Lurking no more!
Silver - just go for it, you'll kick yourself if you don't and you know it. You'll be surprised how much stamina your legs remember and you are running regular so take it slow and steady. I'm still looking to do Silverstone in March, if I can do that you can do this!!!!!
I'm breathing a bit better today so think tablets are kicking in, fingers crossed.
Some good running going on in here both indoors and out, glad you're starting to feel better Maam.
I had my final run last night in the pouring rain 5.2 miles in 49 minutes, happy enough with pace but it felt tough, will be intersting to see if I can maintain a similar pace on Sunday. Calve is still feeling a little niggly, hopefully the two days of non running and foam rolling will help iron out any kinks, anyone know any good pre run stretches for the calve muscles?
I'll try and get on soon after the race and let you know how I've got on.
Stewart - good luck for the race, I'm sure that you will ace it. As for stretches I've always been told not to static stretch before running so not sure how to help with the pre run bit, all I can say is warm up well
I supose I could do a little light jogging followed by some stretches, but as you say static stretching is kinda frowned upon before a run.
Silver - glad to hear you are going to give it a go, good luck for it.
Stewart - go for it! Wishing you all the best Bonny Scotland must be pretty to keep you distracted, if not a tad wet
Ladies - I hope you are all well
As for me, I'm off to fill in another job application, make dinner, clean the house. But first a brew and a rest, I still feel yuk! This will get better, I'm sure
Stewart / Silver - good luck with the races.
Silver - sorry not been about - all the nookie been keeping my busy. well, ok - maybe not nookie but it made me giggle typing it!
Warm Ups - I generally use the first mile as a warm up, taking it easy - I don't stretch until afterwards..
Maam - glad you're feeling better. You know how much I ate today - I have been a naughty girl
Tomorrow I am out early for 11.5 miles (its the loop) and then next weekend my long run will be 8 miles before the GSR end of the month. Looking forward to it now.
Now I have to make some cheese straws for my youngest nieces christening tomorrow. om nom nom nom
Ok Em - how many Cheese straws will be eaten in the process of making them??? Will there be any left for tomorrow??? After all you are on a rebelling day
Have a great weekend everyone. I'm still writing a job application and going round in the usual circles. You'd think it would get easier, but seems not.
thanks for all your encouragement, I'm feeling a little nervous if truth be told, but excited as well, Silver I'm from Inverness, captital of the Highlands a truly beatiful part of the world, I've been told the Aviemore HM has the most glorious views, I'm tempted to take my camera with me. It has finally stopped raining here and the forecast for tomorrow is dry with a light breeze and around 6 degrees, so good running weather, but I'm under no illusion the course is going to be a tad wet and muddy, the first part of the race is off-road on trails and forestry track, then its on the road back down towards Aviemore. found this pic on the interweb of Loch Morlich which I'll be running around tomorrow.
I'll report back tomorrow and let you know how I've got on.
Stewart - All I can say is jammy having views like that. Very jealous. Even my OH says views like that would get anyone running, and he really is anything but a runner!
To all those racing today best of luck.
Em - hope your run was good.
Boo - hope the holiday is good and that you bring some sunshine back too
Mal - hope all is well xxxx
Wow Stewart that looks amazing. Beats the crap out of my usual route round an Industrial Estate.
Hope the race goes well, same for Silver.
My race went well. Conditions were perfect, cool and sunny. Felt okay despite not having prepared properly since I only entered on Wednesday night. Smashed my P.B. Got a finishing time of 45:53, problem was that my Garmin measured 9.78km. Spoke to someone after who said the same so I am well pissed off. Would have gone well under 47 mins if they had managed to measure the course accurately.
Tripes - remember as has previously been said, always take the course measurement, it has probably been measured with a tape measure so more accurate than the GPS. Good PB so be happy
Still here but haven't been reading as not running. Desperate to get out for a run in the chilly sunshine today but Mr Mal has gone out for the day on his motorbike. I'm making tentative plans to build up my running again.
Thanks for not forgetting me yet!
Good luck with the running, but remember to take it easy so you can stick with it. Your health has to come first x
Nice to hear from you. Glad you havent forgotten us!
Silver - fantastic run and bet you are so glad you have done it after all the pondering. Can't wait to see the official time Enjoy stuffing your face now
I want to do a HM!!! Silverstone is still on the agenda for me, just hope the body can live with it
Brilliant day for running it is proving
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