Joolska I'm glad it's not just me. When I, helpfully I thought, informed England Athletics (formerly UKA) that the new number 340000 they had given me must mean my old 29xxxxx number would be superseded I received back a pretty snotty email that bordered on obnoxious. I won't bore you with details of the palaver they then put me through, but they also made it seem as if somehow 'I' had done something wrong. And for my effort at informing them I had to send them another payment. I could have just kept quiet.
It felt as if they had vaulted a fair distance up their own posteriors.
Glad to see a lot of you have similar feelings towards Crimbo as me. I'm doing the honours in the kitchen this year but will shove the blasted (ho ho) bird in the oven and go for a run, possibly also an extended one, and hope it doesn't burn.
I spy some great reps. Padams super duper 800's there. TR good work.
PP very glad to hear your cold has finally been shaken out the system.
Al_P really hope your recovery goes ok and you're back soon. TT likewise.
Think MM26 may have vanished but although there's lots of variation TR's response was pretty much exactly what I'd say about the conversion from HM to M.
Busy busy busy. Teaching in Earlsfield and living in Guildford. Have managed to keep up the running so far though. Did the Cooper Test on Tuesday with the club. I still felt the weekend in the legs but managed to go from the back of the field to the front for my 3400 metres which was a lot of fun.
Good to hear you're running again CW. There's at least one other high mileage runner on here who knocked out inflammation through NSAIDs. He basically just kept going and the problem went. Also CW that's very interesting. I felt stronger on the track the week before in tights & long sleeves.
Toro all best for the recovery.
PP likewise. I put the mochas on you saying you were getting better. Argh. All best for it.
TR yes 5'54.
Just back from 20 comfortable pre-brekky miles @7'25 mm. Makes me think I must've left some petrol in the tank yesterday as that felt easy. Ah well. Fitter than at any point in my life. I need to fine tune some race prep I think. Would be interested to hear how others on here do it? For the shorter A target 5ks/10ks/10m what do you do for the couple of weeks before in terms of training and eating etc.?
It was indeed Wardi. Nice blow out for you in far from ideal sounding conditions. I haven't experienced that sort of inner cold in a race before. Was hanging around for ages beforehand. All good learning experiences.