CheesyRider - Born to be Mild

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working at it slowly

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 17:39
Nog Thighs of steel wrote (see)

I do mutter a little 'thank you' to the Gods everytime I ride out.  I never imagined I'd be able to do this sort of stuff ever again.  The fact that it's delaying knee surgery is a real bonus.

I've almost certainly said this before on here but I'm seldom happier than when riding my bike.


 Nice to read things like this 

Ladybower 50 Ultra series

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 15:53

Carter: not entered yet, its on my list but tbh am waiting to see how SVP100 goes in August before deciding  

wannabe ultra runner?

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 14:41

Carter: if they say its compulsory, then you possibly risk a DQ   Check with them directly and get a definate yes or no. If its a weight thing, will a buff for a hat and light gloves be ok.

Cant help with the shoes, I only have TrailRocs and Mudclaws to draw experience from.

wannabe ultra runner?

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 13:47

Congrats Fc  

RW26, dont worry about a faster marathon time, but work on getting more time on your feet. Slow Steady time will benefit you more at this point, if you cant do the distance, the time wont matter! Try and build some Back to Back runs in too, just dont build up too quickly, slow can still cause damage from overuse.

Where are you that you can do 17 miles with 30ft?

Ladybower 50 Ultra series

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 13:40

I've started taking Ginsters Pasties with me  as I love Pasties! PLenty of good stuff in them, although once I get over 30 ish and find it harder to chew and swallow, they are better if they have been wrapped in clingfilm, as the pastry gets a bit soggy, which makes it easier to get through. And a few Satsumas go really well too, along with Baby Bell cheeses and my own dark chocolate gel type stuff 

Oh, and fridays long run I took a small plastic honey bottle,  but full of rice pudding! That was simply yum, with no problem chewing etc. This was the cheap tesco rice pudding, 15p a can too 

As BT says, learn to run walk, and dont leave it until you have to, start before that. I often walk until my HR drops back to zone 1 before starting again, which is usually only a minute or two but enough.

And try to do a few B2B as they will teach you a lot about how legs behave when really tired. These were the best thing I was told to do (and actually did)

working at it slowly

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 14:15

Thanks I have to say I was quite chuffed at completing them, the psychology of completing something hard, makes something even harder seem more manageable ... Those 2 days were the longest of the training, so a medium week next week, then a slight taper till the day.

Yums: its the Stour Valley Path 100k in August, really looking forward to it as its my longest distance so far  but with half the ascent of Fridays run which will be a nice change! Hopefully cooler too.

Chuggs: I appreciate your sentiment about not liking me up there alone in that storm I was a bit concerned heading into it, and put some thought into safety measures if it got too hairy, there is little cover, so would have crawled into teh wheat fields and layed down probably, but then would have missed an amaizing light show! Getting off the downs would have not gained much as there seemed to be more strikes on the slopes to each side of me than the top, so I just kept going and enjoyed! It was strange having very little thunder, just an occasional rumble, drowned out by the very regular and loud cracks from each strike.

Oh, and I love that phrase 'Wild Magic',  that summed up what I experienced perfectly! especially the vertical rainbows !

Pippi: what a splendid ship! That craftsmanship is fantastic, and the sleek lines look awesome! Where is it?

Snaily: Ouch! do you have any stockinet stuf to help support it? can sometimes help it mend better by not allowing it to flex as much.

KeiranG: What great pics, she looks very calm, a real proud dad moment for you

Nice running cycling etc, speaking of which any news from Podds yet?

Meldy: is there a live track at Outlaw? if so what number to follow?

Off to clear more of our loft out, between watching TDF... then it will be beer O'Clock


working at it slowly

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 16:46
Gentle Chugger wrote (see)
Sorry, folks, don't mean to keep bringing down the tone, but as you can imagine the Dutch community isn't thinking about much else right now. 

And rightly so. We're with you all on this

working at it slowly

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 16:32

Dreadful news about MH17 It does seem that the whole world has gone loopy, Something tragic like this happens and all we seem to hear is two warring nations blaming the other, and you cant help thinking that they did it themselves just to be able to say "it was them, look how bad and nasty they are, wheras we are the good guys" Wankers ....

I read it on sky news who also didnt mention the Dutch link, too sad for words.

Personally I am sick of hearing about tragedy after tragedy on a regular basis, and for half of them, having it played down just incase someone offends the nice people who cause it .... Someone do something ffs !

On a nice note, I did another jaunt over the South Down Way again yesterday Starting at Southease again, and heading off through Ditchling, past Devils Dyke and on to the 20 miles turn around point at Fulking Escarpment, for a total of just over 40 miles A LOT of water was drunk, as were handfuls of plums from a tree at Housedean, and at the 28 mile point a big Ice Cream tub on Ditchling Beacon while enjoying a nice rest in the shade Temps were up at 35deg mid afternoon, draining me to walk most of the uphills in the end. Once Id got over the 2 mile climb from housedean, I had an amaizing view of pitch black storm clouds rolling in from the sea, heading towards Hewhaven. The lightning show was spectacular to say the least! Oh hang on.... Thats where I'm heading After a short time I ran straight into the storm, and got a good drenching, which after the heat of the day, was really nice! Even the realisation that I was in the middle of the storm at this point, with strikes dropping all around, made even wierder by the bright sun behind me, heavy rain in the valleys, and verticle rainbows! Got back to my car wet though but quite happy, you dont get to see such spectacular storm from above very often

Today I also did a 12 mile back to back/ recovery run, which despite being hot again with 100% humidity had the desired affect of loosening up my tired legs nicely getting nice fresh blood into the mucles felt really good, and as always, is the best thing I could have done for them

Beer tonight and I hope you all have great weekends, what ever your doing

Anyone know how Podds is getting on? It is this weekend, isnt it?

working at it slowly

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 16:49

Oh, forgot to say good luck for the weekend Podds 

and several other things too, must read back properly when I get time 

working at it slowly

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 12:20

Afternoon WAISTers 

Finally got to sit down for 5 mins today, server maintenance ..... love it .... 

Yums, good answer set! And having someone else there is a good move. My ex scumbag used to just walk in, which although I didnt like much, it helped Adam get used to the split. However, I found out that when I wasnt there, she was helping herself to stuff from the house which we hadnt discussed or agreed on, so I changed the locks, stopped her coming in and that REALLY pi***ed her off, so result! Its YOUR home and life so work it how YOU want to. Nice one 


Meldy, youll breeze Outlaw  Cant get there this year, as other things already booked  Have fun!

Back to the grindstone

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