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28/01/2004 at 12:14
Is this cold bath theme a result of today's weather, you lot are making me feel cold just reading your postings.

Wado, waht area are you going to be running in when you move?

V-rap, it has got to be chocolate hobnobs.

28/01/2004 at 12:27
yes, hopefully the injury bench may clear out this weekend as a hope to have a return to sub-4 form at watford (sans injury)
did some yassos last night but reverted to normal run after i thought it was too strenuous for my poor knee
(i'm too embarressed to post my times anyways)
28/01/2004 at 12:32
>>>Adds "Chocolate Hobnobs" to spreadsheet at the point where the "Crazy Addick" and "preferred post-run refuelling" lines intersect.<<<

Er...milk or plain, CA?

28/01/2004 at 12:40
CA I will be running about in Chingford. I have already joined Orion running club as a second claimer so I know the area a bit already.
Just have to get out Friday so all my new neighbours will know they have a nutty runner in their road!!!
I haven't been running for 10 days though due to ankle so I will have to see how it goes.
28/01/2004 at 12:41
V-rep, both, only for refuelling Purposes of course.
28/01/2004 at 14:15

Please do not feel like that we are all on different schedules and what suits one does not suit others.Would hate to think I made you feel like that and will walk away and not post here anymore.
I like the cold baths in summertime but only able to manage 10 minutes max!!


Very interesting about packs where would I get the from?? anything that helps me!!!


Take care out there it is very very icy
here and had to stop myself falling on
numerous occasions this morning!!!!


Good luck with your house move and more importantly running in your new area!!

My soleus muscles were fine this morning but my ITB was NOT ,not sure if the icy cold had anything to do with it but this has been the worse it has been in ages and I have rested since Sunday but after a day of rest it will be better I am sure(fingers doubly crossed)So on coming home I have cold/hot/cold showered it and had my traditional nap must do the Cold/hot/cold three more times today....can you not hear my screams??


Hope you make it of the injury bench ASAP not a nice place to be;-(
28/01/2004 at 14:30
WP, one good thing about being injured is I can go strait to the nap stage and miss out all that running (olny joking).

Still not sure about the cold/hot/cold thing.

Wabo, good luck with your move.

28/01/2004 at 14:30
Cheers Poppy, I am a bit excited today and can't work - well more so than usual!
I will come back in a couple of days and hopefully tell you all I had a run and feel good!

And I hope the 'bench' is empty!
28/01/2004 at 14:48
Poppy, Sad to hear about the ITB.
The hot/cold packs are available from Boots, along with most running shops, but Boots currently have them at half price (~£3) so I picked up a couple of them.

Using the shower is easier to control, but at least the hot/cold packs can be used in the office/lounge/bed/whereever.

Hope that the ITB gets better tonight (and that the weather is a bit kinder tomorrow.)

BTW are you on the Hal Higdon schedule?
28/01/2004 at 14:56
Thanks Jones the Steam

Will look in Boots tomorrow hope they have them on offer;-)

Yes it was most annoying when I was enjoying my run so much!!

No not on Hal Higdon on one my training partner has adjusted from a few he has used before!!!
28/01/2004 at 15:01
Welsh Poppy

Come back. All is not lost. Keep posting. I'm made of strong fur you know! I realise we all are working to different schedules. I can only admire you for being at an advanced training stage. I'll be there soon. Probably not until 18th April though! :)


Come on guys and gals. You know it makes sense. Are we the sub4 runners and sub0 bathers group, or what?

Cold baths are the best
Wear your fur coat and thermal vest
Dip the toe and jump right in
It's not half as bad as the race, Grim!


28/01/2004 at 15:12
Run Rabbit, Run Rabbit, Run, Run, Run
Don't fear the mileage Poppy's done, done, done
We'll all get there ere the day has come, so
Run Rabbit, Run Rabbit, Run, Run, Run, Run, Run

(and then stretch, ice, eat hobnobs, etc....)

28/01/2004 at 15:13
tee hee, I like poems short and long
Even when the rhyme goes wrong
But cold baths , I don't know
Watch me try and still be slow.......

28/01/2004 at 15:17
BTW thanks CA re good luck.

And Jones ts, I will get to boots as well cos I have found it really hard to sort out ankle when at office.
This thread is sooooo helpful!
28/01/2004 at 15:20
Sing, Wabbit sing......

It's Poppy's mate George who's yet to explain the early schedule 20 mile run thinking. I would say on balance they've got to be good for you in terms of time on your feet and teaching the body to burn fat as a fuel. However, there is the risk of injury and the need for possible extra recovery (even though they're run slowly).

I'd be doing them if I were fit ....;-)

Just had a 15 minute jog. No ice in the city but a biting wind. No probs really - though some slight discomfort. Hot/cold now and more rest and review tomorrow....wahey!
28/01/2004 at 15:34
Percy, Glad to hear that you managed to get out and about. Given the weather outside of London, you might be one of the few!
28/01/2004 at 15:46
Maybe so JtS. Under normal weather conditions I'd happily swap a few city runs for the countryside/seaside though. I've heard it's quite scenic "over by there" on the Gower...mate of mine's from Ammanford see (sp?)
28/01/2004 at 15:48
The secret of taking a cold bath is
to run the water AFTER you get in! I
have been taking them after long runs
for about the last year and I do think
that they help . . . 20 to 30 min
with a big mug of tea. But make sure
there is hot water available for the
shower afterwards!!!!

managed about 18 miles in about 2:30
last sunday - but it was a bit of a
push in places. I think I got my pacing
wrong and was going too fast most of
the time.

a slow 5 miles (41min) this am due
to bits of ice here and there in
London . . .

21 miles this sunday !!

28/01/2004 at 15:56

I agree. Big hot mug of coffee and a Banana.


A towel around the shoulders

Sit in Bath

Run cold water

Believe it or not, if you don't move an inch the whole time, it actually starts feeling warm (ish)

JTS / Wabo

You are both wasted.


I wouldn't put you through the misery of singing. VRAP will confirm as I have often wanted to sing on top of hills to the sound of our Jules and "Sound of Music". I took the hint when she wore ear muffs :(
28/01/2004 at 15:57
Good going that a grenade in your pint glass? (or are you just pleased to see us?)
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