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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

15/02/2013 at 07:57

Morning. Too much wine last night

IanJames - I forgot to reply to you, sorry. No never been to Antarctica before. I am really excited, but actually it is not a definite yet as I am still raising the corporate sponsorship to cover the costs and the travel. Problem is, in my head I am there, so pulling the plug would be really hard.

Nice wee hill session last night. No run tonight as I have the first of my interviews, which is in Edinburgh at 5pm.

15/02/2013 at 08:21

morning BM

good luck FFB!!

not quite sure what to think of Oscar Pistorius... gutted, confused, not too surprised, surprised, erm... not much else to say is there???

15/02/2013 at 09:58

Morning all

Good luck today FFB!

UTC - nothing should surprise us about athletes anymore. No use building them up like heroes, cos at the end of the day they are just people like the rest of us, just happens they can run / cycle faster than most of us (or use lots of drugs to enable them to do so!!!).

Actually talking of drugs I was watching that BBC4 prog again about the 1980's drug scandal with Ben Johnson et al, and it just struck me the same way, skinny runner, quite good, suddenly bulks up to twice the size and starts to win everything.....and 'roid rage makes people fly of the handle..... at least Ben didnt shoot anyone!!!

Just saying.....none of them are heroes, some of them make better decisions than others when it comes to what they will do to enhance their careers, and some of them clearly cannot handle the pressure or their volatile tempers, and taking drugs just makes it worse .  When Oscar flew off the handle on international TV at the runner who won 'Just because he had longer blades than me so therefore is a cheat' (???) the first thing I thought then was ' you are on something mate'!!!

All very sad, but people are people and they do stupid things quite a lot of the time!

15/02/2013 at 17:29

Definitely agree TP! Still, having met him not so long ago it all seems very shocking... and makes me feel really uncomfortable...

15/02/2013 at 18:30

How did the interview go FFB? More wine for you if it went well - even champagne?

Quite a lot of snow here on wednesday, but disappeared very quickly. Parkrun tomorrow for me.

15/02/2013 at 19:49

FFB: Hope that the interview went well today.

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