Checking in after a long lay off (from social media rather than running!) so a big hello to Chilibean and any one else left over from the old January 2010 thread. To quickly reprise I started running at the beginning of last year and found to my shock that I enjoyed it. With help and encouragement from folks on here did a half marathon last November - then I vanished from sight (lost a bet with my better half - my penance being 6 months without doing any online forum stuff). Kept up the running though and happy to say I did my first marathon in Brighton on Sunday (3:55:37 a time I was over the moon about). That got me excited enough to come back on here (a month early so don't tell the missus) to check up on you all. So what did I miss? (apart from 3000 odd posts of course )
I really enjoyed my run tonight - the most enjoyable since my HM by far. 7k mostly along the Victoria and Albert Embankments ad it all just worked. For once when I peered at my Garmin when I thought I was going quite fast I actually was, and I was loving every minute of it. Very happy!
I'd forgetten what it's like to run in the cold - tonight my body was over heated with an extra layer but my ears were burning with the cold. A wooly hat is called for.
CB glad your physio is earning his money. Fingers crossed that you keep up the good recovery. Sounds like your number one is learning a bit of race craft - you're just going to have to work on your sprint finish.
G - Antigua was everything a tropical island paradise should be, at least once hurricane Tomas had finished passing by (we just caught the edge of it on the first couple of days with high winds and heavy rain). It's a place where is very easy to be very very lazy! Well done on passing the 4 mile mark, now for the 5 miles.
I'm back from a combination of insane work and a far less insane week in Antigua. Back into the stride of it with a 12k tonight, enjoyed the run but forgot my gloves so typing is tricky with frostbitten fingers! I did get 3 progressively slower 5k runs done in Antigua. The first one was okay as the time difference had me up and runnning at 7 in the morning when the temparature was just right. As my body clock adjusted my runs got later and later, hotter and hotter, and slower and slower
G - would heartily recommend a Garmin 305. £100 sounds a good price, but as Corrah says they are dropping in price so you could be kicking yourslef in 6 months.
CB - I hope the physio sorts your back out quickly - for your husband's sake at least
Corrah you're still going great guns. I shall try to get back to your level.
Sorry for the lack of posts - work is ramping up to 'silly' just at the moment with 12 hour days starting to become the norm it seems. Still managed to fit in a couple of runs although they've both been what I like to call tempo runs (i.e. short and quick as I just run straight home after a long day).
CB your number one beat you! My congratulations to her, and commiserations to you
Welcome back G3. As Corrah says it's got a but quiet around here recently. Glad the knee sorted itself out in the end, let's hope it stays fixed (and doesn't get blown into the north sea with the rest of you).
Great time Andi - 6 minutes off your PB is fantastic.
Corrah you're an example to us all at the moment! Keep it up.