I've got terrible aches in my legs Sberry...can't imagine why
Good for you Cabbey - I still have 2 months of non-running so I'm sure I'll have to start with alternate run/walk. Next Saturday we're going to a 5km run or walk, OH plans to run with Nemo and I shall walk it with Charley as he's not allowed to run yet either (too young). I thought it's only a small event but after checking online I am staggered to see last year there were 978 runners, 757 walkers and more than 70 dogs! It's the 5th year of the event, in support of reducing drug and alcohol abuse.
Hi Cabbey, I've not been running much, but I have been trying to climb and play squash once a week (which works most weeks) and I even got on the treadmill when I got in tonight to 'earn' my apple crumble . My knees are shot though so no long distances for me anymore (not that I ever went really far, but you know what I mean). Unfortunately the 3% fat I lost on holiday seems to have crept back on, not quite all of it, but most, so I'm making a concerted effort to fight it...we'll have to see how long that lasts!
Good to see that you're back on it again...those distances are creeping up slowly. I've been reading your blog and it's good to see that you're taking it steady.
Good for you too BI, the walk sounds fun (for you, anyway. I'm terrified of dogs so it would be my idea of hell ). Cabbey's right, it'll give you a headstart when you get back to the running again. Although don't go being tempted to head off too fast with the runners!!
No problem there, the walkers start 15mins ahead of the runners. What is going to be interesting will be seeing both how Nemo takes to us going off on our own and later how Charly likes his friend overtaking!
Yes, I plan for Charly and I to start running together - he shouldn't really go far until he's at least 7 months old so that will be mid-December, coincides nicely with my "first" running steps. But I must admit it will be nice when I can take Nemo on a 20km run in the woods again.
My hip is fine, thanks, occasional twinges but no real pain. I'm glad I had the op.
I'm home!! Budepest was fabulous, I will have to go back again to see ever thing I missed! The food was great and sooo cheap, well worth a vsit.
Ok down to business, a sort of race report.... I planned to run a good 10 miles with Minardi as I was planning to take in all the sites. Unfortunately at the start I really needed the loo but decided to wait till the race started and go at the first available portaloo. I think I managed about 3/4 miles and saw a Burger king and dived in there, leaving MInardi. When I finished, I thought don't push it, I will catch Minardi up, which I did and then decided to carry on at my own pace as I was feeling good. At the 12 km I saw MR T, then I saw Odie (who was running the 30km) running in the opposite direction, I worked out that she was probably 1/2 km ahead of me and shouted at her that I would catch her up!
it took me about 5km to catch her, we had a quick conversation and I carried on. The course was a lot of out and backs, so I saw Minardi and Odie a few times. There was a group of Brits with union jacks on the course and they were brilliant support. I passed the half way in 2hr 2mins and was having a good time until mile 23, then I started feeling it,but was determined not to walk. I slowed down quite a bit until I realised that I only had 1 1/2km to go and got my head down. I crossed the finish in 4hrs 10 mins. I was pleased as it was a pb but then thought if I had stopped messing around and got my head down from the start it would have probably been a sub 4hr....so now I have unfinished business!!!!
Well done RP!
I've entered an Olympic triathlon, 12th May 2013 - that will give me 5 months to get back to fitness - I can of course manage the 1500m swim anyway, but have to start cycling again and once I can run, work back up to being able to complete the 10km. Optimistic, that's my middle name!
sounds like your on the right road BI
Great time RP...and one to beat the way you're going! How did Min get on? I've not seen a report or a time anywhere....
Good luck building up slowly BI - that's a big challenge you've set yourself.
Hi Q and Sberry, I hope you're both well? No running to report from here - I've been travelling around a fair bit with work again, and ended with a bad stomach too, so didn't like to chance it . I'm going to do some shopping cross training this morning, and tomorrow looks like a day of digging
The run and walk event today was very nice, Charly was an absolute star, friendly to everyone, met lots of other dogs and didn't bark once. He set off on the walk like an Olympian, seemed determined to overtake everybody, we didn't but managed to finish fairly near the front in just over 35 mins, pleased with that although I suspect the 5k wasn't really 5km. I'd have expected to finish closer to 40mins - but then I was being pulled along by a dog! OH and Nemo ran and finished about in the middle of the pack so they did well too. Nemo is very hyper before, but once running he keeps the same pace all the way and ignores anyone passing. Free T-shirts to all participants, those with 2 legs anyway!
Sounds like you all had a great time BI. Mind you, 5km in 35mins? That's hardly a walk...that's my time for a good run if I push it ha ha!! Well done.
RP - well done on the mara...amazing time
BI - the run and awlk sound great..well done!
Pegg hope you feel better today..enjoy the digging!
Cabby - great to see you getting back into the runnning.
I have been doing some running, only short disctsnces, 6.5 yesterday the longest run for months. I have been doing some rowing, joined the local rowing clube with two of my chidlren and enjoying doing something different! My oldest daughter is 18 today, so a day of celebrating and woondering where the time has gone. Middel daughter is making progres, still not well enough to go to school but heading in the right direction!
Have a great day everyone
Pegg - my 5km PB is 23:20 so the walk was well outside that!
We were asked to take Charly with us last night to a friend's retirement celebration because our host hadn't seen him yet, he is unbelievably well behaved for only 5 months old and tucked down on the floor by us where he could keep an eye on the two golden retrievers begging food on the opposite side of the room. Of course he got a lot of petting, and the waitress brought him a bowl of water and a couple of biscuits. He really has a wonderful temperament.
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