Chimney - wow, every position! I've played everywhere in the backs and once at lock (they were truly desperate) but never ever entered into the dark realm of the front row! Respect!
Ha ha I'm sure you're not the only person here to have ignored doctor's orders. Not sure I would have ignored them on that occasion though. Sounds damn painful. How the hell did you manage to carry on?
Do I take it you are from the land of Wales?
Heart rate is ok now thanks but it's had to come down from quite a height. Did you watch the final votes coming in? It was scary!
I think we all realise that this is a major privilege. Yes, the goodies are indeed great but to have a team of pros of this calibre looking after you is just immense.
Speaking of the team, I'm extremely excited to say that I know who my coach will be. None other than the amazing Steve Smythe! How fantastic is that?
Sorry, should have been back here before now. The last few days have been a bit of a blur.
Thank you all! You've all been a massive help to me and I am extremely grateful for the support!
Mr P - I look forward to a sausage at the end, although if it isn't an Asics sausage then I may not be allowed
I have only used race predictors once or twice. I'm sure Clive showed me a good one once but the only one I can remember is the RW one.
Sounds like you're heading in the right direction though which is great!
Stan - thanks very much indeed. I hope you are right. I'd also like to get my 5K down on the way so I'll take your recent performances as inspiration!
Jen - that is impressive mileage however, I think it's clearly affecting you mentally. I have had the pleasure of running down your neck of the woods and have never seen a pink elephant let alone counted one. Ease off on the drugs and see if that helps
Very good speed though so if you let me know your supplier I might get me some!
Angela - many thanks! Sounds like you had a great session at the Harriers. I'll be honest, I thought you were already a member of a club. Do let us know what you decide!
DS2 - that is a great tip, I like it. Makes alot of sense!
As you all know my thread is set up now and my commitments to the process have already started. I think I will struggle to be in so many places at once but I will try to get back here as often as I can. If I don't you know where to find me and give me a bollocking
Excellent we'll have a special "Millsy's schoolboy error of the day" slot - love it!
Oooh, wing/full back - same position as me!
I was playing up to last year but decided this season I just couldn't combine running, rugby and the kids. Something had to go and Mrs Malcs wasn't too happy when I suggested it could be the kids.
Dead legs are a nightmare. I was out for a month with a really bad one. What team do you play for?
On Saturday we will be meeting the coaches to discuss our training. I believe that will then start next week!
In anticipation of this I have been trying to get at least a little match fit. Yesterday I did a nice little 4 mile fartlek with Mrs Malcs. Well, I say fartlek, we were just all over the place on pace.
Today I wanted to get some time on my feet so did an hour slow. Ended up about 6 miles at a bit over 9mm pace. Didn't feel great I have to say but I know things can improve quickly (please God let that be true).