Minni v Dubai Dave
a-ma-zing day in the office guys!
very very happy you all had Top races
Minni/Carrot - Well done to you both, decent weather conditions and you both run PB's, congrats. Congrats to Parsnip - very quick.
Just popping in for a quick break from my interview prep tomorrow...
What a day! Cracking trio of PB's to Carrot, Minni & KFC. Some seriously quick times there, well done to you all and cracking 90 Carrot, that's fantastic!
My day's racing was more in tune with yours O4S. No real running training, knowing by half-way I was in for pain, and also having prior knowledge that we were detouring massively away from the finish for a 3M loop of a cold, windswept and nightmarish lap of the racecourse. I can confirm that staying up the hill at Cheltenham is indeed for thoroughbreds, of which I am not one (equine or otherwise)!
Anyway, I did it in 1.43.xx which given my hip started to hurt after 0.5M I was pretty happy with. Will post a report once tomorrow is out of the way...
Minni/Carrot - SUPERB NEW PB'S. The weather looked grim so those times are even more fantastic!
O4S - I really do not know how you do it?
GNR Race report:
After the result at Fleetwood HM a few weeks ago I was looking forward to having another go at what is my favourite distance to race. Had a good run at the 10K last week and was aiming for a PB (sub-1:32), and to maintain slightly under 7mm for the whole race. Or 1:31:XX. Checked the forecast earlier this week - heavy rain and strong winds - and wondered if there was any point in scaling back the training this week. So I didn't. I regretted that this morning when I woke up and the old 'back of the knee' niggle was back with a vengeance. A bit of massage, some stretches and some ibuprofen gel and it was still not happy.
Got to Newcastle and saw Minni just as we were heading off around the town moor for a warm up. 2 mile warm up and could still feel the niggle. Wind direction was good - probably going to be behind us for much of the race. Managed to get into a decent enough position in our pen - took about a minute to cross the start line. The usual GNR start of overtaking hundreds of people. Niggle felt fine, not gone, but no worse. Had autolap on and was just glancing at my average pace every so often. By the time I got to 3 miles it was on 7:00 dead. Pushed a bit to get it down to 6:58. Still passing loads of people, which is nice as you can reel them in. Got to 4 miles and I was feeling good. I decided to go for it, pick up the pace, catch up a few more people.
I had a gel just before 6 miles and a quick swig of water. I passed 10K at just over 42 minutes. I think if I hadn't have PBed last week in the 10K I would have panicked a bit going through 10K in that time. But I felt good. The halfway point is marked and I glanced at the watch. 45:00. This was the point when I realised that I could get under 1:30 if I just pressed on a bit. 7 miles, 8 miles, 9 miles. All going well. I played mind tricks with myself - at 8 miles I told myself I only had 4 miles left, as the last mile is a fast one along the seafront so it doesn't count. Passed the boost zone and the man on the mike tells us we're at 10 miles, so just a parkrun left and I'm done. Saw Minni up ahead and had a quick chat, she was looking very strong. GNR is undulating and on of the longer ones is from about 10.5 miles to just after 11. Average pace was now on 6:48. Get to the top and make sure that's still the case. There's a sharp downhill just before 12 miles, rather than slam the anchors on I leant forward and tried to stride out a bit. Flew down the hill! Then it was just the final mile. It inevitably went on forever. I knew at 12 miles as long as I was on 1:22:30 I could do it. I was under that at 12 miles. Then there's a sign for 20K, 800m to go, 400m to go and 200m to go. I was checking my watch at every one like a woman obsessed, calculating how long I had to get to the finish. I finally believed that I was going to do it at the 200m to go sign. I was grinning like a nutcase as I crossed that finish line. Job done!
Back of the knee feels no worse than this morning. Rest day tomorrow!
AWESOME!!! 2 great PBs and another brilliant sub 90. Great work ladies. Super speedy from parsnip too. I wonder if should switch the pony tail to go faster pigtails...
Glad you got round OK redwood - looking forward to the report
O4S - not bad on post bike tour heavy legs, I always feel like a sluggish diesel engine after a tour for a good week!
Minni/Carot - Well done with your Pb's at GNR, in what looked like pretty crappy weather, or did you have a tailwind all the way?
KFC/O4S/BA/Red - great racing too, with some bling.
Still just twiddling my thumbs waiting for the op on Tuesday, and trying to avoid eating too much.
Carrot: Wow, just Wow!!
Minni: great PB, that sub 1.30 is just around the corner
KFC: sounds like an interesting course, congrats on the bling - did it go up Firle Beacon?
Redders: good run, would you recommend Cheltenham half? 3 local HMs on today - how daft is that?
O4S - yep, big loop from firle place round to alfriston, up onto the ridge, to the beacon and back down again to the big hoose. Stunning route.
Carrot - fab report, so happy for you. You've been closing in on that for a while, great to see you get it in style.
Carrot - brilliant report & what a fantastic time - congratulations & to Parsnip too.
Redwood - congratulations to you also
Simon62w - Good luck for the op tomorrow
Brilliant racing yesterday and Saturday
Daren / pinklady - great YKW's. Pinklady - you will be taking big chunks off that time if you keep at it! And Daren - I love the way you sound a bit disappointed with 19.30!!
kfc - great racing - excellent time on that course, and brilliant to get the podium spot
O4S - What can I say?! Amazing result
Carrot - blimmin fantastic effort. So pleased you got the sub 90, and for Parsnip's sub 80
Minni - brilliant from you too - fantastic new PB, and getting closer to the 90. And I saw you on the telly!! Jonathan Edwards was doing an interview with Mo, Bekele and Heile, and they were standing shortly after the finish, so all the finishers were walking through in the background. Right at the end of the interview there you were!! I looked at the time so knew you must have had a good race
14.5 miles for me yesterday, with the final 3 in 7.30's just for the hell of it . I'm on a course for three days this week, so will be confined to the hotel treadmill....just hope it's a decent one.
great Reports there carrot and O4S
redders, still a respektable time.
guys, i have bad news
day 1 of by Boston campaign finds me flat on my back, unable to move. hopefully just Lumbago but it could be a slipped disc. Got some painkillers and an injection and hope for the best.
anyone on here any experience with back problems?
Wow what a great weekend of racing again.
Carrot - sub 90 - wicked. I am sort of hoping to do that in November. You must be really well set up for Amsterdam now - what is your target?
Minni - nice one on the PB, how is the calf holding up? Did you have a chat with Mo at the start?
O4S - nice one, cycling up the pyrenees on a steel bike with panniers must have have done some good
Red - how odd going round the racecourse, no fences I presume - did you feel equine at that point!
kfc - yes that is exactly how the tri relay will work. Should be a laugh - we have something like eight teams from my club - so a bit of competition at work there
chick - sorry to hear about your back, but better now than closer to Boston at least
I kept up the other end of the Team Minni equation this weekend by going out and getting completedly caned on Friday and Saturday nights. Sill managed to fit in a 10 miler, some cycling intervals and a swim tho. Sensible week this week though in advance more racing.
Red-nice HM after all youve been through and by no means an easy course
Free- good solid run
Simon-hope all goes well tomorrow.; Im in Southport Hospital seeing my physio then
Chick-bit of a worry about your back-some strong painkillers will help
Not run since Thursday and my right achilles has got progressively worse .Im getting fed up limping . Just not sure how to play this-total rest-light active rest-swim/bike-light active rest easy runs-try run through it-amputate? Physio will say do heel drop exercises on stairs and not much else. Dont see consultant until early Nov.Fitness disappearing ...fatness appearing
2old - So you'll be in my hospital whilst I'm in yours lol.
Chick - Sorry to hear about your back, hope it's nothing major.
Pinklady - Nice ykw btw. Re your earlier post about tv box sets to watch. The only one I've got is 'Millenium’ which is really good, this is what it's about......The series takes place during the years leading up to 2000, and follows the investigations of ex-FBI agent Frank Black (Lance Henriksen), a law enforcement consultant with the ability to see inside the mind of criminals, working for a mysterious organization known as the Millennium Group. It's also created by Chris Carter, who also created The X files. When I've finished that, and I'm really going mad, I can watch my girlfriends box set of Audrey Hepburn films, but hopefully she will put me down before then.
Brilliant weekend everyone well done.
2old - We can start Fat camp, for us 'bloaters' after months of inactivity.
i may join you in fat camp
i can't move but i can eat
and i eat loads when I'm bored & frustrated
Chick: ((( ))) hope it is just a passing sore back. Have you done anything unusual over the weekend?
Simon/2Old: I'll volunteer to be your 'Dominatrix' I'm still in the purple patch of being 6lbs below my normal weight
Simon: fingers crossed for tomorrow
Pinklady: realise I lost the post saying congrats on the YKW so belatedly here they are. Same for you Daren!
6lbs below normal weight
never ever happened to me. enjoy stuffing your face
i Know where my back injury came from- was avoiding a hiking related blister on my left foot, over-compensating with the right hip resulting in a lop sided pelvis which then brought on this spinal blockade on the left. they've released it but the bulging disc needs to settle back ... once it does the pain should disappear..
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