relatively light 5k pace session and before I disappeared on the lash to Poland with the lads. To be honest I might have been able to run through it if it was later in the year, but as it wasn't disappearing in a hurry when I tried that initially, decided to give it and everything else some complete rest.
Feels ok now though, so will probably try to get back to it with a short 2 or 3 miler tonight or tomorrow. Will be interesting to see whether the fitness I've lost is as extensive as the weight I've gained.
Been browsing through occasionally whilst I've been sulking and was great to see McF and DT pull out a couple of big PBs. Looks like most are going fairly well, but hope that Lit (and me) can get back to it properly over Christmas.
And on that note...merry Christmas and a speedy New Year to all. Have a good 'un if I'm still too grumpy to post again beforehand.
Well, it wasn't very helpful if you were specifically talking about Paul's situation. We already know that he 'can't do anything on Tuesday and Wednesday' which leaves him with a maximum of 5 days to play with, and probably less than that.
How on earth can he keep his long run to 20% of his weekly mileage in that situation? Please give us an example.
And 35% of an 80 mile week as a long run? WTF? That's a 28 mile run.