Posted: 08/06/2015 at 11:22
Big G - That 10k sounded like a really professional event and one that will be a permanent fixture too. A real living mémorial to Claire. I think that's perfect.
Shades - You must be made of stern stuff to have been able to keep going for that extra 10k when you'd mentally finished at the marathon point. Whatever distance run I'm doing I'm always counting down and willing myself to hang on until the magical last kilometre and the thought of someone telling me to do another lump on top of that is just unbearable! You must have given it all too as it sounds as if you are really suffering now. I hope you've got a bit of a rest period planned. If you use your Hokas for training, why don't you use them for races?
Pegasus - Most marathon training plans are 16 weeks aren't they? - you've already got a good base so I would have thought a marathon should be fine then but I'm no expert. Have you completely recovered from that injury?
SK - Well done again on a fab performance - to be at nearly prize winning level in your area is a real achievement too. Lol at my idyllic lifesyle.. anything but! I only write about the odd interesting bit, the rest of my life is very boring really Hay making may sound lovely but in reality it was boiling, there were loads of horseflies and other biting insects plus dust everywhere so I ended up all itchy, sweaty, red and wheezy and also knackered from lugging bales around. I was actually glad of the excuse to organise the food and THAT'S saying something! Funnily enough, I am always envious of your lifestyle - it sounds so varied and you always seem to do interesting things with your children!
An average steady run this morning. Stopped at a water hole to let the dogs have a swim. It is really dry here, we haven't had rain for ages and the ground is hard, cracked and dusty. The watering hole has really shrunk and is really swampy and full of flies. I hope it rains soon.