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Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 06:24
Khani - again pinched from another thread but that chap who cheated at VLM? Well, he's made the front page of today's edition of The Sun with a headline of 'Con your marks'.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 17:25

Khani - just found out via another thread that Steve Way is a fairly regular poster on these forums (posts as Marigold).

Mamafox - we'll definitely be going somewhere and I hope it is Bruges.  I'm trying to bribe Mrs Big_G by telling we'll get an upgrade on the Eurostar so she'll have plenty of room

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 12:08
Keith - I'll see you there. I'm down to be marking people off as they pass the marathon point.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 08:28

Shades, me too.   I'm looking forward to the long weekend.  I was quite lucky as I had Thursday PM off as well, as I used some of my TOIL (time off in lieu) I have built up.  I did have to very quickly send a couple of emails this morning, but now all work stuff is turned off  Yesterday, we had a very nice walk around Cockington and also Torquay, and had a meal at Prezzo early evening and I had a couple of Peroni to wash it down  

My wife and I are umming and ahhing about whether to get a trip to Bruges in for May, before she starts getting more waddly (1).  We love Bruges and have been there many times, so we're just wondering whether to go back before the baby arrives.

Moore - glad you're back to the training.

Keith - good to see your training going well too.  What longer race is next for you?

(1) I chose this word carefully.  The definition includes "to walk with short steps, swaying or rocking from side to side, as a duck", which seems to be accurate for my wife

A hairy story...

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 12:00

Mine were much better than Wiggo's [*]

[*] depending on what your definition of "better" is.

A hairy story...

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 11:08

It's not the same but I had sideburns from the age of 16 up to a few months ago (not long Elvis-style ones, but ones that were an inch or so long).  I whizzed them off as my wife said I should and because I always do what I'm told....  

I must admit she was right as it does make me look a bit younger with them gone.  I'm 38 now and I now look like I'm "about 40" whereas I used to look like I was 50 (especially after a 22-mile LSR).

Team GB

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 10:19

Yes, the interview after the race with him was great!  

He was on marathontalk recently and he had a story about Mo when they were young up-and-coming runners.  Basically, there were a load of young athletes of different disciplines at a training session.  Mo decided to have a go at shot putt and he found he was quite good at that.  He then decided to have a crack at high jump and he was also great at that as well.  Chris made it sound like Mo just bounded up to the shot putt, grabbed it and lobbed it much further than he should have done, and the same with the high jump (much to the annoyance of some of the other athletes there ) I may have got the disciplines wrong, but you get the point.

London Marathon Cheat?

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 09:38

This isn't bullying.  This is basically commenting on data and pictures that are publicly available and drawing obvious conclusions. 

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 07:22

SK - I haven't seen the physio again about the achilles as I know she'll just say to keep doing the stretches (which I am doing).  She warned it could be a slow process with the achilles, but there is improvement there.  With the knee, I was thinking about going back, but really I think I just need to try and keep active a bit.  I'm planning a few easy walk this BH weekend and also I'll be icing it a lot over the weekend as that does seem to help.  If it gets no better by next week, I'll book in to see someone.

I do have a question about the achilles.  They are much, much better now and I was certainly training and racing when they felt worse than what they currently do.  I had originally thought I wouldn't run until they were 100% pain free in the mornings, but is this a realistic goal, or am I just keeping myself out of training for longer than necessary?  I am now wondering whether to give a run a try (once the knee has cleared up), but keep focussing on the stretching to see if I can manage it but I don't want to put myself back to square one.  Any thoughts?  I suppose what I'm wondering is how many of us run without any niggles?  I know previously if I had a 100% "no niggle" strategy I would never  have got out the door, and I would have DNFd in all my races!

I know it was only a few metres but yesterday I abscent-mindedly jogged up my driveway to get something from the house

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 13:42

KK - thanks, I'll try and stop prodding  Shades, I hope you're right and the niggles will just go away.  I'm not sure at the moment though.

KK - has anyone asked you yet what the distance of your next marathon is?

Khani - thanks, I'll have a look at that link.

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