blimey, sounds like there has been some real hard times while I've been skiving off playing golf ! Hope you feel better soon GF, sounds like you went to hell and back , just take it easy for a while and enjoy the summer (or was that last week)
And SB, been under the knife eh ? told you not to run so fast, enjoy the biking and swimming, you never know you may end up as a triathlete !
hi to everyone new and old, sorry I've not been posting for a while, after I jogged round the VLM for my 10th, and for the time being last , marathon in 4.46 I've only been jogging 10-12 miles a week so haven't really had much to contribute. Funny how you lose a bit of the urge to chat when you're just not in a running frame of mind but I'll get back there one day.
JB keeps telling me off for playing golf so much so will have to look at sorting another canal run soon to take my mind off the fact I'm crap at golf as well as running although I can hit the ball a lot further now just not neccessarily in the right direction.
enjoy the running folks, will try and pop back a bit more often
Hi boys and girls and newbies, haven't posted for a while, damm busy at work and then just got back from a week in Sharm el Sheikh.
as usual some major running going on, will have to take some time to read back on all the missed posts when I get a chance
Although I've been doing a bit more mileage since the last canal run, I only managed a couple of 3 mile jogs in Egypt (hangs his head in shame) so although got a very nice tan (hah missed all the snow including the bit that closed manchester airport as we'd flown out the day before) I really do need to up the mileage if I want to jog round the London in april with any degree of comfort. For those oldtimers on the thread, I've actually had my MRI scan and I'm off to talk to the physio about the results on the 11th so I may even find out why I've had this hassle with my back and left leg for so long. As it happens the back seems pretty ok now but the left leg still pulls down the back a bit so maybe there is something to sort still.
with my lack of mileage in mind thinking of sorting a canal run for 27th of march if anyone is up for it, euph, nick, sarah, etc ? really enjoyed the last one even if I was bringing up the rear so to speak so would be great if we can get another one sorted.
will have a read back over the posts later and then have a bit more specific praise for everyone !
just read your post about the trip to the gym SB, wow , that's impressive, they all have to make the same bowel movement at 6 o'clock, part of a new keep fit regime perhaps !!!
just a couple of 4 mile jogs for me so far this week and now it's been damm well snowing again, bored with it now, roll on summer,. hope you get some decent weather on saturday, bet you're all looking forward to the school dinner after ! best meal around that one. see you couldn't resist the running that long gf, you must have legs of steel
might even try a bit of a faster run tomorrow, well maybe not if it'sstill snowy, don't want to break anything
never have that problem with women overtaking me, if I did I wouldn't leave the house ! funniest effort I ever did was several years ago trying for a sprint finish at the end of the Bradford 10k, managed to get past a couple of runners in the last few hundred yards but just couldn't quite catch the grey haired lady ahead. As we walked down the finish funnel, me gasping and hardly able to speak, we chatted a little, she didn't have a hair out of place and was not even breathing heavy...there again she was a bit disappointed that she was over a minute slower than last year, but she was still the first FV65, I was still a MV40 at the time...hohum ! Hope you sniggered as you run past in the end freemers .
sorry to hear about the niggles NickM, probably just as well you were working saturday, a nbit of rest and stretching will do you wonders .
don't joke SB, just in case
now you remember why you used to get up so early LS, it's always a good feeling to have finished a satisfying run that early in the morning.
good luck for you Rombalds lot at the weekend, just hope it's not too cold and wet , funny how last year it was snowy and cold yet perfect, let's hope you get a flurry of snow to freeze it a bit over the tops again otherwise you might be looking at some very wet feet !
now I've come onto this page I've forgotton half of what was written on the previous page and don't know how to look back without losing what I've wrtitten so sorry to those who chatted to me, don't mean to ignore you
sorry I missed you euph, my bro in law and I were on a strict time curfew, had to back home for 1. Have to agree it was a perfect day for long slow running, bit cold for the for the first mile or so but soon warmed up and then it was a lovely run.
met up with sarah and paul from ilkley with dave bro in law and got the train out to keighley meeting up with john brown from the algarve who stayed with us to just past shipley before turning round and getting the train back to the start. I was a bit cautious, not run more than 6 miles since last october so not really sticking to the 'less than 10% increase in distance per week' rule, but by sticking at a slow pace (around 9.45 av) withseveral pit stops, my legs coped fairly well although did have to work a bit hard for the last couple of miles. Unfortunately paul had a dodgy stomach and after half a dozen emergency pit stops , told us to leave him behind for the last 4 miles as he walked jogged to the finish.
sarah as usual was looking remarkably fresh, motherhood obviously agrees with her, and had to wait a couple of times towards the end with dave for me to jog up to them but i was quite happy thaqt I was abvle to keep going ande my legs feel pretty fine today so not bad considering the lack of distance in my legs.
very slow (3.04) compared to euph, simonO but what the hell, I got there in the end.