Friday 9th November 2012

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09/11/2012 at 15:49

Thanks for the welcome guys....nice to see a thread with so many interesting comments, injuries, pass times!!
Looking forward to getting back into runniing and the reporting here, I think, might just help as well as the challenge of remebering the song

09/11/2012 at 16:02

Tom:  you sound to be back on track...and i hope that tomorrow's long run is uneventful! Consultant sounds happy with his handiwork and expects that at some point I will be running again. No idea when, though, and he won't be drawn on a timescale.

Straycelt:  nowhere near S. Wales...try the North-West! OH (who I know only virtually) hails from a couple of hundred yards from one of the said pubs. Neither the Royal Oak nor the Griffin are uncommon names: there are also two Dog and Partridges and three Crown pubs nearby, as well as a further Griffin! How did you find the Cardiff half?

09/11/2012 at 16:14

Alehouse, I'll think about you guys when I plod past both next week
I ran with a half mara virgin...he wanted around 2hrs but he fell apart at 8 and went to lead at 10 so ended in 2.15. I've paced it a number of times at 1.45/1.40 (No idea why they changed it from 8 min miling to sub 8) This  year was pretty boring and it's still tooo congested in a number of places, especially coming back on the narrow stretches from the bay. Better support than usual. Would have preferred to run a tad quicker but commitments made. Probably just as well given what happened next!

09/11/2012 at 16:28
Straycelt - my best running years (1973-77) were spent running around Cardiff, Penarth and Barry. My daughter still lives outside Cardiff, so I get the chance to run some of my old routes 3-4 times a year - albeit rather slower than of old. One of my more enjoyable efforts of recent years was the Cardiff KRUF 10k which finished inside the Millenuim Stadium...really cool.
Blisters    pirate
09/11/2012 at 16:51

Welcome aboard Stray.

Tom, would would have had a laugh at me finishing up those inclines. Wheezing like an old steam train. Easy it most certainly was not. Having someone with me meant that I just simply had to dig deeply to be able to pull it off. With a mile to go I cranked up the engine and got a HR of 161 out of the old Massey Ferguson. It goes to show that I could pull off a marathon, but not necessarily a spectacular one. Like Alehouse says, I'd like to do one of those 20's every 2 or 3 weeks. Then we'll see what's in the tank. It only looks like a 3:45 at the moment.

09/11/2012 at 16:55

Welcome straycelt! Blisters not sure I understood?

09/11/2012 at 17:38

Evenin all.

What: rest today and 11.5 km with club last night
Why: knackered, meant to be working this afternoon but my body went into unfunctioning mode so slept instead.
Lyrics: yes

Lacrosse match tomorrow, 6 am start :S

Ale  glad achillies is on the way up.

Have a good one all

09/11/2012 at 17:50

Alehouse glad to see Achilles is finally getting some lubrication
LMH Saturday this week is nothing special - probably usual swim (which I do look forwards to!) and run. It's just that work has been rather busy of late.
StrayCelt welcome

What: not a lot
Why: just finishing work
Last Hard: Tuesday
LastRest: Tuesday!
Lyrics: yes - although I cheated to check

09/11/2012 at 18:33

Hello Straycelt - always good to have new blood. What's next for you race wise?

OH - thought that might be the case.

Blisters - what a great run. I'm jealous.

Chickadeee - I agree totally, I'd love that to be my easy pace. Maybe you need a bit more of a break before throwing yourself back into marathon training?

Good news Alehouse.

Tom - although I run to HR I seem to have just one pace outside of races. Glad to hear that you're back to it.

Dustin - hope the hammy holds up.

Enjoy tomorrow Wabo!

I ran in the end. Just 4 miles with the dog, much needed after a stressful afternoon spent in the hobbit hole (office with no natural light or ventilation).

09/11/2012 at 23:12

Welcome Straycelt

What Nothing
Why - a few pints at the Club presentation night....... came away with the male points rophy for the road runners a tad unexpected this year with so much time out, but have still logged the races and thats the counter......
Last Hard - yesterday
Last Rest - Today

Lyrics - YES

Parkrun and XC tomorrow....

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