Posted: 09/09/2016 at 12:23
Thanks again for the bus info Wardi -- I got as far as looking at the link they sent about booking buses, but they were longer-range things to service distant car parks and mid-race spectator spots. I had yet to ask them how the station shuttle worked (presumably just turn up?).
Good luck on Sunday both of you (and others no doubt).
I may have found a cure for the plods... I've noticed before that hill reps sometimes banished them, in that I might trudge to my hill at 9 m/M, then speed up to 8m/M for the hills and onward journey to home. So maybe the gravitationally-induced faster running kind of 'broke through' them. So I tried running lots of little micro-surges (just 10 or 20 metres at a time) when suffering the plods, and they did eventually go pretty much; so instead of trudging a 9 or 10m/M run, I ended up averaging 8 m/M or better by the time I'd finished. So not electric, but more like running than shuffling. Could be a useful improvement to both quality and quantity of my training, as the distance I do is often limited by time, too.
I'll finish my week (to Friday as usual) on about 103M, my first 100+ week. That included two non-running days, so averaging 20M/day on the days I have run. Small beer compared to some of the big-mileage people, of course, but something I've only done before in VLM prep this year (which went very well).