I had a sports massage yesterday - all I can say is OUCH She said she was hardly touching me but it still hurt quite a bit. It's much better today - mostly my right calf but has been getting easier as the day wore on.
Weather's not too bad her Sinbad, maybe getting away to your boat will make you feel a bit better inside so you won't feel the need to drink.
Ouch to being poked in the eye Yeo but pleased to hear it helped.
HTF finished about 6pm on the Sunday night - blistered and bloodied feet but rightly chuffed with herself - I think she's amazing, I didn't want to totally knacker my feet on my first ultra - I didn't want to be put off doing another one
Ouch all round... ouch to sports massages, poked in the eye, HTF's feet and AG's achilies!
Well done again though HTF and SL, fab going
Glad to hear your prep on track AG
Hi Cinders - how was your weekend with mum - any visits to A&E
Lol no, not this time
Pleased to hear it Cinders
Feeling like I could manage a run today but am so busy I'll probably have to leave it till tomorrow - we'll see.
Hope everyone's ok - I know it's snowy in some places but at the moment it's still sunny here - fingers crossed it stays like that!
10miles home last night. 3mi warmup, 5mi at half-mara pace, and 2mi cooldown.
considering i'd totally bonked around 3pm yesterday and didn't thinki'd have the energy to lace up my shoes i'm pleased with how it went. not sure if the afternoon energy crash was in my head or not, or a sugar crash after my lunch, but i'd eaten a decent lunch of slow burning carbs and some protein and lots of veg. and i'd been snacking on fruit throughout the day. perhaps just tired from all this running.
managed my 4mile recovery run into work this morning feeling ok.
going for a swim with the missus tonight. only 1 unit of booze in feb so far, a small vodka and orange on saturday night. sleep's been a bit erratic, been having nightmares over the last week, which is odd. suppose just a lot going on, maybe my mind needs some outlet for it.
Breakfast looking out to sea sounded nice sinbad. Been very windy here too, had trouble getting out the car along yesterday. Thomas' school is right on the sea front!
Good run there AG, how was the swim?
Did you run SL?
I'm still struggling with fatigue and tiredness. It's been so long now I think I might have to go and see the Dr.
Well done on your run and walk Sinbad, always lovely being by the sea or any water body for that matter. good idea to rest up if the legs hurting.
Sounds like you need to get a blood test done Cinders, make sure you're not aneamic (sp?).
Fantastic running there AG, hope you enjoyed the swim. Great going on the booze (or lack of) too
I got out for about 6.5 miles yesterday. It was really really tough, much more so than I thought it would be. My toe's not hurting so much, the swellings gone down lots and it's now just a nice shade of purple!
No busy life here sinbad, just not been on. Fish and chips sounded nice
Apparently we are due some more snow!
Way hey I got my emicons back
Thanks for that apparition. It just gets hard being on your own at times.
Its been snowing again last night, a light covering of snow on the ground.
It means I can't get out for a run, and no money to get to the gym, so it may be Wednesday before I get out. I'm panicking now with lack of milage.
But glad people are getting out for thier runs though.
Keep at it people.
Hope all ok
Morning campers. Hope the grim weather isn't putting everyone off their running. I enjoyed my swim last week, Wednesday night i think it was, or Thursday I can't remember. Anyway, another few laps unaided for me (which is a big deal, as i've always been a poor swimmer, and have a bit of anxiety about being in the water, but i'm slowly learning to relax into it).
I had a 7mile recovery jog planned for Friday, but because of time constraints had to trim it to 5.5 miles, but still felt good.
My 18mile run on Saturday felt a bit pooey though. In terms of pacing it was pretty much bang on what i'd planned, but i never really got into the groove of it, and was a bit sluggish. Cold, drizzly, grey weather didn't help and I think i just wanted to get it over with. Not a great mood to be in for a run that took 3 hours, but hey ho, I banked the miles so there we go.
Was going out to a friend's 40th on Saturday night. Glad i did my long run on Saturday afternoon because after 4 pints on Saturday night i felt a bit worse for wear on Sunday. Didn't feel like a hangover, but was certainly stiff. My back and shoulders are still a bit stiff. I don't think 4pints is really the best post-run treatment, but i suppose you've got to let your hair down sometimes.
so that's 14 units for me so far in Feb. Might have a glass of wine on Thursday because i'm taking Mrs AG out for a valentines dinner. Otherwise I don't think i've got any boozy nights out planned for the next 2 weeks, so should keep the booze intake down. I've got my first 20mile run coming up this Sunday, which is the longest in my marathon plan (there are a couple more at that distance, but the plan doesn't go beyond that) so i'll be trying to ensure i get some decent sleep and lots of nice food this week so i'm in good shape for that.
keep it up chaps and chapettes.
Evening all, not nice out there again is it. No running here again - gone back down with the lurgy. Just a cold but they tend to wipe me out thanks to the crohns
AG, glad you're getting to enjoy swimming - I love it. The only thing about swimming I don't like is the changing rooms - always bits of people's body hair lurking somewhere - yuk Can I offer some advice - I know your plan doesn't go over 20 miles in training but I'd seriously suggest you do a 22 and even up to a 24. It really will help on the day, you're legs will get less of a shock but also the last 6 miles of a marathon are mostly in the mind - if you've done 22 or 24 you can tell yourself it's only 2 more miles to go - and you know 2 miles is easy........
It's yuk again isn't it SL? When is some warmer or even drier weather coming?
Hope you feel better soon SL, too many lurgies going round
AG, glad you're feeling easier in the water? Did you have a bad experience to cause the anxiety?
Have you still got snow sinbad? We had a dusting last night but it melted so maybe yours will be gone by tomorrow?
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