was just about to post congrats to Marigold and Marders but Joolska beat me to it! An old work colleague of mine also made the team so i told him to try and beat the kiwi turncoat
been lurking while in NZ, got bck on the weekend. No running for 4 weeks now since stupidly played 5 aside footy and my knee subsequently blew up. swelling still not completely gone so not sure when my shortened Frankfurt build up wil begin. aim will be just to get rund/make the start linenow i guess.
some great training/racing exploits i've noted in particular PP/Dachs/Al_P/Joolska and the fell expoits of CW - think i saw a podium from TR as well, top stuff one and all and apologies for those i miss. SL think most likely it's as Padams said, hope all OK, and Lev - think Dachs hit the nail on the head there!!
Just checking in from the other side of the world to say give it some in a few hours Marigold! Great to see that "from cigarettes man to marathon man" article on prominent display on BBC online for a day at least as well as from DanA's link, just awesome stuff.
Keep up the great training and racing everyone else and hope the injured heal quicker than i do!
Padams, hope the healing continues well and quickly.
Nice to see Bufo running fast again, and Lev cranking out the big mileage. CW still a decent 10km, and good luck getting yourself right for the fells, am sure it will be great.
DanA you're doing some awesome mileage again, the woes of earlier in the year seems distant memory!
Tmoth - bonkers!
i'm sitting at home after a night dealing with blocked drains/clearing s bends, all to no avail so now making a plumbers appointment. plus got ice on my very swollen knee which blew up like a balloon a couple of days after football last wednesday. so that was the stupidest thing i have done for a while and i have done a few. 2 days of boys golf trip i guess haven't helped it, but don't think its made it worse, its just really swollen. nowt i can do but be patient, am guessing by the amount of swelling and lack of progress even with anti inflames and icing, this will be a good 2-3 weeks on the bench again. nz on weds night anyway, so timing not the worst i guess.
TR - binning Abo already? u have plenty of fitness, and lots of cumulative miles in those legs, and you only need a 10 week plan don't you. isn't Abo in Ocobter?
DanA, i know i'm still a relative newby at around 6 years to this long running thread but even so, i'm pretty sure the phrase would have been used before this thread started!
nice sessions DrDAlP and PP. I do a few of those sweaty treadmill sessions, and i think on the longer sessions they end up giving a fairly accurate representation of pace/fitness (say for 10 miles up) to heart rate/effort, because whatever you ight gain for no wind resistance/terrain/weather whatever you lose for the cumulative heat/sweat.. never sweat as much outside! for shorter sessions they tell me i am faster than i really am.
Good luck with the 10km CW, and glad the legs are slowly recovering RS and Padams. Top effort listening to the boss as well, if only i did sometimes...
well, as expected, playing an hours football (6 a side) on concrete based astro turf has done my knee in. well just normal done in/swollen and sore as it gets. So i won't be able to fit that into my marathon programme as the speed work as i hoped!! still love playing it was great to be back doing it actually, but the suffering afterwards and amount of time out each time means i really do have to call it a day i think and save kick a bouts for when my boy gets older. off on 2 day golf trip now which is going to be hard enough with the swollen knee, so after about a week of no running (at a guess) i will ease back to it (also in nz for 2.5 weeks soon) so will just rehab again and then start the 11-12 week marathon programme on return!
TR were u joking or did he really do it with a broken wrist?
sounds like congrats are in order CRAB for qualifying for Kona - awesome.
PP and TT getting to it nicely with sessions.
I wont add myself to the list until i've at least had a month of not being injured... i have managed 3 1 hour steady runs so far this week. Going to play footy at lunch, which has risk written all over it for me, but i get injured runing anyway so what the hey.
hope those legs freshen up soon Padams. You must have really beasted yourself!