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18/10/2012 at 20:37

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

18/10/2012 at 23:59

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.

19/10/2012 at 07:54
Happy Birthday Maam - You kept that quiet or did I miss a post? Haven't been to Altin Towers since I was 15! But sure the boys will get me there sometime soon.

Training sounds gruelling Stewart as I hate hills. I know what you mean about it bring good though - feels great when you've successfully completed a hard session.

Friday night on the tready for me. Just had a couple of miles during the week do Im going to do a full on hill/ interval sesh. No footie on Sunday so may even go OUTSIDE for a run. Arghhhhhh!!
19/10/2012 at 19:27

 HaPpY bIrThDaY Maam!!! 

Miss Sneaky!!! 

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!

19/10/2012 at 20:17
Well I went out for a run at lunchtime but it was a disaster. Set off way too fast, first mile in 7min 10secs! and after 1.5m I was exhausted. I was only aiming for 3m and I ended up walking for 5mins. Can't believe I ran, yes ran 13m on Sunday and I couldn't manage 3 today. . I'm well peeved.

Also the lanes were flooded and muddy so I spent most of the route slipping and sliding around. Not fun.

Can't understand the change in my fitness maybe it's a hangover from last we as I feel totally exhausted tonight. Oh well there's always Ice Cream to look forward to.
19/10/2012 at 20:25

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*!

19/10/2012 at 20:26

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....


19/10/2012 at 21:10
Think you're right Em. I've been totally exhausted all week - can't wake up and can't wait to go to bed which isn't like me as I don't normally need much kip. I have a theory that the adrenaline took me through last weeks race and fooled me into thinking I'm a bit fitter than I am. Not that I'm complaining but I need to do a bit more road running to get back into it.

Actually thinking about it I may have the sniffles again. Oh poop I reckon that's it I'm coming down with the lurgy again. Arghhhhh keep away from me I'm contagious!

Only got to stand outside in wet and cold for 2 hours watching footie in the morning!
19/10/2012 at 23:53

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.

20/10/2012 at 10:04

Hi everyone.

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

20/10/2012 at 12:03
Well the cold hasn't materialised despite 2 hours at footie this morning but something is draining me of energy. Mrs S thinks I've got a virus but then she is a hypochondriac of the highest order - not that I'd tell her that to her face!

My boy scored 2 and they won both games 8-1 and 4-0 so bring on the quarter finals!

Let's just hope Liverpool can replicate their success - somehow I doubt it!

Good advice in running Stripes I'm going to slow it down for a couple of sessions to see how I get on. I'd just like to run a 5k flat out to see how I can do. My best time is just over 25mins but that was ages back and I'm sure I can better it.
20/10/2012 at 13:18

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!

20/10/2012 at 14:59

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

20/10/2012 at 19:36

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!


21/10/2012 at 09:02
Hi Mal - welcome back and well done on the run (got it in early!)

Hope the family Mal are well and the studying is going well.

If Booey comes back tomorrow it'll be a full house again - one happy little (running) family!

Back on tready today with my new accessory a Halo headband which is guaranteed to stop the sweat getting in my eyes. I look a bit like John McEnroe from the 80's but if it makes me run faster who cares!

I've toyed with the idea of posting my pics and decided to give you all a laugh so here's the link - as youre looking think of Mo Farah on the home straight in the 10000m.. Race no. is 3440.

21/10/2012 at 11:54

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

21/10/2012 at 12:35
You need a cabinet for all those trophies Emma. Thanks for kind word on the pics - I think I look shattered. Just wish I could get a pic with both my feet off te ground at the same time like te RW models! In fact just one foot off the ground would be good. Haha!
21/10/2012 at 16:43

Hi guys,

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.


21/10/2012 at 20:10

Hi everyone

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

21/10/2012 at 20:17


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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