DianaD - glad to hear you're back is better too. Well done to your friend with her GFA performance.
BIW - run in woods and swim in lake for dogs sounds good. Ever been tempted to do the same yourself?
Terence - well done re various training (7ml, sprint session, hilly 8mls). I always try and stay relaxed when running and have occasionally tried lifting back leg higher. On the odd occasions I see my reflection the relaxed style never seems to look quite as good as it feels!
JohnnyJ - I used to get pains when I tried to lenghten my pace (as Terence mentions). I now know (from physio treatment for calf) that this was due to lack of correct stretching and specifically my soleus (calf).
Redhead - hopefully you realised I was referring to the wiggle of your bum and not comparing the relative sizes of your's and FW's!
Matsmum - well done re 7ml tempo run .. great mile splits. Sorry - had to chuckle at family unable to cope alone for a few hours.
Exhausted - from where I am coming from, 3:40 is far from a rubbish run and is the stuff of dreams!
Columba - well done re pre-breakfast run with glides. I had a (very!) short phase of doing a 6:30am run. I felt great for the rest of the day and very virtuous. Wish I could have kept myself into that habit.
I did a 2ml treadmill run on Tue eve - would have been further but Mrs Wm had dinner ready. Hoping she'll not be quite so efficient tonight!
Gardening tomorrow - family visit on Saturday (grand-daughter's 3rd birthday) - 11-12ml walk planned for Sunday (C2C training). Haven't decided about Monday yet!
Yvonne - ahhh, but are they 'comedy' tan lines though Glad to hear you enjoyed parts of the VLM experience but can understand the crowds getting to you. Not having done VLM I always imagine it's would be like the Bath HM crowds but far, far busier.
I'm hoping to have time for another run on my treadmill tonight when I get home. I only did 2mls on Tue evening as Mrs Wm had dinner almost ready. Hoping she won't be quite so efficient tonight
Off to see grand-daughters again on Saturday as it is younger one's 3rd birthday. Then have a long walk planned for Sunday as more training for the C2C walk. Need to try and do 11-12mls and judging by forecast, I'm going to get wet.
Redhead - sorry to hear about your transport problems pre-VLM. I recorded the VLM coverage and watched it yesterday evening after the grand-daughters had been collected. Saw your interview early on - with that wiggle you gave you could give Fatima Whitbread a run for her money! Congratulations on the new world record. And you ran again this morning? (gasps) Very impressive.
Matsmum - I've never gone further than 13mls so a 20ml run is nothing to be sniffed at, regardless of time. Obviously still getting to know you all but thoughts are with you re recent anniversary of Matthew's accident. Good pace re that 8ml run with fast bits.
Exhausted - hope your run went well too.
Columba - I did try doing without a TV when I was in my thirties as an experiment. Managed 6 months but was missing seeing the news stories as well as hearing about them so got a new license. Obviously wouldn't be such a problem these days now we have the Interweb-thingy available Glad you got the car fixed.
Terence - great result for that 5k time trial and glad to hear boiler is installed, up and running. Re M&S voucher and buying socks - I'm slightly proud of the fact I purposely don't wear matching pairs (all mine seem to be the ones with coloured toes and heels). Shame M&S don't sell running socks too - maybe we should get people to buy is vouchers for our local running shop instead!
DianaD - back is much better now. Seemed to improve over the weekend after much foam-rollering and stretching.
Now that my back is better I can think of re-starting my treadmill runs. I did manage to do a couple of 1.5ml walks on the treadmill last week wearing my new walking boots. I've now decided they are going to be okay but haven't tried them outside 'for real' yet.
Yvonne - glad to hear legs and brain are speaking to each other again. Good luck for Sunday. Will be recording the VLM (all 6 hrs worth) and will be keeping an eye out for you. Will be playing "Where's Yvonne" instead of "Where's Wally". Fingers crossed car passes MOT okay.
No running for me yet but planning to walk on treadmill again after work wearing new walking boots.