Hi everybody! Just got my Wifi back. It's been out since Monday so frustrated not to check all your news. Great to hear some good tales.
I will say more another time but for now I will just be glad to report a successful back to back run in 10.44. Not exceptional for me but in the circumstances I was ecstatic to complete the run. Am still in Hillcrest till Saturday. Already done several gentle 10ks with the local Villagers Club. (At 5.30 am!!!)
Feel rejuvenated and most importantly healthy. Cheers guys. G
Warren: Hiya matey... wow thats awesome stats. You've really had a great build up to this years event. I was getting worried as I hadn't heard about you lately. Hope we can make it on the 26th.
Not sure what my km since Jan 1st has been but its not even half \(or quarter) of your tally.
Fido: thanks for the invite to the naaaargh club, I reckon I qualify now (humph!)
Hi guys, I know its been a while but couldnt face looking as I was off (again for 3 weeks!) with a trapped nerve & slight Gastroc tear (physio said)
...So...I managed a 7 mile run walk effort today which has to be positive.
Im still week from the cold virus I picked up this last 7 days grrrrr but I can only get stronger now!
We fly out on Saturday to spend some time in Jo'burgh then Hillcrest with my girlfriend's folks.
WarrenK: look out for us at the Villagers' Braai and morning runs...
I just need to make the start and get a shot at my B2B but i know its looking a bit squeeky!
I really hope to catch up with some of you guys there. maybe at the expo?
Take care everyone ... it's been quite a journey...
Hi guys. Good to hear all the news tho it's a mixed bag.
Becka & Dannir: You're going well and steady so no mess ups now just take it easy. As anyone else tempted to do more!
Injured crocks: (like me I'm afraid) were all questioning our inner selves... Battling between doing extra and yet really knowing we can't make up for what's not been done so far. It's tough guys but the sensible thing is to tick over now within whatever comfort zone we're at. Some like Fido need to simply find a rythmn. Others may manage a decent tempo of around 10k or 10 miles or even early teens. But...
BUT...... We must ALL resist the urge to go too long and stress out our precious muscles.
Personally I haven't run for 9 days due to trying to get back on it too fast. So trying to stay motivated by mountain biking whilst awairing a Physio diagnosis this Wed.
Poacher: be careful - I'm mighty impressed with your recovery & natural talent but please go easy.
Jellybean: as Lowrez says... My jaw is wiping the floor!!!
So in summary. You lot are awesome!!! ... I hope get get to see so many of you over there. I know you're going to make it!
Fido: That really only leaves swimming, walking perhaps - and hand stands!
Seriously tho you can do a lot of core & balance work for general toning that will really help stabilise you when you're tired later on a long ultra. I use Pilates now a lot as it does ease out my joints and muscles without strain. Always use ice after though.
I have not been able to run since last Friday due to aggravated calf muscles so have been mountain biking like crazy! ...Keep falling into ditches! Ha ha ha!