Really??? Well I'd love to know who said that!! I wasn't happy, but i don't think I resorted to quite that level!!! I can remember apologising to Tom J, in the middle of yet another field of mud and cow shite, for my bad language and it wasn't even considered bad apparently
Vixo - could you post me the link if you've still got it? Agree re altitude, most of my experiences show that I do usually acclimatise just fine but can take me a little longer than others (this is for 4000m and 6000m experiences) but want best opportunity for completion
RF - I will message you, what are your shifts like next week and following? We have INSET Fri 13 and Mon 16 and I am going South once I've booked flights or sorted something.
Don't think it was Alli who jumped in and talked to me, I don't think she was a member of the MST team, I think she was checking me out mentally as much as physically, possibly because I hadn't dropped yet ... bearing in mind many dropped throughout that first day and this was about 10pm I guess on the Saturday evening. The guy from MST who spoke to me (and Tom J) to pull us off the route was lovely, I felt a bit sorry for him having to pass on the news to us, seeing as I wasn't taking it especially well at the time!!
Wow Caro - well done! So what is your new shiny PB? you are fabulous! some of my best races have been done with no garmin or an old fashioned watch. Sometimes it's easy to get to focussed on all the info rather than just running how you feel!!
I also like runs with a purpose, plus if you are running back from somewhere then you've got no choice!
Fab training though Camlo and RF too
I managed a whole 10 miles on the bike last week ... definitely need to get organised this week. Foot feeling a bit better but still not 100% I think that seeing as I managed to wear my climbing shoes for about two hours yesterday with no complaints from my foot, its probably not a stress fracture, but it's bl00dy annoying.
I was going to confirm my entry for my French race, and then realised if I flew out earlier, ie at the weekend before race, I'd miss Js birthday which i am absolutely NOT doing this year. Race involves a bit of altitude, so not sure whether I should just pitch up day before and go straight into it or whether I need a couple of days to play around and get used to a bit of altitude ... Js bday is on the Monday so feasibly I could fly out Monday eve or Tuesday I guess, race Wed/Thur and then perhaps come back Fri/Sat or Sun ... or maybe I'll have a look and see if I can find something European that is in the school holidays, then I have various childcare back-ups too!!
nothing very exciting to report here. Mainly being mums Taxi today to rugby practice, ballet exam rehearsals and childrens birthday parties ... with the excitement of Tesco thrown in for good measure!!!
Need to come up with some kind of a plan for triathlon in May I guess ... RF - you need to make sure I don't wimp on this one!!! Have just ordered a neoprene hood thing so I can keep my head warm if I throw myself in lochs as I think they are going to be a bit chilly at the moment!!
Have had a blocked right ear since I landed in Manchester for my race, so that's two weeks now. Thought it was clearing but getting no better so guess I need to battle for a doctor appt to get it checked out!! Feel like I'm talking down a tunnel