Great report and PBs OH and Elspeth. The Gleee club run sounded good too. I would have joined if we had not had others plans.
Welcome back Iskander.
My training going OK, but still a bit behind. Only 8 weekds until the North Pole
I did a VO2 max test yesterday. result was 41.2 ml/kg/min which apparently puts in elite class. Pity that is not translating into my performance LOL I also blew the lid off the old theoretical max HR, sitting happily on 181 when my theoretical max is 169 Lactate threshold test next week. I suspect that will not be so good and that is why my performance not good. Either that or I am lazy and don't push hard enough
My friend Katherine, a fellow runner and a harpist has organised a concert in Killearn on 29th March at 3pm. This is her first self-organised concert and she has kindly agreed to pass the proceeds over to to help with my North Pole costs. It woul dbe lovely if anyone could make it along. Here is a link: A harp Odyssey
Hi All, TP that sounds odd re your Mum. I sometimes have those with my Mum but put that down to her being a widow and spending too much time on her own, plus she is disabled, and her local support netowrk is not as good as it used to be since they are all aging (dying too) and my aunt has problems with my uncle who has dementia.
TP sometimes infections, especially bladder infection, can trigger a strange mental response.
Don't want to be alarmist but it could also be a brain/dementia thing. Sounds a lot like my uncle. Dementia can cause aggression, mood swings, highly emotional responses to things.
I do hope everything is OK and it was just a bit of a 'moment'.
Elspeth, what am I not selling? The NP
Tricialitt, it is good to hear about the training weekends. As a mainly solo runner who still lacks confidence i always shy away from these things because I worry about pace and distance. Couldn't have done the one last week though cos my mileage not there: only did 14 for my long run at the weekend.
The concert is confirmed. It will be at Killearn Church/village hall on Sunday 29th March at 3pm. The tickets are £12 and will include an entry into a raffle. I think Katherine is going to title it 'A Harp Odyssey'. Tickets will be through paypal once we have it set up, or cash/cheque/online banking. More info in due course.
Such a lovely day today. It is times like this that I really hate my Mon - Fri, 9 - 5 desk job.
Finally managed to get back into doublre figures last week So now need to get out and start hitting the WHW, snow and beach.
Fling is only 2 weeks after the North Pole
Mr FFB went and collected the LK prizes on Monday I am really pleased with them
Atfer re-watching the North Pole Airport programme the other night I think the biggest challenge is going to be the toilet facilities. grim does not come close to describing them, and I am not exactly fussy about that sort of thing
Hi All. Crikey, been reading back. That was awesome for CC Really good going.
Loch katrine sold out in 24hrs I then had to close the half waiting list when it got to 47 and just closed the 10k waiting list as it is now over 40 too. The marathon waiting list has got 37 on it.
Did I say I am in the WHW? And signed up for G24 again. Hoping to crack 100 miles but everyone says I won't after doing the WHW. Now there's a challenge. A bit like a red rag to a bull
I have also comitted to the NorthPole. Not quite sure how I am funding it. I have a search out for corporate sponsors and a crowd funding project running (rather unsuccessfully at the moment ). A friend who is a harpist is kindly setting up a concert to fundrasie for me. It will be on the afternoon of Sunday 28th March in the village hall in Killearn. Will announce times and tickets prices and how to get shortly.
I am still looking for a few marshals for LK so let me know if you are interested.
It is odd. This year I have mainly men volunteering. Previous year is has been mostly women. Races onthe other hand have shaped up contrary to the norm. More women than men in both the half and 10k and a decent number in the marathon too.
My training is behind schedule due to being very lazy over december and christmas, then getting a niggle, a cold and the weather not helping.
Forgot to say an doing the Fling again, just 2 weeks after the North Pole. That shoudl be interesting