Posted: 23/11/2014 at 12:59
Minni - I was very restrained. I only bought, er, 2 new pairs of shoes (one off road, one road), 2 jackets (both massively reduced), 2 tops, a pair of shorts and a box of Beet It bars.
Speedy - don't be disheartened. You are still on the comeback trail so the form and the fitness will come back.
Good shows from the parkrun gents.
I'm sure many of you will have seen this from the MT posts on Bookface, but if you haven't it's well worth watching if you want to get a sense of what battling with adversity is all about: http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=11909407&ex_cid=sportscenterTW
Epsom 10 for me this morning - pouring with rain on an undulating course (especially for the first half) which meant plenty of puddles (above ankle high in places) coupled with some fairly inconsiderate driving resulting in something of a soaking by the end.
All in all, a combination of factors that didn't give me much confidence for a decent time but I was aiming for sub-70 (compared to a PB of 65:30ish on a dry, flat course). Reined back after a fast downhill first mile (6:05!) and fortunately tagged along with another bloke from 5 miles onwards.
Upshot was that we both ended up gunning it in the last mile and I was pretty chuffed to a. put the hammer down in the last 400m to beat him and b. get under 67 minutes (66:45 ish).
PB for Mrs L as well, so all round a good morning - just about dried off and warmed up now!