Posted: 23/07/2014 at 13:19
after a bit of a catch up ...
Lit - good luck with the move and settling in your new home. I thought it was just us blokes that announced our arrival in a new place with a slash on the road side so top marks for that
muddy - excellent chimp wrestling
Tommy - i had an isolated case of stitch a few months back having not had it in yonks. I drank quite a bit and ate immediately before the run .... I agree with you about Steve Way, he seems a tad eccentric but also a top bloke who has time for everyone ( not just the quickies !! ) I certainly wish him the very best in Glasgow and will be rooting for him.
Richard - good to hear you've settled into the job, can't be easy with such a change and making time for running. Good luck. I wouldn't be too envious of the heat down here as it's been a bit uncomfortable at times.
Bob - cheers for the GP tip, i'll lay it on nice and thick I guess with the speeds you're hitting that stretching becomes uber important.
DT - i can sympathise with you as it's exactly how i'm feeling. Everything is tickety boo other than the poxy groin thing.
Skinny - not sure i could do "wheat-free" so well done. And good to see you chucking a parkrun in. The comeback is well and truly on and i predict you will be the man to catch this time next year
Anyone see David Blaine " Drowned Alive " ? I know it's a repeat but i only watched it last night .... 7 days submerged in a bubble and at the end he goes for a world record attempt at holding his breath for something like 9 mins. He managed 7:xx and it was interesting listening to him explaining how he deals with the pain. He's a bloody nutter that's for sure.
In other news, i tried 8 x 3mins threshold today which although it felt easier than last weeks 2 x 10mins, was still a bit of a grind and left me wondering if i'm trying to do the equivalent of squeezing into a pair of trousers 2 sizes too small
The new FR620 also tells me that my average cadence for the 9M was 179 with a max of 192, so that seems ok, but i suspect my stride length is pathetic with an average of 1.2 mtrs and a max of 1.33 mtrs. This could be to do with the fact that i have relatively short legs ( 29ish inside leg ) but could also have something to do with the niggle / groin tightness and hence why it all seems a bit of a struggle
EDIT : first spinning class tonight, hopefully that will free me up a bit ....