mowzer - doesn't sound like LMH would be able to triathlons again, but she can run fast so can switch her goals to running.
Not doing anything with my mother's ashes, they will phone me in a few weeks to see if I've changed my mind, in case of hasty decisions. They will be scattered in the January section of the gardens at the crematorium (January was her birthday month).
It's chilly here too, have had the heating on for an hour in the office this morning.
Where are you running this weekend?
SK - my boss is a changed man and is now a sympathetic and caring employer.
mowzer - well done 65 miles is an amazing distance, PB for you. And 46 miles for LMH is phenomenal, she trains so well. Is she still doing triathlons?
I've deferred my entry until next year.
LOL at the dog retiring from running
SK - my boss and I will never have that conversation now about the 4 days I took off to be at my mother's bedside as my boss's mother died at the weekend. On Tuesday he was wandering around looking stunned, he's lost both his parents in the last year and they are/were in Australia.
Oh dear I do hope you don't get lost in the relay, but don't panic. Before you start ask someone to mark the route on your map.
mamafox - yes do that race, you were poorly at your last race, put that bad experience behind you.
Big G - I can't believe it's nearly a year since Claire and Jay passed away.
It was my mother's funeral yesterday, a private cremation as were her wishes.
Getting chilly early in the morning, wore my fingerless gloves today.
Mr B - just a brief reply now as I'm due back at work in a couple of minutes.
The most important thing is get your health back so even if you're a little undertrained on race day you feel well and healthy.
If you are now well enough to resume training then do so gently. You will need to stick to the original taper as squeezing extra mileage in close to race day will not help you, in fact it may have the opposite effect.
If you feel OK at the weekend do your long run as scheduled, but slowly not at marathon pace. A chest infection takes time to recover from so no speedy running at all.
Good food, good sleep and no more festivals for a while
Big G - maybe give the unisex showers a miss then at Bridgwater I do lots of races where there are no shower facilities so body wipes suffice until I get home.
Unfortunately there are no 20 mile races for those training for autumn marathons, shame really. But that's a cracking 20 miler that you did, you felt strong and were in the right frame of mind to do it. That confidence that its given you for the marathon is really important and a major step forward in your training.
1st of September today and I had to use my head torch for the first part of my run as it's getting so dark in the morning now
Big G - have you had a chance yet to run out on the Stover Way and over the A38 bridge? I finally ran there this morning and it's great, it's really going to help me when I plan my long runs. They must have spent a fortune doing the path and the bridge, there are even mounting blocks at each end of the bridge for riders that may lead their horses over the bridge.
And when on the section in Summer Lane I saw a kingfisher, probably only the 3rd time I've ever seen one, beautiful.