sorry I dropped in so briefly the last time. I was off to the Lakes for a few days of gourmet living and wanted to see the weather forecast before leaving and mistakenly clicked on the wrong speed link which brought me to RW just in time to see AWS' proud boast of not having run for 30 days. As that was so much an affront to my condition it required a swift reply
Anyway food done and fine time had but brought to an end by hearing that my brother in law was critically ill in hospital and so the trip home had a diversion via Hampshire and we are going back down again on Friday to give his wife a break and some support.
Nice to see so many folk running well in training and races- congratulations in particular to Tracey on another marathon and 10K.
Actually it's not nice to see folk running well - it makes me feel even more depressed if that's possible as I am b*ggered. The strong advice from my GP is not to run again ever or risk more severe damage to my neural system and the levels of pain on a constant level that I recently experienced, but of course he knows nothing after only 25 years experience, so I am waiting to see the consultant who operated on my spine for his definitive opinion. Unfortunately he is swamped with work as his fellow consultant was one of those who died in that surfing tragedy in Newquay so no date yet.
So next time you don't feel like going out for a run just think of me
...........................and get out there!!!!!!!!!!!
Sounds good news on the recovery front and I hope it stays that way!!!
Yes mine was pretty bad from June last year until end January this year when I had the op, Continual pain at a very high level and impossible to find a comfortable position so I scarcely slept for more than an hour or so at a time. Believe me I would have swallowed anything towards the end - and I did !!
Just watch out for any reoccurrence of similar pain or low grade back pain and if it does flare up see your GP asap. There are other treatments other than surgery, which is very much a last resort, and the sooner they are started the better the chance of recovery.
Chris there was a bit on BBCNE news, which we can get here, about the GNR including an interview with Mike McLeod who won the first race back in 1981 which brought back memories as I also ran in it though I wasn't quite in shot at the finish!!! It was in colour as well I reckon the last race I ran when fully fit was the GNR in 1985 so you have a while to go .........................................
aws you may like tot read this article on Tabata workouts - or not!! HIWO As usual the theory goes back a long way - Peter Coe used to use them when training Seb Coe and I can recall seeing a documentary on the BBC about the training they did so you are in good company
aws very pretty . Good to try something different though I would not do too many of those runs at first - use them for variety. They will over time also help build up muscle power and improve general conditioning.
Ceal xpost so I hope I have explained things above I have just sponsored and engineer friend of mine who is going out to Tanzania to built a classroom and install a well in a village!!!