Good luck for Watford, Susan . And excellent computer moving. I know what you mean - you can't just move something. It reveals dust and rubbish and all sorts that needs sorting out. Today I mainly massaged. Just nice to help people. Another friend today was whizzing her head round like an owl because she could actually look in both directions properly for a change! .
Smeagol - how did you know I'd had a couple of G&Ts? You must be psychic. We used to have friends in NY. When we first entered it about four years ago AR got a place (I didn't) and we were going to stay with friends in Connecticut and commute in on the train. Sadly his bank moved him back to the UK and AR pulled out. That would have been much nicer than a hotel.
In a way I'd like to wait until we're rich enough for me to do it with a lovely hotel where me and the kids can stay for about a week without scrimping. <Hen drifts off into lovely reverie>
XCR - I generally turn my Garmin off if I'm not being serious. Nearer the race I tend to treat it a bit more like the race and don't stop. Why do you need to stop to eat gels?
How did tonight go at work Howard? Did the Lord like it?
Wonder how Susan's half went?
Just been out for another hour's run. Am so enjoying the running without watch. Today I planned my route and, because I did an hour yesterday, only planned 40 mins or so today. But I got to a junction and thought - oh, I'll go the longer way. And I did that one more time, too. So I ended up doing an hour.
BUT. Knee now feels vile and foot feels crap. Really have to keep off my feet for a week to see if that helps. It helped after skiing when I was at college for a week. So. Must be sensible. That track sesh on Tues has a lot to answer for. I need a massage!
Off to Southampton shopping now with C. School skirt, sensible school shoes that orthotics will fit into but are still cool and not 'sad' (a thankless task I think).Can't wait!
XCR - I thought when you stopped cos you were a lady that you were stopping to pee!
Some good running going on as ever.
Howard - which act won? I missed it. Sorry .
Running club for me and OH on Wednesday night (c. 3 miles) and yesterday morning (c. 5 miles), so OH has now done 5 club sessions in 2 weeks. And she's now reading my RW mag on a regular basis instead of Murder Mystery books like she normally does .
10 miles for me this morning - longest run since Hastings Mara back in December. Cold and very strong north-easterly wind here on the South coast, but felt really good and at least on the home leg the wind was behind me. 1:21:58 (8:12mm) so well pleased with that and now fairly confident for Tunbridge Wells Half in 2 weeks' time.
Still haven't booked another Mara and to be honest don't think I will for the timebeing. Just enjoying running when I want to and for how long/far I want to.
Well done Howard on great sound engineering. Did you go out and celebrate? GB always does badly in Eurovision so no supprise you don't think it is a winner!
Well done Didds on your 10 miler. It is much colder and windier than when I did mine yesterday so I bet your glad to back in the warm. Good news re OH taking more interest in running. All mine does is complain about putting on a few pounds so when I suggest running is the best way of burning calories and show her the stats from my Garmin I sill get a "No I'm not going out running".
What time are you lookoing for at Tonbridge half?
XCR, I have trouble on a normal keyboard so using a phone to type would take me ages to post.
Hen, well done on your hour run. How far did you go. With your knee and foot problems isn't a good idea to get some advice and rest?
HRR - fantastic praise from the Lord!
XCR - I too stop my watch on every possible occasion I can drink and run but not do gels and if we have to stop for some reason I do tend to stop it. Makes me feel better anyway.....You're doing really high mileage this time, what's going to be your longest run? I have got to do 16 miles in a few weeksna already dreading it. C has promised to do 16 miles but won't do 18 and 20 LSR's as she not doing FLM, although I am hoping to bribe her later on. If not she'll have to cycle next to me!
AH - hope your knee is better soon, rest is obviously the way to go. What started it off initially, was it skiing?
Smeagol - fantastic time, you're so much more on track than me with times, I am just plodding I fear. But it feels like a nice plod.
News from me - my body absolutely kills!!! I saw the lovely PT again on Friday who worked on my lower body and suggested I may ache in the morning. Got up Sat and could barely sit down and then I had to go and do a 10 miler in force gale winds (I'm sure I'm not exaggerating). We went along the canal and were really exposed and it was horrible. Averaged 9mm but it was really really tough and at 7.5 miles I'm afraid I stopped and swore....a lot.......before carrying on! Then been spinning this morning with same PT and my body would like to collapse! He assures me he will tone my body up and I will look very good but jeez does it hurt!!!
Off now to make banana cake and have a lazy afternoon. And..............just found out I got 76% in my OU course
well done WT - I bet your OH would worry though that the PT worked hard on your lower half and now you cant sit down!! take it easy dont go and injure yourself!!!
thanks for all good wishes - what a flipping cold windy day - still did my best time ever for Watford - not a pb half but not bad 1.52.12 on my garmin ... it is hilly but I did feel the full marathon in Hastings with hills made watford seem not so bad!! and although I pushed myself harder than ususal I was comfortable - the last mile I was looking forward to it being over though!! I did 8.30 min miles for first 3 or 4 miles but it was a bit to fast so backed off a bit - have not worked out what my pace was... not sure how I did 1.49 in new forest except that I was running with TuTu ...
off to lie on sofa for rest of day and eat!!!
I am def abnormal XCR - and I dont think you are cheating turning off watch at all...
Susan - well done an a good hilly half time. I was also hoping that Hastings would make hills in any subsequent races a doddle by comparison.
Didds - a good time too for a first double-figure run since Hastings.
I worked out that I ran 115 miles in January. I won't do that all year, as I'll stick to shorter races after Paris, but it might be nice to see if I can get close to the 1000 mile mark for the year. Whether I do 100+ miles in February too depends whether I do the long run on Sat or Sun at the end of the month.
Susan - fab time in this weather as well. Enjoy your sit down, I will send over some banana cake if you like, it's yummy!
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