Kaz... does doing an activity until you reduce yourself to limping a central part of your injury recovery programme? Because it shouldn't be. Sounds like you are doing the sort of thing that will aggravate and prolong your injury. If Frankie Goes To Hollywood were around he'd probably say "RELAX. DON'T DO IT"
Those of us in Albuquerque are having a lovely time. Which is not the same thing as training really hard or eating very lean food and avoiding alcoholic beverages. Am thinking I probably will not be hitting a PB at the Duke City (Half) Marathon on Sunday although I'm sure I'll be a winner regardless.
Was a really good feeling running with everyone at the weekend and although we didn't do a long distance, I found it pretty easy going on my knees which is very encouraging. It just reminded me again, how much I love running. It's such a privilege to be able to do it, especially with friends.
Hello from Albuquerque. Having a nice time with Dannirr, JustT (+ Mr JustT) and TinkerBEL. We went out for a lovely group run just after sunrise yesterday and i even managed to do 13kms without too much dificulty. TinkerBEL was stung on the leg by a wasp which was a bit of a scary moment, because we were around some undergrowth and had no idea what sort of poisonous bitey things could have been around, but the offending wasp was soon spotted and encouraged not to sting anyone else. I don't think any of us can promise a really punishing training week in the lead up to the Duke City Marathon & Half Marathon this coming weekend. We await Radar Sal's arrival with great anticipation. Happy days.
It probably means almost nothing to hardly anyone here, but I got a powermeter working on my bike today. I don't know if that will make me a better runner but I hope in some way it will. Or it might just laugh at me as I'm trying to crank a bike up a hill that I'm not even making enough comparable energy to allow a small camping kettle to boil some water
Steve - to call it training would be a liability for passing on misinformation. Uhm, I've stopped myself getting podgy over the summer through cycling, but did have a couple of big-offs which slowed me down a fair bit. In the past 4 months, I have run precisely 30kms. One of my knees is sub-optimal
Welcome Rick Budd - I think if you tell us your bib number we can guess which pen you are in. Why not introduce yourself seeing as you are new on the block. We're a friendly bunch. An updated list is posted every Monday with all our entry numbers grouped by pen. You can search back and find it if you want.
And welcome back Meadower/ Wolff. Long time no hear. Posting something saucy is a great way to make us laugh and reacquaint yourself quickly.
Hey there Roundman - how are you doing these days?
EdinburghLoon - I'd recommend to avoid the Expo on Saturday afternoon if you have the choice for it. It has been obnoxiously busy in the past - I think in 2012 we queued for 2 hours to get in. Not nice to spend so much time on your feet before the race. Some of us make a habit of going to watch a film in one fo the cinemas on the Champs Elysees on Saturday afternoon, just to put the feet up.