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30/09/2012 at 17:23

TP - We'll cheer you in at the end!

Well done on the PB OH. You'd have been right at home in the light Orkney breeze (I was out on a training run near the Loch Ness 10k start about when you finished, and was having to put in a lot of effort to make forward progress into the wind). Hope Elspeth didn't get lost trying to follow my suggested run!

30/09/2012 at 17:48

well done OH and all other Nessies today!! (Fantastic PB OH!!!)

thanks 57.5... not really hoping for a PB just a good run!

TP, Ill probably be around mid pack not sure what I'll be wearing but probably club vest (with big black W on the back) and black 3/4 lengths.Oh and one of my many tubescarves around my head. If you see me feel free to give me a shout/wave/say hi!!

good interval session today, shattered now though!!

TP (and prob Elspeth etc).. those of you who have done Cape Wrath.. thinking of it as my biggie for next year.. ideas/opinions/advice welcome!!

30/09/2012 at 19:33

UTC - re Cape Wrath - you will love it, I would say do it . The scenery is fabulous and if you are lucky enough to get the weather the run up to the lighthouse is totally unlike any race you would get anywhere else.

If I wear my Cape Wrath shirt next week it will make me easy to spot!!

30/09/2012 at 19:34

Well done on the PB OH

Cape Wrath is a brilliant week  Best to get your accommodation booked before you enter. It is a flexible event and you can pick and choose between short and long races and even day by day. The marathon is tough and teh cape is pretty desolate although the wider area is lovely

30/09/2012 at 19:54

Good day at LN today- they did us proud with the conditions again- but the altitude must have got to me- I had a noseblled at aout 10- 13 miles, had to walk, to get it sorted, then ended up running with tissues stuffed up my nose not condiucive to pleasant runnig, actually thr main problem was that I couldn't eat/ drink and breathe all at the same time!

Managed 4:18.03 despite the drama, and stormed the last 6 miles- never stopped to walk at all after the 20 miles point- a first for me!

30/09/2012 at 20:57

Well done tricialitt. I get that nosebleed problem about twice a year when running, luckily never in a race so far.

30/09/2012 at 21:00

Thanks for all the Birthday wishes

Managed 3.49.18 at LN today. Happy enough with that

Massive congrats on the PB OH

Well done tricia too, can't have been easy with a nosebleed

30/09/2012 at 21:01

Well done OH - great PB - and tricialitt. And well done on the 1st in your parkrun 57.5.

I haven't run in the Cape Wrath week, but I've stayed in Durness and it is beatiful round there.

Quiet weekend on-call (shouldn't say that - it's not over yet). Bought some new gear from Run 4 It yesterday, and did a nice run today.

30/09/2012 at 21:14

Well done Mrs Mac.

30/09/2012 at 21:35

Oh dear- Alison- saying the "q" word is always a recipe for chaos- hope it stays OK for you.

Godd time Mrs Mac- I'm afraid my sub-4 days are over- and I've never achieved that at LN- lochaber is a faster course, I've never coped well with the hills- happier with today's effort , despite the slow time, as I felt I really was in control in the 2nd half of the race, which is unusual for me- usually its quite a grind from 18 miles onwards, as the hill usually finishes me off.

30/09/2012 at 21:44

Good time there MrsMac.

I love Durness too, but running on the North coast is almost always 3 seasons in one day. I haven't really encountered weather any normal person would call summer .

30/09/2012 at 22:21

Good time Mrs Mac and well done Tricialitt, not easy with a nosebleed.

01/10/2012 at 06:06

Mornng tons to catch up on

TP:If something permanet comes up, that I fancy doing then I will take it. Still very much looking .

MrsMac and OH: Well dones

01/10/2012 at 06:48

morning BM!

Well done Tricia and MrsMac, cracking times there!! (esp with a nosebleed!!)

Back to work... pfftt...

Reps with club tonight  

01/10/2012 at 10:26

Well done OH, Mrs Mac, Tricia .

Ah well Tricia now you have done a couple of ultras that last 6m in the marathon is not such a big deal anymore .

Although I could never understand why people made such a big deal of the 20m 'wall' - if I'm gonna have a bad point in a marathon it usually hits about 11 -13m, and is usually cos I havent had enough fuel early on, or mis-timed breakfast. If I get past that and start ticking off the 15, 16, 17, I usually know I can carry on to the finish. These days I 'force' myself to have a gel about 6 -7m whether I'm hungry or not .

01/10/2012 at 13:24

Ditto Cragchick - I find the longer races can be a whole series of feeling grim, you just have to get through it and 'know' it is going to get better, and very often it does . Thames Path 100 I had a terrible stomach between about 17 to 28m, all I can say is thank goodness there are lots of public toilets open on that route ! After downing a whole bottle of cola at the 28m check point I began to feel a lot better and by the time I made the 70mile point was actually running faster than I had for the whole of the race and overtook loads of really shocked looking blokes!

btw - shhhhhhh - a certain race entry opens again tommorrow

01/10/2012 at 19:17

Meant to say well done to 57.5 last night for the 5K win

Yes cragchick, saw that its been delayed - sorry, ssshhhhh

Hope the rest of the on-call stayed quiet Alison?

My 'usual' place to suffer in a marathon is mid teens too. Usually beacuse I always set off at PB pace regardless of training You'd think I'd learn

01/10/2012 at 20:51

Yes thanks Mrs Ma, it stayed quiet.

Pilates class this evening. 

01/10/2012 at 22:31

Nobody should be hitting the 'wall' these days now we've moved beyond the "pasta binge then run with no in-race nutrition" plan of the 1980s . I'd hope we are all taking calories onboard mid-race or training ourselves diligently to burn more fat. Now we just have to suffer all the other inevitable ups and downs of running silly distances .

01/10/2012 at 22:34

I've heard some excuses for missing hill reps, but inhaling an earywig is a new one. Well done on the active gag reflex saving the day.

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