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Gul Darr said:PMJ - good to have a relaxed and flexible approach and not be tied to a schedule I am around on 23rd, but not sure if I'll be able to make parkrun. I'll see what I can do as it would be good to see you and I am seriously overdue a parkrun in any case!
Ticking over nicely PMJ. My garden is a sad and sorry affair 😞
Gul Darr said:
PMJ - I think I should be able to make parkrun after all, so hopefully see you there. Send my regards to Roy - haven't seen him since 1995 when he did a structural survey on our house!
I have very little garden left to tend to these days having had a small extension built on it last year.
Nice going after the 20, oo. I think you are being slightly optimistic to hope to see the Next % in the sales!!
Solid couple of runs, Gul.
Shame the lurgy has caught you, gdawg though marathon running and air travel are two of the biggest culprits for making me succumb so to have both together it's not hugely surprising.
Bit of a sharpener session yesterday of 1m at hmp (3m) 4 x 2 mins at hmp (3m) then 4 x 1m strides at 10kp. Easy 8m today.
I have fairly genuine concerns however that this race will either not go ahead or the route will end up changing materially to not end up 10m or something. Derby is still under water on the course as it goes through the castle grounds and up the side of the river. Even where the water recedes it leaves a lot of crap on the surface. The organisers came out with a very firm 'it's going ahead come what may etc etc' last night, but then caveated it by saying a final decision will be made Friday. It's due to rain a lot in Derby. There's rain forecast from 3am tonight until 2am the following with heavy rain for 8 hours through the day tomorrow.
All I can do though is 'control the controllables' and prepare as normal.
Yes there's a lot to factor in to a mass event like this.
Latest update last night was that it is going ahead but they are having to change the route. Now that's fine to say last night, but they are soon to get the rain we have had since 2am and have woken up to flooded roads and it's forecast to go on here all day still.
Any re-routing as far as I can see will invalidate the race licence. Plus I am not doing a 100m round trip to run a random distance that is short or long.
Nice 15, Gul.
Apparently the race is going ahead on their 6th version of the course!! A few gripes that involves some lengthy out and backs and switchbacks as well as the fact that in order to fit everyone down what will be some quite narrow paths it's a 9 wave start!!
Leslie, decent session. You are definitely still progressing quickly back to former fitness. I tend tell people where I am if coming through as it causes a sense of panic otherwise so I'll should coming through on your right.
Rest day yesterday. easy 4 with strides tonight then a rest tomorrow again. Conditions actually look pretty perfect in Derby on Sunday which is some positive.
Is it possible to do a 13m training run without making it 13.1??? I've never managed it.
I need to get my race head on now that it is definitely happening and prepare to suffer!
I completed some naff little quiz on the nike plus app a few days ago to unlock a mystery prize. Just received my prize, being 20% of any purchases in the app for the next 7 days. Those of you debating the next %, it's worth having the apps as 20% off £240 is a reasonable sum.