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Welcome to Shedboy and Siony *waves*
Hope you enjoyed the Sodbury Slog, Chimney, and that you've managed to get all the mud off - I bet your skin is peachy this morning
Sorry to hear about your IT band Minardi, what a bugger, hope it settles down soon.
Well I'm quite pleased with yesterday's plod. I had a stiff neck, heavy legs and 5x minute long walk breaks but still managed 6 miles in 1.07. It was the first time I had run that far for about 18 months and the weather was beautiful
The weather was great in London yesterday. It took me by complete surprise because I went out in my thermal tights.
I've now clocked up enought training miles to get me to Calais, not that I can really manage it in one go or run on water.
Welcome new people and well done a great set of weekend runs from everyone. I did 12 miles yesterday but found it really hard going and was pretty slow. It's quite a hilly route and still only 5 days after giving blood so that might have had something to do with it. I tell myself the main thing is that I did complete the run, no matter how slowly I seemed to be going so it should all help get me a bit fitter. And to spur me on I've entered a half mara in northants on Dec 18th and the Ashby 20 in March.
Siony - fab time! Know what you mean about couldn't do it twice though. When I finished my 12 yesterday I felt knacked. And a mara is more than twice as far...
Wel done Que Sera
I think sometimes your mind somehow "knows" how far you've got to run and won't let you go any further. When I did the Reading half in 2007 I coudn't have gone another step but I'd already done 17 in training so I knew I could go futher.
Phew - you must have been boiling Sacco. I was out at 8 and coming back the sun felt really warm.
Sacco di Noci wrote (see)
Give it time......
Some excellent training/races going on at the weekend.
Siony, I'm with Scream. Whether I do a 10K, 10m, HM etc I ' Feel ' like I've gone as far as I can. Though as mitiog says the shorter runs are done at a pace I couldn't keep up for a marathon. Yet.
minardi, best wishes for your recovery. VLM is a long way off. Take your time.
The Slog was odd. I'd gone out very fast because I wanted to get to the mud before 1000 other people had gone through it and knew that I would pay for it later in the race. After two miles I felt finished. I wasn't going very fast by then and it just seemed like so much hard work. Ok, so I hadn't approached it well physically or mentally as it was ' Just a bit of fun ' but feeling so drained after only two miles was quite disturbing. Yes there was a fair amount of mud, ditches to run along, fields to cross etc but even so........ When I saw the results tonight though it kinda explained why I'd felt like that. I came in 170th out of 996 finishers which is punching well above my weight. My speed dropped but the perceived effort level stayed the same. Didn't go for a run today as my calves are completely blown
Gentle jog with the dogs tomorrow. I may even wimp out of hills and go along the canal.....
Wow, brilliant fnishing position Chimney, well done!
Thanks all. Like Fabtastic.
Down to earth with a bump today, literally. 4 miles at 10 m/m pacing. Should have looked where I was going though and not at the deer peering at me from behind a tree. Tripped over a root in the wood and went sliding through the mud on my belly. Wouldn't have been so bad if it wasn't a bridlepath. You could tell it was a bridlepath and horses had been along it recently. Smelled lovely........
Calves still a bit tight but felt so much better for getting a stretch.
Got another cross country race on Sunday, Avebury 8. I will be going fairly easily. Honest. I'm only doing it for the wonderful hand-thrown mug you get as a momento!
Been looking at that Hadd training. Thinking about doing it until I start the 'official ' training and see what the results are.
* holds nose and keeps downwind of Chimney*
can i join you guys - as the title says i dont fit anywhere else
2011 was my 1st marathon - london - raised 2.5k for phab kids - got a bad foot injury and limped in at a time of 6:12mins
havent been on runners world since
been trying for a baby since april - nothing - gutted
broke my foot in august - got discharged from the physio clinic yesterday
started bootcamp lost 11lb in a month put it all back on the following - still going
got rejected from the ballot
won a club place last night !!!!! woooooo so training starts today i have to literally start from scratch, still gonna keep trying for baby, still gonna go bootcamp but more positive about everything today!
think im gonna run for Crimestoppers as i am a special constable and will give a bit of money to my hubbys U8 football team as they need kits and footballs
minardi wrote (see)
Hello Muppley and congratulations on that club place . What will you do if you get lucky babywise? Welcome back to RW!
We could form an Outsiders relay team and take turns carrying her throught the race
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