SK - Glad your hamstring seems to be on the mend and the stretching is helping. I too have a foam roller but I"m not convinced it does anything. I have looked at some YouTube videos to make sure I'm doing it right. I think I am but it just hurts like crazy and I don't notice my muscles are any looser or anything after.
Cal - Don't you have much fog in London? (I have a horrible feeling I have asked an extremely stupid question there)
Shades - That's quite a claim to fame you have there regarding your 100 marathon achievement. You must have some record for the 300th one too now? I'm saying 300 as I seem to remember you doing that one but sorry if I've got it wrong. Those figures are just mind boggling. La Rochelle was my 10th marathon and the way things are going it's looking like I'm stopping there!
I threw caution to the winds this morning and went for an easy 10k. The first bit was pretty grim but after a while my feet just settled to a dull ache which was bearable. Will eke things out like this for the next week or so. Hope it's not my shoes Shades.. have been wearing Nike Structures for long runs/races for years now with no problems.
Mowzer - I discovered a couple of new routes around my area too this summer. Just "goes to show" as they say where I come from(!)
Shades - Lovely running weather here.. if I was running that is. My feet are still hurting and I have a horrible suspicion that I have picked up the same injury on my other foot. I could of course just be being completely paranoid
Ian - Well done for getting that long run done and back on track with your training.
Mowzer - That's a massive improvement on last year's time for that race!
Shades - Good job that the weather has got milder and the dreaded ice has held off. I wouldn't have thought that Brie would be a good substitute for Reblochon.. maybe Raclette if you can get hold of that instead?
On a french food note it was the "Repas des Anciens" in our village yesterday. Every year the mayor puts on a meal for all the people in the village aged 65 or over. I was roped in to help and was amazed by how much these people are capable of eating. Apologies for going wildly off subject but this menu has to be seen to be believed...
Aperitif: Soupe de Champagne (Lethal blend of Champagne, Cointreau and lemon) plus nibbles
Starter(s): Cresson soup followed by a plate of oysters, prawns and shrimps, plus deer casserole (honestly)
Redcurrant sorbet with cherry liqueur (To refresh the palate)
Main course: Fliet Mignon of pork in a mushroom gravy, purée of carrot and sweet potato plus green haricot beans and garlic
Four different cheeses (mixture of goat, sheep and cow)
Chocolate and rasperry cake
Digestif of Cognac and blackcurrant liquer
Naturally there ware all different sorts of bread served up as well as different wines with each course. Somebody got an accordéon out and thay all had a good dance as well before wobbling off home. Unbelievable!
Anyway, on a running note nothing to say..I still haven't run as my ankles are still hurting a bit and I'm not going to risk it. I hope they get better soon as I really want to go for a run now, I'm going up the walls!