Birch, trials of miles and miles of trials, eh? Glad to hear you captured some magic on the last run. Hopefully that continues and some new firm goals can't hurt.
Gul, you're getting downright speedy! I'd say you've had a great year. From that sub40 10K to that really fast parkrun, you are in a great place. And that half is pretty impressive too!
Abbers, nice to hear from you! What was the event in Salisbury and how did it go? How was your cricket season?
Leslie, glad both knees are good again!
SJ, you are still up to old tricks I see. Wish we could talk some sense into that hip for you.
Played soccer against my 9 year old and her teammates last night (parents vs kids). Not bad 3 days post marathon. This is the least sore I've been following a marathon (which of course has me thinking what if I tried to do one more this fall...).
Debating a short run now but it's raining and dark and I think I may just stay inside...
GD, well done! I was hoping you'd get back what you put in and sounds like you did that. Even pacing really indicates how well you ran. And 3:09 in the heat w/enforced walk breaks is impressive. You did it all right and got what you deserved! Congrats. Here's to another PB on the next attempt!
Gul, you were really getting fit last time I looked in. How fast did you get around on the 1/2 (I'm guessing it was quite speedy!)? And was it a tough course/weather day? How about the parkrun? I've hadd my scientist hat on when following you so want to see how the experiment has proceeded!
Leslie, you must be very fit again now. Has the comeback gone forward w/out bumps in the road? I hope so!
PMJ, interesting comment on your pacing for training. Most of my nonquality running is usually about 1:45 to 2 min slower than MP. Each year it seems these sessions get a bit slower. HADD would say that is good and you can't run too slow. I'm not sure though. But my cadence stays very high despite slow pace and my times haven't suffered so who knows. Main thing is doing what keeps you on the road and not benched!
Hello again to all my sub3:15 friends! I've been away for some time...and have missed you all!. I hope you have all had a fine summer and hit all your race and training goals.
My summer was a tough one. A steady mix of extreme work deadlines, kidney stones (and operations x 2 to remedy them), a 2 month chest cold (likely acquired during intubation from the first op!), and still managing to run Forest run.
I managed to run 3 races since I saw you last, including a marathon 2 days ago. I'll give you a brief recap of my highs and lows over the next few days.
In the meantime, I have no idea what you have all been up to (still have some big work deadlines coming up so no chance for a proper read back). But have to say I'm curious as to how GDawg managed in Berlin, whether Gul signed up for a marathon yet (and how the HR stuff is going), whether Birch got his mojo back, what kind of trouble SJ is up to these days, what type of gardening/landscaping project Poacher is doing, and how GM has managed with the medical stuff!
Sorry for the disappearance but promise to visit more regularly again!
Leslie, nice one with your girl! I'm trying to get my little rascals to go out for short stretches with Dad.
Birch, you're an Adonis. No grey here (or my Dad) but fortunately for him he's got your retention…I'm hanging in there but losing the battle.
Lithotripsy (aka stone smashing procedure) done. Won't know if all worked but until later but so far no pain and will be optimistic. Cool enough, my doc and his resident are both marathoners. My wife marveled that they spent 2 minutes talking stones and 20 minutes taking about, yes, you guessed it, running!
Gul, that's getting your money's worth! I don't usually go over 250-300 miles.
Leslie, you are really getting the reps in. Hope you left some in the tank for the weekend. Do you have an A race coming up that you would taper for?
GD, nice 8 x 800 session (I'm set for that one next week).
So took Sunday to Tuesday off. Urologist said I could run so did a 12 miler Wed (body felt all out of whack after the days off but was good to get the miles in). This morning the stone moved and I was in a verrrrrry bad way for about 4 hrs. Ended up in the ER and then stone shifted again. No pain since. Unbelievable how nasty this gets when the kidney is blocked (just fetal on the floor and nothing takes the pain away...simply groan and vomit, then repeat over and over). Hope the procedure tomorrow does the trick because this is no way to live! Plus it's hard on my marathon training