Morning all - sorry for not checking in for a while, decided as I was out of the game to switch off from running for six weeks in the hope my mojo would return when I could get out again.
Haven't read the full way back, but did see your epic 100M race report O4S, sounded brutal! And your two hardcore marathon's Cooks and Barry. Well done to you all.
Well done on your 5M run last night Pink - it's great when it feels like its all coming together!
Sorry to hear your about your hammy and bruised shoulder AA. If it makes you feel any better, I went away with Mrs R this weekend and she duly tripped up on some cowboy paving (sober) and broke a bone in her elbow, cue spending most of the day in A&E.
I can make your two paltry 6M runs feel much better Chick. Having drank and eaten myself into oblivion for the past 6 weeks, I tried my first run since Apr 3rd yesterday. Managed 3M in just shy of 27 mins and was totally spent by the end of it with HR through the roof. The good news is I saw the surgeon who has given me the all clear, so I'm now bracing myself for the (very) long road back!
Cracking race report DD, sounded like you had a ball.
Yours is cracking too 2old, and you did have a ball - in your calf! How you finished I don't know!
Thanks for all of the tips on the bike front (DD, Oompa, KFC, Ant & Simon). Sounds like a CX bike would be a good place to start so I can have a bash at a bit of both and see what appeals. It's mainly roads and gravel trails around here, so think that ought to do the trick. Just keen to try it out, take a bit of pressure off of the joints and see how I go. I've got ample time to have a good look around, so will let you know what I go for. Feeling much better today, so fingers crossed I'm out of the other side.
Well done to Chick, DD & 2old. Sounded like the sun wasn't shining on Team Minni on the day (well, it was which didn't help, but you know what I mean!). Great effort in the circumstances to get 3 finish times. Hope you are all basking in the glory and looking back on what was a momentous occasion.
Daren/Oompa - I've been to a few different Sweatshop stores and they've always been pretty spot on with me. I'm about half-way between neutral and support, so they always said to go with neutral as that's better. Went to see a podiatrist and she said exactly the same, so think they were right (haven't been injured since I got some custom orthotics - they're only a small degree, but have made a load of difference).
My comeback trail from operation isn't going too well. Showed my leg to a mate who commented the back looks like a shark attack and the front looks like it has been peppered with gunshot! I went for a long walk which I think was a bit too soon - jumped in the shower when I got back and felt a bit odd. Got out, and the next thing I remember was coming around slumped on the bathroom floor. Was out cold for well over a minute. Had someone come out and see me and I had a low heart rate and low blood pressure which I think can make you feel light-headed. Hey-ho, think I need to rest up which leads to another question...
I know nothing about bikes. Can anyone recommend something to get me started? Would quite like to do trails and roads I think, but don't know where to start looking. Not looking to race, just something to rack up a bit of mileage
Good luck Chick, DD & 2old. Looking forward to hearing how you all go, imagine it's going to be emotional irrespective of what happens.
Loved reading the race reports from London, everyone's stories are so unique which is what makes them so enjoyable.
Lots of cycling going on - think I might have to join the club. Had my op on Thursday & am in complete agony. Managed to shuffle 600 metres around the park in 20 minutes yesterday to try and get the circulation moving, and went twice as far this morning but running seems a long way off. Especially as I went to the outpatients this morning - the back of my leg resembled a slasher movie when they removed the bandages! They told me I have to wear a compression stocking for my whole leg for the next 6 weeks, morning, noon and night. Not sure I'm going to be able to last that long without doing anything or I'll go insane. But equally, running in one fetching brown tight probably isn't going to happen, well not in daylight anyway!
Really sorry that today hasn't gone to plan today Freemers and Minni. Definitely the right course of action though. I carried on from halfway two years ago when the hard & brave decision was to stop. I regretted every minute, it was horrific, and did myself no good long-term either.
Well done Ant, 04S, kfc and AA, really impressive stuff. Looked tough out there on the tele.
Barry - tough couple of months for me personally. Not been injured, but not much running going on either. Can't begin to do it justice (& today isn't the day too either), but the two marathon effort next month was taken out of my hands - am in for an op on Thursday to rip all of the veins out of the back of my leg so have let things go off of the boil a bit.