Posted: 15/11/2014 at 15:13
Fab stuff from MsOO - massive chunk off the PB and top spot on the podium to boot.
Expecting similar things from Poacher this weekend as well!
MsE - I'd agree with many of the opinions with regards the 20 mile race. It's not worth racing it hard unless it's far enough away from your A race to give you a chance to recover and not jeopardise either the A race or the training in the build up to it. There's a good race just down the road from you at Cranleigh in March which is at the perfect time for the build up to London - they have a 15 and 21 mile option. I've done the 21 mile a couple of times and with hindsight burnt a couple of matches out on the course and this affected my London time. I'll definitely be going for the 15 mile option in 2015.
It's been an odd week this week for me - very busy workwise and my running plans were further hampered by turning my ankle (again!) when out early Monday morning. Fortunately it wasn't too serious so after a day's rest I was back out again. Finished the working week with a fantastically wet and muddy 7 mile plod through the woods.
Woking parkrun this morning - a relatively new one (they're on number 14 or so) and an interesting 3 lap mixture of paths around the leisure centre and tracks through the woods. Too many sharp turns and slippery bits (as a result of the same rain that caused part of the M25 to collapse!) to expect a fast time, so I guess I should be reasonably happy with 19:44.
Plan to head out onto the trails again tomorrow morning.