I had a conversation about spike length recently with a chap who has the same shoes as me. You need longer than normal spike in them because the spike holes (is that the correct term) are recessed a few mil. I thought it was an interesting point to be honest.
Muddy - the local 'fun' league is Gloucestershire, but their fixtures are on Saturday with the first one being this weekend at Cotswold Farm Park. Not sure if I'll go or not - zero interest from the rest of the club.
Are you aware of the Welcombe Wobbler - a lovely hilly xc/mt 10k in Stratford on 18th Oct.
Nice photos, Skinny. You do look like you're working way too hard for the 4 mile point in a HM.
Good to hear you're back running, Lou. Just in time for XC.
I've just been sent the picture below from the finish of the race on Sunday. It's fairly unremarkable apart from seemingly confirming my suspicion that I've started holding my left arm a little bit differently (when I run) since I mangled my clavicle.
Fun run scene from Dawn of the Dead, that wisely ended up on the cutting room floor.
Congratulations all. Some good results particularly Charlie HM PB shasheroonie.
Madbee with a 3:24 marathon off no training.
And a good performance from DT. I can't say I understand all this vomiting problem - 87 minutes of roaring might be a bit too much for anyone, but I'd be tempted to vomit and get on with it.
DT new silver cell in the weight category has caused me to look at our respective weights and I was surprised to see that (given Charlie is 3" taller than I am) I'm the fatty of the division. Therefore I thought I'd let you know that I'm 11 5 these days. No need to update the table immediately though skinny.
In other news, I went back to the physio last week. she told me off for not doing the single leg squats she recommended, so I've been more diligent with those, and also suggested a different ITB stretch as I didn't think the previous on was really doing the trick.
After one week of the new regime and it feels like the problem is clearing. Tried a few tester runs of increasing duration and managed 10 miles on the Sunday without much aggravation. It's not completely fixed yet but definitely feel like it's on its way now.
I used to train for kick boxing and whenever a tournament was approaching our trainer would make us go out running. I hated it. Even if your reasonably fit otherwise running is hard work when you first start.
Stick with it, keep it slow and try to maintain consistency (ie get out a few times every week) and it will feel less unpleasant.
Who knows, you might find you start to enjoy it.