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28/09/2012 at 22:40

Happy Birthday Mrs Mac.

29/09/2012 at 07:01
Happy Birthday Mrs Mac! Good luck with LN.
29/09/2012 at 10:01

Happy birthday Mrs Mac

Sorry, not been on for ages: was away on holiday. So, need to read back through a good few pages.

That can be my post long run activity. Need to get sorted and out, so will pop back on later.

29/09/2012 at 10:06


MrsMac: Happy Birthday

I found out at 1:30pm ish yesterday that I've got a 6 month contract till 31 March 13and start in my 'old office' on Monday morning. I'll be working for an agency and 2 colleagues also got similar extensions.

Thing was I took in a big box of chocs and we'd a leaving lunch yesterday for a few of us !

All the best to those racing.

29/09/2012 at 12:25

LN time target is about 4:15-4:30, I think, but taking it in a relaxed fashion- more as trainig for Glen Ogle, and a "fun" run, rather then killing myself for a good time. I think my competitive streak has faltered recently, and I'm no longer willing to push myself so hard in races that I feel ill, it's more about feeling that I have justified the time spent trainig, and that I am coping withthe race distance without it being too difficult.

I'm too old to go after PB's anymore, and Loch Ness is not the course for it anyway.

29/09/2012 at 18:24
Think I'm hoping for a PB, Tricialitt, although I'm not chasing much
Even at my age!
Registered (3201) and just set to join macs for MrsMac's birthday dinner.
29/09/2012 at 18:34

Happy Birthday Mrs Mac .

29/09/2012 at 19:14

Oops. 17.5 miles instead of plannd 15. Upping distance that much from 13 perhaps not my best move. Feel OK though, but a bit pooped lol.

Good luck to everyone running tomorrow.

29/09/2012 at 19:40

My marathon PB is from Loch Ness.....

Just the 10k for me tomorrow. Only have a tailwind for a couple of miles unlike those doing the marathon who'll have it for 24 miles or so!!! 

29/09/2012 at 20:13

Scobos: All the best for tomorrow.

Thing is I can give a weeks notice if get a permanent job. Still waiting to hear from a couple I've applied for.

Edited: 29/09/2012 at 20:14
29/09/2012 at 20:56

busy here the last few days

Happy Birthday MrsMac 

Good luck Tricia and Scobos for tomorrow and anyone else running (TP? Elspeth? OH!)

BM hope the job turns out for the best either way!!

FFB, nice running... I had a lovely 13 miler along the canal this afternoon, up to Kirki and back. Really enjoyed it. Wind was behind me on the way out and it wasnt too warm. On the way back a bit breezy and sun was going down. The reflections on the river were gorgeous and it was really peaceful. Think I took about 1:50 without pushing too hard at all so feeling quite good about Amsterdam now!!

Then when I got back jumped straight into the shower to avoid cooling down too fast. Felt fine, then all of a sudden I felt really sick not good. Had a lie down for half an hour and was much better after. Fed and watered and warm now though... I hate that feeling you get sometimes after a long run

Circuit and aerobic training tomorrow and a reasonable wee cycle there and back. Should be good. Kirki half for me too

29/09/2012 at 20:57

river *canal

29/09/2012 at 21:41

As "Ultra" TC I hope you are running to Kirky and back for the race next week . You'd have passed quite a few of the haunts of my mispent youth on that canal run!

Managed a win in the Inverness parkrun this morning. Because all the fast locals must be running in the 10k or marathon tomorrow. And the visitors were all there to stretch their legs before the 26.2.

Got in a bit of history running home from work today, taking in the paths over the Culloden Battlefield. Always seems to have a sombre atmosphere, despite some warm sun this afternoon.

29/09/2012 at 22:58

haha 57.5, erm no I'm going to cycle up, probably take the MTB and go along the canal. Looked at the route, it seems ok... less hilly than 12.5k I think but that wouldnt be hard  Your run today sounded rather interesting!!

well done on the Parkrun win too!!! erm I think regardless of the "fast locals'" abscence you are pretty quick, I seem to remember you doing very well in Lochaber!!!


30/09/2012 at 10:36

Good to have a safety net BM, even a 6-month one. Although they'll probably want to extend again in March...

So UTC, Cycle up, run the 1/2 and swim back?

30/09/2012 at 15:43

UTC, that sometimes happens and it is horrible.

Forgot to say to BM - that is good re contract.

Did some upper body weights/strngth work and a bit over 30 mins on the spin bike today as recovery. WIllprobably do some abs and yoga in a while too.


30/09/2012 at 15:46

Meant to say, had a bit of a catch. Strange how many of us were in the lakes at the same time.

Interesting comments about race entry etc. It is all about hitting that fine line between and event becoming a bit too elitist or too popular. I have to say that I have epxerienced both when trying to enter events. I think you just have to take it as it comes.

It is good that events have waiting lists, and something we should all do is ensure that we inform organisers if we are unable to attend so that they can offer places to the waiting list folks.

30/09/2012 at 16:17

UTC - The course is definitely less hilly than the 12.5, but it still features a lot of little climbs and drops so pacing is quite challenging. The climb from Torrance to Bishopbriggs is the only sustained hill of any kind I remember and it's all pretty flat or downhill from there.

30/09/2012 at 16:27

Hope everyone got on okay at Loch Ness today.

Well done 57.5 on the first, and good runs FFB and UTC.

BM - good to have more work, but if something better comes up it would be tempting to take it I'm sure.

I took the parents for a day out to Ballantrae yesterday, it was very cold and windy but mom braved the beach to collect driftwood and stones for her rockery . Then I took them to the inn at Dunure, had a walk around the castle ruins and a pint for father so I think I got the balance about right . Knackered last night though .

Today I managed to avoid the rain and did a decent 13.5m run, which felt okay at the time but I'm  again now.

I'm going to Kirki next week too UTC, maybe see you there at the start, my legs are on a total go slow at the moment after RAW so thats probably the only time I will see you .

30/09/2012 at 16:29
well I did manage a PB at Loch Ness
By 40 minutes - 4h26m09
Well pleased
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