Went out shopping for some wrapping paper and a birthday card or two yesterday. In the 15mins i was out, it went from a bright sunny summer's day, to an armeggedon style rainstorm. I sat in my car outside my apartment waiting for it all to subside so i wouldn't get a soaking. I waited and then I waited some more and suddenly, nothing changed.
So I dashed from the car to the front door of the apartments. Soaked. Bum. Keys are still in the car ignition!! So I ran back to the car, lent in, got the keys, dashed back to the apartment entrance. Drenched!!
Then as I went back upstairs, I remembered I'd left the sliding doors fully open on to the terrace. NOOO!! Pools of water inside on the wooden floor. Gah! Sodden!!
Anyway, happy birthday TinkerBEL; I managed to keep your wrapping paper dry
The Calvin & Hobbes book sent by one of you is an absolute hit. Nice one fella
Morning all. Sorry to hear about your hip RS. Sounds painful both in terms of erm, pain... but also the necessity to rest it out for 4 weeks. Those inflammation type injuries can be persistent little boogers if you don't do the rest properly and lead on to other, worse injuries. So I hope patience comes easily to you and you find some entertaining alternative exercises to do.
Welcome back to the thread Esther. Keep coming back as you'll get lots of advice on how to complete your training and run the whole marathon here.
I did a cross-training workout two days ago with TinkerBel and my ass is killing me now. Squats and weights and yogi bear (sounds like Yoga bare which is probably much more fun) sorts of things. Ooh. Ouchy. I'm so unfit relative to how I was in years gone by. I long to recapture that. Might have to get out on the bike later today before the wet stuff arrives. Wounds from accident mostly healed, just lots of bright pink skin now.
Groupset is the crank, gears, brakes Suze. They are typically made by one of three companies (Shimano, Campagnolo or SRAM). They are usually the items which differentiate the price of a bike in a similar range of bikes.
Am strugling to come to terms with the news about flight MH17. I was on that exact same flight 30 days ago. Can't find a nice thing to say about Russia's proxy-war with Ukraine or the utter stupidity of making advanced weapons avialble to people who don't understand how to use them, or have a sense of parameters for which they can be used. How do you deal with boiling anger at a faceless foreign government that denies all culpabaility? ....Maybe go for a long hard bike ride?
Great pics TD, I spotted a few of my club mates and local parkrunners there. Perhaps I'll grow a pair and have a crack at this one myself next year as its so close to home.
Good to hear from you, sorry the training isn't going good hopefully you can be back running sooner rather than later!
Matty - let them know about the link. Am more than happy to share hires pics with anyone that wants them. And if their images are dark, I can modify them so they look perfectly exposed, so they need not be deterred if they don't look great right away
My bike is Cube and it looks (a bit) like this but nowhere near as clean and with a different groupset. I did a quick set of hill reps yesterday. A really steep hill nearby, not so long. 6 reps in the heat, good to get the heart banging.
Hello Solb, welcome aboard. I took some piccies at Giant's Head marathon. Which one were you?
The last month has been terrible for training. Some long haul travelling, lots of work, then that stupid bike accident (11 days ago, and my body is covered in sore itchy scabs, lovely). Got myself out for another good long ride yesterday and managed to get in one of the famous climbs from the Tour of Flanders. It is called the Kapelmuur or Muur van Geraardsbergen (aka 'The Wall'). It's mental - very steep and the higher up you go, the worse the cobblestones become. Even in 30C heat and dry conditions my back tyre was slipping on the stones. To think they race this in the very variable April weather (read 'shitty'). Amazing.
About 5 hrs riding in total and according to the data I've collected over the last 6 years, my second hardest bit of exercise according to TRIMP scores (675 points). I've come to the conclusion that I really don't like being unfit and I'm hitting a bit of a lull in work over the summer, so fully intend to smash a few hills and get some muscles back.
I might also plan in that knee op and see if they'll let me try running again. Boy do I miss it. It's been 6 weeks since I last did a (little) run.
Well, I hope in UK/ Western Europe is enjoying this mini-heatwave and remember if you are running this weekend, don't stick a metal umbrella in your backpack