Posted: 21/08/2015 at 17:22
Hello strangers! It's been a whirlwind of a summer break and the family have been keeping me busy. A quick read back and I see there are some solid runs, crazy exploits and new faces to mention!
Welcome Frizzle! Always nice to see new faces around here. That LT run from Pfitz is a real monster but great for boosting confidence once nailed. I may also go for a two week taper having missed quite a lot of miles from my schedule this time round. I am going to need the extra week of training!
VTr - nice to see you banking those big miles still. Remind me which race you are targeting? Chicago is looming soon for many of my old Impala team mates.
Leslie - sounds promising with the physio exercises working you now rather than resting and icing? Any improvements? They can be minuscule and difficult to notice but I bet it is heading in the right direction.
OO - many congrats on the great A level results in your household!
GDawg - ditto! You'll have to get used to training without your usual partner though
PMJ - congrats on more great results too! Three down one to go.
Lorenzo well done to Lorenzito too.
Badbark - great result in the HM. Not long till you dip below 80 mins. Best of luck at Donegal this weekend. I love that Aussie carb loading and cannot abide a week of stuffing carbs down!
Jools - looks like you are finding your form again with that 38.01! Great time even if it is not a PB.
SJ - your crazy race sounds really fun actually! I'm probably showing my ignorance here but how do the pull buoys help with the swimming? Is it because the wetsuits aren't as buoyant having been cut down? And you are so on for sub-3 at Frankfurt.
BikeIt - sorry to hear about your wife's nose! You really are testing the services of your new home country aren't you? Training looks like it is going well for you
Abbers - good to see you are back to getting the regular miles in again.
KR - knocking out a 3.35 marathon in training shows you are pretty damn fit at the moment. Your ultra will be a breeze if you take it as slowly as you plan to.