SC , yes we can always rely on NP for a laugh ! but hey if it means I beat a few men nice gym sandwich
NP its odd when it comes to running down hill in a road race no ine can beat me ! but those hills were so so steep and stoney , slippery and muddy !!! nice swim and run ! I am going to get my arse in gear and get back to some swimming next week ! it means a 8 mile round trip drive but I do miss it ! Ok ok I know I live by the sea now but it is November !!
SM6 warm ?? have I missed something where are you ?
Tek nice MLR ... more rain to come I think
MG1 hope your legs feel better than mine ! nice run / gym session
Still bloody in agony but managed just over 5 @ 8.55 pace sheer bloody midedness !!
Got another off road event on the 29th The Bicton Blister .. on Woodbury common ground used by the Royal Marines for training I have done it most years its aways been my one and only tough off road event of the year !! and it will seem like a piece if cake compared to Drogo !
SM6 dont talk to me about hills ! well done on getting all the way up
Nice weekly mileage NP
OH better to be 3 out of 4 than 4th nice one
MG1 superb pace for a hilly 8 , and shame about work getting in the way of training ! roll on retirement eh ?
Legs especially the quads a mess !!! I am sure its due the very steep down hill sections and me constantly putting the breaks on rather than relaxing and hurtling down like a maniac ! how on earth someone didnt break their neck I will never know !
Well sat recovering from Drogo 10 mile fell race !
I ran it 10 years ago and vowed never again , so nit sure what possessed me to return !
My mate is race director and I have helped out a few times and on a ' nice ' day its a beautiful course to may be stroll around ! anyway she said I could run for free if I helped out at rhe registration and as its her last year after 14 years of organising it I kind of felt it would be good to support her efforts !
I attracts 500 runners from all over and with just under 1800 ft elevation gain its a killer ! nor just the hills but the terrain , lots of granite stones and rocks , very little 'normal ' foot paths under foot , where there are paths they were muddy and flooded !!
To give you an idea ! miles splits ...
8.21..8.22....8.23 nit too bad down hill and flat but slippery and stoney , and I fell over in the first bloody mile !! then mile 4 and the first massive hill that went on and on twisting and turning ! you think its iver , but turn another corner and look up and up , if you look down to the side theres a massive drop into the valley , breath takingb that mile took 14.08 !!! everyone was walking
Then at last a bit of down hill but so steep I could hardly walk down 10 mins ! then 3 flatish miles but still dodgy under foot 9.28..8.51..9.22 then tne dreaded Hunters Path by niw your legs are so tired you can barely walk ! another 14 min mile !!but thank less than a mile to finish ! I did finish with a smile on my face ad I hadnt really pushed hard on the flatter bits just took in the scenery which is spectatular ... it was all about getting round for me , I knew there were at least 3-4 serious off road runners in my age so no chance of a prize even if I had been fearless ... the first my age came in at 1.21 and runs 1.25 half marathon so my time of 1.38 is what I would expect ... so got the tee shirt ...over place 242/477 so plenty behind me ... and I may go back next year if the weather is drier leading up to race day
SM6 sorry to hear about the dog incident , blame the omers , I tripped iver a dig a couple of weeks ago it was runnjng all over the bloody place ! I fell quite heavily , really pissed off and feeling like kicking it I got up and ran on the owner shouted at ME !! for not stopping to see if the dog was ok ! Heard good reports about Manchester if you are after a decent time rather than a sight seeing trip go for it ..... or do what I do if i get a spare monent on nights ! play candy crush not hunt out the next marathon
MG7 thst 19 miler sounds tough good effort indeed !! you really need to keep on top of PF even if you think its gone ! I had it earlier in the year , and if I slack off the stretching , rolling , icing it starts to niggle even now
SC nice gym session and run , I have neglected the gym lately its further for me to get to one now I have moved , must make the effort
MG1 pacey 13 miler ! I guess your next biggy is VLM ? anything before that ?
GM nice tempo , always essier after a day off
NP nice mix of running / swimming as always
Tec good treddy session ... its only the start ! more rain to come
Foolishy entered ( for free cos I am helping with registration ) Drogo 10 this coming sunday , its listed as a fell race , I ran it 10 years ago and said never again , but after a year of PBs on road I thought its time for something a little different , theres been plenty of rain and more to come so it wont be pretty !
A busy weekend including my daughter in laws hen do and my first ever jager bomb first apple sours 3 glasses of red wine and 2 vodka and lemonades ( reminded me of my old school reports ! works well if left alone but is easily led astray ) !! I wasnt fit for anthing let alone running untill monday morning
Did 11 miles @8.50 pace on monday and a track session last night which has left my legs completly mashed ! all short stuff 300m x 5 with short 100 jog recoveries the 5 sets of 100/200 m with 200 jog recoveries