lou Diamonds

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Overdone it?

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Overdone it?

Posted: Yesterday at 18:11
We don't have the ingredients for cake (or working scales) and I'm house-bound.

Anyone else Hate running

Posted: Yesterday at 15:09

Mostly, I enjoy running.  I like the actual doing bit, not just the satisfaction of completing a run, or losing weight or getting a pb or whatever.  I like running.

But I found marathon training hard work. I've only done one marathon and I developed an injury during training so I was undertrained and the last hour of the race was deeply unpleasant.  At the time I didn't think I would do another, but now I think I probably will.  Next year.

If you are just doing marathon after marathon, year after year, then I can can fully understand that it would become a chore.  If you are training to your best for each race then you're likely to burn out.  If you're not training to your best and just jogging round time after time, what is the satisfaction in that?

I suggest you should focus on other things.  Set yourself a schedule of shorter distances over the summer.  Maybe be specific and target just 5k or 10k races, maybe look at trail races or cross country over the winter. Then train specifically for that and aim to achieve the best you can.

But, if you really don't like running, do something else.

Overdone it?

Posted: Yesterday at 10:29

Dan - I think it come with new school terms, starting nursery etc, when they are exposed to new strains of germs.

DT - I remember Ardencote (which is unusual as the potentially wedding venues quickly started to blur): nice place: good gym with circuit classes. 

I hadn't entered Cov HM.  Only entry I have is Bourton 10k, which should be easy to transfer.

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Posted: 30/01/2015 at 21:52
And vomit on your shoulder, poo under your fingernails and yoghurt down the front of your trousers.
I think 6 weeks is a pessimistic estimate. It was mentioned by the physio, but he was a young lad checking if I could walk up and down steps.
No structural damage, it's just peeled back that fleshy bit below the kneecap.
I never got chance to talk to a proper doctor after the op, so hopefully I'll learn more on the 4th.

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Posted: 30/01/2015 at 19:23

Marrows - One child is a misfortune, two looks like carelessness. 

i notice the childcare costs don't include the cost of a family home in a good school catchment area.

Back home with a splint on my knee, so I can't drive. I have an outpatient appointment on 4th feb when I hope to find out about recovery.  6 weeks was mentioned

Good luck this weekend racers.


Posted: 29/01/2015 at 17:32
Broadway marathon might suit you.

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Posted: 29/01/2015 at 13:23
Interesting thing about that survey is that 29% say they did not have to make cut backs.

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Posted: 29/01/2015 at 13:19
Our eldest has one of those, but I think it was fairly cheap. No interest in doing stunts yet and knowing what he is like, he will probably want me to do the stunts, so quite likely that I will be the one in a&e.

Op was done under general anesthetic, so I'm now waiting to find out if I can go home today.

Overdone it?

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 19:28
Gruesome injury? Better take a selfie.

Fortunately mine is only a flesh wound.
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