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13/01/2013 at 16:24

Well done to Mr Kiwi on his first parkrun! This is where it all starts....

Glyn that must have been really scary, good thinking to pull a judo move on the little scumbag.

2old hope you've logged that complaint.

Hope the tightness is just the usual post-run aches Spoons. XC today sounds cold, waist deep water!!

Tried out my XC spikes today at a relay race! Approximately 3K all on grass.  The spikes felt great, I'm sure they make you go faster.  Was a bit nervous about the whole relay thing, didn't want to let my team down after all!  Really enjoyed it though, I'll be back for more relay action.

Edited: 13/01/2013 at 16:25
13/01/2013 at 17:28

Great runs all round Team!

I only did 12 miles today as I have 3 x 30 mile and 1 x 20 mile race planned over the next 5 weeks and thought it might be better to err on the side of caution.  Waited until the thermometer rose to zero before heading off.  1 mile w-up, 4 miles HMP then long steep hill, 3 mile PMP, second steep hill and 2 mile cd.  Average 8.45mm but huge differences due to the hills and dodging Sunday strollers in the last 2 miles.

I have been bitten at least 6 times by various dogs - twice while running, twice while actually on the bike cycling and twice while delivering neighbourhood watch newsletters.  I was attacked by an Alsatian when I was about 3 years old and, although I have no memory of it, I have been afraid of dogs ever since.  Mr O4S really goes for dog owners who don't control their animals if I am around [Ahhhhh!!] He was once badly bitten when out running wih me and he booted the dog into the middle of the next week [it was on a lead].  Police and hospital involved, but when we happened to see the same dog [still on lead] some time later it took one look at Mr O4S and legged it in the opposite direction

2old: Log the complaint, you might not be the first!!

Spoons: fingers crossed it is just temporary.

Kiwi:  congrats to Mr Kiwi, hope your recovery continues slow and steady.

Carrot and AA:  Great results!!

Chick:  sounds chilly!!

13/01/2013 at 17:43

Double run today (3 am + 2.5 pm) to get the 7 runs logged for Jantastic.

Name and Shame list:

Spoons - 3 runs to log
Ant - 2 runs to log
AA - 2 runs to log
Sarah - 1 run to log
Simon - 1   "   "
Cooks -  1   "   "
Weeble - 1  "  "
Zuvia - 1  "   "

I know you've been all out there so don't forget to log them tomorrow.  We're on page 3 ffs.  Everyone will be laughing at us....




13/01/2013 at 17:50

3 AM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Are you stark raving mad?

13/01/2013 at 17:56

No, no, no, 3 miles (am) and 2.5 miles (pm).  I am mad but not raving mad!  Lol!

13/01/2013 at 18:07

Phew, i thought that you had some vampire blood in you and couldn't bear daylight?

13/01/2013 at 18:37

Logged my 2 runs. Only 67%. I'm sorry. I've let the team down. 

13/01/2013 at 19:20
Minni - Great news, I've just logged my last run and we've now gone upto the max 25%. Even better there are still 6 of our team not on 100%, so it looks like we can have 6 on the sick-injured-CNBA list and still get 100%.

Re dogs, I've had plenty chase after me in my time, but hey that's for a different forum!!!!!

The bad news is, decided to go back to wearing my normal running shoes, ( which felt really heavy) hoping to give some protection to my heal. Started to hurt after 6m, and had to stop at 6.7m. Got my OH to come and collect me and my shattered dreams Boo hoo! So back to square one, but at least I've still got 15wks til race day, and we're doing ok in Jantastic
13/01/2013 at 19:37
Well done everyone for getting out the this week. With the cold weather forecast for the coming week it might be challenging for some to get all the runs in so as they say every run counts.

I am guessing that month 1 in jantastic is she all teams should get full marks as it is about doing what you said you will do.

And I read somewhere that they only take 75% of the teams scores anyway to allow for injuries etc.

How does it work in February and March ?
13/01/2013 at 19:39

I was checking the rules for Jantastical as could n't understand why some Teams had max points but all runners had n't completed all runs.  Rules state top75% of team to count towards avg to allow for injuries so that's 16.5(16) runners for us.

Chick -  Nice long run. Felt the cold on my breath this morning when I first set off but OK after a mile or so.

13/01/2013 at 19:57

Alright crew, just back from throwing my money down the drain watching Arsenal lose yet again. 

But I did get my 16 miler in this morning. Lovely conditions down here. Nice and crisp and the sun even came out to warm my cockles. It was really a run of 2 halves. The first 13 miles were fab, and the last 3 were a complete drag! All completed though @ 8:33 m/m

Minni - bit early for a name and shame list - save that for monday night  I've logged all my runs you'll be pleased to hear. 

And still on the wagon 

13/01/2013 at 20:36
Evening all.

Well done on the double Minni.

Glad you enjoyed your XC carrot!

Spoons - hang in there. Keep stretching and running with rest days you'll be ok.

Simon - I think I have about 6 runs of 20 or over.... I normally do 6 of over 18 but feel my endurance needs a bit of work.

No running for me today, my calfs are tight after yesterday's long run. So odd painting and gardening this morning and spent another freezing afternoon watching football....

Off to log Janonlythefirstbloodyweektastic...
13/01/2013 at 20:43

I've logged the final run Minni, call off the dogs.

Carl March gets complicated as you have to predict a race time and no one could work out the crazy formula they used to award points. I'm still sore at being about 40 seconds out for a ten mile and getting a middling score.

Simon for effort, I think the duathlon should count as two runs, but I don't make the rules.

KFC great to see you running long.

Spoons this tightness that may or may not have been in your head, did this develop before the prospect of plunging into icy rivers was put out there?

O4S - three 30 mile races?!

Relaying sounds fun Carrot. I didn't sign up to the club I tried out in the end as I knew I'd be moving again soon, but I really do mean to get more involved in a club when I'm settled.

13/01/2013 at 21:04
Weeble - The good news is, even if it didn't count as 2, we've got enough finishers on 100% to allow for my under performance.
13/01/2013 at 22:00

Weeble - I didn't go near the rivers. That was my crazy GF. I was watching (laughing) with hat, coat and gloves on.

13/01/2013 at 22:05
Well done everyone on a fantastic start to Jantastic. I have to admit it works. I hadn't done a double this week but did it today just to get 100%.

Spoons - hope your road to recovery is smooth next week.
13/01/2013 at 22:39
Minni - It's all down to you that we got 100%, we're all to scared, you'll come and kick are arses at 3am, when you're out pretending to be on a run.
13/01/2013 at 22:41
Some great running this week end in tough conditions.
Chick- don't know about my fortitude,it's nowt compared with your arctic runs. Great LR
Minni- mad as ever ,don't you like sleep? Still inspiring leadership from you for 100 % Jantastic performance. Was it another 60+ week?
Weeble - great to see you back...we know how hard it's been for you. Another example of fortitude if there ever was one
Simon- hope the injury isn't too bad...I'm hoping we get to both run at madddog in Feb. maybe you should get a running shop to look at your running style and advise on whether you are using the correct shoes
Ant- another excellent LR banked
O4S- only a short run again.? If it wasnt for those big ones lined up I would have started wondering whether you were becoming a middle distance specialist.
Spoons- better to avoid further injury than be driven by a statistic.
Kiwi- that sounds like a fun run
Eventually recovered from my hangover by which time it was dark and snowing/ sleeting heavily. Freezing cold and miserable. Perfect for a LR. 20 miles av pace 8.22. There were times I was slipping all over the place. Truth is I was feeling the fatigue of the last week as this run took my total for the last 8 days to 92 miles. If I can hang on with luck I can get enough done by Thursday to average 60 pw over two weeks and have four days off skiing or I might just sleep for the four days.
14/01/2013 at 10:54
2old - I did have gait analysis done by the Ascis guy at last years bootcamp, and he said I was neutral.
I think I just need to start on some really short ie 1-2m runs, and not worry about trying to catch up with my mara training sched and forget about lsr's for now.
14/01/2013 at 11:21

Simon - re the PF, are you regiously massaging your foot with a golf ball. Find the thickened tissue and break it down with a rotating motion. That's what was recommended to me and it works. Note that the pain source and the scar tissue may be in the same place.

Spoons re core strength. I was reading that it is essential to work on your hip muscles to building running related core strength. Dunno if you are doing that as well. I can upload a pic of some of the exercises if you are interested.

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