Shades, what a great report. Thanks for taking the time to write it.
I think I'm pretty much ready to try a run soon. I have picked up a cold and want to get rid of that but I'm hoping to try a run tomorrow or Thursday.
Presuming the injury stays away, I was thinking of just doing 4-6 easy miles every other day for a week or so, and then slowly build up from there and reintroduce some speed work later. How does that sound? Obviously if the injury comes back I'll stop again....
Chris, there were 5 or 6 names I believe including what seemed to be a club member of a well respected club.
I'm not sure why the original thread got cazzed, although was wondering if it might. Personally, I can see why the Brighton one got removed as it mentioned the name of the person in the thread title and the thread was very high up in the rankings when Googling her unusual name.
Regarding that fast 50 year old, there is a chap in my club who is in the V50 category (I think he is 52, but could be wrong on that) who broke the club record for that category with 2:54 at London. I spoke to him a few months ago and I don't think he's been running all that long but he is quite slim/wiry. His nickname is "Skippy" as he used to be a boxer I distinctly remember a training session around Xmas 2012 and he was absolutely flying. It was made more obvious as it was a lamppost shuttle session where he was always in eyesight, but obviously always way ahead of me or lapping me! Seeing those faster guys plough through those sessions is always a real eyeopener for me.
He is also one of the club coaches. Another session I remember was a hill-repeat session that he was leading. He was stood at the top of the hill with his arms crossed, giving everyone what could loosely be termed "gentle encouragement"
Emmy - we're going in May half term (my wife's a teacher). I love it over there and think I could live there if I didn't have to work, and could actually afford a place!