VTr: I have a lazy arse, too, and I've been running for 15 years! Working on it. I don't think a sedentary job helps, and I'm not how obvious these things are to someone watching you run.
Cotswold Way Relay for me on Saturday. Went well in that I was comfortably first lady on my stage. Went less well in that I pulled my calf about 1.5 miles from the finish (not that I noticed it happening, but suddenly it was horribly tight and I could do little more than 7m/m on the flat). Seems to have eased off pretty well and pain is more or less gone, but am trying to be sensible and not run until Thursday just to err on the side of caution.
Had the chat with MrJ. Not easy, but relieved it is sorted.
Well done to SL, and I hope everything is ok, DanA.
Congratulations to the trail champions in the Pub household.
Cotswold Way Relay for me on Saturday. First lady on my stage by a minute or so and got a nice bottle of champagne for my efforts, but tweaked my calf about 1.5 miles from the finish. Not sure it's actually a tear, or if it is it's a very slight grade 1 tear, as the pain and tightness has gone pretty quickly. I've done a couple of gym sessions on it (cross-trainer/bike) and suspect I could probably try to do an easy run tomorrow, so I shall try to be sensible and wait until Thursday just in case. Bit annoyed that I'll probably have to miss the next Midland League match on Sunday, but unless it feels great when I run on Thursday I don't see the point in risking making it worse, even if I ran in lightweight trainers rather than spikes.
Had the chat. Not easy but done, which is a relief.
5000m for me last night. Was pretty much on track for sub 18.30 (notional target) at 3000m (10.59), but faded a little as it was effectively a tempo run. Still, 18.36 is exactly 6m/m and - I think - my first age grading over 80% this year, so gradually getting back into shape. Next race: Cotswold Way Relay on Saturday. Targets: stay on feet and don't get lost.
Sorry I've been a bit absent. Mr Jools and I are in the middle of the joys of splitting up long distance. Kind of ironic that we are struggling to find a time to talk this through, when the main problem was that we weren't seeing enough of each other. It's my decision to break up, but I can't pretend that makes waiting to discuss the decision easy.