chickadee - why don't you pretend you live in the uk? You can use my address if it comes to it.
birkmyre - that's a very quick 100m!
I walked the dog this morning. To be honest I just felt guilty - its front legs seem to be shot and he walks with a lean to one side (from the racetrack). He's 5 years old and will spend the rest of his life on NSAIDs as a result of the racing and walking seems like a bit of an ordeal for him. I would spend all my time worrying about him going lame and whether he was doing too much. I think I'd rather have a dog who could go for a burn once in a while without fear of lameness straight afterwards.
It did strike me as ironic. If I was a dog no would want me for the same reasons.
Wabo: Well run @ VLM
RFJ: Jnr is running well.
Chica: I'm sure there're ways around it.
Some VLM photo's up
Have a good one!
Cheers for the tip re: greyhounds Moraghan. I know most shelters categorise dogs generally into suitable or unsuitable for children. We did look at getting a shelter dog before, but the shelter we looked at was particularly unhelpful. Sorry to hear it didn't work out. Are you going to look at a different one?
sharkie - I still refer to them as Alsatians. Lovely dogs, but they shed too much hair to be compatible with my asthma.
Wabo - I can tell you my schedule if it helps and you could tailor accordingly, but basically you should be looking at all aerobic running for now in my book. I'm a big Lydiard devotee, so a book called Healthy Intelligent Training by Keith Livingstone would be a good place to start reading.
birkmyre - very nice 100m by Jr!
Chick - use family addresses (just out of interest how do service personnel abroad get in.... surely with BFPO address that would be UK as well)
Thanks for the comments regarding Jnr, his confidence is building at the moment (long may that continue)
Stil resting and getting better, all the dressings are off now, and some nice colourful brising is coming out. Walking around nicely with no pain.
Bloody Back v sore now.
Hope it recovers by Sunday. Rest called for this evening!!.
RFJ - Sounds like the road to recovery is started.
Ale - missed your post - commiserations. Hope Funeral goes ok.
Chick - use a friends address. No prob. Hope no VLM Spies here!!. - or do what Postie says - after all he's the expert.
Running while you have allergies...discuss.What: nothingWhy: see above. Feel like death covered in crap and warmed over; head feels heavy; eyes have that 'burning' sensation when I close them; and of course nose feels as though it might explode every few minutes. On the whole, not feeling too great today. Last rest: yesterdayLast hard: trying to sleep with said above last nightI feel slightly relieved at not forcing myself to run and yet disappointed with myself for not forcing msyelf to run all at the same time.
Moraghan - I've been involved with rescue greyhounds for years and currently have a whippet x 3/4 greyhound. Whilst yours may seem very lame at the moment it's quite possible that he'll rally significantly. I had one who was permanently lame at the front when I got him after a repeated tendon injury. I just walked him as normal with the other one I had at the time and he gradually became sound and would take cliff top walks of an hour and a half in his stride. Other than that you can get rescue greyhounds from the age of two - those who won't run - so you could look for a younger dog. The Retired Greyhound Trust (as was, they've changed their name and can't remember what to at the moment) are very good as are Evesham Greyhound and Lurcher Rescue (doesn't really matter where you are in the country, they'll transport them if necessary), Tia Greyhound Rescue and lurcerlink.org. Persevere - they're great dogs though the boys are mostly a little 'Tim nice but dim' the girls tend to be more loving and easier to train. If you need any more info or help feel free to mail.
Well done to Master Birkmere.
pjlovr - hope you feel better soon.
Chickadeee - I'm making the effort to see my smt on Friday - might mean missing a training session which makes it a hard choice but I think my legs will thank me.
Clink - by a friend who mentored me when I first started in triathlon. He worries about my OCD induced lack of rest days.
I've been doing some research and think a younger, unraced dog may be the answer. Amazing how many there are without homes - I understand one of the tracks on the south coast is closing and there are now another 220 dogs stranded. I may contact you if I need more information.
Just reading the booklet for the European Championships. Interestingly there are standards which need to be met for podium finishers to receive medals. Medals aren't a big deal to me but it's going to piss some people off to win, be presented as the winner on the podium but not be judged good enough for a medal.
An example being the M35's 800m. You need to break 2:00 for a medal, but just last year the BMAF champs I ran in was won in slower than 2:00 because of the tactical first 500m - yet the 2nd place was a 1:54 guy. I don't think they've thought it through.
In the men's 90 category the winner is going to have to run 5k faster than 37:30 to get a medal.
Birkmyre - well done to your 14 year old.
Mava - so many marathons lined up!
Alehouse - sorry about your Uncle.
AF - I couldn't see the pics.
pjlovr - get into the antihistamine - take it easy and try not to think about the marathon as any extra stress makes you feel bad. Get on top of it, you've still got a couple of weeks to go haven't you?
Wabo - how long to Abingdon?
Moraghan - interesting - I wonder if that will filter through to the World Masters Champs - I don't think they have standards for medals at present do they?
Dogs - we used to have a Weimaraner for many years - very much a part of the family, a great runner and swimmer, and although so big, so gentle with children. He didn't like to be left by himself though, o'kay if you work from home. I remember when he was a puppy going to a Wedding and putting him in the kennels for the day, the wedding was good and I thought I might stay over for the night. I rang the kennels and asked if they could keep him overnight. They told me to come and get him right away as he had been crying since we left him. We picked him up from the kennel owner's own private house.
What: 1 mile time trial - road, downhill finishing uphill - 7.01 - not flash - just a little effort run.
Good running everyone.
Here you go Moraghan!
MissB pre-school running club starts again tomorrow morning.
Great marathon time of 3:19 by Minx !
The new sprinter in the family is ' taking it in his stride' !
Wabo - well fought to salvage a time that you're pleased with
Postie - well done on the PB, next time hopefully you can get closer to your target
Well done RFJnr and Birkmyre Jnr
Alehouse - hope it went ok
Pjlovr - hope it gets better soon
Moraghan - that is a cruel irony indeed if you translate that to runners...
Mava - you seem to be coming back nicely now!
I'd like to be running 5ks at 90...
TT - that was the plan, see how fast I can get. Just injury-hampered lack of training bitterness kicking in!
LMH - no offence intended re triathlon, I may give it thought after the summer's over
What: 1 hour on the gym bikewhy: it's there
Good luck to all those recovering or making comebacks
LMH - some good looking dogs there! The Mildenhall branch is within comfortable driving distance.
NZC - never heard of it before. I know people are going to be up in arms about it. If I'm in the top 3 I should be under the times anyway.
TMR - seems to be irrespective of entrants.
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