Big G - congrats on the very casual marathon. Where was the big build up, taper, carb load?! Did I miss all of that?
Ian - well done on the huge PB, very impressive. I'm sure you'll be running sub 45 by the end of the year.
Kenny/Louey - my oldest son is a Liverpool fan too, all cos of Stevie G! He's only ever seen them play once though (at Anfield).
Cal - I feel your frustration re race times and feeling sluggish. I had a 5 mile race today where pretty much every mile was progressively slower. No PB, but it was at least faster than last year. I'm blaming the heat, not going to track this week and reduced miles since marathon training. I may also get my blood tested as that would be an easy fix! By some fluke today, the fast ladies weren't there so I came away with 2nd lady and 1st V40. But I've already broken the trophy!
Louey - I'm seeing Coldplay tonight! A friend was given 5 tickets for her birthday and 2 of her kids can't go so she's asked me and my son to go for free! Been listening to their new album as haven't listened to them in ages!
Hi Shadies, not posted for a few days as been feeling a bit lack lustre running wise! Good to see everyone is running well and there seems to be noone on the injury bench right now?
Not much to report here. I had a Summer League 10k on Sunday and was 6 secs slower than last year which was a bit frustrating, as I'd hoped for faster. But I was at least 1st lady as I think the speedier ones were put off by the rain. I have a 5 mile race on Sunday but feeling a bit tired generally so will see how I feel. Have started taking that Floradix liquid iron again to see if that helps but aI should probably get tested at the docs.
Shades - I think those green woodpeckers love feeding on ants as we usually see them in our garden whenever there are lots of ants around.
Shades - sorry to hear about the cut off, but sounds as if you had a good run. And good that you seem to have recovered OK, despite the DOMS.
PSC - congratulations for your 10 year anniversary, you must have been one of the first on here.
Mamafox - that's a brilliant time and positioning, especially given your injury. And dope testing - you're a pro! Can't wait to see the race report. I too can't contemplate running even more than 10 miles in that kind of heat.
Lovely to see Louey at parkrun on Saturday - well done on doing your first one, with a good time too. I managed a bit faster than 2 weeks ago but still not as fast as last year. I'm thinking it was maybe a shorter course then!
12 miles yesterday went OK but legs aching a bit today after standing up at Wembley last night for 4 hours - saw Springsteen in concert - I'm not the biggest fan but went with OH. He sang 33 songs in all!!