All Aiming for 3.45 - 3.59
Wonder if they'll be popping in later for a beer and the ritual post-mara telling of the astronaut joke?
Wooo, quiet on here. Hope everyone is OK and still basking in warm & fuzzy post Olympic feeling. What a sensational fortnight. Unbelievable.
Just ticking over on the r*nning front, couple of midweek sessions and an LSR typically, enjoying taking it relatively easy with no specific training goals other than working on technique and hopefully staying injury free (just celebrated first anniversary of sorts......as was on Downland 30 last year I had my last 'proper' running injury). Did do 19m on the Downs on Sunady, again a bit warm but enjoyed it - although would have done less if I'd known I had to play cricket Sunday afternoon as well.....(junior's team were short)
like you GH, I am just ticking over with nothing planned just yet. I had an enforced rest due to injury. I went on my annual riot training in early August, on day two I was hit on my right thigh with a block of wood. At the time with the adrenalin flowing, you just get on with it, finished the course and the leg started to hurt. Back at work the day after and a few days after that I could hardly walk, it was like having a dead leg. Rested for over a week and a half but back running now, although I got a twinge on my last run. Maybe just stretched a bit too much and pull at the healing bit, seems alright now.
Enjoyed the Games very much but no VLM for me next year, I might try to see if I can help out on the day either at the start or finish.
Hope you are all well.
wahey, just popped on only to see some chi stuff - got my introductory course on 22nd
OMAHD, I think chi running is brilliant - although I'm still learning the technique.
went for the chi running course last Saturday, just four of us, a fit barefoot late 20s girl, a middle aged french lady and a 60 plus non runner - an interesting bunch!
spent about 4 hours in the gym going over posture, cadence, leaning from the heels and stuff, then outside on the track - felt a little different but lots to think about.
bought a pedometer off amazon which arrived yesterday and went for my first training chi run early this morning ....
i have only been running occasionally over the last 12 months, 2/3 times a week for between 4 and 7 miles with the dogs, just enjoying my runs in the north yorkshire countryside doing 9 or 10 min miles
i thought that I'd just try running at 180 cadence today with the beep beep tiddlybeep of the metronome ...
well, i ran over 5 miles at sub 8 min miles with hardly any effort - it just kinda happened ... so interesting times .. lets see how the next few runs ago ..
Hi Claire - I should be, although have New York the following weekend so still not 100% certain
Just got my 'get lost fatty' letter from VLM. Oh well, probably wouldn't have done it anyway as Brighton is the week before.
OMAHD, good to hear from you (funnily enough I came across our old finish line pic from a few years back at the weekend ) - keep plugging away, it took me a year to get to grips with it (but I've now gone 15 months without a torn calf muscle which were plaguing me previously). What I also found really useful was going to see the Chi-guru lady for a 1:1 session for an hour after a year. It is just brilliant when it clicks into place.................
Hello Everyone, I got a place at VLM so as soon as I am over this nasty cough I will be getting down to it again.
I had to miss a local trail race today, so I went to watch and support, handed out some chocolate to some of the strugglers near the end.
I will be watching the Chester Mara next week too. Then I might actually take part in a race after that.
Well done Mr P, two guys from work got the rejection letter.
I've had the 'get lost, fatty' letter from VLM. Oh well, not bothered. Have Brighton the week before so will concentrate on that....and thinking of doing something a bit more ambitious a few weeks after that....
Hope everyone is well.
Bloody hell OG, you're not going to have a wash are you?
I didn't get in either which is good as I'm only just about walking limp free!
Out of running at the minute with a calf injury. I had a few niggles for a couple of weeks, but it finally went last Saturday.
Had a wash on Monday - torrential rain for an hour while I ran around Central Park in the dark..........
Think I'm v reluctantly going to give Beachy a miss this year. Not running very well at the moment and don't want to risk an injury before New York on 3/11
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