My Bath Half number arrived yesterday (14594). As I had to cancel my entry last year and had a guaranteed entry this year, I was sort-of expecting a lower number than that. It almost looks like I nipped in just before the race limit of 15000 had been reached! Anyway, needless to say I'm in the orange start so will be joining the party at the back of the crowd. Last time it took me 10-15 mins to cross the start line - thank goodness for chip timing.
Just a few minutes before I finish my on-call shift and can get out for my run. Will come back and do a 'proper' catch-up another time ..
Red - I see you got out for that hilly run and improved on your previous time - well done! I'm also not sure pouting has the same effect for the 'older' lay-dee. But it doesn't seem to stop some of them (yes Victoria Beckham et al .. I'm talking about you). Hope the trip to Londinium goes okay. Rather you than me though with the extra time involved travelling there and back.
HS - one of the hairdressers where I go runs, but not with any club. So if I get her (luck of the draw) we end up chatting about training, races etc. I think 'Cortana' is a gimmick that I may get bored of using quite quickly - time will tell. My current long run route (see below) includes some hills and slopes and it's alway nice to get up them without stopping and think "Got ya!". Well done re your hilly circuit session btw.
Columba - Mrs Wm is keen for me to put in the miles. After seeing me hobbling over the line with cramps twice at Bath she wants me to do well this time and finish strongly. My number hasn't arrived yet but will be looking out for it now.
Exhausted - I've been listening to The Corrupted too - been hearing it as I have driven home but not heard every episode. So will go looking to see if I can download all the episodes as a podcast. I enjoy train travel - but then I've not had to share a carriage with stinky dogs (agree about charging for them btw).
I am 'on call' until 2:30pm tomorrow so will head out of the door as soon as the little hand has passed 2 and the big hand reaches 6! Planning/hoping to do 12mls again (twice around the Cirencester 10K course). Just over 5 weeks now until the Bath Half so plan to do 12mls a few more times then will cut back my mileage in the last week or two.
Columba - well done re Mon's 90 min run in snow using your Yaktrax. I can't see me managing to run more than 3 days a week until after I'm retired.
HS - glad to hear your race went so well but a shame the same can't be said for the post-race baggage arrangements. Chuckled at your suggestion of Red doing a 'selfie' of her new hairstyle - she would obviously have to pout for the camera too. I don't know about you HS but long gone are the days when I could do much with my hair. Nowadays its either short or short-ish and needing a trim.
Exhausted - thanks. Once I decide to do something (like train properly for Bath Half) I do tend to stick to it. It also helps that my 'coach' (Mrs Wm) orders me out of the house at weekends for my long run. Well done re Tue's lollop
Red - glad to hear you're feeling better about everything. Naturally your talk of scientists and 'ologists' immediately made me think of 'Beattie'. Incidentally we noticed Maureen Lipman in the rerun of Smiley's People on BBC4 looking very young!
DianaD - I buy my running shoes one size bigger than my everyday shoes. Enjoy your holiday - 'see' you when you get back.
I've been on my treadmill twice this week. 3mls on Tue staring at the wall and 4mls yesterday watching a dvd (when the miles went much quicker metaphorically speaking). Now I've done a dozen or so miles on the treadmill, the new shoes have started to feel like they belong on my feet!
My work mobile (Nokia Lumia) installed a new version of Windows Phone software yesterday which includes a personal assistant called 'Cortana'. You can speak to Cortana and ask it to remind you of things and it will automatically create an entry in your calendar - very clever software.
Columba - well done for getting out despite the snow thanks to your snow-grippers. Most mapping apps do directions as well (they use the gps built in to the phone)
HS - hope today's race went well. Will check back later/tomorrow to see how things went.
Red - trust you got out for a wee plod today?
I did manage to run yesterday as the snow had thawed enough for me to run in the park. I followed the Cirencester 10K route and went round twice. I managed 12ml in total and felt much better afterwards than I did after last weekend's run (with the wind and rain). Doing two loops of the park meant I saw some walkers a couple of times and found myself saying "Yes - it's me - hello again"
HS - I've never tried accessing this website from my phone. Seem to have enough problems sometimes when using my desktop or laptop!
BIW - hope the training goes well for your open-water swim.
Columba - the posties around here are all still in shorts. The latest 'fashion' seems to be wearing garish calf length socks as well. I've seen two (male) posties wearing pink and peach coloured socks respectively.
JJ - I agree. Can't imagine Paula is doing the marathon at her own expense or for the hell of it.
Exhausted - hope weather is okay for you for Mon's planned long run.
My plans for running first thing this morning were scuppered by overnight snow. Only an inch or so but enough to make it slippery but not enough to break out the snow-gripper thingies. However, the sun is out now and it seems to be thawing at the moment - so I'll see how things look by this afternoon. Failing that, I'll try again tomorrow.