Rower - Fitness first is beside Sainsbury's on the Strand Road, tucked in behind Smyth's toyshop. I'm trying to do the bridges once a week - but I can only get out of work for an hour or so between 2-4pm. Like yourself it's only a winter thing until it gets light enough for evening runs at home.
Hello Rower - which way do you go round the two bridges? I used to run it going up the Strand Road to the Foyle Bridge, along the waterside and across the Craigavon bridge back to Fitness First where I start - but a guy in the gym told me that was the long way to do it - so I tried going the other way (ie Craigavon bridge first) but it seemed slower and harder, especially that big hike up the Foyle Bridge. But I might just have been having a bad day. It's a great run though and I think it's pretty much 10K. What sort of time do you do it in?
Glad to hear (if you know what I mean) that even top ten runners had sore calves afterwards. Hope to get out at some stage today for a loosener (calves and, for the first time, hips ache a bit) but like a reluctant child in school forgetting their PE bag, I've left my kit at home so no lunchtime run or visit to the gym.......and the weather's closing in.....I know, I know, excuses, excuses
Good to meet a few more forumites in person yesterday.....good tough well-organised race and the weather was kind to say the least. I took it slowly on the downhill section at the start, and made up a bit of ground along the top - but it's not a race to be carrying an extra couple of stone and frankly I was just glad to finish...if the new year resolution is effective for once, it might be different next year.......
Time now to get serious about the preparation for FLM and get those long runs in.
Kenny - glad that your op went well. The frustration will be hard to bear, but you know you'll be back.
I'm now living in Castlerock for a few months - how near am I to any of your club runs, and how do I go about joining-in/up? Am slowing down and putting on too much weight - I'm hoping some group motivation will help.
I've been given the OK to run on my dodgy knee by Gillian the triathlete physiotherapist at Holywood Arches. Had a great 6 miler on Sunday, down to the Bishops Palace and the Mussendun Temple, then back through Castlerock. Seem to be a few forest trails in and around there too. Great way to get to know a place a bit better.