Hiya gang..all not well in Brer land..have man flu! I don't think the 40 minute wait at beginning of WP marathon helped..bloody freezing!
However, fantastic result Chrissi, bet that was one good day out.
SD-Hebden Bridge needs to be taken slowly to appreciate the fantasticness of it. I love it there.
TR41 seen rave reports about Excalibur on Saturday-we'll be there buddy. You, Panad(team manager) and me
JD-cheers for promo info...must see if my credit card can sustain any more damage though before I buy anything else running related
Brer- get well soon....
nothng much happening here- build continues with a 45 min recovery run this morning and a 1 hour steady run this evening
New addition to the family here. Archie, 3-year-old Welsh border collie. Slightly on the mental side, lots of energy. After he's settled in a bit will have to see what he's like at running ... (Better than me I should imagine.)
2 down, just Snowdonia to go this year ...
Oh TRex...Archie will be agreat running buddy. Mine is now but has taken two years to get him to be so (he is only 2 1/2 now though), however 10 miles across hills and dales takes 2 hrs due to sniff stops/toilet/stiles/gates/drinks station at canal etc. Tis a magical evening out though
Soon be October Other Half...actually, I think it's arrived here already
Lurgy persists but not letting it concern me. A good time to chill and let the body heal before the next load of abuse I'm about to hurl at it
ps Sweatshop having an online warehouse clearance..some fairly good deals to be had
OH- well hello there
T Rex- have fun with the newcomer
Brer- weather not so good with you then? Hope you get better soon
Blooming hot for running here I know, I know... shouldn't complain - 5.69m recovery this morning and 8.21 in 1hr (7.18 av) this evening.
Fab track session tonight! I have got a Facebook group together to help with motivation for speedwork and we had a brutal one tonight! 5 sets of 5x300mtr @ 5K pace with 100mtr jog recovery and 5 min recovery run between each set. Surprised at the end to find total mileage was almost 10m! With my morning recovery run, brings the day up to a respectable 15.54 and legs feeling good again! Hooray!
Great running JD Hope you feel better soon Brer - half term is just around the corner! Talking of which, slight problem with our caravan, so looking for last-minute self catering accommodation in Snowdonia for myself and Mr SD and our dog ..... everywhere seems to be booked up, so if anyone has any suggestions/contacts, I'd be very grateful
It's freezing here again and I still feel lousy..
SD-just a thought. It might be worth asking the guy at Bryn Gloch if he has had last minute cancellations for one of the dog-friendly statics. He told me last year that they had many all through the summer. The caravans are lovely. I don't know of any other self catering joints. Got us a very nice dog friendly hotel in Llandudno last year, very cheap and welcoming-booking.com (DO NOT GO TO THE ALEXANDRA THOUGH..omg-I caught fleas there after the Orme Race!
Brer - had same thought as you ..... static booked at Bryn Gloch from Sunday Don't care what the weather does .... can't wait Hoping it'll help me get my mojo back - haven't run for two weeks now ... all virused out
Have a great holiday weekend, folks!
Hello all! Haven't popped in to this thread in a while. Sorry to hear people are suffering with colds I've managed to avoid them well this year... I hope I haven't spoken too soon.
In terms of Snowdonia... I'm getting cold feet. My running hasn't been up to scratch this year and I'm finding it hard to pick it up. I did half marathon 2 weeks ago and found it really hard. Also I am facing a lot of time restrictions.
I can't stop thinking I just want to do 5 and 10 k's and maybe halves. Just about manageable. Just dreading the long mileage over summer. And I'm absolutely terrified of the hills. I used to love hills. They were my strongest point even back end of last year.
I really want to be able to run Snowdonia but I am just scared.
I have a little while yet to decide if I should throw the towel in.
Could maybe check up on this thread more often and see how people are keeping their motivation up.
Elli - don't give up yet! I know my training this year has been nothing that I planned for one reason and another, and not sure how fit i will be come october, but it's a long way away yet! For me SNOD is as much about the camaraderie as anything else. Definitely a race to be enjoyed Maybe try and think of it like... However if, when the time comes (and it is definitely too early yet!), you decide it's not want you want then don't beat yourself up about it, no point putting yourself through a marathon that you really don't want to do
If you are in search of motivation though, this is the place to be
Brer -hope you get better soon, yes I clocked some of the results/feedback from excalibur, sounded like they had a good day.
SD enjoy you're week away! We'll be over there somepoint towards the end of the week - got a football tournament and Eisteddfod Yr Urdd to get through first!
Trex - hope Archie is keeping you on your toes
TR41 - glad things are going ok
JD - good stuff as usual
Great news SD-wonderful days ahead then
Elli-come join the party on here on a regular basis. we'll get you round.Tis a day you will never forget
Panad-hi, have a good holiday buddy
Elli- grow a pair!!! and run some miles and some hills! Plenty of time yet!
Hilly 5k race as a tempo run tonight and my legs protested a bit after Wednesday's beasting on the track. Ok though....
Off to S Devon later this morning for the Endurancelife Flete coastal ultra (without dog), 35.9 miles and epic estuary crossing at about mile 25. 7200' ascent and going to be warm. I shall be carrying my sponge.
Elli of the North - do not be very afraid. There will be a large field and the conditions and scenery will be utterly memorable. You'll be fine. No other marathon quite compares with this one.
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