Posted: 19/06/2016 at 12:37
Not even looked in here for a couple of weeks or so, so just had a read back. Some cracking racing as ever - highlight being LMH's overall win!! What a performance, and so understated too. If I'd have even finished that race I'd have given it the full War and Peace treatment in my race report, let alone WINNING it. Absolutely superb stuff, well done!!
Nicely done on by padams too, in the 87 races you seem to have done in the last few days. Bit rubbish finishing 2nd in one of them, but nevermind. Just run faster next time and you should be fine.
Cracking win from CW too!! You''re on fire at the mo!! Great stuff mate.
Top 10k-ing from AlanB too - again good to see someone getting their fitness back.
Nice to see bains having a strong series in the 5k - nice to see you back at it after a bit of a lay off.
PP - I think I commented on the birthday and 3k combo elsewhere, but well done (despite the juvenile error re the watch!)
Some impressive (well, bonkers) stuff from Dan A and SL - good luck in your race. Sounds tough!
Oh and loved JimBob's race report for the 1500m! Well done chap!
ES - hope the foot injury is nothing serious.
Nice to see TR back doing a bit too.
RS78 - nice to see you again! Although you've had a horrible time by the sounds. Glad to hear you're (kind of) on the mend - fingers crossed for you. And for info my shop is in Lorton (just off Whinlatter, between Keswick and Cockermouth). We live at Lanthwaite (couple of miles from Buttermere). Nice place to live.
Anyway, running. Bit shit to be honest. Not sure what's the matter with me but I just can't seem to get going of late. Been like this for ages truth be told, pretty much for 15 months or so. I can't seem to even muster a 50 mile week without feeling absolutely wrecked. Every run feels like a massive effort, not much enjoyment etc etc. I've had the odd run where it's been fun (the Stag Do Marathon as an example), but it's very much been the exception rather than the norm.
I actually did a 10 mile race on Wed. I was bloody awful! I was disappointed with my last race (an 81'2x Half in Jan) but this was on another level. Raced it as hard as I could and was expecting to finish in about 63'00ish. I ran 66'00! Hated every bloody step too. Could easily have called it a day as we looped past the finish at about the 0.8 mile mark. It then got worse. I was like a mobile hazard on the course for the first 6 miles. One of the marshals tried putting amber flashing lights on my back Just as well I didn't look at my watch at any point, cos I'd have probably just walked home. Got caught in a torrential downpour at 6ish which seemed to cheer me up a bit (well, made me smile at least) and I then passed a few folk. Somehow finished 7th and 1st Senior Citizen, but that was more due to the complete lack of decent runners rather than a slow course etc etc. Bizarre that I went through 20 miles in 2'05 at London, yet I can only muster 66 for 10 miles now. I wouldn't mind if I was quite enjoying it, but I'm not really. Hey ho, it's only a hobby eh? I might just have a bit of a break for a while I think, and see how things pan out.
Or I'll just become LMH's agent. Easy money that