ASICS Target 26.2 - 2013

A great prize & challenge

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17/05/2013 at 10:19

Quick work break then it's back to it. One more week of hell to go

Jen - great to see you back! When is the relay? Do you have a baton? Do you have to practice handovers so you don't get disqualified?

RRR - I think you earned your rest. I'm surprised you didn't have a mental breakdown. I bet you were even blogging in your sleep at times over the past 4 months! Good to hear from you.

There's a load of us doing various races in the autumn so we'll all be training through the summer - would be good to have you back here with us. And you can do it free of any obligation to provide infinite detail on your every move

Tigger - I'm with DS2 on the knee thing. I took two months off the year before last with a knee issue that in the end turned out to be just tight quads. Couldn't believe it. Did a bit of regular stretching and what had become a real worry for me was gone.

Sarah - wow, the PB machine has been working overtime. Well done!

Yes, Mrs Malcs and the Malcs minis are all coming to TR24. Mrs Malcs is part of the team so she'll be running too!

DS2 - I like your thinking. I have now given up on my dream of catching up with Mo Farah. I just don't have the time to keep up the training and to be honest, he's a great guy and he deserves not to be knocked of the top by a hairless forty something like me. 

If anything happens re. your conflicting plans for TR24 weekend you know you have a place waiting for you!

Edited: 17/05/2013 at 10:21
17/05/2013 at 10:36

Malcs - my work is something like yours at the moment! Funny you should mention the TR24 thing but our holiday companions for that week are on the verge of a break-up according to my wife so my plans may change yet!!!

Since I started my quad stretching every day the pain has gone. I can't believe it. And my massage last week sorted out my piriformis syndrome and I'm running pain free. Incredible. I went out for an easy 5 miler this morning and felt really comfortable and averaged 7:57 feeling very easy including the last mile in 7:29. Mrs DS2 is feeling pleased with herself because she has been saying for three years that I just need to stretch!!!

17/05/2013 at 14:14

Helloooooo,  All seem to be good apart from the knee pain. I too am a advocate of stretching, left knee has started to give me some niggles so on the foam roller and stretch.

Well Done Sarah on yours PB.

The running club held a Festival of the mile this week and we all had the opportunity of seeing how fast we could run it. I was pleased with a 6m 41 Secs at first attempt.

This weekends task is a 54 Mile Coast to Coast bike ride in aid of Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance. Will my running legs get me there.

Whats everyone else got planned?

17/05/2013 at 21:05

DS2 - gosh, that'd be a fun holiday playing marriage counsellors. Just in case Tigger panics, I know the bootcamp team is full but we can squeeze you in on ours if you're up for it. 

Reg - whoa, best of luck. If you find the cycling too tough you could always sling your bike over your shoulder and run it instead

I am hoping to do a gentle 10 miles on Sunday but at the rate I'm going I'll end up working for a second weekend in a row

17/05/2013 at 21:22

Busy times hey Malcs?

Got 6 hours to do the ride so hopefully won't be a problem.

 

17/05/2013 at 21:57

Hi all. I'm still having probs with my computer, or is it the site? I can be in the middle of writing a post and the screen just goes white??? Is it just me?? it happens after a few lines so I'm going to write lots of short posts. please don't think I'm going mad!!

17/05/2013 at 21:57

He's only making up for all those hours he spent on here during the voting stage!!!

17/05/2013 at 22:03

Malcs each leg of the relay is between 8-13 miles, there is no baton, if one runner is too slow the next person is allowed to set off at a given time, (how embarrassing would that be!!)  It's an accumulated time over the 200 miles, but if you run slower than 10.00 pace you get pulled off! No pressure then! The men have volunteered to do the mountain stages thank goodness. Ha ha DS, I wish it was all downhill!!

17/05/2013 at 22:15

Sarah, do you run in compression socks now? what colour do you have? are they bright like RRR's? My biggest prob walking steep downhill sections is getting black toe nails! lots of walkers I know swear that using poles on downhill sections takes the pressure of the knees. May be worth considering?

17/05/2013 at 22:20
DS2 wrote (see)

Speed is all relative Jen. compared to Mo Farah I am a snail, but no less a runner! We only compete with ourselves unless really at the sharp end.

Very true DS, I need to keep reminding myself of how far I've come and how much I've achieved in the last year, rather than comparing myself to others.



Edited: 17/05/2013 at 22:21
17/05/2013 at 22:25

Good luck with the bike ride Reg. But I hope this isn't the start of a move over to the dark side!

17/05/2013 at 22:29

Local parkrun for me tomorrow, but I'm not chasing my PB. My daughter is home for the weekend and she's coming with me and I'm going to pace her in her first parkrun and hopefully get her a new 5k PB.

17/05/2013 at 22:46
jenf wrote (see)

Malcs each leg of the relay is between 8-13 miles, there is no baton, if one runner is too slow the next person is allowed to set off at a given time, (how embarrassing would that be!!)  It's an accumulated time over the 200 miles, but if you run slower than 10.00 pace you get pulled off! No pressure then! The men have volunteered to do the mountain stages thank goodness. Ha ha DS, I wish it was all downhill!!

I thought you were going to say the men volunteered to run slower than 10mm so they could be pulled off!!!

Edited: 17/05/2013 at 22:47
17/05/2013 at 23:32
jenf wrote (see)

Good luck with the bike ride Reg. But I hope this isn't the start of a move over to the dark side!

Oh no not going over there, I usually try and get a ride in once a week (no comments please malcs and DS2) to work and back. Use it as cross training really. Should be fun.

Then its back to training for 10k pb next.

17/05/2013 at 23:37
DS2 wrote (see)

He's only making up for all those hours he spent on here during the voting stage!!!

18/05/2013 at 09:22

Hey not ignoring your all, my Little girl as broken both bones in her forearm!  so Kinda busy with that and not thinking of training at all!

18/05/2013 at 10:59

Oh Crikey! Tigger.


How is she now?

18/05/2013 at 13:38
DS2 wrote (see)

He's only making up for all those hours he spent on here during the voting stage!!!

You're not wrong there! Two weeks of my life up in smoke!

Tigger -  that sounds very nasty. What happened? They heal very quickly at that age. Hope she's ok.

Reg - I'll allow you a little biking but if you ever think of putting on the speedos I will have to disown you.

18/05/2013 at 13:38

Jen

18/05/2013 at 13:38

how's

Edited: 18/05/2013 at 13:38
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