HS - before I forget I'm returning the wing you sent me as you will be needing it for the Salisbury Half on Sunday *wheee* .. I saw a photo of the "Oasis Of The Seas" - as you said it's huge!! Impressive pace at that club session. Nope - afraid "The Apprentice" has no interest for me, not even for comedy value.
Columba - you'll have gone by now but hope Lourdes trip goes okay.
Rabbit - I have the same problem keeping up with posts on here. Well done re first run - hope there are plenty more to come.
DianaD - see the club session went well despite conditions and well done re 10ml forest run.
I've been on the treadmill twice this week. Did 3mls each time and on last night's run, upped the pace and tried to lengthen my stride as suggested by JJ to avoid 'old man shuffle'. Will get out for a LSR sometime over the weekend.
Computer was running slow earlier- discovered it was the Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service to blame (using 50% - 80% cpu). Found out how to disable it so hope computer will improve now.
Matsmum - you asked if I was doing the Ridgeway Run with friends this time - afraid not, they both had "chitties" to get out of it. Well done re Bluebell Dip run (sounds like great hill training). Shame your right knee always gives you trouble.
HS - thanks for the wing for the Ridgeway Run - as you will have seen, it worked. Shame you are not a bit nearer as yes, you probably would enjoy this route. I love it as it has lots of variety. Chuckled at those race numbers you've had (666 & 118). I too am still holding on to my LP collection although most have been superseded with cd's or downloads. I used to tape stuff off the radio as well - got quite expert at fading out before the dj started talking. I think you need one of those umbrellas that fit on the head next time you are shopping in the rain
Columba - well done re Saturday's 7(ish) miler
BIW - glad to hear Charlie is responding to changes re digestive problem.
JJ - I think the current fitness has been helped by me doing the C2C walk in July. Hoping to use this recent training as a good base to work on for the Bath Half in March. Well done re longest run yet. Interesting reading your points about avoiding 'old man shuffle' - will try and 'watch' my running next time I am out to see how I do. I always try and run relaxed - interested in whether I am doing the other things you mentioned. £594 bleeping pounds for a service - yikes!
Red - sounds like the terrain I ran on was better than yours - black mud - eewww. You'll be relieved to hear I've stopped posting photos now so your FB feed should slow down!
Exhausted - I thought it was interesting seeing my race photos and the guy I sprinted with at the end was nearby throughout the race. Hope you get rid of that cold lurgy soon.
DianaD - having captured my five Gore-rillas for October I am currently in 'smug' mode where Fetchpoint is concerned.
Glad you all enjoyed my race report. I've done a 3ml treadmill run at 10:50mm pace and pleased to report legs still seem to work! In races I always seem to start steadily and gradually speed up - normally end up doing a negative split and passing people towards the end (which is a great feeling).
B&T - I remember sprinting the last 1k at Corsham - think I have a "both feet off the ground" photo from there. Well done to son for cross country result. Sounds like you may have worked out the cause of the falling off your bike (not the wine then?)
CW - 70-80 lengths is good going, especially if you felt you could do more.
Toby - glad to hear you've worked your way through the rubbish and it's all been taken to the tip.
*waves* to Em
Glad you enjoyed my race report. I've done a 3ml treadmill run at 10:50mm pace tonight and pleased to report legs still seem to work! In races I always seem to start steadily and gradually speed up - normally end up doing a negative split and passing people (which is a great feeling).
Just popped back to say I've posted some photos from my race on my blog. It was only while posting the photos I noticed a few of the people at the finish enjoying watching my tussle with "Mr Orange" (# 109). Will do a proper catch-up tomorrow .. promise!