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Minni v Dubai Dave

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25/02/2013 at 14:41
Bro -great running and result with no hangover!

Freemers - congrats on placing and glad you're feeling better.

I forgot to congratulate Minni with her mega impressive mileage.

Spoons - yes I'm a paper and pen girl
25/02/2013 at 15:06
((( Freemers))). Well battled though and 20 miles banked plus 2nd W40, not to be sniffed at.
Minni: awesome mileage! Guess you just beat Bro there . The course sounds mighty scary if they don't close it. Disaster bound to happen! Hope the organisers can figure something out.

Carrot: really well done at the Nationals. Sounds tough.

Kiwi: love the sound of energiser barbie

Well done, Gazelle! I'd love that 10k time. A buff is a great thing to find in your goodie bag!

Great running, kfc!

SS: great long run! I hate it when technology conspires against you . Just had to sent my HRM back to Garmin. It went bonkers a few weeks ago. Every 2nd or 3rd run it'll go haywire a few miles into the run. That sucks.

Redders: Blimey! shouldn't you have started with some easy running to settle back into a routine before attempting any tempo and HM stuff?

Gazelle: I would heed the sore throat as a warning sign. I had a similar thing about 2 weeks ago and missed my Sunday long run because of it. Took the Monday off too whilst taking every legal immune-boosting substance on the planet and was right as rain by Tuesday. I find a sore throat is an early warning sign that your immune system is down and the body is fighting with something. I used to think - nevermind, I go for a run anyway to sweat it out, but each time I did, I got really ill and missed a week's running.

Bro: brilliant running

Just checked my race results and surprisingly I came 1st W45 (although I'm only turning 45 in May ), 2nd lady overall  . No bling involved in that race - but not grumbling. The entry fee is dirt cheap .
25/02/2013 at 15:30

Chick-great age group win there, mut be good to see all your hard work rewarded

Free-really well done with your podium position-hope bling arrives in the post.Now you must be wondering why you beat yourself up over the race

Barry-looking positive-hope the TM session goes well-we need you back with us

AA-not suprised you had a wobble-according to your high standards- after all those quality performances in the last few weeks

Bro-that was a very impressive progressive LR, not much 'S' involved

Gaz-be careful losing weight when you are peaking with your training..you need to feed all that effort. I weighed myself today and am the same as before I went skiing-how does that work when I drank and ate lots and ran little?

Weeble-that 5:2 book was flying out of Waterstones yestrday-I think its a bit like the Atkins diet but you also dont eat for two days-Im probably all wrong

KFC-good to see you getting Jantastic sorted with a nice LR and some tough MTB in there too.

SS- nearly 18! Great LR. I find that if things arent right when Im running my rhythm can be upset and I get put off.Hope the garmin present arrives early

Red-good couple or runs there-Patience is rewarding you

Spoons-hope you arent asking me that techy question-Im still on the abacus and slide rule

A horrible 9 mile RR done today and a 4 hour drive tonight..

25/02/2013 at 16:23

Chick- woohoo, congrats on the podium!

Red- I was going to say... very speedy come back!

Weeble- not sure about the 5:2 diet. I'm sure it works (reducing calories will always work) but I just can't imagine fasting for two days.  I think I'd rather reduce my overall intake and run more... Or just run more!

25/02/2013 at 16:26

I couldn't ever not eat for 2 days, 2old

Having said that, I am nearly at my all time low "I-never-thought-I'd-see-this-weight-again" of 54,8 kg -- just a pound to lose . The last couple of pounds just disappeared without me trying. Must be the booze that I cut out

25/02/2013 at 17:50
Well it's a sad day today as 'the Turbaned Torpedo' has finally retired from marathon running...... Just before his 102nd b'day. Mind you he only ran his first at 89!
I wonder what his wava score is, he might give O4S a run for her money.
Dubai Dave    pirate
25/02/2013 at 18:13

Hi Folks

Chic: We like podiums, great stuff

Free: See above

SS: PM me I know the local Garmin lady who is cheaper than the shops

 Reds: Speedy return   Ant: racing again this weekend, Abu Dhabi Tri, then a week off before another Oly Tri, then a 10K, then the weekend after that a 10K and a sprint Tri on consecutive days, not sure after that. I'm used to it!   Today was another windy 90K on the bike and a brisk 12K with the club tonight.
25/02/2013 at 18:33
Chick - well done on podium. I've just spent my ??60 mizuno vouchers I won at Wokingham

I couldn't give up wine for weight loss! In fact... I'm even having a glass tonight. On A Monday
25/02/2013 at 18:49

 
Spoons. wrote (see)

Nice one Sarah. I love Belvoir. Do the marathon next year. 15 mile option is for wimps. 

Happy Birthday Simon

...im actually tempted (if im not doing an april marathon next year that is)

Thanks simon, Kiwi, FRC and everyone else for the congrats for saturday. I did really enjoy myself. The miles just seemed to disappear. Despite not racing it I was the 11th lady and quite close to a few infront so im quite happy with that.

Congrats Minni, Carrot, FRC, 2Old, SS, Bro, freemers and anyone else who I may have missed on some fabulous long runs, especially Freemers for coming 2nd F40.

AA hope your calf and hamstring makes a quick recovery.

Freemers you did fantastic in your race. I have only been sick once in a race and afterwards my legs felt like lead. You did amazing to continue and finish in a fabulous time.

SS im so envious...its been freezing here

Tonight, my speed training prescribed by minni; 2-3 m w/u, 45 mins alternating between 5 mins @MP and then 5 mins @ HMP, followed by a 1 m c/d...wish me luck...if you dont here from me...im destroyed!

25/02/2013 at 20:44

Well done to Chick and Freemers on the podiums regardless of whether you get any bling for it or not .

I'm struggling with my weight as well. Normally it's pretty stable and if I make a real effort I can temporarily lose a bit. However I've not managed to shake off my excess Christmas weight, in fact worse still I've gained a bit.  Plan to continue just making a few more small changes until it eventually starts working. Also need to keep it a 9a diet since as soon as my OH gets an inkling I'm trying to lose weight I'm sure he gives me more food.

25/02/2013 at 21:38

Minni there's a few from the club doing the remainder of the harrier league races, I'm not but might have a go at a few when they start again later this year - post Autumn marathon!  Nice mileage last week

Gazelle, Weeble and anyone else wanting to lose a few pounds - I really recommend that My Fitness Pal app I mentioned a while back.  My friend at work said it really opens your eyes how much you're actually eating... I had put a few pounds on in the lead up to Christmas and of course over Christmas so just downloaded it and log everything.  Those pesky pounds have miraculously disappeared without me even trying!  It just means I'm less likely to have a biscuit at work or a pie at the football as I know I'll have to log it.

Great work getting the running miles in kfc while still getting the bike miles in!

Sounds like you've had a great run yesterday Red, nothing like a killer race to make sure your injury woes are behind you!

Ant - the first lady on Saturday ran sub-30 for the 8K.  Not sure if she was sporting knickers or not, she'll have been back in her club tent changed into warm dry clothes by the time I bimbled across the finish!  Some very hardcore looking runners at these events though.  Good news that the cold has almost gone.

Freemers it must have been tough going for everyone if nobody overtook you, you've still had a decent training run that you'd have been happy with any other day (maybe without the being sick part!)  Congrats on the placing

AA you've done some seriously hard running lately with the 1:30 HM followed by a speedy 20 mile race, maybe you just need a step back week.  You won't lose any speed but you probably just need to recover a bit.  There's still five weeks before a three week taper, you can afford an easy week.  I'm sick of the crappy weather too, it seems like this winter has gone on for about six months!

Great running from you at the weekend Bro, that's a strong 21M in the bag!  I was thinking of you on Saturday and why you must enjoy XC so much

Hope the speedwork went well tonight Sarah, those sessions are tough.

Went for a deep tissue massage today, you don't realise how many knots and tight bits you have until you get them all worked on   Prevention rather than the cure and all that.

25/02/2013 at 21:41

X-post with Becs - try the app! Your OH will never know as you're not on a diet as such, just counting the in-vs-out with military prescision. 

25/02/2013 at 21:46

Freemers were you planning to full on race your 20 miler? If your A goal is still VLM it does sound like a solid session in the bank. Think how much easier it will be with fancy plastic bottles and no February cold freezing your fingers?

Carrot I don't think I want my eyes opened to how much I'm actually eating - that's probably the problem.

The attraction of the 5:2 diet is that you eat normally (but healthily) for five days and then massively restrict calories for the remaining two each week (not consequently and not full on fasting, women are allowed 500 calories a day). I'd find it really depressing to calorie count every day but I don't mind the idea of having two days a week where I make all the sacrifices. I think exercise is great for allowing me to eat what I like when I'm at stable weight, but I don't think it's that effective alone at shifting poundage. I have vowed to switch from pints to halfs. And the fact that I think this is a healthy lifestyle is again probably part of the problem!

I tempo'd tonight. Only for a mile, and on the treadmill, but it made me happy. 

Dead impressed by your mileage Minni. Has Moraghan given you any tips to do this any stay injury free (e.g. upping calories/sleep) or do you feel you've built up to it very stabily and should be safe?

Nice podiuming Chick!

Did your sports masseuse find any lingering signs of your injury Carrot, or are you fully mended?

25/02/2013 at 21:54

Chick / Freemers - great about the podium

I ran 50 minutes tonight

25/02/2013 at 22:02

500 calories Weeble!   That's breakfast!  The quad was still a bit sore but then again both of them were after the weekend.  He also worked on my right hamstring at the top / just below my glute as it gets sore every so often if I've been sat for too long at work, or when I'm driving.  More foam roller moves to look forward to but the good news is I'm not doomed! 

25/02/2013 at 22:11

6 miles at 8mm tonight at the club.  Have suddenly found myself at racing weight, about the same as when I get back from a cycle touring holiday and I have no idea why, although no complaints from me.

Nice running one and all.

Don't envy you that one Weeble - I have used up 500 calories by the time I have cycled or run to work!!

25/02/2013 at 22:19

Great to see the girls doing the thread proud.   Well done Freemers and Chick.

Weeble - my colleague is doing that diet too.  I sit opposite her and feel a bit bad on her fast days because I munch away all day.

I'm just home from work.    That's what you get for having a week off.

But, I did fit in sneaky run late afternoon.  I work about 800m from the Sea and today went on a path I hadn't been on before.  Over the cliff tops heading North.  Anyone who has travelled on the train North of Berwick will know the stretch.  Its absolutely beautiful. 

The track was thin and I only had my road shoes on - trail shoes or even fell shoes the next time for sure.  There were points where the path went right to the edge and it was a sheer drop down to the wild sea below, thrashing around the rocks.  I felt quite nervous in places but it was also thrilling.  I saw beautiful caves and hidden beaches on coves that no person could reach. I should really have taken it easy but couldn't help pushing on - it was so exciting!

Finished this off with a round of the town walls.  6.75 miles just over 8 m/m.

 

 

 

25/02/2013 at 22:21

Sounds fab Minni

25/02/2013 at 22:26

It was Spoons. I think the wind made it even more wild.  I could have gone on and on.   Next time I'll take my phone and get some photos.

25/02/2013 at 23:21
...im alive, managed to survive the speed session and enjoy it, thanks Minni.

Sorry Chick I missed your comment about you being second lady overall and first W45, congratulations.

Im envious of your run Minni, knowing the Berwick landscape quite well due to frequent holidays up there I know what im missing out on.
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