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13/11/2011 at 21:30
Lol at fashion police Stripes. Well done on LSR 8 miles is a real achievement. I'm not surprised your legs went to jelly by the end.

A friend of mine said that you should practice with the gels before a race as he has found that some of them can make him feel sick when he's on a long run.

I also thought Spain would stuff England but tbh I thought England deserved to win. For all their skill and accuracy and pace Spain just frustrate me as they seem reluctant to shoot unless it's going to be a wonder strike. There's a lot to be said for just having a crack at goal sometimes. Don't get me wrong they are fantastic but they just didn't trouble Harte enough from distance. Do you agree or am I just imagining it?

Best bit last night was my boy learning to sing 'Who are Ya' at Torres when he missed another sitter and to think this time last year he was his favourite player! That's my boy!

David Villa to Anfield in the New Year I reckon.
Edited: 13/11/2011 at 21:32
13/11/2011 at 21:42

Ha Ha. You are right about Spain, bit like some of Wenger's teams. Always trying to score the perfect goal. Good when it comes off though. Hope you are right about David Villa but can't see it somehow

Still can't believe I went that far, ruined it mind you by having a Chinese takeaway for tea 

13/11/2011 at 22:00
Don't worry about the Chinese you must have burnt 1400 cals or so on that run you need to replace those and what better way than with a Kung Po Chilli Chicken with Cashew Nuts. Mmmmmm!

Yesterday I had pie and chips before the game and hot dog and curly fries at half time followed in the evening by 2 large glasses of plonk and some chocolate with my old man! Now that's calories!

Just think how bad youd hsve gelt if you had eaten the Chinese without the run.

13/11/2011 at 22:27

You are right. I was planning a nice salad because I had a bacon sandwich this morning but got tempted

According to Garmin it was 1074 calories but I've got no idea how accurate these things are?

You gonna have a chance to get out tomorrow?

I'm not sure if I should go for the two club runs this week as I've got another race on Sunday. Don't want to do too much.

14/11/2011 at 09:14

Morning all

ditto Stripes I did 8 miles on Saturday also my furthest run so well done you too, took me 1.27 though  hehe I loved it so much the weather was great and the scenery beautiful, I live very close to Althorpe House where Earl Spencer lives and where Lady Di is supposedly buried.  So I ran to the back of the house and back and it was so nice  I had one moment where I was turning round to head back and my legs felt abit weak but then soon after I seemed to be fine and got a 2nd wind and pushed on  I even managed a rather nasty hill

Also I have to say I felt fine y/day, I thought my legs would ache more but they don't and today I feel good too  will prob rest again today as I have to work till 5 everyday this week so home in the dark then will do club runs tues and thurs

I knew I was going out Sat night so had a few G&T's to celebrate  haha really not use to drinking anymore but felt ok'ish yesterday

Mal - so sorry your pup had to go, was you able to find someone you know or taken back to original owner?

Silver - well done on your early morning run and great news on the footy result with you being there, bet it was lovely being with your dad and son

14/11/2011 at 11:14
Morning Boo! Wow 8miles is a great distance. Well done. You and Stripes are putting me to shame. I'd like to try for that sort of distance soon but at the moment I seem to be maxing out at 7.5k as a single run on my own. I do more with the club but that's broken up with a couple of stops.

I always think I'm going to continue further than 7.5 but the damn hill at the end just wipes me out. Unfortunately our village is the highest point so it's always uphill getting back. I may look for another route that takes me further out.

I was hoping to get out at lunch but Im leaving work early to do my annual stint with my sons Monday night Beavers so I need to work through. Looks like I will have to wait for the club run tomorrow night.
14/11/2011 at 11:28

WOW! Well done for all the runs! You're all doing so well, impressive distances here today.

I didn't get out for mine because I have a stomach bug, I'm itching to get out there so maybe getting ill and having to stop was all my motivation needed.

14/11/2011 at 13:11
Hi all.
Well done on the run Booey. Sounds a lot more picturesque than mine
Shame about the bug Mal. Hope you feel better soon.
My big news is that the tights have arrived! Already tried them on and terrified our secretary at work
14/11/2011 at 13:55
Wonder if we might get a pic  hehe
14/11/2011 at 13:56
Rofl at the thought Stripes! I wouldn't dare put mine on in front of our secretary! I had to think twice before I wore them infront of the wife and we've been married 11 years!

They can be very - hmmm how should I put it - revealing?

14/11/2011 at 14:25

Ha Ha Ha. I did have underwear on and T Shirt pulled down

May try them out on a few unsuspecting dog walkers

14/11/2011 at 14:26
I'm gonna wear them Sunday at Cannock 10k Booey and there is a photographer there according to the Race Info book I received so you may all get to see the harrowing images next week
14/11/2011 at 14:42
There is no excuse then, I shall look forward to seeing the proof
14/11/2011 at 15:02
Not sure I want to see any proof thanks!
14/11/2011 at 15:06
Afternoon all!

Hope everyone's weekend was good! Our festival themed night out was fantastic, but I was concerned that my, errr, overindulgence might hamper my LSR on Sunday eve, so I reduced it from 6 to 5, and it was great actually. Pretty tough to start with but I soon got in the swing. 54 mins, incl a couple of stops. Must try harder next week.

I've researched lots of half-mara training plans and have now devised my own 12 week training plan to fit me, which starts officially on 12th Dec, but I'm going to put in a regular 3-4 x a week until then. Its hard to believe that, as of Jan, I'll be exercising 5 times a week, when this time last year, I didn't do anything!!

I'm seriously considering getting a GPS running watch, I like the look of the Garmin Forerunners, the 205 & 305 look popular. I need to keep a track of my pace, which isn't easy when it's on the iPhone on my arm! Does anyone have a running watch?

Mal - I'm really sorry to hear about your dog, I can imagine how hard that must have been Could you not have gotten rid of the kids instead?? ;0)

Sabbie - hope you had a nice time at the Outlaws', do they live far? I have Mondays off too (well, the first half of the week actually) and I love not ever getting the Monday morning blues! I'm considering giving up the wine too, though my head is conditioned to associate Fri and Sat eves with a nice glass of red....

Stripes - well done on the run, great time for a LSR! And look forward to hearing how the tight tights go!

Booey - well done on your run too! That's the same time as I did my last 8 miler in, felt good actually How are you feeling about your half-mara? Got any ideas what time you'd like to do it in?

Silver - sounds like you had a lovely time with your Dad and son, that's the stuff good memories are made of. I'm the same as you, I don't push myself nearly as hard on the alone runs. Hence why I much prefer running with a friend, but it isn't always doable.

Off to Zumba shortly but I'm shattered (Sat night catching up with me I think!) - looking forward to a night off tomorrow!
14/11/2011 at 15:13

Hi Suzie,

Sounds like you had a busy weekend. Well done on getting out last night. Which half have you entered?

Myself and Booey have the 305, I haven't really got to grips with all the features yet but am very impressed with it. Not even used the HRM but will do in the next couple of weeks.

Edited: 14/11/2011 at 15:14
14/11/2011 at 15:55

Suzie - I am following the Hal Higdon Novice 2 Half Marathon 12 week training schedule.  I started it a few weeks back so am repeating some weeks to take me up to the race

HM time ummmmm I am not sure, after taking 1.27 to do 8 miles maybe 3 hrs  hehe, if I was to be honest I would like to achieve under 2.30.  My running club think I will achieve that as based on my times with them they reckon around 2.20   to be honest I just feel proud that I am now thinking I can probably do a half decent job of it haha

I use a Garmin 305 and log all my runs on fetcheveryone.com and yes as guilty as Stripes and not used the HRM  its a good bit of kit thou

14/11/2011 at 20:23
Hi There Suzie. Good to hear you are back in the swing of things. How are your knees since the GSR? Have you made a full recovery or are you still having physio?

All you guys are really pushing the boundaries and I fear I'm being left behind. I'm going to make time for at least a 10k run this weekend.

Club run tomorrow night so looking forward to stretching my legs for an hour or so. I have a bit of a sniffle still but that shouldn't hold me back.
14/11/2011 at 22:30
Susie that made me laugh, apparently nobody wanted my brood, too noisy!
15/11/2011 at 08:57
Morning All

My sniffle has turned Into a cold, well a sore throat anyway. Desperate to go for club run tonight but not sure it's wise to be out in the cold for an hour and half.

Will see how it develops during the day but will be v disappointed if I can't get out.

Any tips for treating man flu?
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