Yvonne - will be in touch re a Sat run sometime once I get back from Ridgeway walk.
Jay - welcome to the thread and well done re progress so far. Best advice I can give is to build up your long runs gradually and concentrate on increasing your distance rather than what speed you are doing.
B&T - I don't have a problem running in the rain so don't usually find myself hesitating getting out of the door. Glad to hear you did go for your run ..
I see I was being over-optimistic last Wed hoping to be back in time for the club intervals session. My post on Thu morning said it all!
B&T - chuckled at the 'impaled by a rhino' photos. Well done re that tempo run. I am supposed to be entering some autumn HM's (sniggers) so any chance you could send me that training schedule CW did for you?
Toby - smiled at you thinking 11 miles isn't a l-o-n-g run after all the mara training (says 7ml LSR man). See you ran with Yvonne last Sat - hoping I can arrange to meet up with Yvonne again sometime.
Dee - sorry to hear about car issues. My last visit to Abingdon was one night while we were walking the Thames Path (usually I am just driving through).
CW - good to hear from you - hope you are keeping well. See above re B&T's training plan - might be after some advice too!
Yvonne - good luck with weight loss. I post on a 'flab fighters' thread on Fetch. I've just rejoined MFP (which B&T mentioned) and there's a MFP Facebook group I've been pointed towards and have joined. Hoping those will all help me but its hard work! Annoyingly, my HTC phone doesn't have enough memory for me to install the MFP app (and can't get it to install on memory card).
I managed to get out running with the club last night - the 5.5ml Polo Field route with 1.6mls uphill slope. But as usual, I ended up running by myself (couldn't keep up with faster ones; slower ones behind me turned back home). TBH, am getting frustrated with club again. Still can't find a training partner for Sat runs - new website has forum so might post on there and see what response I get. Main gripe is same as before - people friendly enough at Mon/Wed sessions but after Wed session they get into their huddles to plan Sat run and I am Billy-No-Mates. Even my friend of 10yrs+ ignores me and gets into a huddle with the 'running ladies' she goes out with so feeling pretty fed up at the moment. Think I'd be better off doing my own thing. Will stop whinging now!!
Running will be taking a back seat for the next week or two. Mrs Wm and I are setting off on another long walk on Sat. This time we are doing the Ridgeway Path (87 miles). Will attempt to keep my blog updated along the way (wtnmel.blogspot.co.uk).
No running for me since last Wed .. the planned run on Sat didn't happen. My family were down on Sun so I was busy cutting the lawn, moving furniture around and generally tittivating the house to make it more presentable for our visitors!
Yvonne/B&T - I always thought stitch was caused by blood moving away from stomach (digesting food) to legs? (could be old wive's tale!). Maybe eating too soon before run causing it?
Sal - couldn't you have shared the hill with that random bloke? (alternate efforts at hill reps?)
Yvonne - well done on that 9ml run and tree-root hurdling like a gazelle. Am tempted to post that "how I think I look/how I really look" photo ..
Toby - very impressed with that 10k PB and your mile splits .. fabulous stuff.
*waves* to everyone else
Will go the the club intervals session this evening (traffic permitting). I won't be able to run until Sunday as we are in Warwick on Sat babysitting our grand-daughters while Mum & Dad enjoy a spa day and a night away. And I see on Mon eve the club run is the Polo Field route (the one with 1.5ml uphill slope).
(sitting in bed using the laptop - only time I'll get a chance to post on here)
Went out this evening and did my 10k route around town - got round in just over 63 mins so was happy with that. It was the club intervals session tonight but I just needed to do a 'general' run instead. Funnily enough, as I got near home the club were out running along the same road in the other direction. So I got a few funny looks!
Yvonne - I'm not secretive about being a naturist - just don't mention it unless the subject comes up. Well done re all your running lately - am on call this Saturday otherwise would have checked with you about another run together.
B&T - good to see you getting back out running as well as doing all that x-training. Nope - I didn't enter the ballot .. didn't even know it had opened (and closed I see from Dee's later posting). See you had a horse-themed run then?
CW - glad to hear fitness coming back now training started again.
Planning to run on Sat afternoon after I finish my on-call at 2:30pm. Sunday is a no-no as we have the family coming down for the day (not for any special reason .. just one of our regular get-togethers)