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cake - join us at Rutland, go on, you know you want to!
I feel a press gang coming on. Just checked the date and it's 4th November afraid thats my mum's birthday on the 5th and also a anerversay for me and bookie so unlikely but you never know.
Girls you already are goddesses anyone tell you different and I'll shout BOO!!! at them for you.
cake - 4th Nov is my son's birthday!! I have promised him something special in return for not being with him on his birthday. He will be 12.
Err guys don't talk about this because it's a downer but my mummy's termally ill with cancer. If she desides on doing something that weekend will take a madmad to stop me as might be the last time. Tis nothing to dwell on and all good in the hood.
Still I might be able to play or say hello.
sorry to hear that cake, hope you can make her birthday special for her
(hug) for you Cake.
Sorry to hear about your mum cake. Hope she can have a lovely birthday.
My birthday's on 4th of November too.
I have a cold! Boo. Yesterday was sneezing all day which tires you out so much. didn't go to work today and actually, after mornings croginess, I'm feeling pretty good. Not 100% sure I should do 15/20 miles walk tomorrow as half mara is still the priority, what do you guys think?
Cake - big hugs man - I was in the same place not long ago.
Mikasa - if you're still a little under the weather, I would take it easy over the weekend.
This afternoon I cycled up Box Hill. , all the way no stopping or even a foot down, much easier than I was expecting. Crocknorth is far worse, I failed that hill in a big way. Only down side is that I managed to fall over when I failed to unclip in time at a junction before I had even started the ascent. My beautiful blue bike is scratched, I had a bit of struggle to get bottom foot unclipped and out. I have grazed elbow, knee and a cut on the tip of my finger (don't know how I managed that but didnot notice until I had finished.Does anyone know what I should do, will the scratched bit go rusty? can I touch in the paintwork?
Mikasa, take it easy, concentrate on your A race.
steady - oh no, poor bike! Is it scratched down to the metal? I am thinking that if it is scratched down to the metal then it would rust just like a car, but if it is just a layer of paint it might be ok. You could get some of the car scratch stuff to sort it? Or someone else much more knowledgeable than me might be able to offer some advice!
Well done Steady. I struggled up Crocknorth the first time. DB told me once I'd made the bridge it was in the bag. . I'd rather go up it than down; the corner is a killer.
Is your bike steel or alu? Steel will rust, alu will scale. If you want you can touch it up with some car paint. Give it a little rub with sandpaper first, and a wipe down.
How did you hurt your finger????
Oh Cake - sending you hugs
Steady -ouch! You take care of yourself
3hrs 10 min run complete. Just a few more weeks to go until Abingdon.
Ok Chili, feel like being chuffed at my 30min run now redundant. Good running lady! Aw Steady, a bit of a topple a cyclist makes you. Been there honey! Mikasa - get better... Take your time.
Mik - see how you feel when you get up. Go with your gut, I reckon ...
Last long run tomorrow before tapering for mara in 2 wks time.
Finally got my lovely turbo from fleabay today - bit daunted by the prospect of even 5 minutes pedalling and going nowhere - must put my discipline head on for that one
Steady, we'll get you up Crocknorth if we can. I'll talk ever such a lot, seems to work for Soupy, she tries to get away!!!
I'll bring my Smartpen to the beginners guide ride if I remember, it it's a steel scratch, I can sort it. If it's Alu, I can seal it so it won't rust.
Cat5 listened to me? Seriously, if you can see the bridge on Crocknorth, you can make the climb! Crocknorth is one of the hardest downhills IMO.
brit - I have found if I put MTV on it feels a bit like being in the gym and I can manage time on the turbo. I need to sort out some headphones then I can watch some films or something for longer sessions - I have been doing it early in the morning and turning the volume down so I don't wake the kids
MrsD - be proud of your 30 minutes, it is all relative to where you are in your training not where someone else is Well done
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