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On a lighter less yuck note. Some Bramley 20 pics of me. Was a great run (I didn't race it). 10 miles at 7:15s to 7:45s then 10 miles at 6:45-6:50s. It felt great especially when I overtook my speedy clubmate (male) at 18 miles. Super! Breakfast and gels all worked well, so sorted on that front....
Not sure whats going on with my vest in these pics, didn't notice in the race though! Also having worms obviously didn't bother me either!!
Have recovered fine and did speed session on tuesday pretty fast. Just lack of sleep the last few nights with S thats scuppering me sadly. Hopefully that will be fine now??
Such a shame about your parents CM. They are the ones losing out though as kids are very fickle and just forget. My step-dad hasn't seen the boys since they were, so 3 years ago now and has met Sophie once as a baby. How much has he missed out on hey!
great pics, MM. you look fab!!
Great pics MM - funny how none of us are ever smiling in these things though, eh??! Boo to the worms, never had them and hope we never do!
CM, agree it's your parents' loss - although a shame for the children to have to grow up without knowing their grandparents. But if they are as mean and difficult as they appear to be from what you've told us of them, then you're probably all better off without them in your lives.
Hoggle, yay to fab mums - mine is absolutely wonderful too, just wish we still lived two minutes' walk from her. She's only 10 minutes away on the train (20 by car) but I can't just pop in these days which I miss.
Glad of a rest day today - legs feel tired. I've run almost 50 miles in the last 6 days just because of having to schedule my runs this way for the past week in order to fit in all the sessions. Friday was a tempo run (7:05ish pace), Saturday recovery (8:45s), Sunday long run (avg. 7:50 pace), Monday recovery (8:35), Tuesday steady (8.00) and yesterday also steady although probably should have been easy but just wanted to get home out of the bitter wind! I'm managing all my sessions well though and feeling pretty strong which I'm pleased about. Haven't enjoyed having to do all my runs this week in the dark though due to half term - have had to wait for hubby to get home in the evenings before heading out. Last night I faffed about for ages procrastinating before I left for my run!
TT, you are doing really well so far - really hope sub-4:30 is on the cards for you - don't see why not. Sometimes it's as much about believing you can do it as getting the training right.
Camlo, do you never run set distances? My running buddy is like that - he just runs by time. I am far too anal for that - I like my data!
TT - i just don't understand how people can be like that with kids. i don't care if my parents hate me - i know my mother has never approved and my dad is too weak to stand up to her. but why can't they just be nice to the kids?! for god's sake, N's parents are nicer to my kids than my parents ever were. far more relaxed and more indulgent! and i have a really good friend whom we visit regularly (she has grandkids of her own now) and she makes every bit as much of a fuss of my kids now as she always has - even though she has her own grandkids now. and we're not related in any way.
J is sort of aware of what has happened. this week, E asked if we could see my parents (almost a year to the day), and J said 'you know what happened last time we saw them, don't you? you wet your pants and Nanny got really angry with you'. so he does remember... i do feel guilty that my parents can't be nice to them - i don't feel like they are missing out because all they are missing out on is abuse to be frank. however, i do feel guilty that i don't have parents who can be nice to them, make them feel loved and treasured. T's mum does that in spades, so at least they do have grandparents who love them. and that's more than some kids have. but i just wish i had parents who could do that for them too.
CM, It's sad that you don't have parents who are nice but I definitely don't think anyone is missing out by their absence - it seems to me that things have been way calmer and less stressful during the year they haven't been present. Very sad that J can remember though, although they are very good at presenting stuff in black and white!! Good that calf is slightly improved. I do really feel for you, definitely in need of some health and wellness fairies in your neck of the wood!
Mine would LOVE to do Legoland, think will try and sort something for start of our summer hols. Ironic when we used to live so close to it!!
Fab pics MM - ha ha to the vest thing ... you just wanted to show off your speedy running washboard abs and a great run for you too.
Enjoy your rest day Minks - it's hard doing consecutive days I know, is why it's important to get the balance of sessions right and not end up doing two hard sessions back-to-back!
Worms - yep - we've had them a plenty - seems to be S that always brings them home. You may not need a second dose but you won't know really until another week or so - depends if they get back into the system again. Just keep the stuff in the fridge and if you need to use it, you've got it. I felt really embarassed the first time I went to the chemist, now I don't care!!! We've had worms and nits - oh joy.
Another stunning day here ... am feeling way better but still coughing a whole lot, so did a power stomp round the woods - about five miles all told. Ankle didn't hurt at all, just waiting to see if the dull ache in outer edge of foot will flare up (was a littled worried about a stress fracture). Boy it was freezing though -2, my toes froze and my hands. So good to be feeling better, just need to get back to running now ... got about 16 weeks until my hilly 27-ish mile race ... thinking I may just bail on the Fling now too, whilst I could probably finish it I'd like to stay in one piece too. Think my ultras may have to wait until latter part of year.
Hoggle - your mum sounds like a superstar. Enjoy your friends visits.
Can't type any more, hands are frozen rigid!!!
Sounds good plan TT, am sure that as the mileage/distances ramp up the slower paces will feel better anyway. I guess ice on the shin as and when to keep that at bay? Fingers crossed you stay fit and strong - will be exciting to see what you can do on a proper training schedule
Oh and piriton can help with itching apparently - think you can get kiddy stuff for the under-fives. The worms meds kick in pretty quickly though - thank goodness!
Agree CM will be an awesome grandma - not that i am wishing her life away!!!
LOL at thought of being a grandma!
CC, glad you're sounding a whole lot better. Go easy though - don't try to do too much too soon with a weakened immune system or you may end back at square one. I've had to be very careful this week with alternating hard and easy sessions - my normal weekly schedule isn't that great either as usually I run Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday which means Sunday-Wednesday running on consecutive days and Sunday is always my long run day. But I seem to be working round it OK, as long as Monday's run is short and at recovery pace. Unfortunately with all our other commitments it's the only way I can fit everything in.
Training plan looking good, TT - have to say my sessions are not nearly as structured! I try to do a recovery run the day after my long run, then Tuesday is a mid-week longer run (10-12 miles) at a steady pace, Wednesday tends to be steady/easy depending on how fast I ran on Tuesday (!), and I try to make Friday a bit faster, around tempo pace - but as I'm up at 5:40 on a Friday, rush back from work to do school pick-up, rush home to get ready for Kit's karate class (usually about 10 minutes in and out the house!), then tea, bath, bed for Kit before I head out I'm sometimes too weary to manage anything as speedy as I'd like!
Can't believe Kit is 6 next Wednesday - where has that time gone? CM, E must be coming up for 4?
I agree Minks why does time fly so fast. My twins will be 5 in a couple of weeks. Can't get my head around that one. Great training from you, enjoy the day off. Any build up races planned?
Yup I would say plan looks good TT, but coach MM will be best to advise.
Well done on the speedy and well planned 20 MM. Great pics. Yuck to the worms but easy to sort. We've had them a couple of times.
Glad you are feeling bit better CC. Bummer about the Fling but no one race is worth getting injured over. There are loads more in the SUMS this year so sure you will find alternatives to keep you busy!
Tired legs this week. 10 miles on Monday, 10 and a 7 on tuesday, 10 and 3 yesterday and 10 and 7 again today. All at, was going to say easy pace but think I will say slow as they haven't felt particularly easy! We have a long weekend so kids off fri and mon and hubby away sat til monday taking senior section club kids away to compete. I really wanted to do a 30 miler this weekend but looks impossible. If I leave it until next weekend that will only be 4 weeks until the 100k so maybe too close??
do you know what - i can't WAIT to be a grandma!!
yes, E is 4 a week today. she is with T weds night so for first time i won't wake up with one of my kids on their birthday. . up till now they have both always been with me on their birthdays. i will see her all day tho as have arranged to spend the day (except for the 2.5hrs she is at school) with her - and T. niiice. and i have them back on the friday, and have loads planned for the weekend. taking her to get her nails done in a salon which she will absolutely love. and on the sunday going to a little farm where they can dress up shetland ponies (!?!?!) and do their manes and put glitter on their hooves... and having a party tea for her too.
TT - i find it easier to do a complete fast. if i start eating, then i just want more. i am soooo an all or nothing person. i do have semi milk in tea tho so it's not completely calorie free. yesterday i had 3 cups of ordinary tea, and the rest of the day it was water or herbal teas. psychologically, it's easier for me just not to eat anything than to start obsessing about how many calories i'm having and trying to squeeze meals out of very few calories.
when i did the alternate day fasting when i was exercising, i used to eat about 500cal on a fasting day. would have two slices of bread with a slice of ham and some salad for lunch, and some weetabix with fruit and skimmed milk for tea. and drink milk in tea the rest of the day which took me up to about 500 cal.
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