Not been on in ages...not really felt like posting as I've been in serious sloth mode Need to get my butt in gear as Nessie is calling and the training plan is already on it's 3rd incarnation. Yesterday was a 3mile easy and I can't remember the last time I've clock watched on a 3mile run...in my defence it was REALLY hot...ok not quite WR hot but still hot...the sweat was pouring off me.
Mr CS is currently out with injury...he was complaining of a pain in his achilles/calf before the Humber HM and after I'd had to wait for him at the top of the 1st serious climb (that NEVER happens) I told him that was it I was ringing the physio. She has diagnosed a haematoma...apparently at some point he has had a minor tear at the bottom of his calf and with all the running we were doing he hadn't noticed...then we took a week off...no running at all...which gave his leg time to try and heal over the repeated minor tears.
Good luck with the new job Dave...
Hope the achilles sorts itself out pretty darn quick GE.
Have fun with the streaking Phil, although be kind to that knee...you don't want to end up on the injury bench as well.
Because there's 2 starts Darren...I'm guessing you're in the last pen on the faster start so don't worry you're actually probably right where you need to be. Have fun this weekend.
37 press ups AND 37 sit ups in a minute or 2 separate minutes Phil??
Talking of pen colours, I didn't get to move forward this year 2010...purple, 2011...gold, 2012....blue, 2013...blue again...I must need to be sub-2 to move forward again. Mr CS is in the pink which is right near the front somewhere I have given him permission this time to start in his allocated spot rather than with me as I think this will be our last time of doing this race...unless of course there's a reunion in 2020 or something
I have had a moment of clarity...hopefully I can hang on to it...at the start of the year I set my sights on a sub-2 at Edinburgh...training hasn't gone as well as I was hoping, in fact I'd say I've had more urgh than woohoo runs...I got made redundant and the pollen has been knocking me for six...so I'm now just going to run my own run and see what happens.
Oh and a bit of additional news....I'VE GOT A NEW JOB!!! I had 5 interviews all really close together and there was one in particular that I wanted...and that was the one I got...actually I may get offered some of the others as they're due to make the final decisions next week, but it doesn't matter as I've accepted the one I've been offered.
Andy, it sounds to me like you've tried to cram too much in having been out with injury for a little while...take it easy until race day, just keep the legs ticking over and have fun on the day...who knows you may still get that sub-3.
Good news that your job is safe for another 2 years Philby, that must be a relief.
I do I do I do Philby Sorry for the late update, for some reason RW did not want to let me tell you guys on here about Manchester, I tried a couple of times and each time I didn't get a blinky line for the typey thing. Edinburgh 2010 5:27....Disney 2012 5:32... Las Vegas 2012 5:01...Manchester 2013...drum roll please....4:40 Was easily averaging 10min miles up to somewhere between 19 & 20miles and then I couldn't ignore the sicky feeling any longer and had to take a walk break...unfortunately once you start with the walk breaks they come on thick & fast from then on in. Really need to get a grip on the fueling on race day...I think where I went wrong was I grabbed the water pouches had a couple of big glugs and then ditched...in training I take regular little sips...will maybe carry the water with me a bit longer at Nessie. The support at Manchester is amazing though, there was one section...you know on the Tour deFrance you see the crowd practically on top of the cyclists...well, it was like that...absolutely amazing. Think we'll be putting our names down for it again.
Job news....I've been for quite a few interviews, I even got offered one job...as much as I would've loved to have done it...it was at a school and I could've used their running track & fitness suite...at £7.40 an hour (35hours a week) I couldn't afford to take that big a hit. Went for 2 interviews yesterday...1 was all that 'what would you say has been your greatest achievement' b*llocks and the other was telling me about the job & company and comparing my CV to the role...you know... 'we need someone to take charge of the accounts, I see you've done Sales, Purchase, bank reconciliation etc'... Came away from the 2nd interview feeling really positive and the job would suit me down to the ground...negotiated hours & pay...and the bloke didn't baulk at all so fingers crossed.
On the training side of things...I have turned into a sloth I blame the lack of routine...Mr CS comes home from work and I'm all...can't be bothered going for a run, let's stay in and slob on the couch. Must get my act together...please feel free to don your biggest boots and give me a much needed kick up the backside.