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How did the 20 miles go McFlooze.
DT nice few pounds lost.
Weather brutal Skinny in Glasgow over the past few days. 11 miles Enjoy Poland
Not mangaged out over the past few days due to work Not many miles last week too, treating it as a recovery week but already stressing about Manchester and miles/pace others are doing
Skinny, that's great that you can run that long now.
Kevin as said before, don't worry about others, however i'll disagree a little with Muddy as Manchester is 7 weeks away, so even with just a 2 week taper, I wouldn't now class this as too early in training. However, that reduced period has come at a good time. A recovery week or so before the final big 4-5 week peak push is well timed.
Decent distance in the weather, Muddy.
I thought i'd timed my 17 well as things seemed to settle a bit early morning. However it started raining again around 11.30. I got out at 12.30 and it was raining at that point. Within 2 miles I had to go through shin deep flood water so gave up any hope of staying dry. It was pretty miserable for the first 12m as I was predominantly running in a south westerly direction so straight into the wind. By the time I turned around i'd had enough so couldn't enjoy the wind assisted finale. At about 15.5m, pretty suddenly the skies cleared, the wind died off and there were blue skies and sunshine.
I'm now entered into the Leicestershire half next sunday, though the wind forecast doesn't look hugely favourable right now.
Well done everyone running at the weekend, weather brutal.
Thanks for the comments too, managed 7mls last night in sleet/rain/wind, felt better with a couple of days rest.
literatin said:Anyway, then I tried to go for a 'long' run on Saturday morning before the worst of the wine
Weather forecast for Loughborough is improved dramatically now and within the range of what you might consider decent.
Tommy, is Bob going to be there?
Ticked along this week with 8 x 3 mins at 10kp-hmp on Tuesday, 7m easy and spin last night and will be 5m easy and bodypump tonight.
Poor time to taper really as I am home along until Saturday later afternoon so could have really done some big training. However I also get the opportunity to get some good quality rest in as no running around after children and getting up early.
In other news, after a 3 week wait, I finally had confirmation that I had managed to bag a non NYRR gfa place for the New York mara on 01st November.
I was 10st 11 on this mornings weigh in.
DT - No he's sacked it off, his calf still isn't right. He's hoping to come and watch us suffer at the National XC on Saturday though. There's currently a bit of panic around the parking for the nationals as all the normal locations are flooded or under trees (they're worried about the forecasted 45 mph winds blowing some trees over on to peoples cars). I have a feeling the race is going to be pretty gruesome given the recent weather and the delightful wind.
Madbee - good effort racing on Sunday, I can't imagine conditions were particularly pleasant anywhere in the country.
Managed a fairly decent session last night despite the nagging wind; 6*1 mile off 2 mins recovery which came out at somewhere between 10k and HMP.
I just crept into 10,10 this morning!
Nice work, Skinny. I am home alone for a few days so thought I might get up and run this morning, then decided I had plenty of chance over lunchtime and I should just sleep so set my alarm for 8.15 and made the most of no children to wake me up.
Mcf, the non nyrr places have never sold out before and then this year they closed applications after 28 minutes. There were people from across the States going wild on FB as they travelled and did NY every ear and had never had an issue so had already booked their trips. Turns out 2 guys local to me from my club got in also.
Good luck on Sunday. The forecast looks acceptable now.
Tommy, that's a shame re Bob. Nice session, done that a few times just with 1 mins recovery.
Madbee you seem to be going pretty well.
I've just ticked over this last few days. Easy 5 yesterday then 4m today with 4 x 45s strides in the last mile. Rest day tomorrow.
Well done, McF, that's a great improvement on last year and getting close to your PB is a fine effort, especially in the wind and the rain.
DT - great stuff. I know a few people who did that race and by all accounts conditions weren't that great. It's windy on that airfield even when it's not windy, so on a day like yesterday it can't have been pleasant.
The National XC at Wollaton Park for me on Saturday, over what I think is the toughest course I've known, but then again it always seems tough. The ground was pretty swampy and smelly for long sections and there were a couple of river crossings, some massive logs to jump, along with a few runnable sections. As an added bonus the course was about half a mile longer than when the Nationals were held here. As a result of all that, I was about 9 minutes slower than 2017 and about 100 places lower. Still, an amazing event to be a part of and something which everyone should experience at least once
Here's a fairly representative photo (although I seem to have lost my neck in the swamp)
That looks horrific, Tommy!! Well done on getting through that.
I passed someone from your club yesterday at around 5-6m.
Some decent mileage for half term kid juggling, Muddy.
Well done on the 10k, mcf. Not great weather as per my experience so more to come on a better day.
I don't feel terribly battered today, so off out in a moment for a 4m recovery (skinny, take note of the distance).
I have the Knighton 20 in 13 days though that won't be a race as such, just a very big session.
Read the story on all 4 pages of these photos! Amazing result in the end.
That's some effort to still finish 4th taking all of that into account!!
Tommy I notice from the results that a female from your club was 1st female sunday in 1.25. Looking at RB she finished 2s behind me at Telford and beat me by 30s at Derby. Quite please therefore to put over 3 minutes on her on sunday. A chap called Javier from your club was the guy I passed , he finished about 90s behind.
I felt remarkably good yesterday, no different to what I normally feel on a Monday after a long run so just picked up training as normal, though on a Monday that 's just 4m and spin. I have swapped out my usual Tuesday session though for an easy 8m just to be sure.
Yes she runs for us, although I think I've only met her at track a couple of times. Javi is a notoriously fast starter but has got better at holding on over the last couple of years. He's more interested in triathlons nowadays but he'll be at the midland relays so you can have a rematch with him there.
Very busy this week but will hopefully get a decent session in tomorrow tonight.