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10/02/2013 at 16:21

Good running this weekend from everyone . Well done UTC. Anyone would think there is a marathon coming up with all this training going on .

Hope you don't have a stress fracture CC !! Get well soon!

Enjoy the Salomon Tricia, hope its comfy, thats verrrrry expensive for a rucksack !

Out this morning in the sleet and snow, but very little wind, so had a good, if very soaked 18miles of hills. The further up hill I went the more the snow was sticking, until finally I was sliding around in melted slush for about 3m before the descent back below the 'snow line' . All good training for whatever may come in March !

Beef roast for dinner tonight, I know its beef cos it says 'from Scotland' on the front and looks like a joint of meat rather than processed slop  ! Really been increasing my food intake now during these last few weeks build up to the 100, I ideally need to put on about half a stone, but doubt I'll be able to do that by end of March.

10/02/2013 at 21:49

Good running everyone, especially UTC.

Nice day up north but I also did quite a bit of sliding in the mud during my 18 miler. Yes, proper ultra training has finally begun. And I just set up a big new TV for my wife which should distract her from my abscence while running quite nicely . To be fair she did bring the dog out for 6 of the muddier miles today, with only a few complaints about my choice of route.

11/02/2013 at 06:14


cragchick : Hope you recover soon

Tri: Good run and report

Busy place at the moment

11/02/2013 at 06:53

morning BM

no run this morning, run tonight with club. legs were quite tight yesterday but climbing was enjoyable. 

The rugby wasn't so great (England v Ireland)... but dinner at the 78 was yummy!!

11/02/2013 at 09:20

run this morning was hard work. 3 hours of tennis yesterday may have been a bit much but managed 5 miles. kinda spoiled by the fact that my garmin ran out of battery power after 1.5 miles but then i was running so slowly it was probably good that i couldn;t see the speed on the watch!

11/02/2013 at 22:20

Evening all. Just looking for a bit of advice, iv always had some problem with my knees, currently suffering with a bit of ITBS. Just wondering if anyone has had any dealings with physios in the lanarkshire area. im from Hamilton myself. Ill also be wanting to get my gait reanalysed, im currently running on ghost 4s, although I feel as if im Running more on the outside of my foot as I should be. Where have people found to be best to have their gait checked, would the physio do this?

12/02/2013 at 06:35

Morning you lot

Colld and dry when out, need to catch up.

12/02/2013 at 06:51

morning BM

great reps last night, really good session despite being post race! cold but lovely calm night for running! Turbo this morning and swim tonight. Maybe a short run as well.

Spark, physios can check your gait but specialised running shops will do gait analysis and ensure you have the right shoes. Sorry I have no dealings with Lanarkshire.



12/02/2013 at 14:28

Afternoon all

Spark - you might be better to see a podiatrist, rather than a physio, especially if your ITBS might be gait-related. I saw a sports podiatrist at Hampden a few years ago, paid for it, wasnt particularly very good. I have also seen a few pods and physios on the NHS - they were actually a lot better and more helpful, but largely depends who you get, and if you can wait 6 weeks for first appointment.

3 days of back-to-backs completed, 42m total . Getting to the point now where I've had enough of training and just want to race. Rest day tommorrow, then repeat the above, for another 80+ week.....if I don't fall apart first . Then I'm going to start decreasing the miles until the 'real' taper, which is not long to go now Woooo Hooooo !!

Watch out for the snow tommorrow you lot !

13/02/2013 at 06:25


TP: Snow has arrived.

Enjoyable outing in falling snow White out here t moment

13/02/2013 at 06:27


Morning Tri

Careful to thos edriving to work today. Saw drivers who have only cleared small parts of their cars windscreen and windows. Crazy, just asking for trouble

13/02/2013 at 06:37

morning BM

yep snow lying here... roads look clear though for cycling into work.

turbo now, run and swim later.. hopefully.


13/02/2013 at 07:56

Morning all. Not much snow lying with us, so had to head to work, no working from home day for me  

Training this week not great. I really need to get a grip. Just so much going on. DOMS was bad on Monday so had to take an extra rest day, then yesterdya financial adviser came round and stayed for ever, so I was only able to fit in some abs and upper body weights. Hopefully out tonight though.

I am contract hunting again as my current one not getting renewed after March. Good thing is I have 2 interviews lined up but agin that will knock out my training. First one is on Friday at 5pm  And it is in Edinburgh. Who does an interview at 5pm on a Friday

13/02/2013 at 16:27

Hi folks,

FFB - I've been reading your Antarctic Marathon page - wow!  Have you visited the Antarctic before?  It sounds scary, but so exciting.  Its in November, am I right?

BM - I did the Renfrewshire 5 mile championship.  Was really impressed with myself, knocking just over a minute off in blustery conditions - then I looked at the male results and realised I'm still 79th out of 90 or so!  Focus on the good stuff, Ian...

UTC - See you at the Cross Country in two weeks.  Falkirk, yes?  Can't believe I have entered it...very bad at Cross Country - the one in Greenock a few weeks ago just about finished me off... now I'm about to do an extra 2.5k with hills. 

Also - I've entered Lochaber... don't think I had last time I posted here.  The long runs are coming on okay, although I'm feeling pretty tired with the upped mileage - trying to take the midweek runs at a slower pace this week to make up for it. 

So - there's Loch Katrine, Glasgow to Edinburgh and a 100 miler going on, as well as Antarctic races?  It all sounds very challenging.  Good luck with the interview FFB.  5 p.m. on Friday is harsh.  Do you want to work for people that do that?

14/02/2013 at 06:20

Morning you lot

Morning Tri

Snow all now gone. Just 3M easy as legs stiff today.

ianjames: You can only run your best. It can be windy down there.

14/02/2013 at 06:41

morning BM

very glad the snow is gone!! 

Velodrome for me tonight

IJ, yep see you there, I did Falkirk last year, it was great fun you'll enjoy I promise!! The hills aren't so bad

Good luck with interviews FFB!! Not a great time though eh! I need a new job too, am cracking up at the moment, but dont know if I really want to go back to shifts, and dont know what other options I have, if any!

14/02/2013 at 16:07

Thanks BM, UTC!  I was relatively pleased with the time at Greenock 5 miler - was secretly aiming for a bit faster, but its still a good improvement.  I'm not aiming for anything other than getting round the course at Falkirk and, ideally, not coming in last place.  I was 190th out of 200 on Greenock Cross Country (different race from the one above!) and would have probably been further back if it had gone on any longer.  I thought I'd be good, having done long runs and having (presumably) built up a bit of stamina, but apparently not.  I'm just hoping Falkirk has at least one bit of ground you can put your foot flat on.  But my tactic is start slow and try not to slow down even further!

Anyone racing this weekend?

14/02/2013 at 21:23


ian: Where was the venue for the cross country at Greenock ?

Edited: 14/02/2013 at 21:24
14/02/2013 at 21:42

it was Inverkip bm!

15/02/2013 at 06:19


Cheers Tri re Cross Country question. I wasn't being funny, just nosey.

4M Done, dry and mild ! this morning

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