Posted: 30/12/2016 at 09:16
That cartoon thing pretty much sums things up for me too Big G! Hope you shake off that bug soon.. you too Ian.
Cal - I find the first run after a break is often pants but things pick up quickly afterwards. On a taper note, personally I find that a shortish taper suits me too. Although my last 30k plus run was two weeks before, in terms of my "usual" running I only cut back a bit in the week before La Rochelle and felt great on the day.
That'll learn you to start slacking and take a day off Shades
My ankles/feet have been a bit tender - obviously not out of the woods yet - so I took a day off Wednesday and did a shorter run than intended yesterday. Today I wanted to do a longer run but my feet are still quite sore so I'll do a shorter one again. It's most annoying.; I just want to crack on and start building my base mileage up again. Bloody injuries.. why didn't I start running when I was 20?
Corsica would be expensive in terms of travelling, time off work, accommodation etc Shades. There's another trail in the Spring one not too far away in the Dordogne that I'm looking at which would be more practical to get to. As it's a trail one too I could just do loads of base running to train for it and if my tendon problems improve then look at doing a proper plan involving some speedwork for an Autumn race.
On another off subject note I was round my sister in laws last night and she had made her own pizza with PRUNES on it. They'd caramelised and tasted really nice with the ham and gruyère cheese toppings that she'd put on too. Never tasted that before.