Posted: 17/03/2015 at 08:24
Hello all, long time no post. My only excuse is an inability to keep pace with the thread. Heres hoping for more success keeping pace at Manchester Marathon, chasing the Sub 3-30 Holy Grail.
Training has been colourful. Apparently it is poor form to cartwheel over the top of a baby buggy whilst doing a parkrun. Baby is fine but I dislocated my finger. Warm down, smelling like a horse in the hospital is ill-advised. I did however finish the parkrun.
The consultant advised a few weeks off work and no exercise. I am self-employed and in training.I don't think I am going to get 'Patient of the year Award.' Seriously the NHS was superb.
If you are looking for a confidence boost in your training, Don't run the hilly Liversedge Half Marathon with poor sleep, jet lag and a cold. It would explain the extra 5 minutes from the last time I ran the race.
I did however run the 'Spen 20 Miler' this weekend. It is pretty hilly (and covers big chunks of the aforementioned Liversedge Half course.) Running to feel and with a fellow parkrunner had us covering the distance in 2h40. We finished strong and the last mile was the quickest split. Another 10km in 50min and that sub3-30 is mine! Oh and I equaled my buggy parkrun PB in 21:09 the previous day. (Does that get me half a PB klaxon?)
Quietly confident at this point. (Must be getting superstitious, I am rarely quiet!)
Soups: Keep up the good work, inspiring stuff going on here and so happy to see you bounce back from the injury.
Lot of Gangsta's on this thread all of a sudden.