I don't have a smart phone so won't be able to post anything but HTF has and I'm sure she'll post something to keep you informed.
It's 33 miles each way Sinbad so 66 in total - though it could be a bit longer or shorter depending on what line you take or if you get lost etc. It's off road so can vary quite a bit if you wander off the exact measured route. I've looked on Garmin and seen that others have done it in as little as 31.5 miles each way up to 34!
Hope it all goes well over the weekend SL and HTF, although I'm sure you'll do fantastically! I've got a 12 mile walk tomorrow so I'll be thinking of you while I'm out on that and probably be quite glad I'm only doing 12 miles!!
Saw the therapist on Wednesday and she has decided that the changing your thinking way they usually use for cognative behavioural therapy wasn't working for me as some of the stuff is ingrained since childhood so we are going to try and alter my behaviour as eventually the thinking will follow suit. It takes a lot longer but for some people it's a better way to do it. She's also given me the address of a website who can help with my eating disorder (I'm a binge eater, what a suprise!). Physio is happy with my progress, albeit that it's slow, and has swopped some of the exercises as I was using the wrong muscles so that was hindering my progress. She has also ok'ed the fitness walking I am going to use for training in future; it's not that silly wiggly hips speed walking, but it will make me faster and will really work my core and glutes, which I'm having problems with. Feel much more positive about the VLM now
Oh, and next Saturday I'm getting my hair cut and coloured and I've got the go-ahead from the doctor to throw myself out of a plane sometime at the beginning of July with a friend of mine! And if doing a parachute jump doesn't teach me to have faith in myself then nothing will!
hello all, my dry january didn't quite work out that way, but i totalled 39 units in Jan, compared with an average 105 units per month for the last few months of 2012, so i'll hopefully continue this moderation throughout the year (esp throughout my spring marathon prep).
your parachute jump sounds fun TST, it's something i'd quite like to have a go at some day.
Well said, apps, I couldn't have put it better myself.
Hope everybody has a great weekend, especially our ultr-girls!
I echo Apparition's comments above - well done to everyone and keep it up.
For those who haven't heard, SL and HTF have safely made it to half way
Pleased to say we both made the first 33 miles fine - very muddy and very slow but we did it. Jayne started off this morning but I had to pull out- I've done something horrible to my toe and it's killing me. It's a real shame as my legs are in good shape and weren't hurting at all this morning - seizing up a bit now though.
I've spoken to Jayne this afternoon, she was about 4 miles from check point 3 so doing really well. I on the other hand have one warm foot in a sock and slipper and one cold one as even a loose sock is hurting but unlike Jayne I've had a lovely warm bath and hubby cooked me a full english
I've copied my fb post below:
First Ultramarathon completed - 33 of the muddiest, steepest and hilliest miles I've ever run. Had to pull out of day 2 (the 2nd 33 miles) as have nobbled my toe - doesn't sound too bad but it's twice the size it should be, a mixture of red and blue colours and the bone is bruised so will finish this particular job next year. Jayne started this morning so will almost certainly finish - she's a star I'm a bit miffed as I was wearing tried and tested shoes and socks so can only assume that each time the really gooey mud tried to trap me and pull my shoe off it loosened the lace so my foot was moving and hitting the front during the decents. It hurts like hell and have got to wait now for the toenail to come off
SL, I've congratulated you elsewhere, but I've no qualms about doing it again Congratulations!
It's a measure of your achievement that you're disappointed in doing 'only' 33 miles! And we all know that if it hadn't been for your dodgy toe you'd've joined HTF in doing the whole 66.
That's a good run, sinbad, you're showing real progress.
I saw my consultant last Thursday, and he decided to drain my eye a bit more. This he did by prodding it hard with what looked like a cotton bud, which was about as much fun as it sounds However the result is that I can now see much better, and it feels better too.
I'm impressed with your 33 miles sunluvva
and good work getting out for your 5k sinbad. good plan to run on the dreadmill, it's not ideal, but given the weather it's better than the alternative of not running at all, right.
Thankfully my marathon prep is on target. was a bit worried on sunday after my LSR because my left achilles was a bit tight and sore, but i took an ibuprofen and it was fine by monday morning. i have a tempo run tonight. 10 miles from work to home, with 5 miles at half-marathon pace. it's a little windy here, but not as bad as the weather in some parts, so I should be ok.
Keep it up people
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