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Don't say that Birch- you are the backbone of the thread and we can't live without you. Performance level is almost irrelevant- it's the giant Oak behind the Birch!
Good to hear you are going well BB- what's the next mad exploit you have in your sights?
I had a parkrun dust up with Junior this morning and came off worst. Best I've seen her run in a while. I managed 18:38 in windy conditions and she was 2 secs ahead. I'm still pleased with my run- 3 weeks of 50+ miles is starting to pay dividends and I moved through the field from 20th to 14 in the last mile. Just need to sharpen up with a bit of speed work before GNR.
I've spotted a 10 mile race in Victoria Park London on the 8th October- if anyone fancies?
Birch – You have our permission to post on VoGit threads,
but don’t you f-ing dare leave here!
OO – That’s a cracker Parkrun time in tough conditions. I’m
sure racing junior helps!
MsE – You should always write your posts in Word, then copy
and paste to the forum. That way nothing will ever get lost. It’s great to read
your come back is progressing well. Enjoy your hol!
Leslie – Another runner on the comeback trail. Take it easy
and don’t worry about your fitness level. Returning slowly is the way to go.
I ran the Dambusters HM today and was pleased with 1:27:16
on a very tough course. The starting point was over 350 ft lower than the
finishing point with some rocky up and down trails too. There were some
stunning views, and it was a really enjoyable race. I was 8th
overall and 1st M45.
The overall race was won by Laura Graham (Marathon Talk
358), who is the Irish Marathon champion and mother of 4. That’s the first race
I’ve ever run with the overall winner being a lady! Well done to her.
I’ve now 4 very tough weeks planned, before the taper to the
Chester Marathon. I’ll be averaging about 90 miles weekly including two 10ks, a
HM and marathon race at the weekends. Next up is the Carrickfergus 10k next
GD - nice pace for your 8 miler. Well done toughing it out on the 21 miler.Badbark - amazing performance in the HM. You should be on target for a great race in Chester.Birch - pleased to see you have posted again! We definitely don't want to lose you on this thread. And good to see you're managing some decent mileage - sounds promising.OO - tidy parkrun.MsE - good dedication on the hotel dreadmill. Steady progress!Leslie - hurray! Good news.No running this weekend. Think I have a tooth infection and Mrs GD prescribed me lots of rest. Off to the dentist in a few hours time.
We've all had runs like that GD- as you say, just bag the miles and wait for the fatigue to pass.
Yes MsE I was please with the time, but I'm targeting next Saturday to go even faster- closer to 18 would be nice.
I closed out a 50 mile week yesterday with 15 at 8:24 pace. I'll be cutting back slightly towards GNR but with a bit more quality and pace.
Dentists are my dread Gul, hope it ends well!
Will be interesting to see how you feel after 4 miles MsE. Was it easy, any soreness after?
MsE - sorry to hear your sad news. Treasure those memories. Have a good flight and enjoy getting back out on your familiar running routes.GD - sensible session - are you feeling okay?Another very slow run this morning. 7 miles @ 8:57 m/m. Probably need to keep it easy for the rest of this week.
Evening all! Got back from Mallorca today after a fabulous
week spent with my sister and her family. We were staying in a Finca up in the
hills in the north of the Island and the wifi was poor, so wasn’t able to keep
up on here. We had an amazing week, low to mid 30’s every day, just perfect. I
went into total relaxation mode and sacked off the training for a week. I
managed three runs without the vest and it was sooooo nice to run in that heat
although trying to run fast was not an option. Training won’t resume properly
until next week as I’m looking after my boy but I’ll be back doing 60 mile week’s
next week. Just weighed myself and after all the eating and drinking I put on a
half a kilo. So not bad really considering, didn’t drink during the day (never
do on holidays) but had a few Cervezas and plenty of Rioja, so it was a lovely
week of indulgence Oh my, am I gonna miss swimming in the sea there, it’s unreal, so warm. My sister has recently taken up running and we went out for a run on my first day. It was 35c, I loved it but she was cooking but it was great to run together. Back to reality now and in work tomorrow.
MsE – Sorry to
hear about your uncle. Great news that you are running consecutive days, I’m so
pleased for you, as I know you really love it. Nice to see you were on holiday
too. How is it?
OO – Great action
photo. Looking fit and solid mileage too. When is the GNR?
Birch – Great to
see you getting some nice runs in.
G-Dawg – You’re
in good shape. We all have those tough long runs in a campaign.
Gul – Sorry to
hear about the tooth infection and the mug! Hope you get sorted soon.
Leslie – That sucks
re the torrential rain. Hoping we get some nice weather for end of Aug and September.
Poacher – Get well