Come one, come all; everyone welcome on this year long build up to the GNR
Mandie, that's a very good run on the back of not a lot of training recently. You must have a lot of natural stamina. I bet it all looked beautiful there in the good weather - a lovely course.
Thanks for all your lovely comments - legs are a bit tired today so, now I've done my bit at the kennels and walked the dog, I'm going to have a sofa-afternoon!
Bob Parr - good for you for all your volunteering. The penguin programmes were just wonderful - they are amazing animals, and yes, I'm looking forward to Crufts, especially the terriers (having a Westie, I'm always a bit biased towards them).
Sorecalf - well done on your 10k - don't be disappointed with your time at all - you did really well. Your gym sounds great and if you can get out running with the group on a regular basis I'm sure you'll soon find your times improving.
Andy Smithsky - well done on your 12 miles, pity about the cramp but with a time like that, you should be on for a new pb very soon!
Great run Mandie- you'll be whizzing round the TR course!
Bob -that's a lot of volunteering at parkrun. We have one runner who's done 74 out of our 87 parkruns and never volunteered once- I guess you make up for characters like that. I think he must be very thick skinned.
Hope this works!
Yeah that works - great pics and what scenery - you know how to make a born and bred northerner who has lived in South for far too many years feel jealous about what he is missing out on as far as scenery goes. Great tribute to Mick as well.
Mandie - that's a fab picture and the other one of Steve is also good too.
Nice pic mandie!
BP - It is just beautiful up there, and to think its just over an hour and a half from my front door! (sorry to rub it in some more )
Thanks Fiona and Vixx.
Mandie - spent many a day and weekend there when I was a kid and remember it so well.
Great photo Mandie, found this one of You and Steve in that collection too. I've looked on the SAFC website and they are selling this years shirts for £20 so I've ordered one. Best I start to look at events to enter so I have somewhere to wear it!
Cheers for the heads up Bob Parr - I need to order me one too! Hope they have at least an XL! (But not a camel shaped XL )
Terrific photos Mandie and well done on a cracking time.
Mandie- looks like you were enjoying that hill far too much
Hi everyone! How's the training going? I'm feeling a bit sore as I write this, I had to compress my midweek runs into back to back sessions yesterday and today, I prefer to have a day's gap, but work got in the way
Happily I did manage to join the gym running group again this lunchtime, we did a tempo run for about 20 mins and then a really interesting sprint session - several laps of a circuit, sprinting the first 20%, jogging the rest and then doubling the sprint distance on each successive lap (theres probably a name or easier way to describe this activity?) it was a lot of fun and without doubt I worked harder than I would have done just doing my usual lunchtime 5K. (maybe even harder because I was the only guy in a group of 10 rather athletic young ladies )
I was planning on doing a night time 6k trail race up a local hill on Saturday night, but I think I'll give it a miss - my legs are feeling a bit tight this week, so I'll rest until Sunday and do a moderate 10-12k . I'd hate to tear my calf again.
Anyone used a foam roller? The sports massage girl at the gym recommended I bought one - I'd be intrested in hearing about any experiences with them.
Sorecalf - yes got one and certainly works if as spongecake does say painful.
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