Posted: 22/09/2014 at 09:01
Morning folks & hello Shades,
Been a wee while since I was here, primarily as I've not been marathon training. I'm never sure how long I can hang around for before getting sucked back in!
Shades - Aberdeen marathon is a pipe dream at the moment. There are a group of runners looking at how it can be taken forward as there used to be one many years ago. The fact that Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee can host marathons is leading to the question of why Aberdeen can't. I think the big issue here is infrastucture - one road closes and the whole city grinds to a standstill. We'll see though - there's certainly enthusiasm within the running community so maybe one day.
The Moray marathon (marathon, half &10k) were taken over by Glenmoray Distillery this year as the original organising committee just couldn't get any new folks on board. I didn't go as we had a wedding reception the night before, but reports from friends suggest they're good races and still worth doing - good new routes.
Personally, I've been on a mission to improve my speed after last years success post marathon. Not sure how successful I've been, but I've now managed the sub 45 10k, and ran a parkrun PB the other week of 20:27 (taking 26 secs off for my birthday). I joke about sub 20 being on the 5 year plan! Also done a couple of half marathons this year getting under 1:45 which pleased me. Thinking I'm going to do one more before the end of the year. I think my struggle now is with endurance as I'm holding the pace well to 10 miles, then slowing. Ran 17 miles last weekend and 15.5 yesterday, so hoping a few more weeks of this should help.
What gave you all been doing? I gather you've been injured Shades. Good to hear you're recovering. How many marathons is that now? How about you Emmy? What's the next challenge?