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Columba, it takes me 5 hours, give or take 10 minutes for marathon, and sure feels like all day !
I turned the legs over tonight just for 3 miles, no real problems apart from bl**dy toothache after chipping a tooth this morning while eating cereal and prunes for breakfast, blooming stone left in one. Problems are all part of lifes rich tapestry !
So sunday is still on
OT, good luck for Sunday!
It now seems almost certain that Sunday in the South will have heavy rain and bitterly cold easterly wind, all day. Should make for an interesting race in the New Forest.
I've only posted again, to get this thread back to the top. It was buried among 3 pages of spam. Every weekend is the same, spam, spam spam.
Loadsa gardening today. Removing summer bedding and putting in spring bedding in time for tomorrow's rain to water it in. It seems we have several wet days in prospect. JJ
Just popping in briefly to wish Terry good luck tomorrow. Hope you have a good one xxx
Will read back tomorrow.
OT - muesli is a bit risky for teeth, even apart from stones being left in the prunes. I've found bits of nutshell in mine before now. I suppose now you will have to make a dental appointment, get the rough edge smoothed down.
TE - best of luck for tomorrow; hope the weather isn't too wet and blustery.
JJ - DIY stands for Don't Involve Yourself? Didn't you build a summerhouse?
Ran 7 and a half miles this afternoon. Lovely and sunny, very pretty, mellow fruitfulness all over the place, but a rather chilly wind. Came home to a very late lunch, after which I fell asleep.
Red - I hope you're not oppressed by gunk; and BIW - I hope you've recovered from the D & V.
Right, I've read back so am up to date. It's raining nice and steadily here which is just what our parched fields and garden need right now. We've just had a fresh lot of sheepies delivered so they're busy exploring their new temporary home.
I went to see the quack on Friday and I saw my favourite doctor who is sporty and horsey and she actually listens to what you tell her. She asked all the right questions, listened to my symptoms, checked back through my notes, listened to my chest and heart and changed my meds. If they don't help I have to go back and she'll refer me for an xray.
I took them for the first time yesterday (not really expecting miracles) and my immediate reaction is YIPPEEEEEE - no headache for the first time in 4 months, no leg cramps during the night (which have been waking me up every night) no nasty taste in my mouth, no runny nose, throat not as sore and today I don't feel like poo for the first time in ages. Please, please let this be the start of the healing process .
IW, hope you're feeling better now. I've rarely had coca cola so not familiar with it's tummy settling properties.
TE, hope this weather suits you as it's certainly raining here.
OT, I bet you've run your 10k haven't you - sub 55 minutes I hope
If I feel this good tomorrow then I shall be out running, no matter what the weather
Red - well, that is very good news. But rather frightening that the doctor(s) you've seen previously did NOT listen, did NOT ask the right questions, did NOT (presumably) check back through your notes... Where was their medical professionalism?
Why have you acquired temporary sheepies?
Raining here too. Hope TE and OT are not washed out.
Thanks everyone for your good luck wishes, and the race went better than I could ever have expected. The weather was absolutely foul, with very heavy rain and a bitterly cold easterly wind. I ran with Tony Hodge and we ran the whole race together finishing in a sprint finish. Our time was 1.52.17 and we increased our pace mile on mile. I will do a more detailed write up tomorrow.
OT, Hope you were able to do your race, and had better weather than we had in the New Forest.
Ran 5 miles this morning in the wind and light rain. It was 4 miles off road and 1 mile of road which had a huge hill in it. Fairly comfortable effort taking 53 minutes but that included gates and stiles.Back later.JJ
ColumbaIt took me a very long time to complete the building. I can do these tings but it doesn't mean I like it.RedheadLovely to hear about the transformation.TEShame about the weather but it wasn't a bad time in the circumstances.I would be very happy with that one.JJ
Just about to head out for a run in the rain. Don't care about getting wet as long as I can run and feel OK. Paws crossed I'll be OK - I'm only going to do a 3 mile tester.
TE, excellent result in such vile weather! Very well done.
Columba, we let a local farmer graze some of his sheepies in 2 of our fields as it keeps them in good order. At this time of year we get the ewes who have been to the ram (!) and they stay until around Christmas when they go home in readiness for lambing. In the Spring we get hoggetts (over 1 year old) who will be going to the ram later in the year so they leave us in mid summer.
JJ, nice running. I bet it was a bit squishy off-road.
Where's fang got to with his 10k report?
Norunday. Legs are stiff.RedheadNo mud. The ground was so dry it soaked it all up quite nicely.Nice euphemism there about the sheep. Didn't you tell me you'd just been to the greengrocer? Bought a tacca chantrierei this morning. Now there's a real horticultural challenge to get it through the winter and into flower.JJ
JJ - never even heard of one of them. Do they have a AKA?
The weather couldn't have been any worse on Sunday, but I still enjoyed the race, and did better than I had expected. Unfortunately, my Garmin coudn't connect to the satellites at first, probably due to the heavy clouds. It didn't register until we had run about 2.5 miles, and then it kicked in. We had intended to run at an easy 9 min pace for the first few miles and then if we were feeling ok, to up it. This worked very well and as the race progressed, I felt stronger and stronger. When we got to 7 miles, we decided to "race it", and passed runner after runner.
My Garmin only recorded the last 11.46 miles, due to it not registering at the start, so my mile splits represent this. They were as follows:- 8.40 8.26 8.47 8.28 9.00 8.32 8.31 8.56 8.17 8.06 7.37 3.27. My chip time was 1.52.17, which is an average of 8.34. My WAVA was 69.06, so close to the 70s. My Club's race, the Solent Half Marathon, is in 3 weeks time, so with the experience gained in yesterdays race, hope to improve on my time.
The drive home from New Milton and through the New Forest was horrendous. Many of the roads were flooded, and the wipers had difficulty coping with the rain. Even in those conditions, there were still idiots driving without lights.
ColumbaTry "bat plant".TESome nice quick miles in there. You've certainly got a sub-1:50 time waiting for you.JJ
Just got back in after a 240 mile drive back from Fenwick in Ayrshire where i've been running one of my madcap wild running events, Craufraudland 10k.
I'm sorry you've had poor weather for your race TE, but up in Scotland its been glorious sunshine.
Redhead, 55 minutes for 10k, them days have long since gone !
This one has been the most brutal 10k i have ever done, with hills, rough terrain, streams, mud, mud and more mud up to your chest ! in several places not to mention a muddy pond and swamp as well ! 1-46-50 totally exhausted and filthy at the end but throughly enjoy the day, i've said it before i'm nuts !
OT, ah, one of those 10ks! Sounds as if it was great fun
JJ, I always think they look rather sinister with all those black dangly bits. Never grown one but I bet it's a bit on the tender side. Good luck with it.
I ran my 3 miles yesterday and felt like a right lard bucket. Managed the one long slow drag of a hill OK but with a bit of laboured breathing. Out all day today so no running but will be going for 5 miles tomorrow.
JJ, thanks for the encouragement, I will certainly aim for sub 1.50 in the Solent Half. I will, however, have to be careful not to go off too quickly, and run out of steam. This is what happened to many runners on Sunday, as they were tiring in the last miles, and Tony and I were getting faster. We must have overtaken hundreds in the last few miles.
OT, well done on your extreme 10k race, glad you enjoyed all the mud! That was about the only thing missing from my race, as it was all on roads.
Red, hope your new medication is effective. It will probably take a few days to kick in.
Heavy rain forecast again for today, and there have already been several heavy showers. Tonight is a scheduled hill session on roads. I took yesterday as a rest day, although I was tempted to go for a jog.
Absolute chaos in the North Yorkshire area with flooding, a 30 mile stretch of the A1 which i travelled on yesterday was closed because its flooded.
Redhead, i hope you soon get sorted with this breathing issue you've got, when i was told i had asthma, the doc. told me running and exercise would help the situation and does. That does'nt appear to be happening with you, take care.
Its tuesday and that means footie night for me.
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