Oh dear .. I see it's been a week since I last posted.
Lots of good running and swimming, visits to 'that' London with grandchildren and other stuff going on I see.
BIW - thanks for the catch-up - I had been wondering why you hadn't posted. Hope you thawed out okay after you got back from Bavaria. BTW, I am the same re McD .. but I hate them with a venegance and would rather go thirsty than even buy a coffee from them.
Columba - welcome back after your enforced break re internet access not being set up correctly. I am friends with Red on Facebook but have been too busy to get on there lately.
Exhausted - re dishwashers and laundry .. there's a 'Senior Moments' thread on Fetch you can post on if you don't manage to stop yourself next time.
HS - I recorded the track cycling at the weekend and enjoyed what I saw but I must confess, after almost 3hrs worth of viewing I admitted defeat and deleted it.
As I mentioned, life has been very busy lately but I'm hoping that will change very soon.
I had planned to go out for some easy 3ml runs this week but they didn't happen. So my next run will be the Bath HM itself on Sunday. I am confident I can do the distance okay. My concern (as you know) is that I will suffer from cramps in the calves. But I will wear my compression socks and make sure I have my electrolyte drink both before and during the race and hope that stops the worst of the effects should the cramps occur. I will try and get back on here as soon as possible to let you know how I get on.
Red - I do love a good typo/misheard word like those I mentioned. In my job as an IT support person I deal with incidents raised by our help desk. I have collected screen prints of some classic ones. Like the lady from Liverpool who was supposed to have a problem with the "Daily Weark Program" (must have been the accent when she said "work"). Or the person who complained "the system is bugged" (think there was a silent "er" in their somewhere).
HS - same thing here. I bought Saucony Guide 7 which were an upgrade from the Guide 5 I had been using. Having done some long runs in the Guide 7, the Guide 5 have now been 'retired'. But I haven't yet done the "all retired shoes shuffle down one - oldest ones get dumped" procedure. Hope you don't get too wet later.
I set my alarm for 6:30am (normal time) and when it went off I laid back for "a few minutes". I didn't wake up again until 8am which just goes to prove to me how knackered I have been feeling lately. Still, like Red I am supposed to be tapering for my HM so I'm not too bothered .. may just leave it and run at the weekend.
Red - the SIS Go tablets have magnesium in them .. perhaps that's what I've been missing up to now? (can but hope). I'll be cutting back to shorter 5k/10k races after the Bath HM and don't usually have any problems over those distances. Probably won't need the compression socks until I start building up distance again for the 10ml Ridgeway Run in October.
HS - enjoy the new shoes (same model as current ones?)
Exhausted - a big 'phew' then after you finally exchanged? Glad to hear you were still able to fit in a run.
BIW - don't think I've seen you post lately - hope all is okay .. *waves*
I am working from home tomorrow which means I should be able to get out for a run around town before work. Will try not to dither as much as last week before getting up and out .. running kit is all stacked up ready to go on top of the chest of draws.
Which reminds me of a thread on Fetch - someone saying they saw a 'chester draws' being advertised for sale. Someone else said they saw an email where a suggestion was to offer a disgruntled customer a 'goodwill jester'
Sitting in bed with the laptop and thought I would 'pop in'. I tried logging on a couple of days ago but the RW website wasn't playing ball at the time. Apologies if I don't do a 'proper' catch-up as it's late - still struggling to find time to call in here more regularly
Before I headed out for my long run on Sunday I tried the smoothie my running friend suggested and it tasted nicer than I expected! I wish I could say it helped with the twinges (cramp) I've been getting lately. As usual, the problem started at around 11mls but I managed to ignore it and completed 12.5mls in 2h 17m (11.05mm pace) so was happy with that. Mrs Wm has been in Cheltenham today and called into "Up & Running" for me as she had some time to spare. She came home with some Hilly compression socks and SIS Go electrolyte tablets which I'm hoping might help with the cramps (both suggested by fellow runners and also recommended by the Up & Running people who are runners themselves). Worst case scenario for Bath - I suffer from cramp again towards the end and 'manage' the situation.
Incidentally I tried the compression socks earlier this evening and it took a good 5 minutes to get them both on!!
HS - I tried Twitter (I really did) but decided it wasn't for me. I could get the info I wanted via Facebook (and good old email). And Twitter is much more geared towards self-promotion than FB is. And I found I really wasn't that interested in the (sometimes banal) day-to-day activities of the people I did choose to follow. Add to that the fact when watching tv programmes or events I wasn't interested in "joining the conversation" you can see why I deleted my account after a short while.
Red - I've never tried banana and peanut butter combo but am willing to give it a go!
As I said yesterday, WFH today. So I did 3mls on the treadmill this morning. As an experiment, I upped the speed on each mile and my splits were 10.25, 9.14, 8.34 (overall time 28.13). Obviously completely different to running outside but surprised myself at being able to run at that pace.