Evening. Just catching up, some good parkrunning over the weekend from Charlie, V and Funster. Excellent 800m running from Bob and well toughed out on the 3000m.
Mr V - I've been considering the Peterborough HM as an alternative to Nottingham. It does look very flat.
Work and other stuff has meant that I've not done much running over the last week but I have managed a couple of easy runs over the last couple of days which have also included getting loads of flies in my eyes and mouth. Yummy.
Might try a parkrun this coming weekend. I've just noticed that there's another localish parkrun starting in a couple of weeks, it has been described as flat which sounds promising, however, I have a feeling it will be affected by the wind.
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Good work on the PB, Mr V, especially as the course wasn't the flattest.
Physio visit - excellent. Really happy with the new physio - third or fourth time I've seen him now and been impressed every time.
After a bit of prodding about he did the ultra sound thing again where he runs it over the area at its highest setting - last time it hurt a lot, this time nothing but even before then he felt from the fact that I had survived the marathon and the subsequent lack of serious reaction that an actual fracture was probably unlikely.
Whilst I still have a very low level of tenderness in the area he thinks I could start easing myself back into running again and this might even help. But he then asked me when my next target races were and based on that discussion we've decided I'll not do much more than walking for next two weeks before ramping it up gradually from start of June.
Good sound joint decision - got a quality physio in my team now.
EDIT: And despite the fact that I got a full half hour which is supposed to cost £35 he only charged me £15
Charlie, good work on the parkun PB, sub 19 will be yours soon.
Madbee, sounds like you enjoyed the 'race' and you've got a PB for 7 miles!
DT - sounds pretty gruelling, will toughed out. As other have said, enjoy some downtime.
McF - excellent run and an enjoyable report, well done on the team prize . 30 seconds between 2nd and 3rd place over a 100 mile race is nothing!
Mace - Encouraging start for Mrs M, she could be the next Steve Way!
I achieved a 'parkrun with a bit of a hangover' PB at Mile End parkrun on Saturday. It was unlikely to be a PB opportunity but the proceeding 12 hours or so made it even less likely. In short:
A few drinks with some mates.
Eating a big meal fairly late.
~2:30am just about to go to bed, went to bathroom turned on tap, tap came off in my hand, water jetting out of the tap at full bore, nobody knew where the stop cock was, flat flooding, I was trying to jam the tap back into the hole, getting sodden in the process and hot water jetting into my eyes! Eventually managed to get tap back in and turn water off without flooding the building.
Slept on an air bed, about 5:30am air bed deflated so I was sleeping on a wooden floor for a couple of hours.
Cycled a few miles to parkrun, felt a bit tired and not in the mood for running and a bit thirsty.
3-2-1-go, start running, I just want this over with, ooof this is quite an undulating course, it's quite hot, I don't feel great, first lap in 10 minutes. Hmmm maybe I can get under 20 minutes if I push a bit harder second lap, ooof don't push too hard body doesn't like that, interesting I'm overtaking a few people, I'm nearly at the end and watch says 19:30, maybe I can sneak under 20 minutes, cross line stop watch, lie on ground, no moisture in body so can't even cry, drink water, check watch 20:02, annoying. Eat breakfast, drink coffee, get train home, sleep.