Well done on the 20 miles Khani. Have you tried shot bloks for refueling. These taste great and you can get them with caffeine in. I had a couple of werthers on my run today and they are not bad too.
Shades, apparently son 1 is 'just friends' with this girl but she seems nice so wouldn't be worried if it was more.
Mamafox, really hope that infection clears for next week. A week should be more than enough for the antibiotics to clear it but definitely listen to Shades re not running with it. The extended taper will give you extra zip.
Loving the sun today. Ran to a local lido and back for my 10 miles. I saw all the Finchley 20 runners getting ready to start on my route and felt quite envious but also motivated. You could smell deep heat everywhere and it was a beautiful day for a race. Then on my way back I had to run through all the runners just as they were lining up to start! Knee was OK today and didn't feel the need to ice afterwards. We all really take running for granted when not injured so really want to keep up those exercises so that I am OK for the rest of the year. OH went on a run again and managed to do 5k in less than 25 mins. Definitely going to enter him into that race!
Morning all, really looks like spring has finally sprung! Session with running club this morning was fun. Enjoying some peace and quiet (Son 1 has gone for a walk with a girl, son 2 gone to watch Chelsea with neighbour and son 3 doing homework).
Got rejected from Royal Parks HM ballot again but half relieved as 48 quid for a half seems a tad steep. Managed to stay teetotal last night at pub, so that's almost two and a half months without a drink.
Khani, hope you got out for that run! You'll feel so much better when you do. I'm going to try a 10 miler tomorrow which will be the furthest I have run so far this year.
Shades, a bit of competition is always a good thing.
Good luck to both Big G and Shades for Gloucester. I felt so much better at the end of the 20 mile race I did last year compared to the marathon. That 6 miles extra makes so much difference.
I'm thinking of entering my OH for a 10k in May as one of his birthday presents. He's not that enthusiastic about races but I think he'd love it if I can persuade him to do just one. And I would like to beat him!
Mamafox, hope the antibiotics start to kick in soon. Good that the doc says you'll be OK for next week.
No run for me today as did 6 miles yesterday. Off to a friends who has made loads of cakes for her birthday, although after comments of my 7 yo, feeling I should restrain myself. ('Mum you used to have a flat stomach but it now looks a bit like you are pregnant')
Running Eye, I think if it's the same as last year then the GFAs start at the green start (with the C-list slebs). It's not as busy as the other starts and you don't have to queue long at the baggage bit and for the loos.