Don't know where the time is going...........quite scary!!
Well done Caz on Humber. Sounds like a tough half reading the reports. Major kudos for improving on last year. From what I remember you had a real nightmare with injury (was it hip) and having to pass that man who had collapsed - very upsetting.
GE - sounds a brilliant half - well done! Very tough. Read on either the thread for the race or the Snowdon thread that someone said it was tougher than Snowdon - so looks like it was a good training session for you. Think we (definitely me) are gonna have trouble keeping up with you in October.
Phil - shame about Edinburgh. So Jill was gonna participate........well as you are now going to have another year to train I think it should be the full in 2014.
Have got some really good training routes figured out for Snowdon training Phil if you fancy. Trying to include some that have a killer hill towards the end as well - to replicate Snowdon. Have printed off my calendar today to start writing up my schedule - just dawned on me that I'd better get some structure to my training. After 2 weeks holiday at the end of July it won't be long before the long, long runs need to start.
Joined a gym to strengthen my core and improve my swimming ready for next year and a Tri. Not joking when I say it is going to be a long process. Years of bad habits and not swimming with head in water has resulted in a lot of spluttering trying to get a good breathing rhythm. Not pretty. Thanks for all the Tri advice Beavis. I'm sure there will be more questions as we go along.
Watched the end of the Nadal match after the football finished. What a shocker. But how focused was Rosol (sp?). A bomb could've gone off in the stands and he wouldn't have flinched. Pressure on now for him to produce another good performance and for it not to be a one off. Chawarae Teg.
Hope you have all survived this mad weather up North. Looked really bad in places on the news this AM. Seems that we have got off pretty lightly down South.
Have a good weekend all. x
Yeah, yeah, yeah Phil... Rush playing on the same day...last time in the UK yadda yadda....you hate us don't you???
Ooooh are we going to be comparing muscles next year Fi with you joining a gym as well now??? I'm starting to think if the instructor makes me lift any heavier weights I'm not going to be able to lift them off the racks lol. Lots of planks then eh??? One leg in the air....then the other leg in the air....then both legs in the air...teehee.
Yep, Hull was the race where it all went horribly wrong last year Fi...was carrying a hip injury and loads of runners were down getting treatment including one getting zapped just as we went past. That hill is nasty Dave...it must go on for at least a mile...there was the 9mile marker at the bottom and I admitted defeat when the Garmin said 9.75....it will not beat me next time....Grrrr!! Aaargh!!!
Well done on the half GE, good training for Snowdon.
Fi, knowing you and Phil you'll be taking the Snowdonia prep seriously so I'm probably going to be the one hanging on to your coat tails. Fingers crossed we can stay free of injury and give it a good go.
Phil, good luck for Weston. Not a race I've heard a lot about.
Had intended to drive over to Llanberis after the Trail Wales Half to look at some of the course but I was just too knackered. Even driving straight back I had to stop at a pub and walk round the car park as I was cramping up every time I pressed the accelerator.
Bham Black Country Half on Saturday. Running it with a couple of friends and looking forward to a couple of beers in Brum afterwards. I love Saturday races!
Got to have a chance. Definitely good enough. Just needs to get the mental side sorted. Come on Andy!!!!
Couldn't you sleep this morning Phil or is the time stamp out??? It says you posted at 05:32....what does the O stand for? Oh my god it's early...
It's been a bit quiet in here just lately...are we all out whipping up our arks?? I am sick of the rain now...surely there can't be any left up in the sky...
We've caused a bit of a ruckus within our group at the club...I blame Mr CS *whistles innocently* We paid our training subs upfront and for the last 4 weeks there hasn't been anybody from our group there for the pack run so to say we were getting a tad peeved about it is putting it mildly....Mr CS put in the usual weekly roll call email after it looked like we were going to be on our own again that we'd be going with the intermediate group and we were thinking of jacking it in anyways as we may as well just go out straight from the house... Oooooh...the responses were erm mixed to say the least. Teeheehee.
Dave I saw the pictures on FB...very handsome...were you a proper Scotsman?? Mr CS is the real macoy if we're going to a posh do in Scotland but I make him wear undies in England...mainly as the English (as lovely as we are) cannot resist lifting his kilt up to see what's underneath.
Tattoo day today.... wheeeeee... will attempt to upload a photo later.
I'm fairly certain now after the reaction we've had that we won't be renewing next year and we'll be finding another club....there are quite a few round by us...we only picked Bingley because they were the closest...might give Eccleshill Road Runners a try.
I agree with your on the tennis players Dave...they're out there on the court for hours & hours constantly on the move which takes some doing and then for people to complain that he's not Mr Happy....erm hands up who's a happy bunny/life & soul of the party after a hard workout. Go Murray!!!
Of course I was Caz but it aint half warm in kilt. I was tempted to go with my Saucony running shorts but in for a penny in for a pound and all that. I loved the kilt so much that I slept in it. Nothing else, just the kilt!
Isn't there a club up your way that hvae the most hideous running vests (brown purple and yellow I think) You should join them for the fashion statement.
Are you having the ships anchor tattoo Caz?
Ignore the redness around the edges...it is currently still very very sore but I'm really pleased with it.
Can't say that colour scheme is ringing any bells Dave but I will look out for them at the next local race we do.
Looks great, Caz. It also looks bloomin painful.
Bham Black Country Half was just as enjoyable as ever on Saturday despite being seriously muddy. Very few pbs on this course but1:46:55 was my course pb by over 2 mins. So a lot happier than I was after my welsh trip.
Wandered down the club last night thinking I'd have a quiet jog round 4 or 5 miles. As very few people were there due to a local race ended up tagging onto the fast team and ended up doing 7.5 fast really hilly off-road miles. Limped into work this morning....
Agree with you Dave. Can't understand why people criticise Murray. If he was laughing and losing they'd be even more upset. He's one of the top 4 players in the world at a time when the men's game is probably the strongest its been. Still think he'll win a slam eventually. And if he wins one you wouldn't bet against him winning a few.
Awfully quiet on here - This is the end, my only friend the end! Shame as I love this thread as well.
Quick running story from last night. Met Tanner at Regents Park for 10 miles at 6 min/mile pace. We take it in turns to take the lead so Tanner goes through mile one in about 5:52. Halfway through mile 2 he tells me to slow down as I'm at 5:35 pace (what a wuss) In mile 5 he asks if we can stop for a drink (even bigger wuss) Ended up doing 10 miles at just ober 5:50 pace - What a session!
Has anyone seen Darren's teddy bear It was in his pram but it's not there anymore!
Seriously though it was a damn good session, although I followed it up with 10 miles the morning after and not 24 hours later like some!
Phil, well done to Jill on the 3 miles. Knowing you, despite all the difficulties with scheduling your runs I'm sure you'll roll up to Snowdon in prime condition. Consequently I need to start getting serious. Conscious that my long towpath runs probably aren't going to do the job. I'm lucky that I can get out into the Staffordshire countryside within 10 mins of leaving home so I've picked some hilly runs quite a bit being off road. So got out and did 15 in the mud this afternoon, just under 10 min miling but it was bloomin hard. Still, it's got to be done....
Good to see our 2 speed merchants are getting on as well as ever....
Excellent news Phil - Pass on my congratulations!
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