Fraid not Malcs, instead rather nonchalantly said to the timer volunteers,'yeah right, you must be kidding'... tee hee! but when i looked around I didn't see any other ladies that looked like they'd just run 5k...
Apologies, I seem to have gotten a bit lost on the Asics 262 threads, and forgotten to post on here!! Isn't Malcs doing well?? I'm just plodding along with my trainng. Week 1 of the Hal Higdon plan is done with a little poetic license at the weekend.
On Saturday, instead of doing 5 miles at marathon pace, I jogged the 1.5 miles to parkrun, ran parkrun and then jogged the 1.5 miles home, so did around 6 miles with some pretty decent hill and speedwork, and came first lady! This must be a lucky thread Stan, as Sarah was first lady too on Saturday! Congratulations to all of us!
On Sunday, I was meant to do a long run of 10 miles, but I went to marshal at the Santa run! I got so cold doing that , that when i ran home I was actually in pain from the shock waves of impact making the pins and needles in my hands hurt. Decided I will do the 10 miles easy this afternoon instead
Yay! Mr P, so happy you're coming to watch in Manchester . Are you on Twitter? a few of my twitter buddies are doing Manchester as well.
Hi Isabel- quick note on stretching- I agree with Jenf on the dynamic stretching. There's a particularly good one for your calves. I will try to explain it, but if u don't understand I'll post a YouTube linke when I'm on my computer- it's on James Dunne's website- he's a physiotherapist who uses twitter who I follow.
stand large stride away from the wall. Put your hands on the wall so u are slightly leaning forward. From here, and always with ur toes on the ground you alternate lifting each heel so that you are taking your calfs thru the full range of motion. You can modify by having your feet pointing outwards or inwards as this will target other parts of your calf muscles. Does that make any sense?
jenf, glad u like my blog Always happy to hear people are reading it
Ummm, Sarah, Malcs is already risking our friendship by entering this competition which will stop him being able to watch me in Manchester. . . You can't do that too :-P Unless you come to watch London instead, in which case that's ok!!!