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Room 101

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 21:59

Coat hangers.


My Last Run

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 18:57

Got two half marathons in the next month.  Does that count?*

Tissington Trail  -  really local for me and 90% ever so slightly downhill  -  and Amsterdam  -  flat as a pancake apart from one teeny humpbacked bridge.  Had to stop OH from engaging the enterprising young ladies lining the route in conversation last year.  They had banners saying 'you've got some stamina, come and see me afterwards' and 'first ten home get a free visit....'  I hate the thought of the realities of the profession but I had to admire their marketing nous.

*(No.  The pain isn't twice as much, it increases exponentially with the distance.  That's why I admire you marathoners so much.)

My Last Run

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 22:10

6 miles along the high trail this evening.  There was a cow with her udders on show but nothing hair raising.  It's still too bloody warm for me! I can't wait for the first cool autumn drizzle or better still, a sharp morning frost.  I'm really not built for anything above chilly.  Lovely quick run though, not even spoiled by the tiny flies l kept swallowing. 

Glad to hear the op was a success Nessie.  I get the opposite reaction, 'You? Run??Seriously???'

My Last Run

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 18:36

#2 of the 'run wherever you're staying with work' plan.........

After 5 hours in the car* I was ready to stretch my legs so took the hotel receptionist's advice (and her free car parking space outside her flat bless her) and had a fab 5.3 miles along the S Wales coastal path with the sunshine shimmering on the sea, a great seaside smell and three cormorants taking off into a head wind and creaking as they flew.  This is good fun! (Note to self though  -  it's bloody windy at the seaside, don't know how you do it Swittle )

*I got lost because I haven't updated my satnav and my scenic trip across the Brecon Beacons ended up going past the same unscenic cement works just outside of Merthyr Tydfil four times.

SB  -  owww!

My Last Run

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 21:11

Hope all's going well Ness.

A confidence restoring three miles for me this evening, after Sunday's poor showing.  Lovely bright evening along the trail l haven't run for nearly two months - the barley fields are all stubbly now and the blackberries looked very tempting.  I came back with my sweaty pink face covered  in rosebay willowherb fluff like some demented menopausal father Christmas - not an attractive look - but a pretty fast run though short so l feel better about life the universe and everything.

I liked the Murakami book too 

My Last Run

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 22:46

Seconded Swittle.

My Last Run

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 13:13

Pig100  -   yay!!  Well done and excellent time  -  see you next year......

My Last Run

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 08:22

Fantastic mileage everybody and lovely photo Swittle.

I see my role on here as something of the idiot sidekick to the band of heroes who are the main feature - the one who bumbles along in the background dropping things and falling over the chickens 

GNR for me yesterday and a truly SPECTACULAR PW owing to a) the heat (now have a very funny sunburned face with white creases where l was frowning)  b) 35 minutes spent in queues for the loo because of a mystery stomach bug but really and overwhelmingly  c) my appallingly lazy lack of training over the last two months.

Still, apart from the standing still in the queues, l didn't walk, even up the John Reid Road and l did finish and l suppose did it faster than everyone who didn't do it at all!

Brilliant win for Mo Farah and the atmosphere was as great as always AND (and this is important to my OH who could run this in about 1.30 but stays with me and supports me) we came in ahead of Sponge Bob Squarepants...

Great North Run 2014

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 21:56

Absolutely atrocious time owing to a) not enough training over a five week extended holiday b) mystery stomach bug that meant l spent a total of 35 minutes in loo queues and c) the heat! But mostly a)  I have to confess!  Meant that we were too late for a massage and missed the red arrows but l'll just have to do better next time.......

My Last Run

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 08:02

Hi Nessie - it was a joy doing the South Downs run, partly because of the scenery and partly because it was *really* hard doing the uphills and l didn't give in so it made me feel a bit less trepidatious about starting again.  Me and OH are doing the GNR on Sunday (no PBs expected there!) so not much now between now and then and then l'll take it from there.  We did a lot of fairly stiff high altitude walking in between eating and drinking so l think l'm still sort of fairly fit but different muscle groups and different mind sets so it'll be an interesting experiment and a good warning story to others!

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