Posted: 15/07/2016 at 17:17
Lovely to see TR popping in. I was wondering how you were doing. Nice to see the young TRs still doing well at cricket
padams - nice multi-eventing at the track! Nice one re the gym membership too. Before I moved to the Lakes I used to go to a gym with a pool, sauna, steam room etc. I can't say I really used it much, but I do miss not being able to pop in for a bit post-hard session.
Alan B - some excellent mileage, and some decent pace thrown in too! Be very interested to see how you get on at Frankfurt. And nice one re Fetch too!
LMH - no idea re the Celtic Plate. Is it something you have to be selected for, or can you run it anyway (but not counting for your country?)
bains - glad to hear you're over your various ailments. Onwards and upwards now hopefully!
Jimbob - well done at the track event, and nice video! Reminded me of one a friend posted on FB - he'd been roped into doing the Steeplechase, and the clip was of him and another fella getting to the water jump, stopping, climbing over it, standing on the edge looking a bit tentative, jumping into the water and then carrying on again!
ES - I think doing a half as MP after a decent warm up is an excellent way of training for the Mara. I might try a couple of those myself actually, time-permitting (I work Sundays, so not always easy).
PP - that holiday sounds great!
Likewise SL and CW - very jealous actually. My last holiday was in 2012, but we'll hopefully get away for a week in October.
Sorry to hear about RB's gout - sounds nasty fella. Fingers crossed it's all ok for the weekend.
TT - good to see you getting back to it.
Dan - sounds lovely! Perhaps Xempo could start a range of colour-coded running helmets for such races?
Re me - all ok really. This liver thing I've got is so-so. It's not really treatable so just a matter of getting on with it. But at least I know what it is and that it's nothing massively serious, so running won't make it worse as such. It might make the symptoms worse, but that's for me to manage. I'm tired a lot, and quite yellow! One of the symptoms is jaundice, but not to worry.
Managed a half decent session last night. 13 miles which included 1 x 2 mile rep (target pace was 6'00s, and did 5'56, 5'58), then 12 x 400(ish) - prob nearer 420m actually, on a slopey school playing field. The kids were playing cricket on the field where the (lumpy, boggy and grass) track is, so we knocked our own 400ish loop which included a nice hill! I then did another 1 mile at 6'00 to finish, running 13.5 in total. Left achilles bothering me quite a lot today, which is ironic and annoying. I've had weeks of issues with my right one - I went back to wearing my orthotics in a neutral shoe and that cleared instantly, but now my left is in bits. So God knows. Will sort it out though I'm sure.