JJ now that would be a feat - running, singing and drinking simultaneously
Columba if Jules can turn into a man then she will indeed be capable of performing miracles - and getting me better
NZC when do you fly off to Berlin? I hope you have managed to fully shift the bug you were carrying. One longer run,then taper should do it as preparation.
MIck6 it's not the spirit that is weak - just the body. I guess it is time for all the cheques I have written on my body over the years to start getting cashed - and I am getting overdrawn. I think I recommended the second exercise on Ceal's post to you way back - it's done on the stairs and load up to 15kg into a back back as the progression. It certainly toughens up calves and achilles!!!
Impey well done on your 50th teeshirt from Parkrun. I had planned to go back and get that elusive 80% AG whilst the local course was still nice and dry but it looks as if that is in abeyance now
Ceal I have heard of singing for one's supper but not for lunch. Sounded fun - puppets and all Good pace there - and your HR envelope was pushed up quite a bit!!!
Well I can't see Jules until next Tuesday - I am off to London/Bristol/Cardiff for the rest of the week tomorrow. I think it is unrelated to my operation, more like a separate nerve entanglement from the spine. I recall the consultant saying I had a couple of bulging discs along with the big herniated one he operated on - a by product of trying to carry an entire rugby pack on my back towards the try line many, many years ago!!!
just checking in after renewing our spiritual connections with Northumberland.
Whisper it quietly but it did not rain although some of the weather was "exhilarating" !! Highlight was walking to Dunstanbrough Castle with brilliant blue skies and driving NE wind bringing wave after wave crashing down onto the black rocks here Lovely quiet time on unbusy roads and superb scenery - oh and lots of good food - and drink
JJ hope everything goes well with Mrs JJ on the final treatment lap
Impey good to see you maintaining your Parkrun record - you have got everyone else frightened off
Mick6 good solid training going on - you need some g'kids a bit closer to slow you down!!
Columba you will be able to show the youngsters the way shortly!!
it must have been very hard for you over the holidays with no respite. Nice to see you are enjoying the track - it makes a big change from road running
Ceal competitive singing - way to go.!! When I ran in a large group many years ago I would try and psyche them out by singing softly to myself going up a big hill - only trouble was my voice was so carp it made them go faster to get away from it!!!
I thought for a moment that said 5K for Sharkie!!!!!!!!! Kudos to her for the AG
I still have neural pain in my leg despite rest, exercise and trying again so it looks like I will be looking for a referral back to my consultant if a trip to Julles does not sort it out
off to Northumberland for 5 days - just in time for autumn if the forecasts are to be believed. However hotel comes equipped with pool, gym and sauna so I will have some R&R - and, oh yes, an award winning restaurant
JJ yes - all good stuff. Adam seems a genuinely nice young man. Nice to see Rooney finally medal so impressively - he has long had the talent to be a class 400m runner. I think it's the concentration of events at the European's that make it so attractive to watch - they come thick and fast!! Just watched the women's marathon - beast of a course for them. The hill they ran on each of the four laps is almost precisely the same contour as I would run on Hipps Hill plus the bit up to Observatory Hill at the highest point in town. To do it four times - much respect!!
Mick6 nice to see you are picking up my bad habits !! I always think it strange when people one see regularly never even acknowledge one's existence. Me, I say hello to everyone - people, dogs, sheep,horses, cows - people out of courtesy, animals to let them know I am coming so I don't startle them!
Columba time on feet is all important - I think I said I would be tempted to do more, so your online trainer is confirming that
I seem to have picked up another injury or a return of neural pain in some fairly high degree. I was running for a train in the rain on Wednesday and had to go up an iron bridge to cross the tracks. Taking them two at a time and my foot slipped on a tread and jarred/pulled, of course, my right leg - the dodgy one. Didn't think too much about it but when I tried to run on Friday the pain was quite intense in a straight line down the back of the thigh and into the calf. Nothing like a muscle tear as it is too spread so I suspect it may be neural which could be a bit of a b*gger