Donna C

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Berlin Marathon 2009

Posted: 24/11/2009 at 09:32

I've never heard of any of them! But I'm suitably impressed with your knowledge.

Mulling over being able to cook in the shower got me thinking about where else it would be handy to cook which led me, somehow, to teasmaids. My grandparents had one of these and was aways a bit puzzling to me. It's not actually the thing I want in the morning when I first wake up (that's usually more sleep).

Berlin Marathon 2009

Posted: 23/11/2009 at 21:16

Well done on getting through that ordeal Darren it sounds truly awful. I'd be pretty chuffed to come 5th!

Congrats to you too Gold Pig. I'll have to pass on your challenge though, I know nothing about football.

Glad your toe's all better now RDave but sorry to hear about the shelf, PC virus, parking fine and pub expenditure. I'm sure that good deed is working it's way back to you right now.

 Ran for about half an hour or so this morning whilst I had some vegetables roasting for my dinner in the oven. Then cooked some pasta whilst I was in the shower. You might be able to tell that I'm ab it busy at the moment!

Berlin Marathon 2009

Posted: 20/11/2009 at 13:40

It's miled here too. Just went for a run and seriously overheated in my long sleeve top and tights, ended up going out of the park and running on blackheath just to have the wind to cool me down a bit.

 Good news about NY 2old.

Berlin Marathon 2009

Posted: 19/11/2009 at 10:51

Oh goodness, you've made it sound even more of a challenge than I thought it was! Was "waste" deep a Freudian slip? I hope we won't be waist deep in waste but you never know with the British seaside!

Berlin Marathon 2009

Posted: 18/11/2009 at 20:41

Oh yes, silly me, always time for chocolate, must remember...

 Oh, the long, gentle slog of marathon training, always miss it when you're not doing it, wondered what on earth you were missing when you are.

 Certainly central halfs are the way forward. Are there any in the summer?

Berlin Marathon 2009

Posted: 18/11/2009 at 17:10

Excellent idea and hopefuly we won't all be quite so knackered after a half but still feel deserving of some chocolate!!

 RedPanda I'm not sure I could contemplate running a single step the day after 26 miles let alone 29!! Will you really do it??!!

 Back to the summer half...possible contenders... there's a flat, 2 lap half in Southend on 13 June (but Essex is a long way for some of you to come.) I've always fancied the Surrey Slog (for a laugh, you understand) but we'd end up caked in mud, not a race for fast times! It was in July this year, not sure about next, couldn't find it. Or continuing this theme there's the Cross Bay Challenge in Morecambe on 6 June (this is your fault RedPanda, simple races no longer seem enough of a challenge!)

 Oh dear, can anyone else come up with some better suggestions?

Berlin Marathon 2009

Posted: 17/11/2009 at 14:33

Hello all

Still eating raw beetroot in my daily lunchtime salad I'm afraid but you all know I'm a bit weird like that.

 Targets, if I can bring myself to do a 10k I'd probably be aiming to get back to my 45 minute PB of a few years ago. Sub 1:40 for a half and maybe 3:55 for a marathon. I'm hoping other things might get in the way of my running though, so we'll have to wait and see!

 You'll be back to full fitness soon Dave I'm certain.

 Oh, go on, put up your targets Redpanda, nothing to hide on here. You win hands down for even thinking about an ultra! Imagine getting to 19 miles and there's still another 10 to go!!!!!

Berlin Marathon 2009

Posted: 15/11/2009 at 21:05

Hello, did you miss me? I’ve been on a 5 day residential as part of my yoga teacher training course and have just got back home. It was really near to part of the London Outer Orbital Path (LOOP), which is 145 mile walking route around London connecting up all the green bits. Clearly I only ran a little bit of it but it was nice to have a bit of countryside to run in every morning, albeit in the pouring rain! Had to ring out my top after a couple of the runs.

It’s taken me half an hour to catch up on all the posts.

Is clap Chlamydia, or another STD? Never really did understand what clap was.

Have you recovered now Caniggia? Looked like you had a strong finish and you must feel a lot tougher mentally now.

RedPanda I really fancy Istanbul too, maybe just as a tourist rather than a marathon tourist but never say never! How’s the no chocolate and ice cream diet going?

Well done Darren, RDave and Mrs RDave on your weekend races.

Berlin Marathon 2009

Posted: 09/11/2009 at 19:56

RedPanda - an ultra, oh my goodness, have you got a training plan?

Respect for 5 days without chocolate and ice-cream. Have you had your hands tied behind your back?!!

Berlin Marathon 2009

Posted: 09/11/2009 at 19:54

Hello all

R Dave, glad the toe's on the mend and it wasn't a serious chastisement for your clapometer joke  Plus I'm with you on being chased by clowns being ultra scary. They make me shiver.

Welcome back Darren. Oooh, I saw the santa run and might even consider doing it too, could be a laugh, what pace are you and your other half planning to run it? Any other takers?

 Good luck with chasing down those times 2 old. I'm sure the speed will come again once you've got the base training out of the way.

Doing the late shift tonight and glad I don't have to wait around in the cold for a bus tonight and can get home under my own steam. Still getting used to drop handlebars though, riding on the hoods is hurting my hands at the moment - I hope they toughen up a bit soon!

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