Thanks oscarr - will check em out! I do get cold feet so GT might be sensible though I don't like it in summer as I find it too warm - maybe they do a non GT version - I will check.
Lurgy, lurgy go away - I was snuffly just before Langdale too - just be sensible - warm drinks, plenty of calories and maybe a lemsip if you're feeling really bad. Re-evaluate in the morning but if the symptoms are above the neck - you'll be fine! It's just an effect of all the extra rest - and remember caffeine is an excellent remedy for grogginess.
Chin and feet up - eat, drink, rest! By mile 3 your body'll probably realise you were tricking it and that you're not really cutting down on miles after all at which point it'll get its butt in gear and you'll be fine.
You'd laugh if you could see me now - am covered in mud - was sat on Ben's wheel for the last couple of miles home and the tractors have been out! Time to finish my cup of tea, get clean and dig out some mudguards!
LOL - glad it wasn't just me that thought that
Hi all, apologies for being AWOL, but just had to pop in to wish Oscarr the very best of luck for Abingdon (hope I'm not too late!). I'm well out of touch so good luck to anybody else who's running that or any other race this weekend.
I've finished my exam and have started my next course already. The exam went okay, but I ran out of time and couldn't complete it. I'm confident I've passed, but may not have made the best grade I'm capable of. C'est La Vie. I did my best on the day, but it was tough with pressure of time.
My knee is very gradually recovering, though I'm probably extending the recovery period by running. I've been slowly increasing the mileage and have done 27 miles this week, including my first post-injury outdoor run this morning (10 miles). I've got a half-marathon booked in a fortnight, and would really like to be able to race! Although I'm not as fast as I was a few months ago, it would be nice to at least go sub-2 hours for a PB. If the knee holds up after todays run, I will try a twelve mile run later in the week at recovery pace - maybe Wednesday or Thursday - to give me adequate recovery time before the race.
I wore some fairly new trail shoes today, and felt pain from five miles when the skin was gradually rubbed off the top of one of my toes . Not good.
I've been using the roller. I'm not convinced it helps the knee at all, but it certainly feels good on the calves and thighs. I haven't really got the hang of the ITB exercise yet (understatement).
I should be posting more regularly again soon I hope! I'll certainly be back to check on Oscarr's result Finger's crossed!!!!!!!
Only six months to go to the Spring marathons!
Oscarr and Mike all the very best for Abingdon tomorrow.
Amazing night last night, I was hosting a charity dinner with Mrs FH, Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee. Words can not express how I am feeling today, such a good night night and so much money raised!!
Debbie sat there and looked stunning all night, Paul was up chatting to guests and doing the odd card trick, even at 74 he still has it !! Paul did the auction, his skills got the lots close to £5000 and we made a £750 profit on the bar and a further £750 on ticket sales.
I hardly slept last night thinking about the night and how much we raised, I should get to £12,000 in total for the year betweek 4 charities. Happy Days!!
At work so better go.
Good luck to you racers for tomorrow!!
Gosh guess what? I am sitting here trying out my new Lahars! I figured that I needed to try something between trainers and spikes for the XC [North London] champs next week, unless it's muddy enough for spikes my anles are in jeapoardy, b ut these are actually comfy.
Probably needless to say I have chia seeds. I ried ishitake [chia fresca, the drink the Tarahumara allegedly run all day on], and it did thicken like frog spawn, not too unpleasant with the lime though.
Then I read about chia lowering blood pressure quite significantly, and mine's already on the low side of normal, so I am more cautious now and have used a tablespoon of seeds in my bread mix a few times - lovely.
Ten maybe you need a masterclass with us in ITB rollering, did you check out YouTube?
I think I'll go for sub 85 tomorrow, although REALLY should do better!
Still a bit drained from the week...and I had Monday and Friday off!!!
Hi RR - I did watch the youtube vids. They make it look easy! I think they are demonstrated by professional gymnasts, or something.
Frog spawn with lime - sounds delicious
I see Asics 26.2 is starting again soon. Is anybody going for it? I will stalk anybody going for around four hours
Dunno about 26.2, will check that out.
No need to stalk though, in terms of the sub 4 quest we are already here!
Just sign up to the same marathon, mind you so far I only do the one!!!
Sleep well and have a great 'un tomorrow!
I meanwhile am being naughty and going to a wine tasting! Shame eh! Rare night indeed.
Go go go Oscarr, strong menthol at the start!!
I'm hoping to get to watch Oscarr & Mike over the finish tomorrow Don't be too fast / too slow please - consider the spectators *grin*
I ran 24:35 in my local parkrun today, considering it was very muddy/heavy it was probably my best performance over 5k. Was just over 20 seconds off a PB. My heart rate averaged 169 - very high for me, and I gave it everything, which is something I enjoy doing.Good luck again to tomorrow's runners
Thanks everyone for your best wishes - will report back asap tomorrow.
Good to see your up and about early
I'm taking the kids down to the London museums today, so I'll catch up with you tomorrow Oscarr. And Mike too.
Smash those PB's!
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