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26/02/2004 at 10:47
Well done trinity!
- Have you looked in on R4L thread? Sounds as if it's a sore point for some men!
26/02/2004 at 11:28
Nice one T1! Wish someone would do that round where I live.
Make sure you only let total beginners in so you can feel all superior with your running knowledge ;-)

Went for a nice run last night. Think I'm starting to get a tiny bit faster. Can maintain a pace which i think is around 10.30 mm for a couple of miles now, without feeling like I'm sprinting. Rather pleased.

Will try to go out tonight, but am going late night shopping after work so not much chance really.
This weekend will be my last proper run in a while cos am off to Oz on Monday, and although I'm taking my running shoes, It'll take me a while to get settled somewhere and get myself sorted enough to go for a run.

Enjoy your plods/walks/circuit training people xx
26/02/2004 at 11:30
That's a good pace Carold.
26/02/2004 at 11:43
Morning all (well just!)

Well done Trin on getting a group on the go - it makes a huge difference to have folk to run with who are at a similar level to you and have similar aims - or at least it did for me.

Jammie - Yeah I saw the R4L thread too - got way out of hand I think. Seems to boil down that some of the chaps thought the girls were being wimps / shallow etc for doing women only races because they were worried about what they looked like....and that there shouldn't be such restrictions in races anyway. I know I've done several r4l races in various places and I run in races on the Kent circuit and the only ones where I don't feel out of it and under pressure are the r4l ones!

Managed to get out last night for first time in a while and did about 3 miles at 10.5 mm - felt good but also felt faster!! Oh well - at least I did get out and it was absolutely freezing in the on shore wind!
26/02/2004 at 11:50
oh wibble wibble wibble - pre- lunchtime "beginners" running group lurchy tumtum time (dashes off to loo)
26/02/2004 at 11:55
Erratic - so what mins/mile do you do on the dash to the loo then?
26/02/2004 at 11:58
Hi Poddler, well done you for last night!
All snowed in up here. Schools off, Kids in sulking - won't let them out as blowing a blizzard most of morning, no work for me as roads all blocked nice morning with Beechams honey and lemon and forums! No running in these necks, must admit don't feel up to at moment.

- Erratic - oh dear - you show them babe if you can get off the loo!

Thinking of bacon sarnies for lunch - is that allowed?
26/02/2004 at 12:01
phew, that must've been 6 min miling at least. Righto - grits teeth, grabs kitbag .....
26/02/2004 at 12:31
Well done Trinity. I wish someone would set up something like that around here. Athletics club is too expensive and full of fast runners that would make me look like I'm going backwards.
Looks like paces of some peeps here are going up. keep up the good work everyone.
Just got back from gym. did 3 miles and only walked once. treadmills much in demand today. all full up when i got there.people of all ages using them although there seemed to be quite a lot walking. wonder why there's so many the last few days.
26/02/2004 at 13:39
Just call me "Man at Aldi" - I now have

1 bottle belt
2 running jackets
3 Prs of running trousers (Whoops only meant to buy 2)
2 Running tops
all for £60. Bargain

I'm chuffed to bits but I'm sure that Mrs XB will take the joy away with a well-timed question such as "Why do you need two more running jackets? You've got 3." Who cares?

26/02/2004 at 14:02
Trin- I always wear my bottle belt with the bottle at the front. The people I run with all wear them round the back.

I like to drink without having to stop running, and I suspect that my coordination could not cope with reaching behind me whilst still trying to plod onwards.
26/02/2004 at 14:07
I think the bottle belt goes at the back. My other two (double) bottle belts are definitely rear loaders. Better not make a beginners' mistake now that you're a big cheese in the running scene down there ;-)

No chance of squeezing into an XS t-shirt then?


26/02/2004 at 14:18

Jammie - just how far North are you to be snowed in with blizzards?? Not much fun with sulky kids I imagine

Belt people - bottles at back! Some are slanted which makes it easier to get them in and out

XB - phew thank goodness - someone who spent more than me - I got 2 shorts, 1 capri pants and 2 pairs of socks for £20 - decent sizes and colours! Not going to tell FOH about it - going to sneak it in and chuck it in my smelly running draw...

Trin - sorry you had no luck - might they have something tomorrow? Very low on t-shirts in mine too.

Larraine - half term??

Ok - did I miss anyone? Off to do some work now to pay for Aldi kit.
26/02/2004 at 14:32
Poddler - North east coast, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire. It's turning a bit wet now, still loads about though. Kids v. quite - must investigate ......
26/02/2004 at 14:37
trin - I road tested the bottle belt when I got back from Aldi. Bottle is slanted so it's easy to get out from the back if you're right handed

BUT - the bootle fits vry snuggly and was a so to get back in. In future I'm going to use an ordinary 500ml water bottle which is slimmer and shoulkd be easier to get in and out. Also the nozzly thing at the top wasn't particularly good - better on an ordinary water bottle
26/02/2004 at 14:42
Hi poddler, half term over but i don't think that would explain the surge of walking over 65 year olds. Good on them but where do they all come from? ...........maybei'll be one of them one day and then i'll have the answer.
26/02/2004 at 14:46

I think that once you hit top plod speed a vortex will form creating a vacuum around the bottle area. This should ease its removal and replacement.

Can anyone else smell bullsh1t?
26/02/2004 at 14:50
Larraine - yes good points - just seemed logical from a viewpoint hundreds of miles south where the little dears are on holiday this week (at least in this little corner of the south)!

XB - really? Gosh you are clever - I'd never worked that one out... :-)
26/02/2004 at 14:51
lol, can smell it from s.e.essex
26/02/2004 at 14:53
Poddler - i am from south too, but south east. by the way previous post about smell was meant for XB.
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