Minni v Dubai Dave
Hmmm 2old I didn't think of packing my kit and running there! I could sneak out before the girls even wake up...
Minni: I'm probably not the best person to advise on this, but if you do run don't try to push it. I have done races coughing and spitting my way round and provided you don't try to push it you often find you feel better at the end. Mind you the races need to be at least 30 miles long
Brol - After racing on Sunday, will not be doing a lot next week, maybe a 3 slow monday, 5 tuesday with 3 at MP and that will probably be it until the Sunday.
Very good line up for the Superstars, I don't think it will ever return as professional sportsmen and their paymasters(especially the footballers) would be too concerned about picking up injuries.
Minni - If you are coughing stuff up don't think you should be doing strenuous exercise let alone racing. Hope the race goes well.
Really sorry to have not posted of late - office move around means that my screen is very visable to the boss & home life has been super busy too with one thing and the other!! Anyways WAH today (we have our 20 week scan for mini-cookster number 2 at lunchtime - fingers crossed all ok) - so easier to post!
Loving the Superstars!! They redid it about 6-7 years ago & enjoyed that series but this line up looks a bit special!
Daren - re pacing, you'll smash it buddy!! Only thing I would say is factor in a bit of over and under for the hills (mate from work has done Norwich and says there are a couple of hills) - I used toi try and run flat pace irrespective of the hills but 'smoothing the effort' makes life easier.
Valencia on Sunday - currently there is lightning forecast for the middle of the race! Bit of a knee issue - fell over on last long run and bashed it & it has reawakened my tendonitis from footy days That said I've laid off during taper and it feels ok - acid test will be on the day. Fingers crossed!!
Anyways, hope all well & hopefully be able to contribute more when things settle down at home....
PS Oompa - are you doing the Tunny Wells half in Feb? Oh yeah, good luck for Brighton btw
Cooks - you're right there are a couple of hills, but the only real uphill (which youdo twice as it is two laps) is preceded by a nice downhill, so Daren should be able to stretch out a bit there and even it up for the uphill. I really think he is going to smash his PB again...whether he gets close to your blue time though I'm not sure, and I think it will be close! I would say you two are probably really evenly matched so it would be good to get a Daren / Cooks smackdown going some time soon
Minni - how are you feeling today?
I think Mo will be really good at Superstars, he is just so competitive. Did anyone see him on the Cube?
I really wish I had run yesterday instead of today. Yesterday was lovely and sunny. Today isn't....looks dank and cold. Need to psych myself up to get out there...
Freemers - I think it will be very close and to half-paraphrase Mr Keegan - 'I would love it he beat it' That kind of works Love healthy competition, helps one to improve!! Re a smackdown - only if the tv rights are enough, I'll speak to me agent!
Simon- yes, I'm chilling, thank you. I refuse to be stressed this time round (remind me I said it next week).
Becs- good news on the knees front, hope you're back running soon.
Carrot- good luck with running and drinking in Liverpool.
Barry- good luck with the 10k. By the way- did you have to get a med certificate for Florence?
Cooks- exciting stuff with mini cookster, hope the scan goes well.
8m for me later today with 3x 1000m reps. Was supposed to do them before work but just couldn't get out of bed so it will have to wait until tonight.
Its Friday!!! And there is racing comong up this weekend but not for me
Cooks -nice of you to pop in-everyone has a minor disaster prior to their marathon-apart from Bro when its a major one.Im sue all is going to go great and we are all wondering how close to 3 hrs you are going to be.Have a great trip
Free-Yes I saw Mo in the Cube-he was so calm-nerves of steel and yet he looked really relaxed and as if he was having fun. Dont overr think going to run today,as they say,just do it
kfc-no problems with calf after spinning session but it is stiff ,much as you describe yours, and that tells me if I run too soon the problem is likely to return.Saying that I will do a test run on Sunday all being well
FRC-theres some great running around Crosby /Formby etc. I know about that marathon and would like to do one of the days on a'just have a go 'basis without any time pressures that I place on myself.It would be a good way to start off the years marathon training too.Are you doing the Conway Half on Sunday? I would have liked to run it but its not to be.
Carot - If you do run to Crosby to 'the iron men', just remember to check the tides, cus when it's in, you can see 'jack sh*t' of them.
Anyone wanting a Berlin place for next year there are 2500 places unsold which are going on offer tomorrow 6:00pm(CET).
Cooks - Good luck for Sunday, target time?
Brol - Yeah, managed to get a med cert, eventually, from Doctors.
Hi guys - target time still 3.10, fortune favours the brave!
Good luck Cooks....can we do any online stalking / tracking for the result?
Got out there eventually...and yes, it was cold and dank, but at least it wasn't windy or raining. 7.5 miles in an hour dead, felt nice.
Tomorrow I am having another calf massage, followed by a haircut, followed by lots of TV watching (rugby, strictly, x-factor, IAC...) for which I expect some wine will be in order . Sunday I'm planning 14 miles LSR.
ST- (((Hugs))) I'm glad they have found the cause of your stroke and hope you can get that appointment in before christmas.
Good luck this weekend to Chick, Oompa, Barry,Cooks, Minni??, and anyone else who I have missed off the list, go smash those targets.
I have just completed 14miles avg 8:49mm so I can have a good evening on Saturday and not run with a hangover on sunday, Bliss.
Have a great weekend everyone.
Freemers - I don't think there will be scope for online stalking, the website is very Spanish so I wouldn't necessarily know even if there was! I aim to do a quick check in with an unofficial time on Sunday afternoon tho......
2old - I like it! However, I see this one as my first realistic chance of a Boston qualifier, which has come a lot earlier than thought so want to give myself everychance of banking that before thinking of quicker. Although my half times aren't too shabby, I have previous for significant positive splits at marathon distance..........3.10 is still 15 and a half mins faster than I've run before!
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