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First run after snod today, 4mile recovery legs felt good still got a bit of a cold so wasn't happy when it started to rain!! Just told myself compared to what I ran in last week this was nothing!
Well back to early morning running next week ready for Conwy half
TR 38 ...my first 2 revoery runs were in vile weather and i really had to think what on earth was i doing!!!! Today however normal service seems to have returned with not only the weather but the legs aswell. A gorgeous sunny cool morning for a nice 6 mile run.....new kayanos arrived yesterday so first trial run and all was excellent.....the new 17 model seem lighter and less brick like than usual... so think im gonna enjoy this pair!!!!!!! Its a bit difficult to keep at recovery run pace after all the marathon pacing so was probably a bit quicker than i should have done but roll on next week if this is how quickly my legs recover. I am even condsidering doing Gloucester in January ................ I really must be ill
Happy running this weekend everyone else .....im on shift at work for the rest of it
My first run today since last saturday, a steady 6 miles and it felt suprisingly good.Got a 10k in our village in 2 weeks which the legend Steve Cram is taking part in and doing the presentations so it should be good, then after that it is full on training for Brighton marathon in april.
So oct 29th it is then,better start booking some accomodation, can't wait.
Hello all, been following this thread for a while, just keeping quiet!! Ran Snod last year 4:14 and got round in 3:58 this year. Happy dayz...!! Snowdon is by far the best marathon I've run. Will be signing up again as soon as Jan 1st comes round..............Roll on. Hellrunner in Delamere tomorrow, think I've recovered from Saturdays fling.
Cheers for info re jackets folks..dont think I'll bother-managed last year without one.-but then I was frozen..so Nicola-I may well look into your suggestion, thanks
Very gentle 9 miles for me this morning in beautiful sunshine..can hardly believe it is a week since Snod, just watched recording of it at friends house and it seema surreal.
Anyone done Shakepeare marathon before? If so, does it sell out quick? Looking last night at doing Edinburgh or Windermere but my credit card melted when it sniffed the cost of entering them. I want to try to avoid repeating runs I've done before next year..except for the mighty Snod obviously, but the cost of some of these events is alarming so I may repeat White Peak mara again as it is so cheap and cheerful (although not the most inspiring along those cycle tracks) If anyone has top tips for a may/june marathon, I would appreciate them. Am based in Midlands so dont want to travel hundreds of miles.
Hello familiar and new faces alike.....
....those who know me will know that with a year of pre-Snowdonia talk I'll be changing the subject to off-road ultra's at regular intervals and trying to lure the unexpected to the dark side!
...those who don't.... lend me your ears.... I have just the thing to help you run a great Snowdonia
Did I read something about 7 ultras, T-rex? Must admit my planning is far less concrete, I really don't know what I'm doing next year, although I have at least 5 ultra which are probable certs as well as the C2C which will be 5in5 I guess. I've tested the old-style OMM Kamelieka jacket on several occasions this year and its held off everything thrown at it on some pretty windy and wet days.
Brer, have no idea how far away this is from you but might be worth a look.
North Dorset Village Marathon
By the way I'm a maybe for next year, Berlin is my main goal for the year so will decide after Christmas if I will be able to run this a month later and put in a decent showing
I have my eye on Marylborough Downs for 2012...also quite interested in Doyen of the Downs for 2011...not that I'm ever gonna do an ultra....just looking
Brer..what type of dog? I can definately vouch for a lurcher..... they're placid and obedient and love running along side you and chasing squirrels and stuff.... Stan has made my miles seem so much shorter, simply love him.
Can help here a bit:
Shakespeare - excellent marathon, one of my favourites. Although in April, always hot! There is a legendary 5-mile stretch of cindery cycle track in the latter stages called The Greenway which has been known to turn into a furnace, a crucible of suffering. Fills up very quickly, so get entering asap. Traffic is bad getting to it and parking very expensive - suggest use P&R.
Abingdon - south of Oxford, mid-October. A PB course which always has a fast field - everybody chasing PBs, I suppose. A club runner's marathon. Extremely well-organised, starts and finishes on a running track. Fills up very quickly.
Gloucester - after a dull few miles of housing estates, 3 laps of an attractive rural loop (or 4 if you're doing the 50K!!), two minor hills each lap. PB course.
All three of these I would rate as fast courses.
Frodo Hope your run went great
DE keep ultra talk alive.......haven't come over to the darkside yet but get closer every time you and the rest of the ultra nutters put up a report!!! I think Frodo is closer than me to turning...........
T-rex Looking at doing a fast mara next year will take a look at those. Now I have a PB to beat
Well back to running at silly o clock for the next week or so getting into half mara mode ready for Conwy. 0530 start in morning for a steady 6miler.
Did my first ever proper off roader today, not sure of distance as left Garmin at home, was out for a good 2 hours. Really enjoyed it, even though I had to hose myself down in the garden when I got home
You all turning into the crazies, ultras, was 26.2 not bad enough???
Fantastic Frodo no that feeling well!!!
Bloody hell, I get waylaid with work and next thing I know you lot have been jibber-jabbing away and its taken ages to try and catch up! You even changed threads lol!
Hello to all, new and not so new
* Frodo * wrote (see)
Stret, have you looked at the Race the Train event in Twywn? 14 miles of off road madness in August. Great fun Brer, Chrissi and I ran it this summer, and I definitely hope to give it another go this next year.
Have had this one in my diary since you lot did it last time - sounded waaay too much fun!!
I'm afraid off road and mud are my first passions - spent most of my long runs for SNOD on trail or fell
If you think you are going to spend time off road I'd recommend investing in some suitable footwear, makes life a lot more pleasant! Inov-8's for me every time but there are loads of good shoes out there.
Glad you are up and running Frodo, nothing worse than them gumpy hobbitses
stret - have you ignored yourself accidentally??
Yes, time to start looking forward now rather than back.
New posters are always very welcome as we start cranking up towards SNOD11. I've ordered the snow. I wonder if any more offroad bits are possible, just to close up the last bit of the loop ... Perhaps ignore Waunfawr village and go straight up the hillside?
Bet S4C wouldn't put a camera on that section
Overtaking would be interesting though