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.
Molly, stay well away from the changing room lady, she sounds bonkers! But saying that, I do like to use the same area of my pool changing area every Friday... Haven't resorted to moving anyone elses stuff though, not yet anyway
Keith, thanks, I'll have a look at the Chi thread on Fetch. Not sure it's the answer to my injury woes but I'll give anything a go and sorting out how to run properly seems like a good place to start.
Khani/Big G, I've got the running faster book too. Got a bit confused re when I'm supposed to breathe and how often and agree he loves his XC!
Shades, Ive looked in all my shoes but still no sign of the orthotics. I'm thinking I must have binned them in my sleep or something!
I'm looking to buy some new shoes and can't decide what to try... Something sensible and supportive like the Asics 2000? I tried on the adidas boosts a few weeks ago and they felt really comfy and springy but not sure they are supportive enough.
Mamafox, you won a sweatshirt!! Dont beat yourself up as it sounds like you did really well to hold on to that 5th place when you weren't feeling great. I love your descriptions of life in France, that was a great race report. You should write a blog!
Molly, glad your dad is managing to keep up with you
Snapdragon, well done on going sub 2 hours for the half. What are you targeting for London now?
Mowzer, l love your thinking re using longer races for your LSRs. Must be much easier to motivate yourself with adrenaline flowing.
Shades, good that your knee is OK now. I thought we'd seen the back of the cold weather but I needed gloves on last night's run.
I'm attempting 4 runs this week as knee seems to be much better. Did a fairly swift four miler last night which was fine. Have found an all day chi running course in town at the end of the month which I am tempted to sign up for.