Shades Marathon Training

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29/08/2014 at 08:55

bah Emmy....

already nominated i see, struggling to find others to nominate being i gets the er ice bucket challenge in a little while

then its head down to MK for enigma reverse double weekend end and to decide whether i wanna give one of the two days a faster run or not

29/08/2014 at 08:59

Keith - I was one of the first

Hope you have fun at the lake. Do i see a lot of family sized desserts in your near future?

29/08/2014 at 09:02

Emmy - er doubtful not staying at a prem inn but the MK central TL instead so will prob head back soonish after saturdays and i am intending to go more or less straight back home after sundays as i have work monday

29/08/2014 at 13:14

Iain - oh dear, perhaps better to do your longer runs alone and when you have  short easy run and not so concerned about pace, take your son along.

Don't know about race packs for Chester...just checked the website and it says they will be posted to us 2 weeks before the race.

Emmy - yes, I have my eye on the Cathedral City cheddar packs

So next year for your 100th then.  I'd like to be there but unfortunately won't be if it's an off road event

Keith - good luck for the weekend.

Emmy - are you doing a different double this weekend?

29/08/2014 at 13:27

Talking of Chester, what do you think

"Pasta party" the night before

meet up on the morning of the race,

or both

29/08/2014 at 13:35

S3200H - oh definitely meet up for dinner the night before the race so we can all have a natter.   There's a food pub next to our Travelodge, we could book a table?

Then we can have a rendezvous point for race morning, and maybe post race too.   Pre race is always tricky as we'll all be faffing and loo queuing etc.

29/08/2014 at 13:47

Sounds great, would be good to book a table,  think this is an up two date list

has anybody heard anything from Khanivore 

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29/08/2014 at 15:06

I still have the "Shadies Runners" banner I made for the london marathon last year , my OH could wait at the finish somewhere with it visible so we can all meet there. I am definitely up for a "pasta party" of sorts the evening prior to the race. 

29/08/2014 at 16:43
MF no real plan for half marathon PB is 2.22 but will be happy with 2.30. I daren't predict as so far that has not worked! Just excited about the experience
Hope everyone is well and has a good weekend running /racing.
29/08/2014 at 17:03

Lily - Bet you will have a fab time at GNR - will be a great eperience from what I've heard!

Emmy - I am sure you will make an extremely beautiful cowgirl

Shades - No, I was not bitten by the horseflies. A combination of sprinting with flailing arms while swearing loudly seemed to do the trick. Good news that injury sems to be on its way out. Is that one that you've had before?

Iain - +1 for taking a child with you on bike only on shortish runs that "don't matter". I have the patience of a gnat and things only end in tears when I am determined to run a certain way and I have a grizzly child moaning about being tired by the side of me

Lovely long run done today - all well within HR zone. Very pleased. Wildlife seen: Three ponies, two llamas and a Boa Constrictor.

There is a small travelling circus in nearby town

29/08/2014 at 20:58

Well i did my ice bucket challenge and for those who can see (Emmy only i suspect) its on my fb page. Two buckets cos i can

Doubtful i'd do dinner for chester as i am nowhere near chester it self but will check when back home

29/08/2014 at 22:00
Soooo jealous of you all going to Chester. I can't wait to hear all about it and expect to see photos on here!

Emmy, that's great that your mum has finished her treatment and a good thing that she wants to do things for herself - although I can see that this must be frustrating for you.

I too have no patience with running plus kids on bikes. The only exception to this is if another adult is cycling with the kids so I don't have to watch them. I like running because I get to spend time on my own

OH took kids on bike ride in London yesterday. He and the two older boys hired Boris bikes and they took a bike on the tube for the youngest. On returning home though, as it was rush hour they weren't allowed to take the bike on the tube. So he had to buy a lock from argos, secure the bike and return home without it. He then had to drive in later that night to pick it up!

Lily, did you run the GNR last year or is this your first time? A friend's daughter is starting at newcastle uni next month and she plans to run it next year. I'd love to join her as we are a similar pace.

I keep writing posts and then get bombed out of the site. Also I have to sign in each time. Not sure why this has changed - what do I need to do to be permanently signed in, I can't find it in settings?!
29/08/2014 at 22:01
Mamafox - a boa constrictor??!!
29/08/2014 at 22:13

18 miles scheduled for tomorrow, I'm going to mix up a bit of cross country with a hill climb with some stunning scenery just to make it a bit interesting.

30/08/2014 at 07:04

S3200H - I think Emmy has 'seen' Khanivore on FB, we need to get him back on here and get him to do some training (if he's not been running)

Iain - LOL at the banner, your poor long suffering OH

Lily - you may well surprise yourself at GNR

mamafox - a boa constrictor I would have sprinted off.

Keith - would be good if you could make dinner at Chester

SK - what a performance re the bike, not very encouraging to get folk to cycle, you'll have to write to Boris.

I've not had any problems with RW site but it's often a bit wobbly and seems more so when I'm using my phone.  I wrote a long post at Dublin airport and lost the whole thing, most frustrating.

Jugula - good luck with tomorrow's run.  


I've cut my run short this morning as my foot is sore again.   Yesterday I didn't have a single twinge and noticed later that the swelling seems to have all gone.  But when I woke this morning it was a bit sore but still no swelling so went out for my run, pain level up to about 2.5 but wasn't happy so cut run short and came home.  I will rest tomorrow and then assess on Monday, may have to DNS Dingle

mamafox - no it's not an injury I've had before but I have had the odd twinge there when starting a run now and then over the last few months, but literally for a few seconds.  

Edited: 30/08/2014 at 07:18
30/08/2014 at 07:58
Mamafox - I didn't consider 10 miles on flat ground a tough cycle for my son but that might be me basing it on my ability. I'll take him out on shorter runs till I know he can keep up..

Shades - I guess it's a good thing my OH loves me and the promise of relaxing in a spa helps.

Next Sunday I have organised a fundraising event for myself to help with my charity cycle end of September. I'll be setting up a static bike station with a turbo trainer, (outside the BHF store) and with help from a local bike shop who will donate the equipment for free advertising, I'll be on the bike from store open to store closing. Thankfully its Sunday hours but that would have to replace my LSR for that day.
Edited: 30/08/2014 at 08:00
30/08/2014 at 09:59

SK - I've just had to Google Boris bikes - didn't have a clue what you were on about!

The snake (Could actually have been a python - didn't hang around to find out) was round a man's shoulders as he was trying to drum up interest in his circus. Not sure what he was planning to do with the llamas though.

Jugula - Good luck with your long run - a scenic route sounds like a good idea!

Shades - That is annoying regarding your foot. Do you know what exactly you have done? - I mean is it a "recognised" injury or anything?

Iain - That sounds a long time on a stationary bike  good luck to you there.

No running for me today. I have a 10.4km race tomorrow in which I always end up half dead at the end so am hoping that a day off will make a difference (Yeah right). This year they have decided to hold the village fête at the same time as the race. Should be interesting! 

30/08/2014 at 13:04

Very nice 15 mile round Ladybower this morning calf seems fine after a couple of days rest. 

Iain great idea with the banner 

Shades perhaps you should try sending him a pm see how he is

30/08/2014 at 19:26
SK glad you got your son's bike back but what a hassle.
It is my first GNR. Amazingly got in on the ballot the same year as VMLM! I think half is my favourite distance. Feel quite relaxed about it. Need to sort logistics of the day but tend to leave that to long suffering hubby. We will be going up in the morning. It is a bucket list run, probably just once
Good luck in your race tomorrow MF
31/08/2014 at 07:17

Iain - I think maybe 10 miles without stopping is something your son isn't used to?   Kids tend to cycle a bit, stop and regroup then on again, unless they cycle with a club I don't think they're used to doing distance.

That's a great way of helping the BHF and a bit of publicity too, hope it doesn't rain, an amazing effort from you.

mamafox - good luck at your race today

No, I don't know what my injury is, I've refrained from trying a diagnosis on the internet but I have a lot of paperwork/emails to do today so I expect I'll have a look at the internet.  I have an 'advisor' that I email when I pick up an injury or want some advice, he's more or less dismissed a stress fracture but he did mention the word arthritis.

S3200H - Good news the calf seems to be OK now.

I'll pm Khanivore and I have his email address if he's not on RW at the moment.

Lily - I think the logistics for GNR can be complicated if not using their transport.  It's amazing how they cope with all those runners, but of course the penalty is that it can take an hour to get over the start line if you're in one of the pens at the back.  Mo Farah is running too.

Domestic day for me and paperwork.   Must make cake too, have run out

Edited: 31/08/2014 at 07:20
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