Posted: Yesterday at 14:22
PP - that will make Bath fun! We should have a good enough v40 team to give ye a decent race at the road relays in the autumn as well (assuming they're back to their usual date a week before Berlin)
Jooligan - that's tough luck with the virus, but, in my (no offence meant, but I don't do sugar-coating) opinion, you threw away your race with the weekend before - 3 races, even if not flat out, is a tough ask of any weekend, never mind the weekend before a target marathon. Doing it with a virus in your system is just daft.
You need to have confidence in your training the next time and not chuck it away trying to prove your fitness.
Fwiw, I've found, as LMH said, 4 weeks is ok to race, 3 weeks not quite enough, and that's without a virus in your system. As for racing this weekend (once, never mind twice), I think you could probably guess my opinion.
Excellent running piscator; very well done!
Congrats on your first, of hopefully many, sub-3' GBRM.
Padams - nice weekend's work! I think the phrase 'fit as a butcher's dog' might have to be updated to 'fit as Padams' dog'!
Good signs with the relay improvement AlanB.
Not too shabby a turnaround from Berlin LS21, and a nice way to remember your brother!
Looking good for Valencia Dan!
Al_P - nice running! What's next for you?
That's a quality run SL. I'm with Padams - you've got to be a low 2:2x at worst surely?
Got my back fixed by the chiro yesterday which has massively eased the hamstring. Will beat last week's humungous total of 24m by this evening. Spent Sunday watching NFL at Twickenham. Great day out with the only downside being I was too far away for the cheerleaders to realise what a catch I am
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