Posted: 27/08/2014 at 15:02
mowzer, I can't believe the running you do. A 63 miler followed by another race the next day. Unbelievable!!
Shades, I will try and find out the rules around the A-standards and qualifying as it has intrigued me. However, if it was British Athletics who pulled the plug on those two athletes competing what does that say to those up-and-coming marathoners? I don't think it's a good message at all.
Anyway, I got a nice cycle ride in after work last night. It was nice riding conditions and I really enjoyed it, although I found myself thinking about my running mate a lot.
It's a bit of a morbid topic, but I've already had non-running mates say "See, I told you running was no good for you". In response, all I've really said is that a) non-runners do also drop dead from time to time b) I don't want to speculate, but his issue may have had nothing to do with running at all c) there are other fitness and mental health benefits from running etc etc. What do you all say if/when you get challenged by non-runners about your running?
He was being totally serious, but one of my close non-running mates (overweight!) said "See, I told you running was no good for you. Look who out of the two of us has the achilles issue!". The trouble is, when you look at it in isolation, I suppose he's right. Not that I need to defend myself to anyone, but it does get on my nerves a bit.