Posted: 07/12/2015 at 13:55
Nice running in horrible blustery conditions at the weekend Dan, and everyone. great result SL and Ryan nice high mileage. You've got the eye of the tiger for VLM after last year's injury woes and we're expecting the fireworks from you come April.
Seems like everyone got their finger out at the weekend, loads of you doubling up with horrible XCs on Saturday and then races on Sunday. Excellent work by you all, makes me feel guilty I'm not pulling my weight. I'm at day 8 of planned 14 day total rest. Feeling like a blob, but it's in the plan, will have a couple of short slow easy runs this week (they don't count).
Despite the winds I managed to get up on the scaffolding on Saturday to help roofers locate and fix a leak on my house - just waiting for a big downpour to see if we managed to get it (this time).
Before that in the morning I got out for an hour in the park with my daughters and some kids from my eldest's class, I'm "coaching" them for a sponsored (mile) run. We warmed up and then I managed to get them all to run a 2 mile course and they seemed to enjoy it. Looks like it will be a weekly "thing" - some of the parents are going to join in. All positive stuff encouraging kids and adults to take up the sport. My youngest (6 year old daughter) has talent and she seems quite into it. I've been running with her quite a few times. She does 2 miles in about 25 minutes and is pretty steady. I'm building her up slowly to a (parkrun) 5k as she's quite a little'un. The little park near me is good for that, 1 lap is about 800 metres so i'll introduce another lap into the mix when she seems ready.