le marathon en Paris...
Man it's boring being at work in August. How did people cope before the internet?
Quick 9km at lunchtime but I think I'm a bit under the weather, HR was too high and it felt a bit too hard. Maybe I need to rest and recover.
Has anyone heard from Marathon Maus recently? Just wondering how she got on with all the tests. Fingers crossed for her.
I'm taking a few days off. Stretching and doing lots of eccentric calf strengthening but achilles still not great. Figure its not the end of the world if I don't run even until Sunday.
Neil - I have been wondering about MM too?? Hope your feeling better soon.
DLR - Better to rest now. 11 weeks on Sunday!
I am most definately counting my life away!!!
I shall take your advice Doctor Kaz!
If only I took my advice!!!
DLR - Kaz rest is very different from everyone elses rest. You better be up at 4am to take a horse for a walk!
Short run for me tonight. Managed to get my time down to 8 minute miles, which is the best I've managed since getting that muscular pain. The leg is starting to feel much better. I might be able to have a PB attempt on Sunday after all. Either that or I'll crash and burn.
Egggy - I am somewhat concerned about my poor horse. I had him at the vet the night for a check-up cos he seems somewhat thin.He has lost 14kg since the end of March?? He now weighs the same as he did at his 1yr check up and he's 3and a half Time to up his food and cut his walks.
Glad your leg is feeling better and good luck for Sunday.
Simon - Great going on your 10k.
Kaz - Hope your dog is ok. Going on the photos I think that one could eat you out of house and home.
Great time for a 10k training run!
And I think you can still apply for olympic tickets. I haven't tried myself, and I hear the system is bit annoying, but it is still possible.
off out for a 8 maybe more run. ATM, no, thought I would get a bit stronger on my road bike then focus on the swimming before I tried one of those races, but we are catching up at the Glasgow half - no??
ATM: road bike or hybrid for Arran? My instinct tells me hybrid but I do love love love my road bike???
Kaz: that sounds like a plan and bit better for you I think. There is always next year
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Fantastic day. Spectators at all events have been 'phenomonal' (Sir Chris Hoy'). Kicking myself that I didn't apply for tickets.
It's better than the crowds all being pheremonal. That wouldn't be pretty at all! The Olympics is seriously messing with my ability to do much training. I get in from work and then start watching and end up not going to bed very early, so consequently I don't want to get up early and go do some exercise. Still, I cycled to work this morning but it only took 15 mins or so. Hopefully will bag a run at lunchtime.
Neil - fancy a run on Sunday morning perhaps? Potentially 15-20K around 5min pace? Not sure if I can do all that yet but want to start building up again... Maybe laps in and around Parc de Tervuren so if my wheels suddenly fall off, I am not far from the car?
TD - sounds good (thought you had the outlaws visitng?). I'll email you
'morning, all. Fab early morning , open water, swim. 'Can't tell you how lovely it was...The lure of rubber-wear for , errr, general leisure still escapes me , though. It's great in the water but it's a bit hot on shore.
Audrey, don't exclude the Tri. From memory,t's 20 lengths in a 20 metres pool, 10 k up , mainly, desterted roads and 5 k along the Water of Leith. It's super-beginner-friendly ( I think they still let the slow swimmers go first so that you have a chance of not finishing last , even if you are, actually, ' last'.
Arran is far easier /faster on a road bike...but the surface in some places is not good so prepare for a bumpy few hours. If you're aiming for the ' next' ferry, a road bike's a must...I think...If you're out for the day, a mountain bike might be more comfortable. You can leave stuff in lockers at the ferry, if you don't want to cart spare clothes 'n' stuff. Top Tip: head South on arrival * Not that that will save you from the wind....*
Audrey - Road bike, always road bike. Not that I'm biased ar anything!
Once again despite being a hop, skip and a swim away from Arran I've never been over to it. Must add that to my to cycle list.
Eggy! How can you not have been there? It's on your doorstep....and twice round the island is the IM distance; perfect for the bike leg....apart from the road surface.... DV used the island for a private IM..the first Arranman, with T-shirt and medal to prove it. And midgie bites......
I'm used to poor road surfaces. A few of them around my way look like they've been used by the RAF for bombing practice. I'll give Arran a bash next year. Been focusing on my running more than the bike this year after entering Paris and Chicago.
Simon MacD - I did apply for tickets. Rejected twice, so gave up.
From that point on I've had regular emails telling me 'More tickets have been released'!!!!
Why weren't these available from the start?
Why do the British insist on Ballots for tickets/places (Olympics/VLM) where everyone else just gets on and sells them?
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