Minni v Dubai Dave
On the topic of running safety, I saw a link to this blog the other day.
Kiwi - thanks for the vote! Much appreciated. I got to meet Sarah on Friday. She's a great choice!
On the topic of safety, for the cyclists amongst us did anyone watch tonights programme on BBC1 at 9pm entitled 'War on Britains Roads' - frightening stuff. Think I'll stick to running!
Becs - Congratulations.
Votes now cast for DS2 and Sarah, I recognise Tamsin from a few local races. Hope you are going to still post with us when you have your own threads. And Sarah sub 2:20 is an impossible time for most mortals.
Not too late to back out Becs Still a diamond is a diamond - I think I may still have mine somewhere unless BA pawned it to buy the chocolate buttons.
I'm officially on the bench Another two freezing bike rides and a desperate day at work should have warned me off running tonight - but the forecast for tomorrow evening is hideous so thought I would get on with it. Did about 1.5 miles warm up and hit the first hill - after 100 yds had to stop and walk, couldn't breathe, legs turned to jelly. Started to run again at the top but at about 10mm, still felt dreadful and actually had to stop to catch my breath going downhill. Methinks this lurgy is a bit more than a bad cold. Hoping to get an appointment with the Doc on Friday and meanwhile will take things easy.
Cycling programmes always pick the worst cyclists and the worst drivers, otherwise it would be rubbish TV. Leaving the Univerity tonight I was asked if I was in fancy dress, impersonating a Christmas tree . Told you my new lights were effective
Thankyou ever so much again to all those voting for me and for DS2. I really do appreciate it and wont let you down if I get through. And as DS2 said about me, I met him on friday and he is a great guy
Gazelle....I love your idea of being a cheerleader but I cant even do a cartwheel, am I allowed to just wear the gear and wave my arms around?
Haha thanks Spoons I do like this thread and the people on it so I will be sticking around
Becs I know I dont really know you yet, but congratulations.
Merry carrotmas - thankyou for the advice. My sister in law was stuck in traffic for hours trying to get home today, been told that the ice and snow was awful so it may well be called off. I hadnt even considered them being cancelled, so thankyou for the heads up. Congratulations aswell on getting into the brass monkey...we could all meet up afterwards for coffee and cake!
Voted for Sarah, DS2, Lady tugging at my Heartstrings and ignored 2-20 man on exactly the same basis as everyone else.
Minni: Tried your test, interesting
Have finally got the sore throat that my kids have had for two weeks, hopefully its not going to screw up my race tomorrow. Someone upstairs clearly doesn't want me to cycle this week, went out again last night and two more punctures and then I found the bulge in the sidewall! Rest day today, I haven't had a week this easy in a long time!
Minni - tried your test. Weird.
I didn't run last night I got drunk instead It was cold, wet and snowing so I tucked up warm with the CNBA fairy and the OH A threesome perhaps?
Minni - How far do you live from work, when we had snow last year I ran in and ran home but its only 3.5 miles.
sarah osborne 4 wrote (see)
Haha....I'm happy to do drinks after the race but I haven't yet mastered (or dared to master) drinks the night before. Any tips?x
I struggle with drinks the night before nowadays but many years ago I worked for the sponsors of the Great North Run and so got a free place and the night before we stayed in the same hotel as the elites.
We met them in the bar - they were on orange juice and ...well...we weren't. Drinks were all on the company and we were about 23 so not a clever situation
Got to bed absolutely slaughtered at 4am and had to be on the bus to get to the start at 6!
Managed a 1:27. In the VIP tent afterwards the winner of the race Rob De Castella (google him if you've never heard of him) came over to congratulate us for finishing. he couldn't believe that we even made the bus when he saw us getting on in the morning. Even more so when he heard our times.
Oh the benefit of youth
Sadly, now I can't run at all after a night on the beer
I'll confess to doing a few LSRs on a hangover, but never raced with one (yet). We were very good before the Town Moor - one beer . Can't say how many afterwards
Becs - congratulations on your news
I think I got away with the lack of a shower yesterday - no one commented, or maybe they were just being polite? Anyway I can say that the showers are OK today so will be going out for a little jaunt later.
I just don't understand the logic of 2.20 man entering this competition. He must be coached, so his current coach isn't going to want the RW coaches overuling him surely? Anyway, no sign of a thread from him yet, and if he doesn't engage with people he'll never get the votes.
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