Minni v Dubai Dave
Shil - ah right, you're in the Midlands!
O4S - yes I got 4 return tickets for £116! Although I think Miss Minni will stay at home this time.
Oompa - I don't think you necessarily need a rower to try out Simon's technique.
Gazelle - Believe me I'd rather be in bed at 4am too! However, I need to leave the house by 7:30 and won't be home till about 9 tonight so needed to get the run in before work.
Oompa - sorry going back a bit but you said that you thought your calf injury was due to lack of massage? I'd say its far more likely that you didn't give your muscles enough time to recover and repair from the marathon and therefore going into a month of short races etc took its toll. Massage would have helped but recovering time is what is needed.
Oompa / Ant - great memories from MK - i particulary liked your discription Oompa - it makes us sound very heroic!! My favorite part was because the weather was so bad all the supporters congregated in the underpasses, and with the echoing effect in there every time we ran through one it sounded like a stadium full worth of noise!! was freezing at the finish - never shaken so much in my life - getting dressed in a pub toilets took my 1/2 hr cause my hands wouldnt work!
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Chick - Have you ever considered a career in public relations?
Chick - Have you ever considered a career in public relations?
do they shout at random water bottle nickers in PR ?
yep, Shil, it was the paint factory. I worked for Courtaulds Aerospace (no longer in existence) and Shildon was one of our production sites for aircraft paint.
Minni- brilliant intervals yesterday. Ok, here we go: ' Dzien dobry, czy mowisz po angielsku?'. Pronunciation might be a bit of an issue, I think a podcast might be a good idea...
Shildon- Hi. I've never done two maras back to back so can't help but judging by what everyone else says it's a tough task.
Oompa- nice dm session. Better you than me.
SSheep- nice session. I think you will find that your pace will improve very quickly. Running along the beach at sunset, hey? Very jealous! Good luck with 800s today.
Chick- a weirdo indeed. You must've frightened him to death. Where did you hide the bottle by the way?
Rest day for me today.
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Oompa wrote (see) Chick - Have you ever considered a career in public relations? do they shout at random water bottle nickers in PR ?
Chick - Not sure but i think the "oi, you moron", would work in many different scenarios?
Mr Z - I changed in one of the windy, cold walkways in Stadium MK and that seemed to take forever as my fingers had been replaced with 10 flappy bits of skin that wouldn't do what they were instructed to! The underpasses, and crowd support in general was superb! I wouldn't have wanted to be standing around in that!!
Minni - I didn't do very much at all after the May races, as i tend not to run as much in the Summer as i really struggle in heat, but continued massages would definitely have helped. I got the familiar tightness and lump in my right calf last night after my dm session, but thankfully it was after i'd stopped, so after stretching and a lot of foam rollering, i hope i've gotten away with it? Massage tonight will tell the tale.
Ant-dont know about FGFA , I just ended up there after running Boston in 3.11 and was there last year after a deferral due to injury.Im assuming I will be there after scraping under 3.15 at VLM last year but I dont know if I am . I think you can tell from the no you are allocated but I have not looked.I guess all men who go under 3.10 will be there but not sure how they allocate old fellas and the women. Maybe others here will know
Simon-I tend to use the ergo near 10 when Im unable to swim and rowing as a swimming replacement otherwise mid level is best. I still hate it though
Mrz-If it carries on like this VLM will be the same this year
Chick-did you shout that in German or English-bet it sounds great in German. Rather you than me doing 2 ??MLRs in those conditions
Minni-great early run. Dont you start learning languages with the swear words first?
Oomp-Every Summer I try to beat 40mins for the 10k which I have failed to do every time, so I now do the odd triathlon and aquathlon. A bit of variety to give my old legs a bit of recovery and build up my puny body.
AA: maybe we could do the first 10 easy together like last year, then I can eat your dust round the second lap. Will be in touch nearer the time - had sort of forgotten that i am doing 30 this Sunday
Brilliant AA - that has made my day!!
It's all progress SS, your run sounds lovely!
Shildon I probably live within a recovery run distance of you... I used to drive my routes too, then discovered Gmap, then eventually got a garmin for my birthday a few years ago and now wonder how I ever managed without it!
People will steal anything won't they Chick?
I'm unfortunately letting the Febulous team down as I've been to physio tonight who has diagnosed a minor quad tear. I'm not to run today or tomorrow, stretch, lunge and ice every hour, then try a 4-6 miler on Saturday. So I'm definitely missing 2 planned runs. It was sore after the club handicap on Tuesday, then hurting after my recovery run yesterday. But I'm not doomed yet.
carrot but hopefully you've caught it in time and it will heal quickly.
Great North Run confirmation tonight. That's my year sorted but I've not fitted in the annual thread meet up. Anyone have any ideas?
Anything shorter than a marathon, they take up too much valuable drinking time.
I also had a deep tissue massage tonight which made a session on the foam roller look like a spa treatment! The physio who I saw was the same one Parsnip saw two weeks ago with his dodgy hamstring, Parsnip ran a 5K PB at the handicap on Tuesday so he seems to know his stuff
Thanks Simon - not knowing any better I stuck it on 5 so that's about right.
Carrot - hope you sort it soon.
re: thread meet up, I think we should do an LDWA 26.2 mile jog/walk with lots of cake, nice scenery and plenty of time for chatting.
Tonight was 30 mins elyptical trainer plus Bodypump class. Quite enjoyed it actually.
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