Minni v Dubai Dave
DD - Great report and result. You must be getting sore quads from climbing up onto the podium by now.
KFC - Well done for getting your 14 done.
5 mile xc race on Wimbledon Common, followed by a 5 mile c/d in the snow this afternoon!
Hopefully the snow will stop before tomorrow's 20, as i can't face that on the dm!!!
Hello Shildonrunner and welcome
DD - another awsome result, well done!
Good luck for the cross country races today Oompa and Minni!
Carrot - just read about your quad tear - hope it clears up soon!
Carrot, I hope your physio is helping, poor you! Keep going with those lunges. And the foam roller. And the wine...
Freemers, Ant, the floatation pool was amazing Sooooooo relaxing..... Ant, nice tempo run and great to hear your calf/achilles is behaving. Free, fab intervals!!! Also, loving the idea of a forum outing. I'm in the UK in September as I have a university reunion the weekend of 21st so if we can organise something for the weekend before or after, I would be well up for that.
2old, the head's doing fine thanks! It was a bit fuzzy when I woke up, but a 3 mile recovery jog sorted that out nicely.
Cheerful Dave, I think I can safely say I'll never make the FGFA start!!!
Red, I hope you're hanging on in there and you're recovering well!
Minni, thanks so much for the Shaggy update. I hope you sorted out your family/XC committments OK.
Gazelle, have a great time in the spa on Monday . Don't worry, 12 miles is further than I've run so far
Brolish, nice lunchtime timekeeping . Sorry about the Royal Parks Half, that's a shame.
Chick, Medoc is on my list for 2014!! That should be a great year to do it as it's the 30th anniversary, apparently! Good luck with your miles this weekend.
Weeble, well done on your first Febulous run
FRC, good to see you getting back to normal post-ultra.
Simon, really sorry to hear your heel is still troubling you. Keep going with the cross training and let's hope for some good news.
DD, what an amazing tri that sounds!! Nicely done, sir
Easy day for me, 3 mile recovery run. Beautiful day, enjoyed a slow pace today to soak up some rays .
congrats DD . I love it when a race clicks like that. As for the 20k kfc: the hiking/skiing sounds very enjoyable. congrats on the 5k, shildon - we used to call them ykw on here because most of us hate shorter distance races (well the girls anyway) you iz a proper beefcake now, Spoons Oomps: crossing my fingers for the snow to disappear. 20m on the treadie is beyond my imagination . Hope the xc goes well, same for Minni'sspeed sheep: Medoc 2014 sounds like a plan . I reckon this year may be sold out anyway.Right, 14 and a bit done. Went offroad and ran veeery slowly, enjoying some birdwatching in the process. It was lovely. Feel fresh, almost like I haven't run, so all should be good for tomorrow's 20.
DD - Congrats on the podium position and recovery run this morning.
kfc - Good endurance work.
Shildon - Nice Parkrun with decent follow up miles.
Kiwi - Well done on the 6 miles.
I'm feeling impatient today just want to get on with it. Good luck to racers.
75 minutes on the turbo done followed by some core work
Quick check in. Definitely made the right decision to do the XC today.
Did 3 this morning with the dog (and because I need to do a double today for Febulous) and felt slow and tired.
Arrived at the XC with only half an hour before the start so immediately went into warm up and ran some on the course. Couple of tasty hills in there. The weather was quite still but cold. The start was delayed and delayed and I kept doing loops to try to keep warm but it wasn't easy - nipped off and got my gloves.
Finally off. Started in second or third row and was happy to let people go off. Since I was feeling tired I'd decided I wasn't going to push it as I still have my 20 to do tomorrow.
First hill came and I started to pass people. One of those hills that was just a bit too long and a bit too steep to feel comfortable but I felt ok. Down the other side and still passing people. Through lots of mud but felt I was making good ground - I was passing lots of people but there still seemed to be a lot ahead of me. Second hill came and I felt really strong going up it and passed a couple of people then two who were running side by side didn't want to let me past. But they made a mistake - one of them obviously wanted to show me she could run faster and pulled away from her friend, giving me room to weave around them.
Around past the start and onto the second lap. The first of the fast group passed me on the descent and by this time I was almost running on my own, apart from a skirt ahead. Yes, a skirt. I think a touch of testosterone kicked in and I thought no one in a skirt is going to beat me so gradually caught up with her and tried to kick a bit of mud as I passed. Second fast lady came past - there's no way you can catch them (I found out later that the first one is a pro triathlete ). Just before the last hill a speedy one from my club caught up, quick chat and went on. Almost finished - I just needed to hang on but to be honest I didn't feel as if I was dying so it was fine. Into the finish straight and a quick glance behind showed nobody was going to catch so cruised in. 8th place overall (the club got 5th, 8th & 24th and that has moved us from 5th to 2nd place in the league). 4 miles 28:35. I didn't even realise I was so far up so it was a lovely surprise.
Great work Minni, the speedy one from your club wasn't that far ahead of you....
Well done on your parkrun debut Shildon. Hackworth is definitely going ahead, there's a few trial runs over the coming weeks before the 'go live' in March.
Simon - I bet he never has any quad pain after a run
Impressive Tri-ing as always DD, sounds like it was much more enjoyable than a marathon.
I did an easy run this morning without so much as a niggle. So far, so good. Having spoke to a few others who have visited the same physio, he really knows his stuff and gets people up and running again as soon as he can. I'm still quite surprised at how my quad just feels normal now, if anything just my glutes are aching a bit from the hundreds of lunges I've done over the last few days (see, us runners do have weak glutes) I really hope it's OK, I've got a relay race next Saturday.
Looking forward to more race reports
Good news Carrot
well done Minni
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