Posted: 21/12/2015 at 16:22
O4S - oh dear. I'm sure you'll find a way to continue doing what you love.
DD - you've been in court???
2old et al - I think as one gets older pain becomes a way of life. Or at least that's what I'm experiencing! We just have to manage it, apparently.
AA - what you up to? Did your knee right itself eventually?
Barry - I'm in no position to give anyone swim advice but I have found that on the two occasions Iv'e backed off and had a few weeks off swimming either completely or just doing the odd 20 lengths, I have started again a better swimmer than before.
Bro - it was painful to follow you in San Seb although the splits told a different story. I think they must have been gun and showed you having a very slow first 5k then speeding up!
I finished the year with an 8th place in my club Grand Prix. Felt slightly robbed as out of the 13 who had done enough qualifying races there were 4 of us still to do the last 5 mile race in December. All the runners ahead of me in the table already had 5m points from a one in the summer and I felt I could score around 70 points, which would have moved me into 3rd place. However this last race as cancelled due to weather. The committee decided that the points from the previous 5m should still stand and therefore the 4 of us missed out. I have to admit I was a bit miffed - I assumed they would just delete the category to make it fair. However, I respected the committee's decision and gracefully accepted my 8th place trophy!
I have given next year a lot of thought and decided to miss London in April. I really don't feel ready to start marathon training just yet and think I need to concentrate on shorter distance for a bit. So the plan is Amsterdam in October, a 20 mile fell race in July and shorter stuff up to that.
Also starting back with Moz on 1st January and getting prober dietary advice from a sports nutritionist.
Actually, can not wait!