Monday 16th April 2007

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IronMelissa    pirate
16/04/2007 at 13:32
That sounds like solid thinking to me Minks - I hadn't thought of it that way. Also I imagine it could be quite stressful running with a buggy, the way cars pull out without looking and so forth. Looking forward to the pic.
16/04/2007 at 13:32
DD, a great race, well done

Minks, good to hear you are back running. 8:45 by your second run doesn't sound too bad

NZC: http://www.fortismarathonrotterdam.nl/

What: 5ml very easy
Why: tapering
16/04/2007 at 13:36
Hi minks! (Don't worry, I've been doing plenty of minskeasy runs while you were away :-)

Great running again over the weekend with DD so far being most eyecatching.

Re Rotterdam, seems an unpleasant decision, but if people are fainting left right and center in the slower end of the field and emergency services are struggling, something may have to be done and this could have been the best decision at the time.
I've read in dutch articles that 30 runners were taken to hospital and 17 actually admitted. That's a lot for only 7800 participants.

What: 6 miles easy d&d lunchtime
Why: enjoying the sun
Last rest: all weekend
Last hard: ages

Right leg has been bothering me, selfmassaged this morning, and it behaved. Seems like tightness from the calf is causing a bit of trouble. Must keep an eye on that, stretch etc...
16/04/2007 at 13:36
Minks - good to hear from you! Actually that c-section/exercise thing is not clearly defined at all - when I lived in Iceland a mate had a c-section (and more) and was given no advice at all on what to do afterwards - as a result she was driving a huge jeep and heaving her other four kids within a week and I think venturing out on camping holidays within a month - so I guess your body will tell you what it likes and what it doesn't. Sounds sensible to keep it to three miles and build up from there, especially as your muscles and ligaments may not adapt as quickly to running as your cv system does - you don't want to get injured

DD - great pics! You look very relaxed!
16/04/2007 at 13:39
Oh, and it appears the mayor of Rotterdam pulled the plug on the marathon, so little the organisers could do to fight that I suppose.
(Can't see Ken Livingstone doing the same, I must admit)
16/04/2007 at 13:47
minks, fantastic!!!!
16/04/2007 at 14:10
Minks- great to see you back and great stuff on the restart

Sportaloo - Yes, I plan 3 more v long runs. One 34 miles d&d, one 30 miler Sunday coming, another 30 on 29th Apr then the biggest at close to 40 on the 13/14th May. Sound OK? How are you these days?

Rotterdam - So you've run 24 miles in 3:30 and have 2.2 to to go to get your 3:44 finish and the organisers close the course. Sorry, but there is no justification for that. They can still filter out those that are clearly struggling in the heat before they get to hospital cases. They knew it was going to be hot 3 days before and could have pre-planned.
16/04/2007 at 14:21
woohoo Minks! On the trail again. I would second the try it and see policy, but be aware that it wasn't for nothing that "minks easy" became a technical term on this thread. Don't get carried away.

DD - bravo. You speak the truth there, that bad patches will pass. Ice cream and coke definitely help, although with no one to feed me icecream, I made do with drinkable yoghurt.

clink - again bravo!

sorry to hear that surgery has not sorted DF's difficulties. Bummer.

Me? Went to bed last night with the wind roaring in a tile snathcing tree snapping sort of way, thought, ok, brother, get it out of your system now. Only hitch, I woke up to the same sounds. Not good. It looks like delivering on the promise of 2 inches of rain too. My heart goes out to the runners. It is lightening up here a bit, but still looks pretty wild.

Cancellation because of heat? Slow runners ending up in hozzie? I wonder. The medic on the Foulees de la Soie trip mentioned once that the plodders at the back rarely ran into trouble, but that he spent a considerable amount of time reviving the speedier lot, something that was borne out in my informal observations as to who was on a drip at the end of the race. (Both trips saw lead runners, in fact in both cases the best sprinters, on drips, and in one case forbidden to run again.) Maybe because us wussies at the back are more inclined to quit rather than run til we drop, or maybe I don't know what. In any case, I wonder whether it was the slower runners who were worse affected in the heat.

Badly need a run. I was horrid stiff this morning just walking the geriatric spaniel.
16/04/2007 at 14:57
Trini - Sounds good,but remember to take them very easy,time on your feet is all that matters. Most Comrades runners pick up a niggle or serious injury/illness during April or May,so take care. It must be extremely difficult doing those long runs by yourself,respect. I am okay,the past 7 months have been frustrating and expensive,but things are looking up. Comrades with my wife next year and Gobi is making sounds about coming out for Longtom again,so plenty of motivation.


16/04/2007 at 14:58
Great to see minks and Sporta back
:)
16/04/2007 at 15:02
Afternoon all,

SGQ: I'd put it down to the heat.

BR: don't worry - I'm just following my normal pre-mara dietary regime.

clink: great report - I felt like I was there. And a well deserved result.

LizzyB: You're usual 200% effort then. Hope you get 3rd FV40.

MikeS: Great team spirit putting club before calves.

DD: Great report and a good result with a fall and the wheels coming off - looking good for comrades. I can't find your piccies.

Minks: Great to hear you're back running again. Did you defer FLM to 2008 in the end?

Sportaloo: Good to see you back too - are you still injured, or is it lack of fitness?


I found out this morning I've put a time one minute faster than my target on my motivational crib sheets! Are the marathon gods trying to tell me something?


What: 6m recovery. Seem to have picked up a knee niggle - perhaps the marathon gods are laughing at my presumption? Other than that just the usual feeling like a ball of lard and totally unfit.
Why: Taper
Last Hard: Wenesday
Last Rest: 356 days

Have a good one.





16/04/2007 at 15:12
Been out for a short run, legs much happier now. It is getting better, the wind was not outrageous, as it had been earlier, dodging round fallen bits of tree, but not bad. I'll wander out later, as we are by mile 25 or so, no rush.

16/04/2007 at 15:15
Hiya

DD - Well done on the 2 Oceans fantastic achievement one day maybe, no forget i said that. But stunning scenery i imagine

Hippo sorry to hear about DF's problems i really wish him the best in finding a solution to his injury problems

Minks good to see you again and certainly looks like the start of a good comeback.

Spoerta - i was wondering how you were doing the other day. Hope you too can get yourself better


What: 5km
Why: just running
Last Hard: Today
Lyrics: I like this song

After yesterdays brilliant run Pammie reurns to earth with a bump <thud>
Guess i spent too much time gardening yestrday arfo. Just don't know when to stop.
16/04/2007 at 15:31
Read back - great reports from clink and LizzieB. Well run chaps.
Welcome back to running and posting Minks.
Off to get a new bike now.
Pip pip
IronMelissa    pirate
16/04/2007 at 15:33
In case anyone is interested, there is Boston Marathon coverage here http://www.bostonmarathon.org/2007/cf/Public/Commentary.htm
16/04/2007 at 15:42
Sorry to hear about Rotterdam. I think I'd have been fuming too!

Minks, glad to see you're back running again :o)

I know the lyrics today, for the first time in about a century.

Today ...

What: Just tapering so far, and mucking out the Cavern. If you see me with a black bag and a purposeful expression, stay well out of reach.
Why: Tapermania, a touch of sunstroke, and exploring the possibility of getting the Cavern into saleable condition and downsizing because at the moment it's swallowing all my income. But it's just at the thinking-aloud stage at the moment.
Last hard: Saturday.
Last rest: 11 days ago.

Might go climbing with the wee-raptors later.
16/04/2007 at 15:51
Hello there

I'm back on after (a) illness Wed-Fri last week and (b) a blissed-out-in-the-sun playing with the kids internet is down weekend. Still have a head cold, however nothing on the chest, so:

What: 6 miles done at lunch time
Why: new start etc etc
Last hard: ages
Last rest: weekend
Last lyrics: 7 days

Crossing Tower Bridge Road this morning I noticed that all the crowd control barriers for FLM are out already. It's getting serious now. I wish I was running it.

According to Accuweather, Sunday's forecast is plenty of cloud, 11 kph winds and a high of 17 C.
16/04/2007 at 16:00
AF - I am still injured. Visited various specialists as well as a podiatrist. The stress fractures healed,but inflammation followed. Cortisone injections and more rest was ordered. I was pain free for the first time in 7 months,but the pain returned after running last week. I have lost all fitness and will be starting form scratch,but I have learned that any run is a good run.

Thanks Pammie and Hippo,I will be posting more once I am back running.
16/04/2007 at 17:42
Afternoon All.

Enjoyed the Two Oceans report DD.

4.03 for the marathon sounds about what i would be doing.

Like AF I cant find your running pics though.

Hopefully i'll be doing Comrades in 2008. Its the 'uphill' year I think.

Today 3.5 miles into work with the reverse journey back again this afternoon.

Good Runnings everyone.
16/04/2007 at 17:43
Hey up Peeps,

Greetings from sunny Croydon.

Had a great weekend running in the New Forest, lovely weather, perhaps a bit hot towards the end of my long one on sunday.

Nighmare about the Rotterdam Mara, I couldn't think of anything worse that getting within 2 miles of finishing after 4 months hard training, only to be told to walk! A few choice words I think would be said.

Anyway, rest day today, which will be nice.

What : Rest
Why: I need it and P&D decree
Last Hard: Sat
Last Rest: when??

Lyrics: Easy

AF - ICE ICE ICE that knee! I would say rest, but I'm not sure you know the meaning of the word.... ;)

Just a quick post today as want to get home to watch Boston (set the video you see)

TRAVEL NEWS: if anyone lives in the area of Croydon - the flyover is closed and the trams are not stopping beyond East Croydon Station - the whole place has become one big car park, all roads stationary.

Luckily I walk home....

FIN
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