Minni - many thanks indeed! I'll enjoy it while it lasts
June to October were horrible for me last year but nowhere near as bad as you've had it. You certainly don't deserve it after all the help you've given us on here. I reckon TR24 will be the turning point for you!
Mr P - very well done to you and Mrs P!
Sarah was washed away in a tide of white wine at the end (provided by Minni I believe )
reikirabbit - well done! Executed the plan perfectly.
Can't believe that driver. They were obviously in a hurry to get somewhere. People get so crazy when they're stressed and just don't think straight.
I had a busy weekend of running mixed with endurance gardening
Ran to and from parkrun but didn't race it. Instead I paced Malcs Jr. to see if he could get under 23 mins. Sadly he struggled towards the end and missed out by 10 secs. Next time!
Yesterday I did 13 miles at 8:15 pace. Once again the hamstring was fine during but tightened after. Bit better than before though. However, same as earlier in the week, my outer leg was a bit sore during. Maybe some over compensation? I dunno. Anyway, feeling alot better than I did going into TR24 last year!
I'm not sure it's a good sign when you start raising the excitement levels of the medical community with your ailments. I suppose at least it's good to know what's going on down there and that someone is interested.
Good luck at Harlow tomorrow!
Sarah - I agree with reiki. Mainly I would keep a cut back to a cut back and not race hard. Do a race by all means but don't race competitively. But it's ok to break the rules once in a while.
Dress has been sorted but thanks for the offer Anyway, yours will look nice which might give the impression that I chose to wear it. I needed something that was truly rancid. I think I have managed to achieve that.
Good luck for tomorrow!
And good luck to Mr & Mrs P - no dirty tricks and trying to trip each other or take the other one out!
reikirabbit - that was quite some storm last night. Not seen anything like that before. It was as much the light as the sound that woke me up.
Hope the scan went ok.
chickadeee - wow, well done for churning out the long runs in the heat. No way I could manage that - respect!
Have a great time cycling
I did 7 miles at 8mm pace yesterday. The hamstring that had been bothering me was fine during the run but tightened up afterwards. Strangely, another part of my upper leg was more troublesome during the run but that was fine afterwards. Weird.
Parkrun tomorrow but I don't want to risk racing it with just a week to TR24!
Crazy, crazy, busy, busy here! The week is racing by already. I can barely keep up.
Sarah - wow, yet another prize! You'll be turning professional soon
Hamstring is improving (I think). Ran 10K slooowly on Tuesday and it behaved but tightened up afterwards. Did some endurance gardening in the heat earlier as cross training. Hoping to have another runette tomorrow. We'll see how it goes.
reikirabbit - you really are an athletics junkie aren't you. My mum says the city is buzzing with activity. Games makers everywhere. Looks like it'll be great.
chickadeee - many thanks indeed! Bro did really well in the heat. She's looking forward to TR24. Just over a week to go (please let the weather hold!).
Minni has been in the wars. After the bike accident she now has a chest infection. I suspect that's why she hasn't been around.
Great to see you churning out those high mileage weeks. Don't know how you do it. If I manage 35 miles in a week I'm very happy.
Well done to Germany. Agree with Mr P - deserved winners and provided some great entertainment along the way.
Mr P - cheers! The lakes must be amazing in this weather. I know Angela was up there recently for yet another marathon.
Oooh, racing the missus? Who will triumph? Will you be courteous or is it no mercy?