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06/10/2012 at 17:17

LOL TP  There are quite a few people think I must have dementia signing up for this  Somebody else at work made a similar comment though. Need to think it through a bit more I think.

So, no run, but a great strenght and core session. Sometimes it is good to actually step back from the routine training and devote some quality time to the sumplementary training.

The pottering in the garden turned into a mammoth bush pruning exercise.

06/10/2012 at 18:08

Tricia - what did you compete in?

TP - good racing tomorrow! We might all take you seriously about coming round to watch the marathon finish!

FFB - hope you find a suitable logo, I'm useless at this sort of thing!

9 miles in the country for me today with 4 of our group. Nice day though it's chilly with a cold breeze, definitely winter coming. Bit of a stiff pace for me but I survived though was dragging at the back for a while. Cups of tea and coffee at the burger van afterwards, nice to be sociable for a change.

06/10/2012 at 18:13

That's a great name for your challenge ffb definately nothing wrong with strength training over running. I don't do nearly enough

Good luck tomorrow with your 'sprint' race TP

We were just talking today about going to see the Commonwealth games. I'm up for the party at TPs

Sounds like a great run Elspeth

It was a gorgeous Antumny day here too BM. We ran (heather-hopped) up the Sidlaws for 3 hours this morning. I used my new Nathan Intensity vest (thanks for the hint cragchick) and LOVED it. Now sipping a well deserved glass of wine

06/10/2012 at 18:14

That should've been 'Autumny' day (not that ithat's a real word either)

06/10/2012 at 20:20


yeah interested to know what Tricia competed in??? 

interval training this morning and cardio... very very sweaty but great fun!! Sauntered into town for some new gym/running gear (which I can wear tomorrow woohoo!!) and walked back so definitely resting up for tomorrow... realised I need to cycle there and back... 6 miles each way hmmmm!!! Could be interesting. Pretty much a marathon duathlon then??

Elspeth, nice running! MrsMac kind of jealous, yours sounded pretty cool!!

FFB I'll have a think for logos etc too!

TP, definitely up for the party  Good luck for tomorrow, might even see you there!!

06/10/2012 at 20:57

Uh oh - sounds like I'll have to get the burgers and hot dogs in too as well as the beer for the marathon . BBQ in the garden?

UTC - I'll be in black Cape Wrath shirt. Good luck too.

FFB - okay, what about this? 'Fifty Below' then a graphic of mountains and ice n stuff, then underneath 'Audrey's Antarctic Challenge' for Alzheimers or in aid of Alzheimers UK / Scotland, summat like that .

06/10/2012 at 21:25

TP and UTC - I'll be in an Inverness Harriers vest, yellow with a sort of reddish diagonal stripe. Kind of rhubarb and custard hues. Sounds like some good weather for tomorrow unlike last year's storm.

Saw some 'Xmas chocolates" in M and S in Bishopbriggs today .

Enjoyed several great holidays in Northumberland many years ago.

06/10/2012 at 21:36

brilliant look forward to maybe catching you both there

06/10/2012 at 21:58

Good luck also to ultra tri and 57.5

57.5 - been seeing christmas chocs in the shops for weeks now! Scary

07/10/2012 at 11:41

Aha-commonwealth games -competed in shooting- not the most athletic of sports!- so I spent years trainig to stay very still, and now I've given it all up to be a runner!

Is the C Games marathon route published now? - must have a look for it- we were trtying to guesswhat they would do about it just the other day- I'd guessed that they would start in the centre of town and run to Strathclyde park, or start up at Balloch, and run into town.......wrong all round, then!

Managed a 6km recovery run today- legs feel OK 1 week post marathon- but they took all week to get to that point!

07/10/2012 at 17:52

Lovely day for a race in East Dumbartonshire. Had a chat to UTC but missed TP. I was happy with 1:22:40 or so though I struggled to get into a positive frame of mind, maybe I need bad weather (like last year's race) to 'inspire' me . Well run event again and recommended to anyone who doesn't mind a few hills.

tricialitt - one of my colleagues is trying to make the Scotland team in shooting for the games. Seems like an awful lot of dedication and travel is required!

07/10/2012 at 18:19

Evening all

Forgot how hilly that race was , but yes definitely better weather all round than last year, perfect in fact I would say, no dodging huge pools of standing water on the road really helped . Had a good run (def a sprint Mrs Mac cf rest of this year !!!), thought would be lucky to get sub-2 given this years racing / training focus, so very happy to get 1.53.summat at the end . Think I might have seen UTC near end but not sure, as I had my focus on a Wee County Harrier who had overtaken me at 9m - was determined to catch him - got him at 12m .

Well done 57.5 . Didnt see anyone resembling Inverness shirt you describe, prob as you were half an hour in front of me (again )!!

Re commonwealth - good going Tricia . Looking forward to seeing how many Southside hills they can make the marathoners run up !!

Headed to Loch Katrine after race and did 4m walk, so good ultra training in all .

07/10/2012 at 18:31


tough course today at Kirki, definitely the hardest half Ive done!! Not sure of my time either as my polar watch picked up someone else's HRM and therefore didnt work!!

No clock at the finish either... weird! Think I was around 1:54 though. Was disappointed until a friend of bf's (who is very quick-1:17 today) said the course would be say 5 mins slower for him... so probably a good 7 mins slower for me. 1:47 would be really good for me (PB 1:45) so 7 mins slower isnt so bad.

Lovely route, lovely race and well organised. Will write a proper race report later tonight. Nice to speak to 57.5 at the end, shame I didnt catch TP!!

Cracking time 57.5!!!

Oooh shooting Tricia, a bit of a change from running!!!

Right, dinner time!!! Mmmmm pasta!!!

07/10/2012 at 19:25

That sounded like great fun cragchick Yes, same here - very comfy pack. Really never noticed it on at all.

Well done the Kirky Halfers Some good running on what sounds like a cheeky course.

Wow tricia, that's impressive!

Wasn't going to run today but with it being so glorious it would've been rude not to! Day off tomorrow so will hopefully get a few more miles in

07/10/2012 at 20:07

Enteredthis tonight. Thought it might interest the off-roady fans amongst you

07/10/2012 at 20:52

Sorry TP...

Went to support the parkrun yesterday with one of the boys and collect conkers afterwards - not to many vests on show. Too much carrying overloading the achilles, but physio still positive today about an early return.  Walk jog this week - fingers crossed.

07/10/2012 at 21:17

Well done all the HM runners, some speedy times especially if it was a hilly course.

Mrs Mac - sounds like a lovely half but guessing that means the Kinlochleven to Tyndrum run you spoke about isn't on that weekend.

CC sounds interesting, I would probably get very lost!

07/10/2012 at 21:21

Still haven't heard anything Elspeth

08/10/2012 at 06:43


knackered this morning...

that sounds a pretty cool race MrsMac!!

Ally, glad you're starting to make progress!!

Back to work today and hill reps tonight.

08/10/2012 at 07:51

Some good running there over the weekend. Well done everyone.

After my lazy weekend of domesticity I have started the week fully motivated and was up at 5.30 to do 20k on the spin bike. I have a meeting after work this evening, but will get the train there and then run back. It will only be 4 miles, but added to my spin this morning will be OK training as I am also on a fast day today.

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