Come one, come all; everyone welcome on this year long build up to the GNR
mr sj, thanks. The cold itself wouldn't normally put me off - I've been there on some very bitter evenings. I also thought they might have missed the bay bit out as they have done on previous occasions when there's been ice around. Well done for turning out but I think I did the right thing for me. I broke my shoulder back in June in quite a nasty fall and just don't want to take any unnecessary risks just now. A gentle training run where you can be careful is one thing, charging along at racing speed is another. As for your running, maybe you need to mix it up a bit in training? I also felt in a rut earlier in the year and decided to go to the gym once a week for core and leg strengthening work and also to the track regularly for quick interval sessions. Anything to vary the old routine.
Evening.No probs SJ.Hi Vixx.
Stringy - that's a very festive post.
Mr SJ - is santa bringing a new helmet?
Vixx - how's things?
mr sj - how are your bumps and bruises now?
I've just (finally) entered next years race, seeing as today is payday for me
Having said that, still no running from me. I daren't even try and count up my total for the year as this must be my worst one since I started. At this rate I'll be starting from scratch when I finally get out there again.
That's good mr sj - hope the helmet does arrive tomorrow and you can get back out there.
Mr SJ - needs must I suppose.
If not your fingers
I haven't posted in what seems ages, as I haven't run since a week gone Tuesday ... largely thanks to the bad weather and the fact that it's nearly Christmas and I've got 100 + 1 other things to do.
However, that changed today as it was our club's turn to host the cross-country. No hills, but plenty of mud! Thought I was going to lose a shoe on more than one occasion - lord, running in thick mud doesn't half take it out of your legs.
Came home and hosed myself down in the back garden (brrr!), rustled up some home-made mince pies, stood under a hot shower for about half an hour, and have just tucked into one with some double cream and real coffee - perfect!
Another one who did the cross-country today. Shielsy's right about the mud, lots and lots of it after yesterday's heavy rain, but I was told by some club mates not to complain as you had to have been at the cross-country in Hartlepool last week to truly know what real mud's like. Pleased I missed out on that one then. I took my shoes off at the front door and then trod in muddy footprints off my socks! Not having a hose-pipe, I took a bucket of (hot!) water outside with a large sponge to get the worst off before a bath. An enjoyable well-marshalled race though. Some results already out, which is impressive.
Hi Graham - I thought I saw you there when I finished.
Yes, everyone was going on about how awful Hartlepool was last week, I was pleased I couldn't make it.
I heard that one chap fell in the mud from head to toe ... I know it sounds awful but I would have loved to have seen that (as long as he was ok ... which I'm sure he was with such a soft landing)
A whole day without a post?? I guess everyone is busy wrapping my pressies.
We had our club's Christmas pud run (a half mara) today. I found it ridiculously hard for some reason and kept getting stitches, but it was lovely day for running and as someone else pointed out, I wouldn't have run 13 miles today otherwise!
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