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I am still lurgified that's 2 weeks now but do feel I am slowly (very slowly) on the road to recovery but my energy levels are zero
Was going to do a very gentle sea swim at Dover this evening with the club but having just spent 2 hours being a glamorous starter's assistant on the fields for sports day I'm not sure I've got the energy We'll see - got another hour before I have to decide.............
Snaily: I have a pint of milk after most runs, and especially longer distance or time. Often an extra pint of water on a hot day. Even just water will help, but the protien in milk both feeds you and helps muscle recovery too. Salt in hot weather is a good plan, personally I prefer pure sea salt, as it tastes better.
See this is where running collides with slimming, cant have too much milk and sugar, its a fine balance, but as my SW club guru says
"you slim in the kitchen, get fit in the gym" (At which point I want to slap her!!!)
And she doesn't like exercise so always poo poo's it - silly woman!
Oh Podds, not feel great and spending the day in the sunshine will wipe you out. Fingers crossed your journey down the road to recovery speeds up a bit!
Yes, they do, but with you extending your time on feet and mileage, you also need fuel for the run and protien fo help your recovery. Dehydration is a bad thing too, water will help with that but it wont fuel you or help your recovery. As long as you burn more than you put in, you shouldnt come unstuck? (hides now before getting into a slimming conversation as I know it can be a dodgy subject )
Afternoon all, Just to say hello from my " Lurking" days and let you know I am still on this earth. I have not run / jogged for a few weeks now so have been a bit p*ssed off.Anyway did dig the bike out and eldest son and I headed off to the highlands . I dropped him off for a 22 miles Xcountry ride from Blair Atholl to Braemar then drove round to Braemar and headed out to meet him. Now I don't have a mountain bike just a hybrid and have not been on that for months so felt a bit unsure on dirt tracks.I did manage a few miles without falling off and had a picnic out in the wilds waiting for him.We met up and rode back to the car loaded the bikes up and went to hotel for a night of beer and food.good to see you are all doing well and have a few new faces in the lounge so continue to play nice and I will carry on lurking .
A sea swim doesn't sound sensible Podds !
Excuse me for being a bit blunt for a sec:
Podds - you're crazy. You've been really quite sick. About the last thing that would help right now would be a swim in the sea with a club. Get better properly first. The sea will always be there for another swim.
Snaily - Cheesy is right. Currently it sounds as though you are refuelling your body for a 20 minute stroll rather than a 10 mile run. You are doing long distance endurance exercise in high heat at the moment. Your body is consuming more than you can imagine - in terms of both calories and fluid. Give it what it needs or you will get sick. You will still continue to lose fat and tone up but you may find the weight loss will slow down as you convert fat to muscle. Scales can be very misleading when you are doing the level of exercise that you are.
Okay - bluntness over . But it is nice to see that I'm not the only one here who pushes her limits .
I have done my exercises and knees still feel pretty good. Still crossing my fingers for a 7am run tomorrow - all joints being well.
Hoorah westie-lovely to see you. Cycling is for retired/resting runners. How lovely to get out with eldest son for some bonding
Snaily, no advise to offer regarding the hydration/fuelling but geez woman, dontcha realise that babies are no respectors of civilised wake up times
Woop, Woop, welcome home Ellie not seen Noggy on your travels have you?
Podds, I reckon a dip in the briney would have been kill or cure
Oooh, watch out, watch out there's a Humphrey about well, cheesy will be stealing your milk
Well plodded, chuggy. I can't imagine hills as steep as that
Have you gone home yet, Coco?
Sluggy, I've not exactly been shooting the breeze but I kept my cool at work
Nearly time to collect French boy
oooh that's what I forgot ! To wave at Westie!!
Sorry yums, dont think i've seen Noggs!
Podds, take it easy, pushing it too soon will just set you back...
2.5 miles mostly plodded this evening with a little bit of walking thrown in. Am pleased with that for a comeback
Hmm, some of my post disappeared, i guess this new fangled forum doesnt like pointy brackets. It said...
[tries to follow own advice]
Waves at Westie
Yes, Yums, I am home now. I didn't try to do my exercises in the office although I'm sure it would have provided much entertainment for my team. How is your butt doing?
Hope Chuggie's enjoying herself in the 1930s - give my regards to Clemenceau and tell him not to put too much trust in the Maginot line!
Trampolining and hula-hooping, FP? You're not meant to be enjoying yourself!
Dottie Dog - 3???? - here have a birthday sock and a glove!
Ahoy there - I hope this is the new pirate ship I found on Saturday ... technology permitting.
Brill ship Pippi
I was sensible and didn't go swimming - good advice Spence and Coco - it's just that I am never more than mildy off colour for a few days and can't remember the last time I was as "bleugh" as this for as long as this
Went home to walk into the last salvo of bitchiness re the relays - remember the email of the other day - although to be fair I've also had a lot of support and some apologies too
Tomorrow is the last race and I will go to set up the trophies but have already forewarned people that I probably can't stay........I probably could although currently I'm exhausted by about 7pm - but I'm not sure I want to
Sweet dreams all
Podds, maybe a dip in the sea might have shocked your body into behaving itself! Nice to hear that a few people have had the grace to apologise.
Pippi, great pirate ship. Are you going to wear black and yellow and go and claim it? A few years ago we were in Devon (Great Torrington) and they had built an authentic half size pirate ship from which they set off a fireworks display and then set fire to the ship. That was an amazing sight.
Welcome back Ellie. I'd seen on FB that you now have two mini people. Congratulations and great to see you are still ready for the running.
Snaily, I use Zero tablets for hydration. They are zero calories but they have all the salts and stuff you need to keep your body working properly. There are numerous different flavours. They have always stood me in good stead when I have been on long rides.
I worked out that the repeats of posts happen when I change devices but don't log out eg from laptop to desktop.
Nice to hear from you Westie. Bike ride sounds good. Is it hot with you?
Walked to work and back today (about 6.5 miles in total) and have aquarunned.
Oh and had a great weekend in Shropshire. Caravan was in a field virtually on it's own. Short walk to the river (if we had known we would have taken the canoes). There was a Take That tribute group on Friday night and an Abba tribute group Saturday night. FP Jnr got a fast little ride on a jet ski with a total stranger and met Jason Grimshaw from Coronation St on Sunday.
Waves to everyone else
Love the pirate ship' Pippi. How fantastic
FP, sounds like you had a fantastic weekend away. Tribute bands can be cheesy n oodles of fun
Glad the bitchiness is almost over, Podds. Glad you've had plenty of support-quite right too
No 2 child affable last night but tired n grumpy this morning. Tonight's club run I believe is beach repeats. Very tough sesh n in view of my , I'm minded to plod steady in the shade of the woods.
Sound a great weekend FP
I use Zero too
Window measuring day yippeeeeee!
Zero sounds like good stuff - I've not heard of it before. Where do you buy it? Although I think it may be a long while before I'm doing distances where I really have to worry about stuff like that
I'm feeling very proud of myself because I managed my longest run yet this morning - 2.69 miles in 33 mins at 7/2 run/walk although I must confess to 2 extra mins walking when the long inclines defeated me. Knees felt a little bit grumbly at points, probably because it was too close to having done exercises last night, but they feel fine now and I won't be doing anything til Friday morning now although I am seeing the fizz tomorrow eve. Tried to focus on my form whilst running - not leaning forwards - and it did seem to help my hips and lower back.
Ian - did you run or did the duvet get you?
off to roller and shower before working at home today
Have a good one all.
Co-co I was thinking off you this morning - and this morning was very hard to get out of bed!! But some how at 7:10 this morning I started plodding down the street.
Running was harder this morning as well - so glad to reach the front door lol I'm still in the stage where it's a chore!! ha
How did it go for you?
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