Training has been OK, with a minor niggling injury in my lower leg.
Have covered 21 miles on flat/undulating road routes up till now, in just under 3 hours. Will be aiming at a 3 1/2 hour finish time on the day, but simply finishing will be OK with me. The weather on the day before and during the race is going to be a major factor governing times, as there is a fair bit of the course on trails which could be affected by rain.
back from me hols in spain at 0130 this morning, and keen to get back to the club run tomorrow evening, especially as my spanish training schedule went well, consisting mainly of beer, tapas, mums cooking, beer, tapas, pizza, beer etc
Spoke to my estate agent while I was over there, still little interest in the property market, so have reduced the price on my house again. I'm going to have to take a huge loss on the house if i'm going to sell it any time in the next 12 months. Wish I could afford to hold on to it for a few years until the euro crisis has gone, but need to free up the money to buy here in the UK.
Cant believe the weather here over the last week! The one week I take a holiday and England goes and gets all sunny!
Norfolklass, sorry but it really was 20 years ago! They were promoting the Use Your Illusion 1+2 albums in 91-92, but I think the tour arrived in UK in 92.
The AC/DC gigs were to promote Blow Up Your Video in 87 or 88. Saw them twice on that tour, first was brill, about 20 rows from the front at the arena. The 2nd was naff, someone else had got the tickets and we were the very back row, again at the arena. The only way I could have been further away was to sit on the back of the seat!
Welcome all our newcomers, you may notice we occasionally drift off into other topics! We do actually talk about our running sometimes.
Speaking of which, following on from my last run on Monday, i'm pleased to report that apart from a bit of a stiff right knee the following day, all is well.
Do any of you have a smartphone, with any of the running apps on them, in particular the ones which use the GPS in the phone to log your run routes/stats? I'm planning on replacing my phone at the end of June, and want to know how you find the apps. I've been using mapmyrun on the PC, and have had a look at endomondo which one of the other club members uses, both of which have a free app for the phones to link everything together.
Ran the first 2 of 3 laps at Parkrun on saturday to give my knee a test. My pace was good, no pain in my knees, but felt my muscles a bit as it was the first run for 12 days. Club run tonight, which I was not 100% sure I was going to attempt, but did anyway. A few paces short of 5 miles in approx 43 minutes (forgot to stop my watch at the end, idiot!), but feeling OK. I had been wearing a strap on the left leg to help with the IT band that I hurt 2 weeks ago, which was OK, although my right knee is a bit stiff and aching, but mostly from doing a 5 miler after a near 2 week lay off. A couple of ibuprofen, and i'm sure it'll all be fine in the morning.
Planning a treadmill run on thursday at work, and possibly parkrun saturday morning if I can squeeze it in before I head off to the airport for a week in Spain.
AC/DC, good choice there Cheetah. Went to see them at Wembley arena few years ago (actually, it was 24 years ago, and now I feel f***ing OLD!) I've been thinking about the last time I went to a live gig, and that was 20 years, Guns'n'roses at Wembley stadium. When did i turn into an old fart? It just aint right!