Hello peeps.I've been absent from the forum and from whole-hearted running for a bit due to various family issues . Fingers crossed, I'm back in the Sauconys for good now. Like a lot of folks I felt at a bit of a loss after my marathon and not quite sure where to go next. All I did know was that I really wanted to run another marathon and qualify for London 2018 with a good-for-age time (my Berlin time was 5 minutes outside the mark)
So with that intention, I have entered Manchester on April 2nd. But I really didn't want to spend five months training for that, so decided that instead, for the interim I would concentrate on improving my 5K PB. I've been using a bit of very unfocussed interval training and quite a lot of hill runs for this and am absolutely chuffed to bits with the results. I got my third PB in a row for Parkrun this morning. The fact that to the front runners I look like a tailed off no-hoper doesn't bother me too much these days. My age graded score this morning was 68.83 % so maybe my next goal should be to hit 70%? As usual I was the only one in my age category, but I was amazed to see that a lady in the 80-84 category finished only a minute behind me. Perhaps I am not at the end of the road!