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Blimey that cat is absolutely enormous!
Good to see OO cracking out another sub 3 at the weekend. Shelling peas...
Another low key race last weekend for me, a local 10k, mostly off-road and with a good amount of climbing. Even the flat parts were around the local great war remembrance wood which they've been planting for a few years now, and very uneven underfoot. 5th place and first vet, which got me a nice horseshoe trophy. Junior was 10th and out of the prizes, much to his disgust.
Then I had to be away on a course for a couple of days, which meant a very early headtorch run around country lanes in the Surrey hills. Really nice with no traffic until getting back to the main road, with the sole exception of an Ocado van. Only in Surrey! Then just as I was finishing and the sky was getting a bit lighter, an owl flew across 30 yards in front of me, through the headtorch beam. Best bit of the day.
WTGY - maybe he was one of those who assume that anyone running is raising money for charity?
WTGY - I hadn't really thought about that, but I suppose it is a bit like the swimming method. I always prefer having a "send-off" time rather than a fixed amount of recovery, partly so I can keep track of timings more easily (e.g. last night I knew I had started every effort on a multiple of 7mins, so when I reached the mile point I could easily work out my mile time). Also I have a very basic watch so it doesn't cope very well with splits - this way I can just keep the clock ticking and know when to start the next effort.
We also use that method a lot in club sessions when people are running at different speeds and finishing at different points in the lap - you just tell them we will be starting an effort every x mins and then you don't need to worry about the fact that some people may have done a bit of a longer or shorter effort.
SJ - glad it wasn't just me not familiar with the term "chugger"! Happy birthday, hope you get down to the New Forest safely.
JoeB - what's that, about 15 hours per week total? That's a lot, more than I was doing in peak IM training I think.
Jooligan - 333M in a month is your lowest month for 3 years?! Or just your lowest January?
Well done to all of you getting out in the cold. I did 4M back to the nursery yesterday evening (so 7M total for the day) - may get a short one in this evening if things pan out well. I'm on about 170M for January which is about normal for me these days.