Posted: 05/09/2016 at 10:47
Jools - I've always thought that a HM in tough conditions and untapered is probably about MP if you've got the endurance (which you have), so I reckon that's a good result. Big mileage over the previous week too.
Wardi - nice park run and long run combo.
ES - great effort, sounds like the marshalling was not ideal! Good to see they are actually starting to enforce the no haedphones rule too - maybe people will start to comply with the rule if it is enforced.
About 6M for me on Saturday morning including park run. One guy looked good and went off fast at the start, I was around 20m behind after a couple of km. Managed to close up on him in the 4th km and was on his shoulder with about 800m to go, but he pulled away a bit to take the win, I was a few seconds behind in 16:15. Only 18s outside my best time on that course so pretty pleased considering (and I felt like I had a bit left in the tank but for some reason just didn't feel too compelled to push it really hard).
Took mini-Padams for his first swimming lesson in the afternoon which was fun! He slept for the first half of it, but then woke up and seemed happy until the bit where he was dunked under! Then he started to get a bit cold so we got out a bit before the end. He was by far the youngest there but we wanted to get him used to water asap.
Didn't have time for much exercise yesterday so just a few miles with the dog.