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Wednesday 13th July 2016

Posted: 13/07/2016 at 08:57

Morning.  Hoping to get my new bike on Friday.  Waiting for a phone call from the bike shop to go in and get fitted i.e. get urged to buy lots of accessories!  This is an expensive sport!!  

Hope your teeth get sorted, whatever the issue.

Dustin, just rest as much as you can! 

Lyrics, nope.


Tuesday 12th July 2016

Posted: 12/07/2016 at 22:11

25 mile cycle today, very hilly, very tough. looking forward to getting my new bike later this week.

Tuesday 12th July 2016

Posted: 12/07/2016 at 07:38

Morning all.  I've decided to do some cycling while I am crocked for running.  Went  to a few cycle shops yesterday and bought myself a Giant defy.  Just an entry level road bike, but looking forward to getting it home later this week and giving it a spin.

Used my old rusted mountain bike to cycle 12 miles yesterday and am going to go on a more relaxed, longer jaunt on it today.  Quite exciting trying something new and I can already see myself getting into cycling - have even bought fancy shorts and a helmet so I must be serious!  lol 

Strava has turned into a real battle for me as thousands of people have done local segments on bikes, compared to just tens of people for running segments - moving up the leaderboards should provide some additional motivation.

Hope you feel better soon, Dustin.

Lyrics, nope. 

Sunday 10th July 2016

Posted: 10/07/2016 at 17:37
Dibs, nothing diagnosed as yet. No sign of a hernia really. I've been tight for a while but played football (stupidly) about a month ago and slipped several times, leading to more pain. I'll maybe go and see a doc.

Good running LMH.
Enjoy the 16 Ollie.

Sunday 10th July 2016

Posted: 10/07/2016 at 11:14

Nice going RFJ. 

Well, times up for me.  I like the lyrics today cause they sum up my running of late - and today the thread snapped.  I give up.  Left the house for a longish run, was walking home less than 1.5 miles later. I sneezed and my whole groin area cried out in pain.  Sneezed a couple of times since I got home - trying hard not to sneeze any more, believe me!!!  Anyway, taking an extended break to get better.  Might try some cycling.  Withdrawing from all races in the coming months.  

Everyone else - just keep on running!!  

Saturday 9th July 2016

Posted: 09/07/2016 at 18:16

Happy birthday poppy!  

I am going to give it a fortnight before making up my mind on the ultra.  i appreciate all the advice etc and will take it on board, especially on the time, I think for a first I will just try to complete.  

Never made it out today after all, alas.


Saturday 9th July 2016

Posted: 09/07/2016 at 11:36
Excellent park running going on this morning - well done to all on the performances.

LMH, it's a very hilly 50km ultra. I don't really need to compete, just complete I think. I wouldn't want to be too far over 4 hours though. I can only hope that by plodding away I can make some progress. Weight needs to come off - still not motivated to do that though.

Will try to get out later - currently awaiting a haircut.

Friday 8th July 2016

Posted: 08/07/2016 at 23:40


Will stick to the task for the time being, slowing down a little as necessary.  Just realised I haven't stretched at all, before or after running, since pre-marathon in October. I stopped cause my knee was sore and forgot to restart!  Perhaps that is the route of my issues.  

5.2 miles today, mile pace between 7:50 and 10:30.  Not ideal but stuck with it none the less.

Thursday 7th July 2016

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 19:49

LMH, weekly mileage isn't making it above 40, not even above 30 sometimes. All very poor.  Yeah, 10 weeks till taper.  It's the groin thing that is giving me most grief although I can still run so its just mild. 

alehouse, flatter running is most definitely on the cards. I'll slow it down and see how I feel.

Thursday 7th July 2016

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 16:12

I struggled through 15 miles today but it wasn't pretty.  Mileage in the bag is all it was. Considering withdrawing from the Ultra in October.  Groin strain not going away and I don't think I have long enough to build mileage. Any thoughts?

Lyrics, yes I think so.

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