Minni v Dubai Dave
We'll be waiting for your update then Cooks - very excited for you, it would be great to get the BQ time and 3.10 would just be amazing
Good luck to everyone else racing too
Gazelle - I fear I may be doing my 14 with a hangover! You've done the sensible thing!
you'll smash it cooks!
Cheers guys - off now to pick up the toddler & show her the pics of her new sis/bro to be
so your ears must have been ringing yesterday, cooks . We were all wondering what you were up to. Exciting times for the family with little cookster number 2! Best of luck for Valencia. Minni: I guess you've decided to run anyway ... BUT coughing that much is not a good sign. I underestimated a bad bout of bronchitis one year when we were rock climbing in the Alps and I didn't want to miss out on the action. It was in the summer but up in the mountains it's damn cold and getting up there makes you sweat buckets and in terms of exertion I'd say it's similar to a hard race. 3 months later doctors told me I had developed asthma because I ignored the chest infection back then and I would have to inhale steroids for the rest of my life. It doesn't bother me most of the time but when its cold and damp out there I can't breathe and dust is nearly killing me. You really don't want this, so perhaps it's time to rest up for a while? You can still drink, you know ... Becs: that sounds like a piece of good news. Hope the chiro is right.Ant & ST: that's two of you with holes in ther hearts. Scary! Is one born that way or do you get them when you scuba dive too much??Well, pyramid didn't happen last night. When I finally got home and was out there the fog had returned. I tried anyway but ended up a wheezing and swearing wreck. Took about 5 minutes to recover and jogged a slow 7 miles in the end. This morning was better. Fog had lifted and I got 11 miles in with a pyramid of 200-400-600-800-1000-1000-800-600-400-200 in the middle. Did it at 10k pace and it felt . Sunday will be no fun. At least the calf is almost back to normal. I'd say it's 95% there. I could still feel it but it was faint and it didn't seize. So far it hasn't cramped either. Guess the marathon is now definitely out of them legs
Cheers for all the tips about where to run on Sunday morning 2old and FRC, will see where I end up and report back
What's the strategy for Sunday Cooks? Hope the knee holds out and the thunderstorm holds off!! Running in thunderstorms is fun for a few miles but not a marathon worth of miles. You'll do really well on Sunday, have faith in yourself.
Daren - go on Sunday and do what you do best!
Enjoy the do Minni, at least with a meal you can keep your feet hidden under the table!
You enjoyed the pyramid really Chick, good to hear the calf is getting better.
Minni - wear your running shoes. I'm sure you'll have them.
Cooks - best of luck. Go smash it!
I'm on another rest day and missing my drinks. Wine and Lemsip.
140 miles at over 20 mph including a mountain to climb?
Still on Lemsip here. Breathing is not good either so yet another rest day
DD - Excellent ride @20mph ave. I might just give that leg shaving a go.
Spoons - Wise decision, Minni would still be out running, coughing and spluttering eveywhere.
Spoons: The first 60 miles were sat in the peleton and I only took two pulls at the front, next 40 miles over the mountains were on my own and the last 40 miles were in a group of 10 or so working together, so not so hard to keep the speed up.
Sounds easy then!
I'm obviously not a very good cyclist!
Spoons - Cycling in a group/peleton is a lot easier than on your own. I suppose the nearest thing running related, would be running with a tailwind all the time, you use 25-30% less energy. No disrespect to DD, it's still an awesome performance thou
Good luck to Cooks in Valencia - I'm sure you'll smash it - and to this weekend's other racers!
I'm not one of them - it's next Sunday, not tomorrow! I did intend to run the YKW this morning, but was a bit disorganised, couldn't find my barcode, printer was out of ink so couldn't print a new one etc. so didn't make it in the end. Shame really, because I decided to go out and run 5k on my own instead and clocked 19:11 (6:10mm av), so pretty certain I could have gone comfortably sub-19 in a race today. Oh well, looking good for the Norwich half though.
Fantastic cycling DD, peloton or not, that is an awesome effort!
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