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Minni v Dubai Dave

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20/09/2013 at 21:21

Come on Barry. All you need is the calf to improve and you'll be tickertyboo. It's all in the bank.

Edited: 20/09/2013 at 21:21
20/09/2013 at 22:30

Barry - Nothing like giving yourself a little bit of pressure for next w/end.

20/09/2013 at 22:45

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!  

20/09/2013 at 23:29
Ant- a bit of a collection there .., don't ask DD to list his .. Nor O4S for that matter. I I discovered that the English bike team get customised bikes made in ormskirk somewhere so having had my one and only stolen, I plan to go there if I can find them
Barry- a cold? Real taper hell. I like to do 12 the Sunday before a marathon just to convince me I can still run long. You must be like an unexplored bomb now. Don't try and run the 26.2 in the first 3 miles next week
Pink- get B to have a couple of beers - it won't do any harm and your life will be easier . When's your 10 k?
Minni- isn't it Sunday you go sub 90?;-)
Chick/DD- have you checked the Boston entrants list ? I'm on it - are you?
Beginning to wonder if I will run again
Dubai Dave    pirate
21/09/2013 at 07:22

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

21/09/2013 at 07:52

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.

21/09/2013 at 10:38

2old - I think they ride Dolan bikes, whicis are made up here in the North West.  Try this link

www.dolan-bikes.com/ Build your very own Road, Track, Cyclo-Cross or TT/Triathlon bike today. ... Dolan Bikes, Unit 8, Old Boundary Way, Ormskirk, L39 2YW, United Kingdom. ‎Road - ‎Track Bikes - ‎Bikes - ‎Components

DD - I agree, you can never have too many bikes

21/09/2013 at 12:49

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.

21/09/2013 at 14:43

Pink - Any news on your YKW time? How did you feel?

21/09/2013 at 15:12

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.

21/09/2013 at 15:27
Simon- Ta for the info- not being much of a cyclist am I better going there or buying one off the shelf say from Buy A Bike in Standish as I did last time
DD- Bon Voyage
Pink - plenty of time to sharpen your speed for your 10k . Make sure B takes his beer medicine . Hope u nailed that YKw
Chick- sounds like an improvement of a sort and you ran more than I have for 10 days. Might try a jog on the beach later though
Minni- nice 10 with a tight calf
21/09/2013 at 15:36

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

21/09/2013 at 15:51

Kiwi- don't worry the cold will soon pass and you'll be soon knocking out 8mm 

21/09/2013 at 18:12

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. 

21/09/2013 at 18:54

Tri done, great fun. Think were were 3rd club team in the end, so pretty pleased - ran 19:24 in the run, but it only measured 3 miles on my garmin. Off to drink cocktails at a birthday party now. hopefully 10 miler tomorrow morning chin chin

2old - isn't actually worse for the achilles to run on soft surfaces? 

Get better soon all you sick benchers

21/09/2013 at 20:32

Ant - Great team tri result 

Edited: 21/09/2013 at 21:38
22/09/2013 at 08:39

Ant - Well done on the tri, still a  pacy 3 miles after the swim and bike.

Kiwi - Yeah next sunday. it was definitely on Eurosport last year, I will post my number before I go in case there's tracking available. Plenty of lurgy going round but I think I've just about nipped mine in the bud before it took hold, but felt the remnants on the run this morning.

 5 miles for me this morning and felt calf for first mile but then OK, so a bit more positive.

 

Edited: 22/09/2013 at 08:56
22/09/2013 at 09:59

Well done on the Tri Ant

Kiwi Hope the cold passes. Bit worried about the 10k but I have to try it!

2old - The wine was good & I think it helped Barry

The results of the YKW finally came in & I ran it in 28.56 which wasnot as good as last week  However, it was the first one I actually enjoyed & felt that I ran it really well.

Out for a 6 miler this morning - not with Barry as he needed to be out on his own & I am really pleased that he is feeling a lot more positive. I'm not so positive as getting worried about not finding him at the end next Sunday! For an ex military lady my map reading skills are rubbish.

22/09/2013 at 10:55

Nice one Ant on the tri, you'll be pleased with that!

2Old - sounds like you need to rest that achilles.

Pinklady - you've plenty of time before your 10km and very promising that you really enjoyed your 5km yesterday, the fitness is there now to build on.

Great about Eurosports Barry, can't beat watching a big city marathon on t.v, especially seeing as I'm not currently running any myself!! Good the calf loosened up for your 5 miler today, are you going to have another massage before race day?

22/09/2013 at 11:17
Ant/Kiwi- probably right about sand/rest
Ant- congrats on your tri result
Barry- sounds a lot more positive for Berlin
Pink- don't stress about the YKW time it's another good run banked for the 10k. The meeting points are easy to find and near the river opposite the main station which is a good spot for a post race beer and snack especially if the sun is shining
9 holes of golf this am so not total rest
Good running today all. Anyone racing?
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