MOLLY!!! How lovely to see you again.. looking forward to hearing how you've been getting on
Shades - I'm not even going to look at that weight calculator at the moment I meant to ask you a while ago about your training.. you wrote after DD that you were planning to cut around 10 minutes on average off your marathon time. That seems a pretty sizeable chunk.. how are you going to change your training?
Hope that ankle recovers ok.
Went out for a run yesterday in spite of intending a complete break for two weeks(!) yet surprisingly foot was ok and is not too bad now. It's a mystery. Anyway, I won't go on as I'm even boring myself here.
Thank you for the reassurance Shades.. it is getting me down a bit to be honest but what you say makes sense. I'm on my feet a lot in work but we will be breaking up for the summer holidays soon so I'm hoping that will make a difference too.
Happy belated birthday Lily.. you're not letting that one passed unnoticed are you?!
Good grief Big G.. where did that come from?!! You've gobsmacked me there.. Ha!! Well done on finishing your marathon in a cracker of a time especially considering your health problems etc that have thwarted your training and other races this year. Trust you to go for one of those horrific (for me anyway) lap marathons too. Great stuff.. bet you're glad that's out of the way now
Fab running from everyone else too. Haven't time to comment on everyone but just a big well done going out to PBers Ian and Nessie and Steve for an impressive HM result on top of a high mileage week. Well done for hanging in there as well SK and being faster than last year
Happy belated birthday to Cal too
I tried to go out for my first run this weekend and managed a pathetic 9km with my ankle feeling it's clamped in a vice again. I think I just need to be patient and rest it until it stops hurting completely. I'm really fed up though, this has been going on for ages it seems
Hellooooo Shadies - sorry for being AWOL (again) but things have been hectic.. I haven't even been lurking on my phone *gasp*. All last week has been preparing for our end of school show.. the theme this year has been "Round the world"(!) and I've had the 9/10 year olds preparing a traditional Indian dance and the 7/8 year olds doing a Haka. In a cruel twist of fate I've had the most awful DOMs in my quads this week and the endless Haka repetitions haven't helped at all It's also been my daughter's 16th birthday and we've had a big party for that as well (I wasn't actually allowed to stay though!!!) Anyway, work and home back to normal again but the house is an absolute bombsite and I'm horribly behind with all the school enrolement for next year etc.
Anyway, I've just realised all that has bugger all to do with running so sorry for the ramble.
I haven't actually run since the marathon as my ankle swole right up again (WHAT a surprise) and my quads have been killing me. Am leaving things until the weekend before trying to go out again as want to be on form to start plan for an Autumn race.
And yes Shades I am doing a report.. just don't hold your breath!
Still in Carcassonne (taken day off work today!) and just a quick phone post to say I got round and finished in 3:54:08 which, all things considered, I'm pretty pleased with. Started slow and gradually cranked it up. Was dying in the last 10k mind you. Finished 5th woman (only 47 of us!) and first six women pulled in for formal drug testing!!! I started gibbering on about Nurofen but was assured this is ok. Took ages and was a right performance. Will post more when home.