Turned into a lovely day after a hideous wet start - even the puss wouldn't go out!!
Had a good run, lovely in the woods in the sunshine, and saw a deer, ran straight across my path .
Cragchick - I think you are actually perfect for UTMB with your mountaineering background . If anyone on here can complete it, you can. I used to hillwalk a lot, but these days I just want to run (and cycle when I get the chance). I know if I managed to get into a race like that for me personally it would just end up being one big long walk , so my plan is enter the flatter races (a few hills are okay, like at Jedburgh at the weekend ), then at least I can get chance to run some of it, rather than it being one long slog .
Ultras are funny actually, a run / walk strategy is definitely a good thing, but I can get soooooo hacked off with the walking parts LOL after the 100 this year I was cursing walking anywhere !!!
Oh yes winter food season is upon us . Good time for roasts now its getting colder too . Last nights cottage pie had red wine in the sauce, which I simmered down before combining everything together.....YUM YUM.
Happy racing everyone and good weekends to all .
Thank you for the comments on Jedburgh. In the end, I was just pleased to finish. Not doing another one for a while.
Good luck everyone this weekend - lots of races going on, it seems. I've signed up for a relay, but not cross country this time, thankfully.
UTC - Have you seen a physio for the sciatica? I went to one at Achilles Heel. I still get it sometimes, but I do think it helped.
Have good weekend, folks.
just back from a swim which seems to have helped a fair bit.
IJ, our physio base is about 20 feet from the treatment area at work so I have spoken to them. Kind of feel paying £20+ when I have them on my doorstep (even if they are sport specific types) is a bit... Im reluctant to pay out if not needed. I am however thinking of booking a sports massage, to see if that helps.
I wont be doing the Bella 4k XC now by the looks of things (and I think entry is now closed). Just going to take things easy and build base fitness again over next couple of months... disappointing but these things happen!!
Oh dear - I'm still at work.I'v ewritten a list for GO kit to pack, and bougght some crisps. Hopefully my OH has followed instructions and stocked up on flapjacks, chocolate milk, etc.
I'm getting driven up there in the morning, so can change my mind about clothing at a late stage, but I'm hoping that Gloves and arm warmers will stop my fingers dropping off. Need to re-check forecast.
Arghh- I'm not ready for this at all.
Good luck to the Glen Oglers. Hope you're away from work by now tricia.
Just checking in to say i'm still here - have you missed me?
Training is very erratic as work is taking over. Need to get out and run.
Hope everyone has had good runs today.
Welcome back Kirsty .
UTC - you will get your mojo back soon, just need to get rid of a few niggles you have picked up this year, then you will be back on form I am sure .
Anyone doing the Southside Six tommorrow? The signs and route markings are all now out, so hopefully they will still be there tommorrow .
Rest day for me today, well, apart from I decided to have big community clean up this morning, and got set to work with shovel and broom cleaning all the footpaths round about - the council scoured this place during the 'lympics but now seem to have used up all their money and abandoned us , so I decided to clear up the mountains of leaves and rubbish before some old granny comes a cropper . I reported some dumped carpets about 3.5wks ago but they still havent been to collect them - unfortunately they were too soaked and heavy for me to lift, else I would have put them in the bins , very annoying......
Will probably do a run tommorrow, attempting to avoid the Six course , although I could just get up early and follow their route markings before the race starts .
Hi ffb- your predictive text is interesting.....maybe I should change my name- I also just sat herer ttrying to work out what yuo meant by "bum led" along. lol.
I had a good day- finished about 6:07- simialr to last year, despite a lightly longer course. now warm, clean, and mildy pissed, after a couple of beers- we met an old friend at the inn after, which was good.
I really enjoy this race- enough variation in terrain to avoid getting too sore from constans up or down- hill. THe views are great, and the race is just so friendly.
So. next year then?
Well done FFB and Triviality , I have to admit to feeling very envious after last year and was thinking about it as I plodded round my slightly (very) shorter run this morning. Wonder if I'll ever be fit for an ultra again!? It is indeed a lovely course.
Wonder how Mrs Mac got on?
Good luck anyone doing SSS tomorrow. Sounds like a plan TP to sneak out and do it early!
Well done FFB and TriciaL . LOL at Tricia's 'new' name .
Elspeth - you have finished a marathon this year, so never say never on the ultra front .
Hmmmm, the SSS starts at 11am so I would need to get up early enough to get a good head start and not be passed by the speedier people at the front......how embrassing .
Kirsty, You not been on then lately ?
Busy Saturday yesterday.
Miss B and younger son went with their cousins went to see latest James Bond movie at Xscape to taxied them home at 11:30 last night.
TP: Thats a big 'good for you' re clearing up leaves.
Well done ffb and tricia.
Heading out for the Templeton 10 soon. Good luck to anyone doing the Southside 6.
Well done Tricia & ffb, it was stunning out there yesterday wasn't it? I had a great run, finished in around 5.12 ish - a bit slower than last year but I felt I ran it much better
Hope Templeton 10 was good fun Alison?
Elspeth, of course you'll do another Ultra! Get yourself signed up for the Fling, give you something to aim for
Today I am mildly pissed. Without a race as an excuse sadly.
Wonderful running in the Oban area for me this weekend courtesy of my friends in the Edinburgh Hash House Harriers. 11.5 miles on the island of Lismore yesterday with great views of Morvern and Mull (and only slightly spoiled by a hypothermic wait for the ferry back to the mainland) then 8 miles in the hills south of Oban today.
I don't think you missed much in Inverness yesterday cragchick. Even our club don't like our course.
Did you get good pictures ffb? it was a bit dreich when I biked that route but the views are amazing.
Welcome back Kirsty. Hope Runningbhoy is getting along to Wednesday's game.
Really enjoyed the Templeton 10. Weather was perfect. finished in 87: 40 something, which is about a minute faster than my Arbroath time in March, so very happy.
Welcome back Kirsty.
Well done Alison, fast time there.
Mrs Mac - nice running, was it as nice a day as last year. I'm very jealous! Hope you had a cake for me in that cafe afterwards!
Visit the official Runner's World page
Follow Runner's World on Twitter
Other Natmag-Rodale Sites
Run For Charity
About Runner's World
Runner's World is a publication of Hearst Magazines UK which is the trading name of The National Magazine Company Ltd, 72 Broadwick Street, London, W1F 9EP. Registered in England 112955. All rights reserved.
Website powered by: Immediate Media Company Limited. | © Runner's World 2002-2013 |