welcome to wor new hoose!!!!!!
Now call me a big softie if you like but as a non weirdy beardy ultra runner that looks a teency weency more than 10 days worth of damage and not a great starting point to run yet another ultra on. There is a reason things started to really hurt when you got ton mile 28. The body was only meant to ever go about 20 and even 26.2 is more than it is really designed to go. I did like the way that bruise was travelling up the line of the bone. If you had done the marathon de sables and it had continued to spread it would look have looked like you were running in a skeleton fancy dress outfit by the time you got to the finish. See what fun you have to look forward to Smiffie .
I'm really looking forward to the London marathon. Its one of the highlights on my calender.
You can enter no problem at all markk. You just have to enter the ballot every year from now until you are the same age as Methusela and then you will get in no problem at all!!!!! Either that or you have to be sickeningly quick like Kiwi and Smiffie and qualify every year no problem at all.
I think my legs have just about had it. I have trained bloody hard for this marathon and for once am actually quite glad a taper is just round the corner. One last big run on Saturday I think as I can never get my head round not running far for 3 or 4 weeks before a marathon and then start to reign it in after that. I think after sat I will have averaged the low 40s for miles every week for the last 5 weeks or so which is lots for me although not to you proper non wimpy marathon and ultra marathon types.
I ran a PB on Sunday for the Tom Scott 10 miler in Strathclyde Park and was the 1st non club person home in 53rd place which I thought was a pretty good effort and knocked 101s off my PB there which is a pretty big chunk (mainly helped by the fact I haven't ran all that many of them) but it certainly put a smile on my face once the grimace passed. I did plug the time into the race time predictor and it said I could run a marathon in 2:56 which is 58 minutes quicker than i managed in Dusseldorf last year. How I laughed!!!!!!!!!!
Hmmmmm another year has been and done for the Boston marathon and I didn't make the start line. 16 marathons one successful qualifying time out of all of them and the times for next year are 5 minutes faster. I think I may have an unhealthy obsession with a race I am never ever ever going to get to run again.
Having said that I plan to set out at a pace quicker than I have never ever ever run before to try to make next years race. Crash and burn delusional pace strategy ahoy. This could be messy in manchester!!!!!!
I totally would have laughed too Can!!!! Happy Friday to you! Just thought I'd pop in for a wee look! You made me feel guilty last night on FB!
Its fair to say you haven't missed much in here Jac. Rather embarassingly my vitual hoose is a pretty good refelction of my life in general. I live on my own and am lucky if someone else pops in once a week or so lol
I'm off today and am trying to work out if its a run outside or a trip to the gym. The forecastv says it is going to crash down any time now
Thank you for reassuring me that I am not the only big kid left in the world jac. It was very funny he he he
So Can, was it the gym for a dreadmill session? I went to the gym last night too - did weights for the first time in ages. Was the only woman in the weights section and I think a wee old man wanted to save me as he asked me if I was lost! Did a 6 mile run this morning bright and early - t'was good. Am tired now though
Have you been watching the footy today? I see my team won! Whoop!
I went to the gym and I think my bottle finally went yeaterday as I was completely blown after little more than an hour. I was doing so well in my training until everybody started talking about the London marathon and Manchester started to loom over the horizon. All the demons are coming out to play again. Stomach churning, not sleeping well and ran shockingly yesterday. I know it is all in my head but I'm struggling again to get my head round running any race further than 10 miles.
I really don't see the point of weights and haven't really bothered with them recently. After years of lifting them I don't look any stronger than I did when I didn't lift them and am certainly no faster a runner. I'm also a bit intimidated going into a weight section filled with body builders and rugby types when I go in and start lifting some really girly ones. I've just tried to use what little time I have to exercise running. It seemed to be working for a while until me napper turned to mince.
Was lucky enough to be working today and miss Dundee having yet another shocker. Is it not the end of the season yet??????
How goes it?I ran my very first ever mile time trial tonight! Was utterly brickng it beforehand, but needn't have worried - I'm still alive! I think I ran 7:57 although didn't stop my watch on the line (I always forget). Will wait for official times, but to be honest I'm quite happy with that! I didn't know I had a sub-8 minute mile in me
No Can, unfortunately the season isn't over yet! And Chelsea are playing Barca tonight - I don't like Chelsea but would like to see them do well. They're hanging on in there - with 10 men thanks to that nonce of a captain of theirs, twat that he is - so I hope we see a result for them.
How's your head tonight? Are you any more positive and confident about Manchester? Have you had a better run this week?
Jac have I not seen you in the book with the faces tonight. You don't half get about you.
I really enjoyed the Chelsea game. Not a Barca fan for two reasons 1. I hate all that tippy tappy sh!te and the sqeeling, diving and bleating associated with them and 2. the underlying reason that I really dislike them is that they lost THAT Uefa cup quarter final tie back in 1988 which as the only Dundee fan in my whole year of winning team supporters Barcelona and Terry Venables in particular helped to ruin my childhood. Mental scars take a long time to heal.
I know where John Terry got his inspiration for tonights game although I think Sanchez went down a bit more dramatically than Bishop Brannan.
I've calmed myself down a bit about Manchester on sunday. The London marathon in a strange way sort of settled me a bit by seeing some fab runs by folk like Smiffie, Bumper and Phwoar (Kiwi I won't add you to that list as I have a feeling you will be a bit pissed off. Did you just run out of steam or did you break on the way round. See me is hard core expert stalker and can stalk more than one person these days. Even MI5 and Yoda come to me for advice!!!!!). It doesn't look like it is going to be hot which is almost my biggest worry but it will be windy and not really the way you would want it as it looks like being in my face for the 2nd half. I think I have a game plan I will just have to wait and see if my body and head can follow it.
All the best for Manchester Caniggia. I'm sure your body can cope. You just need to convince your head that it can and all will be well. I'm looking forward to hearing how it went. I've got the Fling on Saturday so that will keep me out of mischief.
13.03 for me. How was manchester? Not too hot for you?
Markk I've somehow managed to very luckily end up with a good for age time for London by the looks of things. After years of not even thinking I could get anywhere near 3h for some reason they have changed the entry criteria to sub 3:10 for under 40 year old blokes which I had no clue about until after the race on sunday. I've managed to sneak in with 45s to spare.
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