Posted: 12/01/2017 at 14:44
Gah. Sodding cross country. What a way to ruin the running experience! ... I said to Lou that I was retiring from cross country at the first attempt. Love a rugged trail race but can't really deal with non stop sludge.
*High fives Muddy* Welcome to XC retirement corner. Must say, there is a part of me that's missed the warm afterglow, but not enough to make me actually want to do one, or expose myself to what seems (for me) to be a heightened injury risk.
Well done anyway (and DT), but even more so to Skinny, and particularly Lou for their long running last weekend - sounds hideous to me, Lou but impressive nonetheless.
Mace - Good to t'interweb see you too, old chap.
Sorry to hear of the struggles last year, Charlie. Here's to 2017.
That's a lot of faff for a 5k, Lit!
Pete - Did a similarly light hills session to yours last week - softly, softly, catchy monkey...as I keep telling myself.
You'll thank yourself for these winter miles when they feed into race times in the spring and summer, Mr V - even if great leaps forward are harder to come by.
Still enjoying the reviews to see in a bit more detail what I've been missing out on.
Well done, Rich - also feeling the mood benefit here of a regular return to running. Interesting that there seems to be several of us who have 'owned up' to these sort of issues on this thread.
Hey, Madbee. :waves:
Even more so off the Garmin that I started as I crossed the line behind the human traffic.
Given that maintaining sub-7 pace had felt hard but do-able for 2 x 1.5m earlier in the week flying solo, decided that going out surrounded by others at 6:40 to 6:45 was the right balance between ambition and realism. Hoped to maintain that in Mile 2, and keep it below 7:00 in Mile 3 without ragging myself, and give myself a chance of hitting 21:00 with a swift run in. Could definitely have pushed harder and probably will with a return visit this Saturday if it's not icy.
Hopefully see you there, Tommy. Did you do Dave Denton last night?
Any road, 32+ miles for me last week. First time I've hit 30 miles since mid-November 2015 (holy moly!) and Sunday's 8.75m was also my longest continuous run in well over a year since I first fecked my calf running 9.4m a fortnight later. Will be a few less this week, as I was knackered following that little lot. However, should still be close to 30, enjoyed putting myself through some relatively short bursts of faster stuff with a fartlek last night, and it's beginning to look and feel like a proper comeback now. Huzzah!