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Shades sorry to hear of the DNS, hope you're feeling better. I've got Connemarathon bookmarked but its the week after Manchester.
Big G not a fan of intervals, usually do them on the treadmill but do enjoy progression runs starting out at 9 min miles and trying to end up around 7-7.15 pace and alternate pace mile runs.
Mammafox, hope you had a good race... hope the blister didn't cause any issues
Parkrun on Saturday was good confidence boost, had considered racing and attempting PB 21.32 but after my last attempt 2 weeks before Manchester (22.05) I didn't feel confident and didn't see what I could gain, decided on a steady progression run 7.46, 7.27, 6.57 and finished in 23.00 mins. This non drinking marlarky is tough going... was out with mates all day n Saturday round pubs at a music festival drinking non alcoholic lager whilst mates getting plastered.
Yesterday did 12 flat miles and pushed the pace slight more than a normal run, calfs are on fire today so little bit of foam rolling this morning but will be doing lots tonight.
Shades, have to tread very carefully round the mrs at the moment, she's having a proper moan that it overtakes our lives... think a few shorter races and get out early doors for the training runs rather than leaving it till 10 so it doesn't take up all day.
runrepeat nice site! will save me hours looking around on different sights. I don't think I've bought shoes on amazon for the same reason. Just found the hurricanes on the same site (sportshoes.com) unsure why they didn't show up originally.
Big G, top work sustaining from alcohol for such a length of time, is it for a set period? have the odd drink? Other than the week after Manchester marathon it will be 10 weeks this weekend. I have done it in the past too but this time round I'll be curbing a lot of my general drinking after.
Steve don't worry bout the taper runs feeling tough they always do.
Jelly hate it when I have race places going to waste, probably cos I'm a tight sod too! Hope the cycling works out.
Bought some saucony hurricanes, delivered to work and will integrate them into the shoe mess at home. Having an early finish today so will go home, foam roll and stretch, then pop out for a few easy miles then foam roll and stretch the calfs again. Not too concerned as have a 12 mile warm up before the 1st of many hill climbs on Saturday.