Lyrics: Well, Billy rapped all night about his suicide How he'd kick it in the head when he was twenty-five
I know one thread member who will know these!
What: a rest day, although will be teaching PE, which can be quite energetic!Why: legs have earned the day off
Is there an OHreport anywhere?
Yesterday's lyrics were December by All About Eve.
Hope you're soon feeling better Blisters.
What: an hour on the turboWhy: short of timeLast hard: sleepingLast rest: 27/11
Lyrics - familiar
Been out for an early 4 this morning, nice run. More later.
Lyrics, dont think so.
morningThink I know the words...what - easy runwhy - dodgy knee (still)last rest - saturdaylast hard - ages agohave a super day
What: probably a gentle run, yoga and a bit of gadeningwhy: need to run as only got out once between Fri and Sun due to visitors. We got our Kleingarten too, and it needs some work before the winter sets in.Last hard: understanding the Kleingarten contract!Last rest: Friday, did gardening SaturdayLyrics: nope
Well done Ale, NZC, OH and anyone else I've forgotten.Get well soon BlistersChicka good to see you're getting back on track. How's the back feeling?Dustin hope the knees get better soon.
Have a good one all.
alehouse, indeed I do know these lyrics!
oh that's funny you have a poking out tongue face for your p!
didn't get to my race on Saturday because my daughter was ill so I stayed put and kept an eye on cleo and great fun it was..
what: track followed by deep tissue, much needed
why: I have a bad back, right and all down leg
last hard: yesterday very hilly muddy training run which possibly caused back ache
last easy: saturday
nzc awesome track run, blimey!
donaldo nice park run pb well done
alehouse, flip you must be pleased with the lfotm then!! And a park run too, nice
OH 50k, oh my goodness! amazing stuff all round on this thread!
Tigh nam Bodach 50k Ultra 2013
Not a good preparation – up 5:30 for work on Thursday morning; up 5:10 Friday morning to see if 6:30 boat was sailing (it was but was only boat to get out that day); choppy crossing followed by a long drive down then wakeup 5:30 for race.
We drove up lower Glen Lyon then over the lonely Ben Lawers road on way to B+B in Killin. Road clear and snow line at about 2500 feet.
Bar meal and gear sorted before early night. Landlady had left breakfast out for us and we left at 6:30 in the dark. Tech t shirt, Merino long sleeve and another long sleeve top. ¾ tights and oiled legs. 19 miles drive back over the single track mountain road to the race HQ at Glen Lyon dam. Registration and briefing as dawn broke. Weather cool (2°C), dry and calm, as forecast.
Only about 80 of 96 entrants started so about 16 DNS but we met 2 familiar faces.
The route was straight into 300 feet of sharp ascent before an undulating rough landrover track around the reservoir. After the bag drop at 14 miles, it crossed over the dam then up a tarred but potholed private road to 1600’ and down into Glen Lochay. There it looped 7 miles up the glen along a rough track before returning to the tarmac for the 1000’ climb back up the pass, finishing with a nice easy 2 mile down to finish back at the Glen Lyon dam.
Lovely views with some sun on snow capped hills as we set off. I walked (as most) up the first incline then settled into steady pace. First river at 6 miles - water up to just below knees. Coming out, feet felt like blocks of ice and slowed up by foot muscles not working as well as usual but OK again after 5 minutes.
I remembered this time to keep refuelling as I went around (snack Mars Bars, Jelly Babies …)
Overtaken by Elspeth who had now got warmed up. 2nd River, 3rd river … Curiously my top half felt a lot warmer after each crossing (perhaps a survival reflex kicking in?). 3rd marshalled river crossing done – all done or so I thought – they lied! There was one further river crossing at least as deep as the previous three!
At 12.3 miles, catastrophe struck – I hit a fixed stone with my right foot, stumbled, failed to save myself and landed heavily headlong. Oh S&&t! I thought, race over. Cramp then kicked in left leg. However I slowly picked myself up and assessed the damage :\^ : Right knee bruised and grazed, left chest bruised and fairly sore. Didn’t think I’d broken a rib. So after a couple of minutes I tried running again. Proceeded gingerly to the drop bag station before the dam at 14 miles at just under 3 hours. OK so far ...
Dry shoes, new socks, long tights. Banana, Rice pudding, 2 cups tea (straight down the hatch and some other “fuel” and off again.
Last runners and sweeper were back by then 7 runners finished their race prematurely at this point.
Continued across the dam itself and now onto tarmac albeit potholed.
My chest was now aching quite a bit - so I took some paracetamol and slapped on some voltarol gel as I walked up the long hill. Just one girl and the (fresh) sweeper behind me now.
Passed an orange sheep (no, I was not hallucinating!
Meeting and greeting the front runners coming back now
I was now up the worst of the hill but it was a further undulating mile or so until it started going down. Down to a welcome cup of tea and large chunk of “Tablet” at second station.
Left the station ahead of the sweeper and last girl onto a rough track contouring round Glen Lochay, quite cool now and a head wind picking up. On to the loneliest marshall, before turning to drop right down into the valley and heading back. I was now walk/running. The girl and sweeper were within earshot.
Back onto the tarmac and began the thousand foot ascent (walking).
More tea and tablet at Aid station at 26.5 miles. Shortly before the top of the hill, I was overtaken by the girl behind who had obviously got her second wind. However, I was well ahead of my personal target and certainly wasn’t up to chasing her! Over the brow of the hill, back into a slow run, now encouraged and accompanied by my personal pacer (AKA sweeper) – Thankyou Michael!. I managed to keep the slow run all the way from then to the finish including the short incline a few hundred yards before the end. Wave from Elspeth (who finished in 6h11) and shouts of encouragement from finishing line which I crossed at 7h03. Last but still an hour and 20 minutes faster than Dirty 30 .
Finish line was fortunately only a few yards from car. Soup and chillie at race HQ half a mile back down the road. Nice meal that evening in Killin before long drive and ferry back home on Sunday. Walking but stairs problematic today.
Some photos on:
including the orange sheep!
You are one tough cookie OH - and mad as a box of frogs
Swim for me today rather than the planned turbo as an unexpected window opened so I jumped through it.
Great report, OH. Well toughed out!
Soundsas if you are heading in the right direction, Gobi!
NZC - nice track running, well done.
OH, great report, really enjoyable, you toughed it out big time - well done.
After my 4 this morning, 6.2 this evening in 48 mins. Good to get a double run in today as I ate too much at the weekend.
OH - great report - you are very brave!
What: 6km Cornwall Park
Why: recovery - thought felt completely had it - water blasted my daughter's deck today so really just didn't feel like doing anything. Feel pretty much the same this morning. Maybe it is just old age
NZC: old age? How dare you! You're just a young dude!
I'm sure you'll soon be where you want to be Gobi.
Sounds like cross training to me NZC.
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