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11/09/2010 at 13:00
Binx-I've just been all inclusive. Now trying to shed the pounds I gained but it was SO worth it! Enjoy! Where are you going?
Just ran 8 miles - longest since the op. It felt fine considering I did a quick 10k last night. However I now have a MONSTER blood blister on my little toe. Do I leave it or lance it? My gait has totally changed since the op. I think I'm avoiding running on my big toe joints so my other toes are taking the strain. Still, at least the breaks themselves aren't hurting.
Enjoy your runs and rests this weekend. I'm off to a family birthday party so bring on the Pimms!
11/09/2010 at 16:16

Ro - am so impressed with you - 8 miler well done & on top of 10k - you fit young thing you !!!!! - don't know what to advise about blister - I would worry about lancing in case it gets infected - but hopefully others with experience will advise properly for you - have you got different shoes if your gait has changed?

Save a pimms for me LOL

LOL Binx - are we in sync or what???? - I went for easy???? 3.5 this morn  & boy did I struggle - legs wouldn't work & had to have walk breaks - Whats that all about on short downhill run for goodness sake???? - wore a long sleeved top & waterproof waistcoat 'cos it was very windy & wet as I set off - 2mins later sun was out & cracking the flags & I was boiling!!!

Yesterday am before work I went for swim & did exercises in the pool & then in the afternoon I cycled to horsie & thats the first time on bike this year - perhaps that didn't help my run today but I thought the exercise would do me good ???

Binx have a great time  & enjoy your break - remember plenty of fresh fruit juice Oh & a drop or two of pimms!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Planning longer run in the morning - so if anyone can stand the excitement I will let you all know how it goes -

Hope everyone else running / exercising ok this week end

TTFN Nessie x

11/09/2010 at 18:59

Evening allHope all the training is going well fingers cross for Monday or hoping he may be able to suggest a suitable train plan to get me through the H/FLast week of driving instructing next week as it has become unviable to carry on

 lop-a- long we’ve all had runs were we struggled you may be right about the training the day before not helping

Ro well done on the run sorry to hear about the blister sounds painful

Binx well done for keeping going hope the holiday goes well

Edited: 11/09/2010 at 18:59
11/09/2010 at 19:57

hi all

 back to running this week (decided that doing nothing last week was a good idea - needed a rest after the marathon). legs have felt really heavy, i'm assuming they're still not fully recovered from the marathon, but it could be cos i've been naughty  and have been eating way too much junk food in the last week. i'll start eating healthily again on monday, promise! and see what happens!
i've not done any other exercise this week cos i've had a really pants week at work - i've been left pretty much in charge (argh!) and nothing is going right

 i'd like to start doing speedwork with the club, but i'm not sure how to get there. i'll have to study the map book.

Ro & soup dragon - good to hear from you both again!

Hope everyone has a good weekend

11/09/2010 at 21:36

Hi everyone, good to see everyone back in the groove.

20 for me this morning in 3.20, last 4 miles were a blur - 6 weeks to Dublin 

Hope everyones having a good weekend

Good luck to those Chippenham bound tomorrow 

11/09/2010 at 21:51

Ro, personally I would lance it and put a plaster on it but thats me!!!  Well done on your 2 runs and enjoy the Pimms!!!

Nessie, i would say that all that cycling left your legs empty so dont be too dissapointed with your run!!! Good luck tomorrow but take it easy!!

Toby, sorry to hear about your DI stopping, not a good time for anyone at the moment!!! Good luck for Monday!!!

Binx, have a great holiday, and not too many Pimmpoms, you will have to pay for it when you get home!!!

Tazi, I see you are starting to pay!!!  What club do you run with? I hope you find it and work off some of your overindulgences.......

LBB, most impressed with that run, I suppose I will need to work of to those distances soon!!! 6 weeks wont be long coming in!!!

Echo LBB regards Chippenham and also those out training, get it done early, forecast is hot!!!!

11/09/2010 at 21:52
Also meant to wish HG good luck on your first training run after injury, take it easy!!!
11/09/2010 at 22:10

Seejay thanks for your kind comments

All - It was unbelievably hot this morning, so if the forecast is better for tomorrow get plenty of hydration drinks down you.

HG - sorry I have not picked up that you have been injured, good luck with the comeback

12/09/2010 at 07:55
Found you !!!
12/09/2010 at 12:08

Yay FFran, good to have you on board!!!

Did an 8 miler this morning down the Portway, my right leg was quite uncomfortable but eased after the half way but will have to get it sorted!! Did it in 1:10 which is quicker than my last Lliswerry so well pleased, must start bumping the mileage up soon!!!!

LBB, as you know I dont give praise unless its earned and you earned that, you have done amazingly well considering the problems you had at the beginning of the year. I think the brothers have helped push you along a little but you have done the work!!!!

12/09/2010 at 12:32

ffran welcome nice to see you found us

seejay well done on the run hope there nothig to serious worng with your leg

12/09/2010 at 13:00

SeeJay and LBB thanks for good wishes.

Went around Downs with a girl from work and we did 3.34 miles - non stop - no walks- in 44 minutes. We even pushed the pace in last 1/3 of mile back to car. Was pleased with effort and looking forward to getting back into flow, must admit I have been worried about what is wrong but even though I still have the cough I am not now worried about it.

Hope to be able to do a couple more weeks and then I will be back to club SeeJay.

 Well done all - especially Nessie and LBB who have come through some tough times.

RR are we going to see you at the Slog (or in my case the back of you) . Good luck with your recovery.

12/09/2010 at 14:17

Go HG go - good run, you'll soon be back in the swing !!

Hiya Fran - welcome aboard x

Tazi, you deserve a rest & a bit of TLC & a bit of what ever you fancy to eat after comleteing a mara BUT lay off the junk food soon (Sorry to nag but you know its for your'e good) back onto the healthy stuff next week - we will be watching !!!!LOL

LBB - howdy, 20 miler - well what can I say - that is amazing - you'll do well in Dublin just think of all that lovely Guiness at the end !!!! x

SeeJ hope you get your leg sorted - don't leave it - (Nurse Nessie nagging!!!)

Toby, good luck for Monday.

Well, went for run this am & all went well, really amazed - I did a 5mile route to horsie with planned walk breaks - I ran first two miles then walked for .20 of a mile  - then ran one mile & walked .20 of a mile & so on - (Bathed horsie so she is clean as I need to clip her later today ) - then I ran/walked home the shorter route of 3.36 miles BUT that is all up a pigof a hill & that only took me 43 mins where as yesterday it took me 40 mins to go down that hill !!!!

So sorry to ramble on again but I am constantly amazed that I can ever run as I only took this malarky up only a couple of years ago & I am not 21 any more !!!!!

TTFN Nessie

12/09/2010 at 15:35

Busy busy on this thread.. I have read back but am useless at remembering, glad most people seem to be running good so well done to all of you. Would also lance the blister .. Binx have a lovely holiday, you have earned it with all the effort you have been putting in Hope you get the injuries sorted Toby and are able to do the half...

Chippenham Half this morning for me 1:35.09 really wanted sub 1:35 but one bad mile at 11 cost me. It really was a nice race with great organisation, decent goodie bag with a technical t-shirt and medal. 

12/09/2010 at 15:49

WOW  well done at chippenham stret!

my run this morning felt a lot better! i plan to behave next week! i'll let you know how i get on.

 Seejay - i'm with GWR. they do speed sessions at the rugby development club on the portway. i know where it is, i'm just not sure how to get there. i'm coming from shirehampton way and the rugby club is on the other side, so i can't quite figure out how to get there (without breaking the law or killing myself!). i'll have to ask on wednesday.

nessie - (trying to say this in a genuine (not having a go) way) i'm quite surprised you're clipping horsie already. i used to ride, but it always seemed to be much colder when the horses got clipped (probably memory playing tricks! i'm sure you know what's best!). well done with your run(s). hills are good for you. honest!

12/09/2010 at 17:58

Wow Stret - amazing time - well done - here's old nessie getting quite excited at being in the 2.30's for a half - LOL - good for you - Keep up the good work - Tell me , why do you run ? I never ever did when I was younger - just now getting older am worrying about putting on the weight etc & want to stay active - wished I'd thought about it when I was young LOL

Tazi, So glad your run was better & glad you planning to behave !!!!   Horsie is hogged 'cos she's a show cob , so not full clip but need to keep mane off &  legs tidy etc - & she works up a sweat when she is worked even this time of year,  so i tend to give her a bib clip to start off with & as coat thickens she gets trace clip etc - also will rug her prob at night  soon as she is piebald & trying to keep her clean - but don't want to do it too soon as its still pretty warm at night for her  - No probs you mentioning , always delighted to chat about horsie as it is a real passion of mine - Prob bore the pants off the other runners LOL - Do you have the chance to ride now? Do you miss it? Don't worry if no interest now, just reply if yu want - no probs if you don't . x

TTFN Nessie x

12/09/2010 at 18:11

Nessie - I know nothing about horsies despite my daughter having 2 beauties, but I do know that your running sounds ace - really good progression - well done!

I did a nice long run today as a recce (how on earth do you spell that?) for my Coaster run next week. I'll be picking up the baton at Swansea Marina and running to Mumbles -sort of  replicating the Swansea 10k - 6 miles then handing it on. I'll pick it up again on Saturday and run along the North Gower coastline to Llanelli - 18.5 miles. Gorgeous, picturesque and very challenging!

Well I thought I'd check it out this morning as my LSR, and good job too. I crossed a few fields as per Ordnance survey only to be faced with a field of frisky bullocks - I don't do bovine, so had to retrace my steps and ended up doing just under 21 miles - but what a beautiful day - I'm sunburnt and "something" bit me on the back of my leg - huge red lump and bite mark - won't tell you how it happened.

Talking of Swansea 10k - I've had my number etc but am questioning whether it's going to fit in with my next few weeks' training - Seejay, do you still know someone who wants to do the run - I'm only in 2 minds but it would be nice to think it would be used, if I decide not to do it. 

12/09/2010 at 20:28

FFran, this is always the problem with running plans and one reason why I dont use them, they interfere with the whole reason we run, to race!! Dont know what your plans are with regards your training but races can be just as good for you as just simple training. Sometimes missing a full training run for a race prob wont set you back at all providing you have been reasonably rigid with the rest of your plan. They are only guides and instead of running say 20 kms you only run 10 it probably wont do you any harm at all. I would seriously think twice before dumping Swansea. Hopefully Nessie is sorted with a place but I think someone has posted on Swansea thread looking for a place!

Tazi, I know there is a club between the Portway and the river down by Sea Mills, you should be able to get under the Portway from Shirehampton via Sea Mills Lane, which is off Shirehampton Road, as you cross under the Portway turn left and at the top of the hill is the Portway, turn left again and the club is about 200 yds on your left!

Stret, well done, fantastic time at Chippenham, never done it before, whats the course like?

Nessie, hope to get it sorted soon, in the mean time just stretching and massaging, thanks for caring nursie!!!!!

12/09/2010 at 21:21

Hi Guys,

Thought I'd pop in and join you if that's ok? Over the weekend I've (virtually) met ffRAN, Seejay and Lop a Long and everyone seems really friendly so hello!!!

A bit about me. I'm a fairly new runner who started to lose a bit of weight. 3 stone later I'm still going and still losing

I live in Llanelli, West Wales - about 400yds from the sea and right on the Millennium Coastal Path - so a fantastic place to live / run.

Having said that I really like Bristol and have close ties. I worked in Avonmouth for 4 years, visited Portishead a lot to see family, have holidayed in the Caravan Club site in Baltic Wharf, had loads of hotel weekends in Bristol and even now regulary go to our office in Queens Square.

Hope to get to know you all and maybee see you at a race in the future


12/09/2010 at 21:28
Hey Kev, welcome to the thread, we do seem to be getting quite a contingent from Wales now!!! Newcomers always welcome and so glad you where able to help Nessie (lop a long) out!!!
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