Lurking no more!
Hi everyone, just a quick one to say that I have had a fantastic day at Alton Towers with friends. Walked everywhere, did almost all the rides. What better day to celebrate my birthday? this time next year I'll be in Egypt, for now though just back so chilling with a drink
Happy Birthday Maam, sounds like you've had a good one
Emma, hope you get your run and don't hurt anyone to much, good luck with your studies as well
Silver, don't think about it! do it! you know you want to
I know I said it was going to be an easy session this evening, well you know me I couldn't resist joining the group doing hill reps, only 4.5 miles in 45 minutes, a very tough session but good at the same time if you know what I mean.
I'll make sure Sunday's run is nice and slow, I promise.
HaPpY bIrThDaY Maam!!!
Didn't harm anyone this week - have been full on with homework and getting assessed this week. Good news is I did well and i've finished for the week!!! I got home and had a little nap and did some cleaning to clear my mind.
Silver - I love running up a hill with the rain in my face - something quite 'hard core' about it!
Stewart - you are a machine!!! I like your style!!
Day off from running tomorrow as long(ish) run on sunday so will go to the gym and do a spin class 'instead'....
So happy its the weekend - hope everyone is happy, healthy and has an amazing w/e!
Hey - I have days like that too Silver Can run for 10 - 12 miles on a sunday but then on a tuesday at 3 miles i'm dead on my feet, can barely breathe and legs are suddenly lead....
Put it behind you and look forward to the next one! Aim to go super slow or do some fartlek - but shorter distances at that pace. Or even go for a run without the watch and forget the figures!
Mud is the worst! so slippery, so dangerous and a pain in the as*!
and because you ran so far and so fast for 13 miles on sunday, I think even though you feel fine, sometimes your body just takes a bit of time to catch up....
Silver. I had a real problem with runs like that after my first HM. Seemed to lose any ability to pace myself. Do as Emma says and make a concious effort to run as slowly as you possibly can.
I am three runs in to my do every run slowly plan. Going well so far. Plan to build it up over the next month so that I am comfortably over 30 miles per week.
Not planning any further ahead because of the complicated work situation.
I did keep birthday quiet, sorry. Just wasn't sure wanted to celebrate but after all my knee and chest have been through was the best day I could ever have asked for. So doing well as meal with folks couple weeks ago was for birthday, was out Tuesday, Thursday, last night, tonight Rest again tomorrow
Sounds like lots of tough running going on too, making me short of breath just thinking about it. Sticking to walking for now and loving it
Ok, off shopping now
Silvertop - I still want to see those funny pics of you doing your half marathon when you going to let us know your race number??!!!
Tripes - (i'm sticking with it!) sounds like you're doing some good mileage! How is the work situation - you finishing the working for yourself for definite? Good luck with it all....
Maam - so long as you had a good day
For all of your info, it's my birthday next month. I'll be a grand old age of 35 and I intend on eating LOADS!!!!
That's all for now. I have a spin class to intend, some vibration training (don't think rude - think power plate) and some x-training. Tonight - salted popcorn and Paranormal Activity 4 at the cinema. NOM!
Em - like the plan for your birthday, I'm off for South African meal tonight Birthdays are for diet free but fun days
Good luck with the running, spinning etc
Have a great weekend everyone
Happy Bithday for yesterday Maam. Hope you enjoy the South African meal tonight. Mr Mal is from SA and I should experiment more with some of the traditional foods.
Thanks for the welcome back everyone. I've managed a 2mile run today with my twin today, it was good, just trying to remind myself it's ok to start slowly and build it all up gradually again.
Stewart those hill reps sound very daunting but well done!
Emma, hope you haven't drowned under all that homework! Good plan for your 35th.
Sorry to hear you have the lurgy Silver, hope you feel better soon. You've done such an amazing race you can afford to reward yourself with icecream provided you don't tell Mrs Silver the Hypochondriac comment!
Stripes, I like the goal, I'll do the same but mine's a tenth of yours!
Mal - wow - you built up to 2 miles pretty quick considering all you've had to deal with! I love the south african accent - do you sometimes speak with a twang of south african when you're talking to Mr Mal?
Silver - those pics are great! Literally when I run I have jowlly wobbly face! Or I just look plain exhausted! You don't have any horrific 'race face' or anything
Will be nice to have Booey back - she can 'meet' Stewart and Margrit!
Only did a 5 mile this morning - wasn't feeling it to be honest, but am feeling it now watching the great bupa run in birmingham. I get all jittery tummy thinking - next week, i'll be at the Great South and the atmosphere.... cannot wait. New pic of me with my medal to replace the GSR pic of me with my medal from last year as my profile pic as of next week.
This past year, i've picked up 5 medals, 1 t-shirt and a golden shoe thingo from races. If you didn't 'see me running' you'd think I was a pro..... lol
Nice pics Silver, you need the curls for the full McEnroe look hopefully that cold has stayed away.
Emma, well done on the 5 this morning and you'll be fine next week I'm looking forward to the race report and pics
Hi Mal, thanks, I actual like hill reps and intervals, weird I know, good to see you're getting back out there nice and slowly is defo the way to go.
Maam, how was the meal, I'm sure it was delious, won't be long now and those walks will turn into gentle jogs
Stripes, hows the slow running coming along, I'll be looking to to do something similar getting my miles up in prep for half training starting in December.
Slow runs today, that right runs , a group of us met up at the Culloden battlefield centre, for a trial run before the races next week, so the first run was a gentle 5.9 miles in just over an hour and 8 minutes, just a reckie.
The second run was the run home from the battlefield, 8.1 miles in total, had to add the 0.1 mile on so I had a nice round figure for the day, in 1hour and 21 minutes, legs are feeling it know, but in a good way, 14 miles in total, a little further than I was expecting to run, but a little typical of me
Easy running planned next week before the 17.46k on Sunday.
Sounds like everyone is getting on so very well
Silver - I loved the pics, even my OH had a look I agree with Em, def not horrific pics by any stretch of the imagination.
Stewart - you are glutten for punishment with your running. Slow down a bit before you end up injured and out of the game. Totally paranoid for you after all I've been through and I was putting in some big miles but not as much as you and I stayed clear of hills
Em - Meal last night was great, totally stuffed with full 3 courses and half a bottle of wine. Don't know how managed to fit it all in as still feeling stuffed now! Great night though
Mal - I'm impressed at the speed that you are building back up, but agree slow and steady is the way forward to keep on the right path. Just remind me of this when I get the ok to run again as I can see me not wanting to hold back Really proud of you though.
Can't wait for Boo to get back and meet Stewart and Margrit. We truely will have our running family back and I would like to thank all of you for you continued support over the last year with all my health and injury issues. Your support has been really good for me and helped to keep my motivation and spirits up. Without you I really don't know where I would be now so thank you so much
Tripes - how is the running going, when is your next race?
Ok, off to chill out now after a food fest weekend. Need to try and rest tonight as not sleeping again Oh well, will get worse before better as job application due in this week then the waiting begins, interview or not, job or not
Finally got the pro pic off OH from track day at Oulton Park in September. This is OH driving and me in passenger seat What fun
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