Posted: 21/12/2016 at 21:51
Carter. - happy 4th birthday / anniversary . 4 years ago this you 'won' the competition to get mentored by Spoons. While you might be having some injury issues at the moment you have achieved some amazing things these last few years. There is a sub 3:15 marathon in you and I am looking forward to you achieving this.
Over the years ass we have all gone on our running journeys your words of wisdom and advice have been really helpful.
So chin up, wishing you a speedy recovery a nd looking forward to the next leg of your journey.
Ali - a new park run PB and that with a hangover too. Amazing. You have been on great form this last year and think there is another great season ahead of you.
Nick - great XC run from you.
Rob - great result winning a pair of trotters. 3 marathons in 3 days !! Could not do it myself. 2 in a year is my target for next year and at that I think I am pushing it.
Ian - great tempo run from you.
IBB - treadmill challenge. Cannot think of anything worse tbh but if it is helping the running- and it seems it is -then well done you.
I have started my marathon training. Needed a straightforward plan so decided to adopt the MyAsics plan. On one level it is not as aggressive as some of my previous plans but 4 runs per week is not shabby. Tonight was my 6th run of the plan. Should have been my 7th. But too much going on with Christmas around teh corner.
6 miles in total described as a build-up run. Starting pace was supposed to be 7:50 getting to 7:07 for teh final 2 miles. I completed it more or less to plan with an average pace of 7:30m/m overall. I was nearly dead trying to keep teh final mile on about 7:!2 pace.
the good thing is I completed it and now I am beginning to think this plan is not as easy as I thought it was. Taking each run as it comes rather than stressing about all the runs. Lets see if I can get some decent training in over teh Christmas break and then keep it going into January. Work will be as busy in the New Year with no let up in sight. Good thing i suppose but I am going to have to make sure I create the time for the training.
Anyway enough rambling. Good to get on here and post.
Again, happy 4th birthday Carter