All Aiming for 3.45 - 3.59
Well ignoring the infection (not a running injury), this is the first niggle since last July, which is the best spell I've ever had, so I'm not too distressed. It also feels very minor - I just don't want to jeopardise some good events planned in June, so missing out this weekend is the sensible option...........although I'll probably do a bit on Saturday just to see..........................................
'Minor tweak' possibly better than 'totally snapped or badly ruptured' I guess....................... Keep up with the Bordeaux Painkiller - works a treat.
I still have a tender bum and my calves are killing me after racing on Sunday...and I have a tough half marathon on Sunday...eeek
I have just entered Beachy....booked a single room at the nice B&B I like...I wander when I should tell Nigel!?
Bluddy hell, is this forum turning into some sort of "adult special interest" site? I thought Claire had a proper job not some 0898 premium rate number where she says "I have a tender bum" for 50p a minute. And Mr P getting himself all "Puffy" over Nell again - where will it all end?
Anyway, just for you my friend, do you fancy an off roader?
Well it was your hairy swollen (and frankly, quite unattractive) body parts that were posted up here.........
it's ok folks, I've rubbed Claire's bum better..........and Nells
...well in my mind I did anyway
is that compulsery womens wear in cross country now then?.
Fingers crossed for you on the injury, that sounds nasty.
I did a bit of a speed session last night, but part of it was in a boggy field so a sort of cross country speed session. We have a lap of 1 mile round about 4 fields with cones every quarter mile, and we have to see how many laps we can do in half an hour. I managed four and a quarter, which is the best I can do and ok for an ol' git. The fast guys were doing 5 laps. Calves were killing me afterwards for some reason?. Worst theyv'e been since the marathon, and whole body's feeling a bit wrecked today.
Wish I looked half as good as Nell in my Asics and some undergrowth !
Mr QQ would also agree with the above !
Well done on your 4 and a quarter NfS - speed work on a boggy field ! - no wonder you've got sore calves !
I also feel wrecked today - can't blame it on running as I have been taking it easy since London - it's everything else thats keeping me busy !
I am so impressed with your energy Claire - good luck in your Half. And well done for committing to Beachy - I suspect that for me it is a Marathon too far - might think of doing a half in October...... then again......
OG - hope your niggle is improving... as for this weekend , -"taking the sensilbe option" - is that really you ?
Ady - that sounds sore -. when is your scan likely to be ?. Def go with OGs advice on analgesics !
To look that good and run sub-3 is some combination! Whilst on this theme, does anyone watch Homelands on Sunday evenings with the lovely Claire Danes?
Forgot you need to enter the VLM within hours of the ballot opening, so have entered Brighton instead. Although I don't like road races, I think I have do my local event at least once - whether all the people I know who will running and watching will inspire me remains to be seen.
OG, hope to see at Hill Barn at 10am. My knee cap is still intermittently painful, but the chiro can't find anything wrong and running doesn't seem to make it any worse.
Where is everyone? I actually have nothing to report....
Nor me. I have been to our club night twice last week, first time I managed that for over a year. Some of the blokes in our club are going for 1:35 at Chester next week so I'll try to keep up with them.
And joking apart, Nell's interview is fantastic, really motivational.
Just read my post after VLM12, I must have been really bad as I put 10 minutes on my time, it should have read 4.25.15 not 4.35.15 as I put.
Been out this evening and did a pretty good 7 miles, I noticed my running style changed a couple of times during the run. I went from heel strikes to running on my toes, don't know why though.
Good run OG
That's such a positive report, well done. I haven't felt that good about a race for ages. I seem to go well for a while and then feel bloody awful and have to back right off, re-gather myself again and sort of lope to the end! . I did an 8 mile training run yesterday and that was much as I've just described. Sometimes I'm able to get in to a zone where breathing and legs come together in a sort of harmony and I can just keep going fairly comfortably. I seem to make such hard work of it at the moment though unless I'm pootling along, apart from the odd burst of energy when it does all come together for a short spell?. Probably still recovering from the London marathon?.
Sounds good as well. I tend to heel strike more when I'm knackered I think, though by that stage I'm just concentrating on moving forward, and feet have to sort themselves out best they can?.
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