Minni v Dubai Dave
Chick - ouch! did you find out whether it was a climbing related injury?
O4S - wasps! there has been a spate of stings this year. Pesky stripey buggers
Freemers - minni will have you doing 15 miles in the Cheviots!
What a faff this tri lark is - just spent nearly 2 hours converting my commuting bike into a lean mean racing machine! Wish me luck for my first venture to the dark side
gosh, sorry to read so many are on the injury bank!
Chick - have you had your injections, hope they ease the pain!
Red - nice report about Cheltenham
Spoons great running from you + gf on your relau, sounds like a fun event!
SImon - hope your shoulder mends, 5 weeks of no activity, you need to get some good box sets to keep you entertaind.
2old - this hasn't been your year for injuries
O4S- ouch being stung on the lip by a wasp!
i am on the sick bench, got a nasty cold from all the dirty germs floating round at school, always happens after the summer hols, so zero running here this week.
Ant - good luck for your tri.
Kiwi- this IS my year of injury!Not u on the bench too? There's not enough room
O 4S - that was some brave wasp! Get the antihistamine in action you've got ultras to do
Ant - how did you do that to a mountain bike ?
2old - i have a road bike and 2 mountain bikes
Chick - Sounds serious, make sure you recovery fully.
2old- If I don't nail Berlin I think I will have to find another hobby/obsession/addiction, well maybe until next spring.
Not sure if last night's sports massage made any difference to my calf, very tender compared to right during massage but glad I had it done. But I am officially descending into taper madness:
Checked training log and have n't run over 10 miles since 2 Sep, and total miles for Sep is 20.
I am developing a cold which I am battling with First Defence and Vit C.
I keep checking weather for Berlin for next weekend and currently 24 degrees.
But means my legs with be fresh and I have competed 8 x 20milers(or more) during training and have already had one PB this month
Better to have the cold now than next weekend.
Can't do a lot about the weather.
Plan is to run 5 on Sunday, if that goes OK 10 on Tues.
Come on Barry. All you need is the calf to improve and you'll be tickertyboo. It's all in the bank.
Barry - Nothing like giving yourself a little bit of pressure for next w/end.
Minni - Barry will be ok he just has to stay positive! I'm sure next weekend will be better than he thinks.
Barry - stop being negative & think of the positive - I will be able to find you at the finish!
Yes i have a collection bikes, the ideal number of bikes shall remain n+1.
yep im on the list of Boston entries.
Barry; as 2 old says drink beer
off to the airport
2old - no next weekend. Which is just as well. My calves have been a bit battered (perhaps from wearing racing shoes last weekend? Anyone got experience of this?) and I felt a bit ill yesterday. Off out now and hoping everything is back in order.
2old - I think they ride Dolan bikes, whicis are made up here in the North West. Try this link
DD - I agree, you can never have too many bikes
2old The beers are in the fridge along with the wine It's the Cricklade 10K that I've entered at the beginning of October - there's a HM on too but I don't feel ready yet. Looking for a HM for maybe Jan or Feb time.
After a great swimming training session last night, I ran the YKW this morning naked - not literally as that would have cleared the park! I forgot my Garmin so will have to wait for the official results. My daughter's friend finished not too far in front of me & know her time so I have a rough idea of what mine maybe.
Pink - Any news on your YKW time? How did you feel?
oh hell, the sick bench is getting fuller by the minute poor kiwi Barry: healing vibes to the calf ...
The two surgeons practices were closed already when I phoned them. Friday ... new attempt on Monday. I hope I can get a quick appointment. Luckily the disc isn't protruding very much and I have good posture, a decent enough core and a fcking determined mind. I just have to stop myself from doing too much at the moment or else it may pop out further Boston is on 21 April - so there is a lot of time. Very unlikely to be climbing related -- it is more a degenerative thing that old people get the problem was my lop-sided running coz I ran with a blister from hiking. So my whole lower back was out of synch and then I stretched like an idiot against the excruciating pain hoping I could stretch it out It is getting slightly better though. At least I can turn over in bed without wanting to scream, I can get up easier and I walk almost normally again. Doc said slight movement is good, so I should keep on walking. Walked 45 mins this morning and an hour this afternoon. Ran a few metres too but it hurt.
damn cold, didn't wake up today till 12:30, could have something to do with the wine + night nurse combo i had last night, slept like a log but still feel like shit today!
Barry is Berlin next Sunday? pretty sure i managed to watch it on Eurosports last year, will have to tune in. hopefully the tender calf is just taper madness, at least you will be well rested going into the race + you've got lots of great 20milers under your belt.
2old - i was pleased to be back up to 3 runs a week and back under 10mm, then the holidays ended + i've not run in the last 10 days, stupid work + stupid cold getting in the way!
Pinklady - nice to read how your running is progressing, it is exciting to be entering races as a new runner, have you found out your park run time?
Minni - hope your calves settle, are you still doing your blueberry trial?
Chick how frustrating that you didn't get a doctor's appointment Friday, hopefully you get it sorted Monda
Kiwi- don't worry the cold will soon pass and you'll be soon knocking out 8mm
So had a go on the beach and managed a painful 5 miles at a very slow pace, particularly the first half and the achilles was very sore and tight . Also it was into a stiff breeze. The return was a bit easier. Not sure i learnt anything positive from the experience.
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