300 marathons!! Wow.
Slowkoala, raffle tickets sounds like a scary kind of responsibility, well done on throwing yourself into other jobs rather than pushing yourself to run - glad things are improving
Khani, hope the back heals quick and you are able to get to pilates. I have been a few times to my local one, I always feel a total idiot among the over 60s, who can effortlessly hold their leg in the air at a precarious angle for 10 minutes at a time, while I am shaking and falling over all over the place! It definitely helps strength though!
mamafox... OUCH! I have had horse-on-foot incidents a number of times - mine particularly clumsy with her clod-hoppers, but the worst was a horse on a yard I worked at - he stood on me on a concrete floor, all 800 kilos of him, then when I pushed and scrabbled frantically at him to try to get him off, the little b*gger just turned himself around, grinding his hoof into my foot in the process. Ow.
Had a short, theoretically easy run last night, but stomach decided to start feeling dodgy about a mile and a half in, so had to walk for a bit - managed to pick it up again after about half a mile, but felt despondant anyway - These episodes make me feel like death at the time, so it always sticks out as my memory of any run where it happens. Uurgh. Ankle still twingeing a bit too, but I'm off to the doctor about the dodgy foot that I am sure is the root cause of it this morning, so hopefully I can get it sorted out soon.
Khanivore - hope the back is a bit better today. And quite an impressive way to hurt your back IMHO
VR - LOL at the typo
Where were you last night, I sent a text to see if you were going to circuits and Kettecise and no reply
mowzer - is that Greek event off road? I don't think I'd ever want to run in Greece, I've heard such terrible reviews of the marathon from Marathon to Athens...where it all started
Big G - yes, of course, I will look at your training plan. Good news that you've signed up for DMV, I'll be there too.
mamafox - ouch, hope the foot is only bruised, but a very painful injury.
On 293 marathons/ultras now so on target for my 300th at the IOM
Very humid this morning for my run. I chased a magpie off that was trying to rob a blackbird's nest. Nature is very cruel at times
I did a 6-miler after work yesterday and it wasn't pleasant as it was very humid last night too. I hope the conditions change for Sunday....
Thanks Shades. I'll email the plan I've cobbled together over.
Khani - take care of that back. Back injurys can be nasty.
I had a lovely run on the moor last night at just over 7 miles, most of it climbing to Hamedown Tor. The views were amazing and a bit chilly!I almost face planted a rock going down! A strong core kept me upright but it was very close!
Shades - what about the Sparta run? Isnt that all on road?
It's SO humid here I feel like a slowly roasting lobster. In Paris meeting a client for work and it's full 'business' attire.
I managed 5 tempo miles and a gym session yesterday - I'm finally channeling VR!
Shades - it's a road marathon. What was wrong with the Marathon to Athens one? (Pen handy ready to strike it off my list )
Long ago my horse jumped and landed on my lower leg as she was loading into a horsebox. Despite me almost passing out and hardly being able to stand, we carried on, having a great day out - galloping for 30 miles all round Newmarket at a long distance event. When I finally got my boot off in the evening, the bruising and swelling went from my toes to my knee . I had to wear open sandals for 3 weeks and as the swelling went down you could see the horseshoe mark on my leg.
Khani - I'd love to see your doctor's face, as a seemingly sensible adult and parent admits to trampolining on the bed .
Emmy - you need a fast qualifying time for the Spartathon and that's partially off road. Not on my wish list.
mowzer - heavy traffic, terrible pollution and dull route....just a main road now to run on. I'm yet to meet anyone that ever expressed a wish to do it again and all deeply disappointed.
I've just finished Scott Jurek's book, Eat and Run, and Scott writes about his runs at the Spartathlon. It sounds intriguing. http://www.spartathlon.gr/the-race.html
250km in less than two days. Record is under 40 hours. Epic. Mind boggling. Cuckoo
Shades - fantastic PB - brilliant
Spartathlon - yes as shades says you have to be pretty speedy to do it otherwise you aren't accepted.
Venice mara - not a PB course as there are 14 steep bridges to cross in the last mile but it's well worth doing.
I've got loads of maras on my "when I win the lottery list" Tokyo, Honolulu, Los Angeles.....This year it's Berlin then Amsterdam and then I'll see......
I'm getting seriously obsessed now about doing a half ironman next June. I've booked swimming lessons to improve my crawl and I'm off out on my bike (with normal pedals) tomorrow after work My lunchtime today was spent looking at trisuits, swimming goggles etc.. oh dear!
Oh dear indeed! Molly!! Down the slippery slope you go! Lol!
i like the sound of Venice and all the rest! If only I was rich!
Carb loading tonight with pasta pesto and banana bread in preparation for BIG race tomorrow... Parents' race in school sports day #ICANNOTLOSE
Molly, what distances are involved in a half IM? I could manage the cycling but not the swimming. Would like to learn proper crawl too as don't think breast stroke is great for the knees. Cycling very appealing as lots of gear to buy!
Spartathlon quali times are 100km in 10:30, previous finisher, previously made 172km of it before in 24:30, finnished a 200km race, did a 24 hour one going at least 180km, did a 48 hour one covering a min of 250km or completed nemea-olympia race in under 28 hours.
So i need to speed up a bit then Oh and save up as its 400 euro entry fee
Pressure's on then Slowkoala! Hope gels etc all ready... Good luck!
Thing that puts me off ironman is the disturbing thought of what I would look like in a swimming costume on a bike....
Good luck slowkoala!
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