Big G - Loved reading about your travels in Vietnam. You're really making the most of your visit.
Cal and Jugula - Great results for you both in your race. That must be really reassuring for you Jugula after all your struggles with your Achilles.
Lily - Have a lovely holiday, hope your mum is ok too.
Louey - I didn't realise sports massages were so expensive.. 20 quid for 30 mins sounds a bit steep to me. What are pokemon that you find by a canal?
Ian - Good luck with your half next weekend.
Shades - I really enjoyed reading your report. It was an interesting read and a great account of the race and your whole weekend. It must be lovely to have a world of running friends to meet up with regularly.. that's a long streak you've got going with Hilary!
I'm off back to Wales to stay with mum for a bit so will be lurking on my phone but will catch up with you all properly when I get back.
Steve that was an ace report. The idea of an ultra is kicking around at the back of my mind and that was a great account of what it's really like. It sounds a wonderful choice for a first ultra too. Briilant.. well done you. Also, on another epic note.. well done for getting your report done and posted a couple of days after your race instead of taking two months to do it like SOME people
Big G - I loved reading your account of Hanoi too. Lol at all that rushing in and out from outside those bars!
Mowzer - Fab report from you too. It sounds a good city course as well. that must have been very stressful at the start though.
Cal - Hope your knee is ok. Hope those shorts are clearly labelled as to which is the back and which is the front too
Shades - Sounds as if you've shaken off that cold quickly. I forgot to reply to you about the prizes at Carcassonne. No, I didn't get anything.. just the first three women finishers were placed. Prizes didn't look great anyway. A bit of a naff glass trophy and some wine for the first woman finisher. Not a pot of paté in sight. Good job I didn't pull the stops out and win it.. I would have been well disappointed
Jugula - Great getting that long run in the bag. Rest up now.
KK - I would say that counts as a long run with a good tempo section.. plus some quality cross training afterwards
Cal - Thanks...Try some of that white pen "After bite" that stinks of ammonia, I've found it good for itchy mosquito bites.
Shades - I can't keep up with you, forgotten you were doing IOM. Glad to hear you're feeling better.
Saw my doc this morning who says it's definitely not normal that I'm still suffering with my injury. My body should have healed itself by now so there is something else wrong. He gave me a prescription for a barrage of blood tests and I have to go back and see him when I get the results. I walked over to the analysis laboratory after, there was no-one ahead of me so before I knew it I had four test tubes of blood taken from me and was back out on the street in 10 minutes. My appt with my doc was at 8:40 and I was back in my car after seeing him and having all tests plus paperwork by 9:10 which is pretty good going, even for here
Cal - I am no stick insect but regular running has enabled me to keep at an acceptable weight in spite of eating like a gorilla most of the time. After nearly two months off running the weight is creeping back up so not the moment for strappy green tops unfortunately
Iain - Thanks for the triathlon info.
Shades - That's a shame about your DNS for Gloucester. Summer colds are horrible too, hope it clears up soon. However, much more important that you're on fighting form for your Irish race next week
KK - Mr Fox always takes loads of spare parts with us but he got caught out big time when the tyre exploded on the Renault 5 the other week. He hadn't brought a spare with us as it's an unusual size and he couldn't get hold of one and the other one doesn't fit in the storage place under the bonnet etc etc etc..He also refuses to pay for any roadside assistance with our insurance so we had to wait while his mum's boyfriend found and bought a spare tyre and then drove out to rescue us. Happy days. With regard to sloe gin I don't think I've ever tried any.. like the idea of rum and ginger beer though.
Absolutely nothing useful to say about intervals I'm afraid.
Big G - That was clever of you putting that audio file up. Amazing sitting here listening to all that wailing and imagining you walking to work!
I would love a green strappy top like that girl. Unfortunately I don't think it would look as good on me. Think of a Toulouse sausage with a piece of string wrapped tightly around it several times
Iain - Glad you enjoyed the report! For a relay triathlon do you do a bit of each discipline or will you just do the running bit?
Mowzer - Thank you for your comments on my report. That grass starts giving you a hard time I'll come over with my strimmer.
Shades - Was that drug dealing sports drugs amongst runners or did you see people on street corners when you were running? LOl at you forgetting you'd run and announcing a rest day!