Posted: 24/07/2016 at 11:40
Big G - well done on your 10k . Enjoy your holiday. My younger son has been in East Asia since March. He's 'done' Thailand, Bali, Cambodia, Laos and now Vietnam. His best bit was working on an elephant sanctuary for a month.
Iain L - a good long run. It's great that you are looking forward to the next one . It seems that some people doing marathons don't actually enjoy their training and only do their longer runs because it's on their (never to be deviated from) schedule .
Shades - Boston is down on their forthcoming events for 28th August, but there are no details at all. I'll not be doing it this year as I'm going for a long walk with our LDWA group on the Saturday. My feet are fine thanks - mini-blisters had disappeared within 2 days. I did another very slow run on Friday, followed by a walk in the woods with a friend - and then I needed an hour's nap . I'm still feeling quite tired and my body - especially my legs - feel weary, although there are no aches or pains. Standing at work (on the self-scans) on Wed evening and again Sat morning didn't help . I've now purchased a new mower and trimmer (both cheap, but I hope they're up to the job) so I guess I'll have to tackle the grass - it doesn't deserved to be called a lawn .
KK - the first to finish last weekend did the distance in 18:39 and the 1st female was 21:42. The course was quite 'fast' as there was no mud, no grass, no trippy roots and no navigation. Once you'd done one loop you knew exactly where to go and where to run and to walk - no hesitation, not even throughout the night. A point to point, or a big circle, on unknown and difficult terrain would be quite a different prospect .