Minni v Dubai Dave
Great news O4S!!
Bro - awesome long run, a real confidence booster for you!
(((Becs))) wow, such a difficult run for you, good to hear you are feeling less disappointed now, you did such a good job finishing. Hope your knee is ok now!
Minni - hope your stitch behaves this weekend!
F.R.C - nice report, does sound like fun.
Exercise wise here, did a circuits class tonight and have managed one 2 mile jog so far this week. Not stressing about rushing back into things, have told myself if I have to defer VLM, then so be it.....
Good luck to all the racers this weekend, have a good gathering at the G.E.R
2old, we all get that "I must be a stone heavier " feeling, last marathon I did I was actually having to force myself to eat pasta again on the Saturday night having had spaghetti for lunch and a flapjack halfway through the day! No 422, marvellous.
X-post with Becs, glad you're feeling better. Time away from the focus of training will probably do you good - keep posting here!! - something like selling your flat, once it's done, will make running seem like a blissful retreat once it's over and you (and hopefully your knee) will enjoy it again. So I should keep Chicago on my 'to do' list of marathons?
O4S, that sounds like great news!! I'm so pleased to hear that
DD, I was talking to OH about the cycle track and he now wants to get out there. Boy, he seems to have got the fitness bug, I can't believe that. I'm looking forward to showing him your picture.
FRC, loved the report! What conditions. A fantastic effort for your first ultra. So what are you entering next?
Brolish, fantastic last LSR!! Looks like we have lots to toast next weekend
Really tired today, fed up with revising. I've actuallly manged to give myself some sort of tennis elbow RSI thing and it can only be through all the writing I'm doing TBH, I'm a bit puzzled why they still make us hand write papers when everyone uses laptops now..... I was really bad yesterday and let the CNBA fairy win It got to 6pm, I downed tools, we talked about going to the gym, and I uttered the fateful CNBA words and so we went out for a curry instead And I'm so glad we did as I've finally found an Indian restaurant in this city in which they not only ask you what spice level you would like, they actually cook it to that level and then they check if it's right, rather than simply wafting a chilli past the food at some brief stage of the cooking process and passing it off as hot.
Good luck for anyone racing this weekend! I've lost track of who's doing what, my mind's not really with it.
I must have missed a page on the thread Becs, what an inspiring read. You did so well to bat on through despite all the pain you were suffering. Such an emotional experience, but it seems like you've taken lots of positives away from it. You should be extremely proud of your achievement, well done you!
DD, if that place delivers to SZR, I'm there. Website says it does Old Town so they might head up our way....
AA, my exam's on Thur Good luck with the KT tape and make sure you stretch that calf out gently. I must confess I too made the wrong assumption as to what white lightening was. Hmm, sign of a misspent youth.......
AA - Enjoy your ride on white lightening, or if not, enjoy one on diamond whites, all the sofisticated chicks were on that in my day.
Good luck to all those studying, my advise would be to jack it in, and get out there.
DD - You should of told them to add a cafe about half way round, for some coffee and cake stops.
Becs - I could feel your pain reading that report...so sorry it didn't go to plan, but you are one tough lady to get to the end and earn your medal.
Good luck to the racers this weekend! See you in (sunny?) Peterborough Minni, Daren & Spoons
Spoons - You're probably right. He's more likely to have snipers around route, to take out anyone who drops below 20mph, or gets in his way.
2old - Definately taper madness.....I think this one's hit the wall.
Becs - Great race report and well done for sticking it out. Your tribulations sound horribly familiar to my VLM 2010, when my left knee locked solid 10 days before the race and i got through the race strapped and taped up to the eyeballs and (on physio's advice) loaded on extra strength Voltarol which wore out after 18 miles, then walked and hobbled to the finish in a world of pain. Before anyone else says it, it was "man pain" though, probably equivalent to a woman's mild headache!
Good luck to everyone who are racing/tapering/drinking this weekend.
I'll definitely be in the latter category although i have been roped into club x-country next weekend (fingers crossed).
AA - I presume you talking about lower back. Road bikes look very sporty and fast, but can give probs with backs. Is there any way you can raise handlebars, as less difference in height, between saddle and handlebars will help, mine are virtually level, very unsporty, but comfy.
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