...and the beat goes on...
PC91 - The marathon does have a staggered start, or more to the point they start the race in waves. I never noticed any crowding issues last year, but the water stations at any big event will always be a bit of war zone.
I'd don't think there's such a thing as a slow lane. Just find your rythm and keep tapping out. You've picked a great marathon for your first one.
Hi PC91The personal etiquette rules I go with are...I don't have my ipod on loud enough so I can't hear what's going on around meIf I need to stop for a wee, I run to the side of the road, then walk, not stop dead in the middle of the road and walk to the side.If I don't need to take anything from a station, I move to the opposite side of the road.And if someone looks like they're in trouble, I ask if they're ok.
Orbutt - allergic to shellfish... I'm going to have to think about that one. Nothing's jumping to mind. Sounds like it could be from a comedy tho, maybe, possibly.
Emmy H wrote (see)
Where's weedy with the good pictures?
Claxons will start ringing in our IT room if I start googling women in leather...
Only film I can think of with shellfish in's Forrest Gump. Running connection there but I don't remember anyone being allergic to it. Unless it was a throwaway line from Lieutenant Dan
I'll keep thinking. Dammit, I'll be awake all night now.
Hey pc91 the only advice I would give, is find some way not to need a pee at the start, seriously, as you will end up going in the pen in front of a zillion people. Oh, on a prudish front - TD - you admit to farting! You have been away from British shores too long my friend, too long....
Kaz, I know you well enough to kow that nothing can keep you from the great outdoors and your running shoes, big hug and I will see you for a beer at the end whatever state you arrive in (just don't bring the dog, I'm a bit scared of big dogs)
Has Kaz been naughty? Does she need a spanked bottom?
My experience of motion control vs minimalist is that for several years I was 'prescribed' strong support or motion control shoes at shoe shops, and couldn't run more than 20 miles/ 3 runs a week without shin splints, for which the solution offered in the shops was even more support.
In 2009 I started wearing neutral shoes after upping my cadence and starting to fore/mid foot strike and the lower leg pains disappeared. Spent most of the last 3 years or so wearing lightweight racing shoes. I think I'd struggle to transition to genuine zero drop shoes because of the tendency toward calf tightness but 9-12mm drop seems to work ok for me.
Now, off to find my paddle...
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Cheers for the info. Btw I've found the quote, goodnight weedy.
Hmmm, that changes things. I was thinking it was a plot point, either a comedy where someone eats shellfish and has a bad reaction to it, or a James Bond type thriller where someone's bumped off with powdered clam slipped into a drink.
But if it's a quote... Annie Hall? There's the scene where he's cooking the lobster for Diane Keaton. Racking my brains trying to think if he asks he if she's allergic to shellfish. Dammit, I should know that, it's a top film and a top scene.
If it's not Annie Hall it has to be a movie where two people are getting to know each other. Maybe When Harry Met Sally or something along those lines.
I'll keep thinking...
Off for a short run to test my achilles...
'Morning, PC91.Welcome to the thread.Etiquette? Some people...well, guys....don't like being' asked' to move aside by a firmish hand on their person.It's not the challenge that it might seem...I kinda like the random contact...
TD! TD! Always deny it. Even if there's only two of you. And you're in a lift..
I have farted once when in a group of runners.
Was a running club jaunt, we'd just set off and there was a momentary lull in conversation and, well, it just happened. Quite loudly.
Fortunately I had the presence of mind to give a quick sideways 'dirty look' at the deaf runner in the group, who remained oblivious to his crime.
Two long walks is on the plan today, one with my big mutt and one to and from a little job I have to do. Then with any luck, since the boats are now sailing my 'little' package from RS will arrive........I'm excited......and it is all part of my easy recovery plan!!
TD - I don't have garmin or strava!
Right Orbutt. Annie Hall. Final answer. Can't recall the quote but it fits and it's something he'd say. If I'm wrong, I don't know what it is. Or was it her saying it to him?
Kaz - Great news. Hope weather's okay.
Emmy - this any use?...
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