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13/05/2003 at 07:05
Ben lomond was 4.5 miles up hill and 4.5 down....height is around 3200ft (8 degree incline) I did a long race report and posted it on General/Scottish Runners and also on Events/Ben Lomond Hill Race. Im ding it again soon with a colleague and pencilled it in for next year.

Injury.... I guess not doing too much too soon....gentle increases in miles only ...I have averaged only 27 miles a week since the New Year and Cycle 40-60 miles a week. and a half hour abbs class every Monday with about 20 svelt lycra clad ladies. Been lucky with colds this year also.

I really think most of what we do is in the mind. if you think you can do it you probably will.
21/05/2003 at 00:59
did the 10k on Sunday---46min 40sec--2mins over my best and my legs were wrecked aferwards and still are---the race itself was ok and could have went faster but didnt want to aggravate anything---will have to see a physio---what are you up to ??
27/05/2003 at 07:24
have you been watching the football over the
last week,so sorry for the celtic home and abroad.
have just got a new pair of trainers but the
weather has been terrible was just about to
go out when the rain started.
will really have to brave the weather and get those miles in.
how is your training going.
31/05/2003 at 22:13
was watching the football---very disappointed---would have wished Celtic to win the EUFA cup but not to be---still, both our teams in Europe next season---I
went to the sports injury clinic at local university and found out my problem---had shin splints after Barcelona which have now gone due to the forced rest---but while in Majorca in April I was talked into playing in a 5-a-side tournament on a tarmac pitch--- this has caused a fair amount of muscle tears etc mainly in my hips and knee areas---seems I will be out of action for a couple of months--physio was horrified to hear I had raced last week---said I had done more damage---definitely NO MORE FOOTBALL--- am stuck in the gym on the bike and ski machines---desperately boring---am really missing running especially as the weather is great--it just isnt fair when i think of all those grinding winter runs ----
what kind of trainers did you get
how is your training going----keep at it and definitely DO NOT play any football
01/06/2003 at 17:59
my trainers were sauncony cushion grid havent got the name ,but was out running a 10miler this afternoon in bright sunshine.
shoes felt ok but due to the weather it had to be a run/walk effort but feel ok just now
working later tonight. have been trying to
put together a running schedule for the upcoming marathon,but the weather has not been very helpful. hope things get better
09/06/2003 at 20:59
keep at it--- am envious as i havent had a decent pain-free run since Barcelona---seems so long ago----am now just resigned to no running for at least 6 more weeks---are you still aiming for Blackpool on the 22nd---if so best of luck
10/06/2003 at 09:31
ive the east kilbride half marathon this
week end then on to blackpool.
training is so so because of the weather
just have to wait and see i!ll keep you posted.
11/06/2003 at 20:37
i wish i was fit enough to run any distance---physio is now talking about traction!!!! and all because of a silly 5-a-side fotball game---never again----good luck with the 1/2
29/06/2003 at 20:11
the ek half marathon was in 1.44 in the bright sunshine,the BLACKPOOL MARATHON was also in very bright sunshine and my time was 4.20 and very red and sore after this
event.ive slowly getting my running legs
back together with somee light training
finished a 9miler today.
how are you havent heard from you for a
while, everything ok?.
30/06/2003 at 23:08
congrats on the good time for the ek half---what happened in the Blackpool race---were you injured?
i stupidly did the Lisburn half marathon on 18th june----very tough course so was pleased with 1.45---- but legs are wrecked--have not been able to run since---looks as if i will be out for months rather than weeks----am stuck with cycling and swimming but its not the same----what are you aiming for next?
28/07/2003 at 15:56
how are you . Havent run a race since the
training very haphazard due to kids off
school and decorating the hallway.
Ive been wondering about the DUBLIN MARATHON
havent you run this race before?
hope things are well with you.
29/07/2003 at 01:56
hi kg
am not too bad ---have just returned from 2 wk holiday in Cyprus ---- injured back and hips are still sore --- longest run in last 4 wks has been 3 miles --- am well out of condition --- even worse i cracked a rib on holiday --- sorry to sound a real moaner but injury is a new experience for me
Dublin Marathon is on 27th OCT ---- about 13 wks away ---doubt if i would be fit enough for the distance ---- it`s a great race --- good course with only one long horrible hill at 19 miles --- sports drinks and bars at nearly all water stations --- hpoe your training goes well
26/08/2003 at 17:42
how have you been?
have now entered the DUBLIN MARATHON
will start serious training next week
taking it easyish this week.
did you run in the sunday 3k race.
im looking forward to this race as havent
run in many before now.
26/08/2003 at 23:32
hi kg
haven`t had a race since 18th june ---- still injured. Have been doing gym work but it is so boring---- miss the running badly---there is a 5 mile race tomorrow and i am trying to make up my mind to run but am afraid to make the injury worse --- if i could do it i would enter for Dublin --- will let you know what`s happening -- keep up the training
27/08/2003 at 09:45
good to hear from you . have been out these last 3 days legs still feel heavy but will
keep on going. maybe running in a 10k at paisley this weekend. will have to wait and see. just hang on in there.
28/08/2003 at 05:32
ran the 5mile race ---- dismal time 39m53s--did it last year in 36m20s --- but i don`t feel too bad after it -- a ray of hope ---will see what i feel like after a night`s sleep --- i suppose after missing 3 mnths training i couldn`t expect much better --- i might enter a 10m race this sat-- good luck with the 10k
28/08/2003 at 08:29
hope your feeling fine this morning, wont
be running the 10k as mate cannot manage
but will try a longer run on sat/sunday
there are a few 10k races over the next couple of weeks . im dying to get into
a race just for the buzz.
speak to you later.
08/09/2003 at 19:13
Hi kg
ran a 10k race Sat 6/9/03 --- terrible --51 mins and i did it last year in 45 mins --- bad aches and pains after --- will have to find a decent physio -- the ones to date have been useless ---- how is your training going? are you on schedule for the Dublin Marathon?
14/09/2003 at 20:52
stirling 10k TODAY time 47.05 weather cool
flat course.
EDINBURGH CAPITAL 10K next weekend and then
DENNY 10K at the end of the month.
training still a bit slow , have to get in
longer runs, right knee stiil playing up
but not when im running.
hope things get better
15/09/2003 at 15:24
hi kg,
good time for the 10k--you must be on schedule for the Dublin Marathon -- am still injured --- managed 3x6 mile runs last week but only jogging and each time was sore the day after --- am trying a lot of stretching but no effect so far --- i enrolled on a Pilates course but it was cancelled due to lack of applicants -- still i will keep on trying-- be careful with the knee and keep up the training
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