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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.

30/09/2012 at 22:44

Great news from Loch Ness then, was wondering if it might be a little warm as I definitely was with my 10 round Culbin this morning. Nice and sprightly for me though so feels like some fitness and speed is finally returning.

TP - well done on surviving 'the visit'

57.5 - yes, definitely agree re the atmosphere at Culloden. I took the kids in the summer and brought back memories from when I visited aged 15, goosebumps on the arms and everything.  Also did think would be an interesting place to run. Still need to get up Cawdor way and beyond.

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 12:16

I usually get a problem about 13-17 for some reason on marathons - but like you TP, it's much better if I have something about 6 miles in; in ultras I frequently feel grim for the first 25 miles!!! Just as well I like doing longer ones then, Ironically the SDW was the first one where I actually felt 'good' from the off, think I was just relieved to be at start line and had zero expectations.

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 13:39

hee hee, I was same on the SDW, I was running at 70 miles whereas at 30 miles my knees hurt, my hip hurt, my foot hurt!!! Good luck tmrw. Fling entry opening date has been announced on Facebook

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 21:36

Hill reps for me today, up Nelsons Tower, not done for a while so they hurt a bit.  Was still recovering from the shock of taking a blast from my blue inhaler before I set off and an earwig flying out of the inhaler into my throat - thankfully the gag reflex kicked in but I hadn't quite expected to spit a large wriggling earwig out!!!

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.

02/10/2012 at 07:26

morning

Cragchick that does sound revolting

run tonight again with some interval session.

Think I probably dont take nutrition on early enough in 26.2, need to get past that 20 mile slump!!!

have a good day everyone!

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