Saturday 6th October

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06/10/2012 at 00:09


Lyrics. Hello. How are you?

What: a few miles later
Why: keeping it short and sweet
Last Hard Thursday
Lyrics Guess what i was watching last night

Have a great day

Edited: 06/10/2012 at 00:09
06/10/2012 at 00:17


What: 5k
Why: It's international parkrun day!

06/10/2012 at 07:42

What: 5k in beach party fancy dress

Why: It's the 1st birthday of parkrun Aberdeen!
06/10/2012 at 07:49


Hi Clag - long time no see - how are things?

Happy Anniversary RFJ.

Great swimming Paddy - what do you put the improvement down to? Sorry to hear about the return of the PITA.

Woken by a coughing fit and my peak flow is down on yesterday so my return is not yet imminent.

What:             nil, nada, nothing
Why:              immune system says 'no'
Last hard:       breathing is getting harder
Last rest:        5/10

Lyrics - not sure I do.

06/10/2012 at 07:52

I was going to try and start the thread with a lovey dovey song.... but was flat out when Pammie posted anyway.....

yeap 22 years today with the lovely Mrs RFJ

So shes going to the gym and i'm of to parkrun....

Take care

06/10/2012 at 08:19
LMUH - that's not so good! I've e-mailed you. All going fine but too much to share here!
06/10/2012 at 08:23


What: parkrun/relays
Why: watch/marshall

Lyrics: think so, but not 100% confident

06/10/2012 at 08:45


Yesterdays lyrics: 'Sound of silence;' by Simon and Garfunkel. Easy as most of you got them

Wow how busy is it on here already

Todays : Think so.

Lovely sunny/cold autumnal day up here. Just walked Geordie for 1.5 hrs. He's happily tired.

Hope you all have good park runs/races etc.

Clag and Georgina: Good to have you with us.

RFJ: Great how you and Mrs RFJ are celebrating this morning

Younger sons footie game for today has been postponed ! Dunno why !!

Be back later.


Edited: 06/10/2012 at 08:47
06/10/2012 at 08:50

Forgot to say

Tom: That was really sound advice to LMH yesterday re last 2 weeks into race..

Dubai Dave    pirate
06/10/2012 at 09:07


LMH I can work from anywhere so Spain / UK makes no odds to me, but kids still at school so can spend all summer in Spain but not all year but when they have flown 

What desert Run 10k this morning first 10K without a swim and a cycle in front of it for over a year, 42-24 on a warm (30C +) morning. 27th Overall and 1st M50, nice cup! 

Why: Time to become a runner again.

Last Hard: wasn't that I finished knowing that I could have gone harder / faster

Last Rest: 9 days.

have fun out there

Edited: 06/10/2012 at 09:07
06/10/2012 at 09:38

Sounds great DD - the job flexibility, your 10k time, the warmth.........

06/10/2012 at 10:09

DD: The job sounds good. Well done on the 10k

06/10/2012 at 10:13

yo gang! Sorry I dropped off the radar. Was really swamped at work and just about managed to keep up to speed with the sub 3:30 thread.

Just a quick post to say I am alive, albeit going slightly taper-mad.

DD: I congratulated you on the other thread but it never hurts to see another well done, so here it is

RFJ: happy anniversary

LMH: that doesn't sound good ...

hello Clag & georgina

what: a little shake out those legs run later
why: there's this 26.2 mile jog around Bremen tomorrow ...
last rest: yesterday
last hard: tapering
lyrics: I think so but not 100% certain

06/10/2012 at 10:46

Morning again

Sorry RFJ

Happy Anniversary

Hello Clag
Chickadee Nice to see you
DD Well done on the swimless-Bikeless 10km


06/10/2012 at 11:09
RFJ: Happy anniversary - 41 years for me next month (OMG!)

DD: Good 10k there - once a runner, always a runner!

Pammie: I feel I ought to know the lyrics!

Disappointing run for me this morning. Alarm didn't go off so overslept and missed the start of the club run (6:50 prompt....and they really mean it). Anyway ran the loop backwards and met up with them. At about 6M in (of 8M) my foot problem reappeared and I just shuffled through the last couple of miles. Obviously a bit hacked off...but see below.

The first (and last) time it appeared was last Sunday again at about the 6M point of an 8M run. Symptoms are a bit odd - initially a slight tingling and numbness followed by an occasional discomfort which feels like I've trodden on a stone - had a bit of that during the week but nothing more. However today and last Sunday the "stone treading" became more frequent until it turned into a sharper blister-like pain. During the week I rested Mon and Tues, ran 8M on Wed, 14M on Thurs and 8M on Fri without any significant discomfort.

So what is the problem - stress fracture, infection, bunion, gout or gangrene. Saw doctor yesterday who wasn't terribly helpful except to confirm there was no inflamation, blistering or breakage and told me if it carried on hurting to take a painkiller...problem solved, who needs private medicine.

A bit of investigation on the hypercondriacs paradise (t'nternet) suggested the best fit to the symptoms was an inflamed nerve between the toes (Morton's neuroma anyone?). Most commonly occurs in people who wear badly fitting or tight shoes (eg High heels or ballet dancers!). In support of that my two offending runs were done in my snug lightweight racer trainers, were as the trouble free midweek runs were done in my sturdy broader fitting trainers. Also the problem occuring at the same time (6M point), might be down to the time it takes for your feet to expand when you run.

So tomorrow is a close to home session in the sturdy trainers, whilst on Monday I'll be booking an MOT with the physio and also a session with a podatrist to revamp the clapped out orthotics.

Well it's either that or give up, but as I posted in response to DD, "once a runner, always a runner"

Have a good day all.
06/10/2012 at 11:16

Chick: All the best for tomorrow.

06/10/2012 at 11:46
Chick: just to echo Birkmyre's good wishes, and to apologise for my "" posting to distract my attention from your outing at Bremen tomorrow
06/10/2012 at 11:48

You've made it through the taper chickadeee now all you have to do is go and nail that sub 3.30! Go girl!

Tom - a stress fracture sounds most unlikely with the intermediate lack of pain. If it is Morton's Neuroma then you need to address the cause and stop it's progress asap. Hope the shoe experiment works.

Lovely day for running - or even cycling - here

06/10/2012 at 12:32

What: Swim at Yesnaby
Why: Don't have to run this weekend
Last rest: yesterday
Last Hard: 30 September

LMH Tom Oh Dear
Chickadee - good speed for tomorrow

06/10/2012 at 14:41

7 miles on TM d&d. stayed on TM in case things went pear shaped.

LMH - Taper madness. Hope hings are good next week!!!.

LMH - Regarding Swimming - I put the improvement down to a few things:

1) A lesson. I had one and listened and implemented!!! technique is King

2) Training - self explanatory

3) Dont laugh - A new pair of swimming shorts!!

Chick - enjoy tomorrow (at least the first 20 miles and the beer afterwards) good luck



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