Been lurking for a few weeks and meaning to get back to posting more regularly but thought Id pop by and say hi.
I'm still not really fully fixed but back to running on the roads again, albeit with (very)limited mileage.
I did just want to add my 2p to the Panorama debate
I’ve watched the documentary and on one level it does make some pretty depressing findings, most notably, demonstrating that the blood passport might not be all that it is cracked up to be and micro-dosing epo can still be done.
That IMHO should be the headline. Unfortunately the “news” item is some “he said, she said, I saw once but I don’t have too much evidence” allegations surrounding the NOP, obviously engulfing Salazar/Rupp and by implication Farah. If true it is pretty depressing stuff. Perhaps I’m a little naïve and over optimistic, but through the whole programme, there was only one bit of actual “evidence” presented and the rest was verbal allegations.
Without knowing motivations of those whistleblowing etc. why is there more weight given to one persons testimony over another – I guess because it’s newsworthy and it sells newspapers. "Athlete Clean!" is not really a headline.
Pretty sad whatever the truth to see our sport being dragged through the gutter yet again.
Thanks for the talks on cramps, I'm glad it's not just me that suffers. And yes, I've managed to pull muscles from cramp too. Compression might be a more serious solution too, going to look into it. In the mean time I'll get back on the Wellman....
Is it too early for G&T?
8 miles Steady in the plan for today, not sure when but I'll fit it in sometime around lunchtime.