Minni v Dubai Dave
Red: glad you made peace with Cheltenham,
O4S: Most folks from around here went to Chippenham, slightly closer than Bristol and Cheaper.
AA: if your injured you may as well be sick at the same time. Enjoy the rest.
2Old: hope you get to the bottom of it all.
Spoons: sounds like a great event, is it one leg each or multiple legs?
GNR had a good finish but no better then the ITU tri world champs.
AM swam a 2K set, club run tonight.
Spoons – sorry, whilst compiling my report I completely missed yours. Sounds like a fun event, and something very much out of the ordinary. Decent wheels to be going at 6.45 pace at that time of the morning too!
You should definitely do Belfast O4S, it is very cathartic. Fortunately we didn’t run on the grass as that would have involved hurdles and fences . We ran the the other side of the racing rail which is tarmac and used by ambulances to track each race. Was good to see the cross-country course up close though as it’s pretty spectacular.
Good question about water pouches. They’re translucent plastic bags (think hospital drip) that replace cups at water stations. Apparently they’re re-sealable so you can carry them with you and drink when necessary. I did spot one minor flaw though – they don’t open very easily, if at all.
I squeezed the first one, ripped the re-sealable tab off the second and tried to sink my teeth into the third all to no avail, before eventually giving up and walking whilst trying a combination of all of the above on the fourth. Felt like an episode of the Krypton Factor to be honest, not the best invention I’ve ever seen…
I shan’t get started on the price of races. Cheltenham was pretty steep too (probably because the water pouches are bio-degradable so cost a packet!)
Well done Red
DD - we do 1 leg each (between 6 and 20 miles). I'm not sure if you can do multiple legs. They have very complicated rules!
revel in your DOMS guys - you all did brilliantly
relay sounds fab spoons. well done to the GF. nice set of PBs
more injections and stronger painkillers here. i feel like i've just smoked some serious dope... sick note till Friday. bah humbug....
carrot: you are so going to smash 3:15. a good place to be in feeling strong
never had anything like this before but millions of people get it and get over it and so will I ...
wonder how Simon's op went? It was today, right?
DD-me too-some solid and steady training going on with you
O4S-looks like your future plans are as unambitious as ever Feeling better now?
Red-pouches sound a lot of trouble to me
Chick-if the treament works its worth it-hope it doeas
Simon-how was Ormskirk Hospital? Southport Hospital was busy!
1.8k swim this lunchtime-first swim for ages and didnt I know it? Its like starting at the beginning again.
Redders - what a lovely report. Reminds all how just getting out there is a triumph in itself. You've had a tough year with your dad but its nice to look back on the great times too and like you say you easily forget the miles. Well done.
Chick - I'm with You. Hopefully it won't be too long. Enjoy the rest. (So much easier said than done - I should have shares in Boots!)
Red - Great report, a tough and emotional day for you. Those pouches sound a nightmare I have a hard enough time opening gels. Was based near Cheltenham for a few years(me and Pinklady met during that time) but did n't spend much time in Cheltenham apart from the golf course.
Spoons - Great running from you and your GF.
I've done Chippenham HM twice and don't like it, whether I was not fully fit/injured(there's a surprise), but found the last 3 miles hard, nothing steep but seem to be a steady incline.
2old - Taper is getting frustrating, managed 3 miles this afternoon as a test run and got around OK but left calf is not 100%. My quiet confidence from a couple of weeks ago is fading fast.
crossing my fingers for you barry
Red well done on the time that you achieved after a an emotional day. I'm not great at opening gels & still haven't got the hang of it! I was based near Cheltenham for a while - lovely posting but I failed my driving test there, on the upside I met Barry.
Chickadee Hope you start to feel better soon
2old Impressed with your lunchtime swimming
Berlin so close now that I am keeping fingers & toes crossed for Barry.
Redders - they've got water pouches at Brighton Mara next year and I'm very unimpressed by the idea. They sound a nightmare and I'm sceptical they will reseal when you're sweaty and a mess. Do you think practicing with capri sun pouches will work?
Have just booked accommodation for a 30 mile event in Jan, another 30 in Feb and the Bramley 20 the week after the second 30 miler. BA is packing a suitcase while muttering darkly - although that might be something to do with the fact that I told him I was expecting to be taken out on our anniversary this Friday (I know, I know, pigs might fly etc, but a girl can dream)
Barry cotton wool time I think.......
Relay sounds like good fun Spoons, you've had a strong run there! Well done to your GF too
Red sounds like a good way of getting rid of some bad memories, glad to hear you're back to loving the place. There were water pouches at Sunderland marathon last year. They were crap. Like, really crap. Hard to open when you're running, only comes out in a trickle, you have to squirt it into your mouth so end up half choking on it, and you can never get enough out to actually hydrate yourself. I'd rather have CUPS!
2old hope the scan gives you a few answers. And nice ones. For now, enjoy the pool. It does leave you a bit battered if you've fallen of the wagon for a while!
Simon hope the op went well.
Barry hope that calf gets better soon, massage? Ice? Foam roller?
Weeble the pouches I've had in races aren't really like a capri sun pouch, there's no straw! Unless you don't use the straw, just make the hole and attempt to drink out of it? Now that would be good practice! Brighton Marathon? Great news!
Swam this morning, forgot my goggles so got out of the pool looking like I'd been crying for hours. Track tonight - didn't do the session, instead did 2M easy, then 5 sets of 400m @ 10K pace, 400m @ MP, then 2M easy. Calf / back of the knee felt good, better after last night's massage.
Barry- the calf is probably taper madness
2old - I hope so, but I am currently icing my taper madness.
Barry - my calf hurt last week but on Sunday didn't feel it at all. Stay positive.
Chick - how is your back?
He's not very happy Minni
never had pouches in a race but they sound crap. German races usually provide cups. they suck too ... gimme bottles any day!
i still cannot bend forward at all ... but getting up and sitting down hurts less than before. Hope i'm ob the road to recovery.
04S-maybe he will take you out.....drive 50 miles and tell you to run home
Barry-have you got time for a sports massage?
Chick-clearly best avoiding climbing as a recovery sport..does anyone here have a complete break from training in one form or another apart from injury? Maybe thats where Im going wrong
Mangaged 22k of spinning last night. Not sure I will fit anything in today.
2old: I wish I thought you were joking - I can see you have been talking to him again. BTW I have taken complete breaks from running on many occasions, up to 7 or 8 weeks, but always because I am cycling. Have never actually stopped doing anything for any length of time except through injury. I find a longish break from running over the summer seems to help me keep injury free and stops me getting too bored with the training the rest of the time. Absence makes the heart etc......
I don't mind cups. I'm really good at throwing water across my chest and missing my mouth completely.....
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