Keeping our group together
Yes Kev, compared to the last time I ran it, then it was like a billiard table, this time i seem to remember about 4 or more hills or steep inclines. Some where quite short sharp ones over railways but one in particular was a long steep gradiant, really tough. I would like to run it again when I am fitter for it before drawing any further conclusions. We had a frost on Sunday morning, I was nearly late picking a friend as I had to scrape my windscreen!!!!!
Toby, you have had an amazing year, I thought I was mad doing 2 half marathons a week apart but 4 in 5 weeks is mental!!!!! Dont worry about you not getting your friend through 2hr half, it will come soon enough, you have laid the seed!! You must be so proud of Mrs Toby, she has come on leaps and bounds, well done to all three of you!!!
Poor Ffran, it must have been a horrible time for you, feeling that sick really drains the energy, rest up for the next day or two before doing anything strenuous.
I am aching all over today but my legs are really stiff, I will probably take the 'walk to run group tomorrow night at the club, just to ease the muscles. I am really hoping my problems are just muscular!!!!!!
ffRAN sorry to read you wern't well bbut glad your feeling better
Well done to Toby and SEEJAY on your half's this weekend.
Sorry you've been unwell Fran hope you feel better now.
I ran my 9th Marathon Sunday in Leicester in 4.52, unfortunately the cough reappeared in the last few weeks and got the better of me in the closing miles, when I was on for getting a pb at halfway.
After spending nigh on two weeks searching for somewhere to live and also carrying out various repairs on our existing property, on Monday we finally found a rental property that ticked all the boxes The letting agent started to negotiate between our existing landlord and the new one with regard to suitable tenancy break/start dates, when......wait for it......here it comes......our existing landlord had a change of mind and we can stay put until next April at the earliest The good news is that we don't have to go through the bother of moving, faffing about with deposits and we already know the 'peculiarities' of our existing landlord. The bad news is that we both feel we've wasted two weeks of our lives
Anyway, trying to remain upbeat and positive, neither of us have run in the last two weeks, just haven't managed to fit a run in at all. The good news, I guess is that it's given us time to hopefully recover from our respective injuries, calf knots - me; dodgy hip - my better half. First run last night, 3.35 miles and it felt really god to be back. No calf twinges whatsoever
Hopefully, progress can be made again. I've decided not to try for a time at Castle Combe next month, I just want to help my better half complete her first 10k.
Sorry I've not had the chance to trawl back through the posts, but I hope you're all well and running good. Have a great weekend everyone!
LBB - Get well soon.
CB - at least you probably did the jobs you've been meaning to do for a while. \must be unsettling though, glad all ok now.
ffRAN - hope your massage does the trick.
All good here, life is still going at 100mph and my running at 5mph is a welcome break!!
pops head in to say hello i haven't run now since the Swindon H/M and all though the plan of doing nothing for the 2 weeks i have off hasn't gone quite to plan still had some down time still have a few days left but twitchy feet syndrome has struck so may well go for a 2 miler run tomorrow
Me and the O/H have had a look at a couple of races to incorporate into our training for Brighton which are the Longleat 10k in Feb and the Llanelli H/M in march so may well run those depending on the cut off time for the Llanelli H/M
My sincere apologies to everyone for not posting. I have not been having a good time. After Cardiff my knee was still playing up so on Tuesday at running I took the 'walk to run' group so I could just loosen up. I had an appointment booked with my Osteopath on Wednesday and she couldnt diagnose anything my knee was so puffy. She thinks it could be fluid on the knee so no running for two weeks. I have been icing it and staying off it at nights but work isnt helping. I am just hoping it is not another internal problem, I really want to do London but dont want to end up not being able to even walk. Will keep you informed.
Chris, what a palava you both have been dragged through, why do landlords do tese things to people, do they not know how much hassle they cause??? Well at least you have now got some time to look around and get something better and maybe more permanent.
Nessie, you must be describing two peoples work, I just cant see how you get the energy to do it all. I reckon if you did nothing every day you would be beating us all in pace and distance!!!!!! Sorry to hear about your neck, I get that all the time but usually it goes after a week or two, I think mine is stress related.
Ffran, take it easy after your illness, you need to build energy rather than worry about taper, dont think at this stage you will do any harm by a quick taper, more important to build reserves!! I find that if I havent done much walking my hamstrings ahce the first good distance I do, they should settle ok. I hope the weather is good for you, I think it is on the turn to colder, winter is just round the corner.
Well done Kev, sometimes life is better at the slower pace, much more pleasant!!!
Toby, you have definately caught the bug, I am still considering Llanelli half but need to get a clean bill for my knee first, I hope it doesnt sell out too quick. I am doing Longleat, well at least I have entered it, I just cant conceive of me not running again!!!!!!
Well the holidays coming to a close back to work on Sunday i have resisted the twitchy feet syndrome so far but must either get out for a run today or go in the garage for a gym session depending on the weather as it looks like it could empty down any minute at the moment
ffRAN thanks for the kind offer may well take you up on it I’m not shore whether the wife heard back yet about the cut of time but someone who ran it last year said the last runner came in at about 4hrs 15 min if that’s the case we may well run it instead of Bath as it’s a lot cheaper
Seejay hope the knee gets sorted
waves to everyone else
well got out for a run today just 3 miles did struggle a bit due to the over eating while on holiday but got around OK will hopefully get out again tomorrow
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