Posted: 27/09/2016 at 23:00
Steve - loved that report . When I first started running I read that provided you do the proper training you can expect to improve for 14 years . Although MG (friend of Shades) told me last year that if you run lots of marathons it's just 7 years . And I also expect you have to factor age in - if you don't start till you're 80, I don't suppose you will be running your pb when you're 94 . So, given that you're not a geriatric you will get that sub 3:15.
Cal - yes I'd recommend Ely Marathon - easy to navigate, good surfaces and flat, so could be fast. They also do a half alongside the marathon and the ultra.
Iain - I've heard lots of good things about 'tailwind' from ultra runners. But what is it made from exactly? And how do you take it?
Shades - well done on Inverness marathon . Did you fly up again? I still remember Flossie's report about wobbly legs from when we were all there in 2010.
I only have a small garden, but the fence does go round three sides. I've had to put on 4 coats to hide the previous orange colour and I never seem to manage more than 2 or 3 panels at a time (either because I get tired, the dog needs walking, I have to go to work or somewhere, I'm running etc and for quite a bit of the time we've had rain). Still, just 3 panels left now for their final coat - but then there is still the other side of the back fence and 6 half panels out the front .
Today our Tuesday run/walk took us through a country estate which had a solid brick wall round most of the grounds - no painting needed there I thought. We had to climb over it via one of those ladder stiles - known to local running clubs as an effing ladder
Have pencilled in Bucharest but won't commit yet. I've even let my passport run out .
Ian 5 - have a great holiday . Where are you off to?