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Birch – Does your son log all his miles too? Amazing recording by
you, I just wish I did too.
SBD – Great LSR with a very strong finish.
PMJ – Sounds like a decent run, job done. What is the half
course profile like?
G-Dawg – Sounds like a very run there if a bit hardcore. Well
Nicko – MsE will be on soon telling you off re the Achilles.
DT19 – Sounds positive, that’s great.
Lorenzo – A very tidy week indeed. Re today, thanks, the course wasn’t too
bad and it was only 6.4 miles but there were about 3 steep climbs on each lap
and it was tough the 2nd time round. I’m not used to that sort of
thing and I lost quite a bit of ground on the 2nd lap, made up some
ground on the downhill parts and the bit of road we ran on but I did admittedly
struggle on the steeper parts. Pics below. No.1 is a good one, grains of sand, all of us. No.2 is me me at the top of the first climb.
PMJ - thanks - I did have a couple . . . and yes, good day at the Northern XC - although, dare I say it, Lorenzo may now be referring to Northern softies, as the men's race was just the 12K, compared to his 15 at the Southerns (I'm surprised at that distance - the National XC reduced from 9 miles to 7.5 several years back).
Nice pics, Gerard.
PMJ- The older guys at my club bemoan the dumbing down of these sort of races and the general drop in standards.
8 miles last night, furthest I have run in 3 weeks. Wasn't entirely fluid but nothing more than niggling tightness in the groin. Legs are a bit tired today though, lore like I ran 18 miles yesterday!
SBD- That's quite a lot of fluid loss in January. I dread to think what it would be mid July!
Gul - What a weekly total and a dozen to kick off the week too.
Nicko - Haha, I was referring to our resident MsE here, she is the boss and knows what's she's talking about when it comes to these matters but is lovely really.
DT19 - hopefully the body reacts well to that run.
Birch - I did wonder. I also like the polar opposite like your son, I have a friend who is a V55 (he's 58) and he is still running very quick times, he has never worn a watch in his life when running. That was the first rise in the pic, it goes up and up from there and it certainly hurt the 2nd time round.
G-Dawg - I hope that sore throat is nothing, would be cruel if you were to go down with illness again.
Sorry for recent absence, work and travel have gone a bit crazy- don't they know I'm retiring!
Some amazing stats Birch must be great to have the records and look back. I was doing much lower mileage in my early career.
PMJ looks like you are limbering up nicely for the half- I'm sure you can meet your target. I think 1/2Ms are the hardest to prep for, neither one thing nor another.
Gerard, that's a great podium and fab photos- hope you got a lush prize!
I've been hanging in with 50 mile weeks but very unstructured. Decent parkrun at the weekend- 19.11 on a windy course. Slightly worried about a sore foot but still training through it. In other news Junior is back with light running after her foot stress fracture.
I fancy the Haweswater 1/2M on 4th March, a week before Barca my first of 3 Maras this Spring-but just on pacing duties at Barca for a pal. Poacher- don't suppose you fancy Haweswater? And of course there is small matter of the XC Nationals in Feb. Look forward to seeing some of you there.
I think the lack of qualification requirements is a positive distinguishing feature for running compared to any other major sport. The opportunity to line up with and tread the same ground as elites is great.