Posted: 06/02/2016 at 12:37
First post for a while - work and home life are a bit manic at the moment, plus I had a couple of trips to the cultural hotspots of Swindon and Basingstoke!
Willy Samson - welcome. Plenty of advice dispensed on here and will be great to hear all your tales and thoughts.
Talking of tales, glad you made it back safely Poacher - how long are you back here for?
Welcome back too to SBD.
Hope that G-Dawg enjoyed the Grim. Not sure that worrying about the weather is the right thing though - when you're up to your waist in water, a few drops from above don't make that much difference.
Love the photos Badbark - classic finishing straight gurning.
Good mileage there Gul - sounds like we've had similar experiences as my mileage is similar to yours and my long run this morning felt pretty tough as well.
Anyway, I have managed to get out on each of the last few days: commuting runs on Monday and Friday but a somewhat disappointing attempt at a HMP/MP 6 miles stretch in the middle of a run on Tuesday in which I failed to get below 7m/m on all except one of the miles.Sub-3 is looking some way off now so I'll need a bit confidence booster in the half I'm doing in a couple of weeks to feel as though it's achievable.
7 muddy miles on Weds and 11.5 hilly ones on Thursday felt OK but today's was something of a slog, although the fact that about 90% of it was off road and large parts of that were hilly and/or muddy were good reasons for it feeling rather energy-sapping.
Anyhow, it was just over 23 in the bag to take me up to 64 for the week. Feet up to watch the rugby this afternoon and then a rest day (my dedicated core work day) tomorrow.
Good luck to anyone pinning a number on tomorrow.