Minni v Dubai Dave
Minni - I did the Coastal Run in 2008. This was the Beadnell to Alnmouth race, not the Coastal Marathon which I think they also have around there now. The tide was out that year so the course was probably at its shortest. I think they do advertise it as up to 14 miles, but I don't think it was quite that long that year going by my time. It's a great race, the start line was the widest I've ever seen, we were stretched right down the beach. For a lot of it on the beach sections you can take whatever route you like, and you know what the scenery is like in that part of the world. Highly recommended.
awww, c'mon DD. Smile. Those times look pretty reasonable to me . We all have rubbish days like that. I would have KILLED for your 10k time last Sunday (and that's just the run, without the swim & bike nonsense beforehand). I think you did well On the car thing: I'm a vintage Porsche 911 - the emphasis is on vintage.A double negation is positive, no? . In any case DBS is just the best phrase ever. I think it perfectly sums up the mood on the thread, the piss-taking we love and that we don't take ourselves too seriously. Honestly, that's one of the many many things that I miss back in Germany. They don't do this kind of stuff. Everyone is so goddamn bloody serious. I lurked on the German RW forum a bit but it's no fun at all. Most people on there have signature lines where they post their PBs, upcoming races etc. Anyway, I digress. DBS -- if I was into body art I'd get it tattooed on my wrist Norwich runners: if you are lucky wind & rain will have abated by the time you start. Fingers crossed.Bro: very very excited for you now. I wish you the best of luck and an awesome race, you so deserve it. You are a stronger runner than me and I cracked 3:30, so start the race with confidence. YOU.WILL.DO.IT
I'm down with the lurgy - again. Water is pouring in, through a light fitting, down the wall and saturating the carpet. No chance yet to try and find out where the problem is - we need a pretty long ladder as the leak is half way between the second and third floor. The garden looks like a scarred battlefield in daylight where lots of stuff has come down off the trees. More to come tomorrow....
Coughing, sneezing, headache - fed up!!
Oh DD, how shit are you?! Swim sounds like a nightmare - I really don't know how you cope with that. Natural that your legs would feel tired after the epic ride last week. Maybe you are human afterall.
Chick when we arrange our next event, that you can come over for, I suggest that we all book in for a DBS tattoo on our wrist. I'd be up for that - rebellious animal that I am!
CD - yes I've done it a few times and love it. The Coastal Marathon is the same route but there and back. You must have finished well up when you did it? I'm actually a second claim member of Alnwick Harriers
DD - apologies, so busy feeling sorry for myself I forgot to tell you how shit you were However I would have killed for that 10k time under any circumstances and would have drowned early on in the swim, so perhaps I am not in a position to comment. You are so going to hate winter in Wiltshire..........................
Thought I was doing well after a 2k swim and 13.5k TM run yesterday and then DD comes along and totally blows that out of the water.
DD-I suppose we have to congratulate you but really that was pretty carp as we expect bling from you every race now . Youre swim time is about my mile pb but then I would want to go home and have a lie down not blast through 40kbike and 10k run in those impressive times. Lets face it you didnt even have a mini taper so what would you have done if you hadnt gone into that race pretty well fatigued from training and racing over the previous few weeks.Im well impressed.As I siad before I am looking forward to the Dubai Marathon. If you give yourself a good taper we could see something special from you there.
Carrot-you are insane arent you? The weather conditions are irrelevant
Simon-no I didnt watch it.Reception problems meant I couldnt get a signal when I was on the TM. Intervals on returning from the lurgy? You are as mad as Carrot.
FRC-Never judge a book by its cover or a runner by his kit(ten outfit). This year at VLM I stood next to a guy dressed as superman type character but in reality all he was wearing was swimming trunks and the rest of him was sprayed red...Oh yes he had a number on a tri belt and a little cape around his neck and he was wearing a mask.I asked him what time he was looking to do and he said he normally did it in around 2.55.
Norwich Crew-enjoy the mud fest.If you are unlucky and the conditions are not right for a pb dont worry be happy.(At this rate it wont be long before Norwich becomes a great big lake)In a sense luck does have a bit to do with race outcomes. Look at Bro her luck ran out and she never even started her race --all will be different on Sunday though. I am basically a very negative person so having this thread help fill my always half empty glass has been more than good
Free /Minni/Spoons-what are all these 5 mile runs about-is there a secret schedule you are following?
Minni-I dont lurk on the sub 3 thread-the air is too rarified but I do take a peek at sub 3.15 every now and againGood to see you running again
O4S-hope the lurgy goes ready for your race and there are no cars racing at the same time.
May try a longish run today if I can fit it in before going to see Michael McIntyre -looks like the calm after the storm out there and we dont have the trees to worry about like you O4S .
ST- so glad to hear you're gettig better and have a full diagnosis.
FRC- SSheep is very well and back running. She's holidaying in the UK at the moment but will be back full time posting in no time. We had a lovely meal last night with only a couple of glasses of wine. That's how good I am! Oh, and we talked about the TR24. I am happy to start organising it when I get back, I think we can easily get a couple of teams.
DD- no podium... very disappointed in you. Seriously it doesn't sound shit at all. Not sure how you deal with the washing machine effect, it would scare the life out of me.
((O4S))- hope you feel better soon. Have some wine (maybe a bit later in the day).
Thank you everyone for all the nice words and your belief that I can crack it. I am feeling great, a lot better than before NY to be honest (meaning I'm not a nervous wreck). The last 3m shuffle done this morning and no more running until Sunday. I have my first christmas party with work tonight. Will be another sober one.
Brol: In case I forget later GOOD LUCK!!!! We'll all be celebrating when you do it!
Get in DD - he who wacks hardest wins My gym has an outdoor heated pool. Its quite nice in winter actually. Just make sure you wear a cap or your head will freeze.
O4S - arrgh, I'd be going mental if I had water running through my ceiling.
Best of luck to all the racers, both marathoners and half marathoners. The weather here today is lovely, hard to believe that another storm is due.
My headtorch trail run was fun last night despite the gale. I did wonder whether we'd end up with a tree across us all, but luckily they all stayed standing. Felt like damn hard work though so I guess that's a good thing!
5K handicap for me on Sat am, followed by XC on Sunday. I'll be taking it easy after that...
DD - nice report, no bling and an equalled pb. Proper shit!
Norwich weather reports brings back horrible memories for me
O4S - you are getting all the crap weather aren't you. Hope you get your house sorted...and your lurgy (())
Back into double figures for me this morning for the first time since TM. 11 miles done on the treadmill. The lanes are all flooded here and couldn't be bothered to run along main roads Jeremy Kyle kept me entertained though
2old - 5 mile runs are where it's at
DD - Wot no bling?
I'm off to bowling with the cubs.....
Bro & Barry - Good luck for Sunday... deeply envious.
KFC - Interesting to see what your physio said??? I saw an osteopath for the first time ever this week and there was lots of technical talk about small patellas, over-tight tendons, muscle imbalances and my "q-angle" being better than expected! Coupled with lots of stretching and cracking, i'm none the wiser??????????
She is going to a knee seminar about some new fangled knee treatments on 5th Dec, and i get the feeling that i might be a guinea pig! I've got physio booked for Monday, but i'm being a good boy and letting the calf heal by only swimming and x-training... no running!
O4S - Sorry to hear about your indoor water feature. I hope the bikes are ok.
DD - A sub 45min 10k at the end on tired legs. Yes that's proper shit, go and flog yourself for slacking. Or get one of your domestics to do it.
2old - Why is your reception poor for your tv? Is it at the end of your garden in a shed?
Ant - Well done on your nightime trail run. Btw which headtorch do you use?
Minni - Come on, you've dragged this lurgy thing on for a week now. Pull yourself together and get out there.
Simon - the Alpkit Gamma: http://www.alpkit.com/shop/cart.php?target=product&product_id=16345&category_id=288
Tis very good.
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