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Sub 3:30 Gingermagic: #Irunsuccess

Posted: 24/11/2015 at 23:26

Sorry, been a bit hectic round here. Before I knew it a week has gone by. 

Mr P - that's a real bummer. I guess you at least have an answer now though. Why is the prognosis for long term marathon running not good? Don't rely on just one opinion, surely you can get this fixed and be back running distance again in not too long?

I know it's disappointing but please don't let someone else tell you what you can't do!

Congrats on the parkrun Hans and well done on your 10K Sense too!

Things are looking very good for you Freemers, that was a very solid half on Sunday.

Hope your race went well Angela and that you are feeling a bit better. 

GM - three solid weeks done already, nice one! Keep taking it nice and steady. To be able to rattle out 15 at this early stage in proceedings is excellent. Just don't peak too early now!

PS. how did 'store day' go? Did I miss the report?  

It was 7 weeks ago today when I picked up the foot injury. Can't believe how time flies. Gradual easing of symptoms as each day goes by. I've just decided to keep resting this week and see how I am at the weekend. What's one more week eh?

Sub 3:30 Gingermagic: #Irunsuccess

Posted: 16/11/2015 at 08:05

Come on then, own up....who nicked my weekend? It was right there where I left it on Friday and now it's gone! I may offer a reward for its safe return

GM - well done on a perfectly executed race plan! Sounded pretty challenging conditions too so you did even better to stick to the strategy. 

Those kind of positive experiences can have a huge effect in future races (not least the marathon itself) so make sure you log it in the fast recall section of the old grey matter!

chicksta - thanks. I don't know that I've been that patient but I have tried my best. I think it's alot easier outside of marathon training. If this runs into December/Jan you can expect the patience to go out the window

Zero running for me over the weekend. I had thought about walk-running Parkrun but my hopes were dashed when I added illness to injury on Friday with a stinking cold. Man I hate those things.

Might have been a blessing in disguise though as it stopped me from running when maybe more rest was the better option. Feel much better today so hopefully that's my Christmas cold out of the way early

Sub 3:30 Gingermagic: #Irunsuccess

Posted: 13/11/2015 at 09:58

Arghh - where does all the time go?

In a rush so gotta be brief.

Great to see the mighty Hans C has returned and lovely as always to have Freemers back  

Best of luck with the MRI Mr P. Really sorry to hear you've seen no improvement. Are you still running while this is going on or have you stopped completely until it's resolved?

I went for my jogette a day early (on Wednesday). Managed 2 very slow miles but no pain. Foot was tired at the end though so I walked the rest of the way home. Unfortunately it reacted a bit afterwards. Iced it and that calmed it down but a little disappointed as the run itself was fine. 

Today, two days on, it's better but still not quite recovered back to where it was before the jogette. Just need to be patient I think. Moving in the right direction at least. Two week's ago just walking on it was a struggle. 

GM - very best of luck for your half at the weekend. I like the strategy Angela has put together for you. I remember Steve taking a similar approach with Roger a couple of year's back and he said that the second half was just brilliant as he picked up the pace. 

ASICS Target 26.2 2016?

Posted: 10/11/2015 at 17:00

Yes, sadly it's not happening this year. Asics have other priorities for 2016  

Sub 3:30 Gingermagic: #Irunsuccess

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 19:49

Evening all! Been away all weekend so I need to catch up!

Angela - I'm saving my cash for the 'Foot Injury Rehabilitation' course

Good to hear you survived with the nephew and excellent news on the foot. 

Martin - just use Essex 20 as a training run, that's what I'll be doing. Come on, you know you want to!

Rachel - great to see you back in the game! I've heard excellent reports about Brighton so you picked a good 'un. 

Tigger - sounds like the Halstead / Brighton back to back is a sure fire winner! Expecting big things - you can do this! 

Stan - weh hey! #sub40Saturday rocks! Nice going, and plenty more to come too!

chicksta - great going and an excellent result from Mr Chick! 

sense - nice to hear things are going well for you. Is the ab pain gone now or are you just managing it? Have you decided on a marathon yet?

minni - lol, I like the way you're looking at that. I wish I could have been more positive about the result at the time. I'm still gutted - just can't help thinking about what could have been. 

GM - what an excellent start you've had! Keep this up and you'll be flying come April! (That was not an RAF pun, honest!)


Nearly 5 weeks on and I still can't run! Grrr!

It's not all bad though. The foot is definitely improving. Walking is absolutely fine now - no pain either during or after walking. So that's a good thing. 

I am planning to walk alot more this week and I may even cycle too. If things go really well I could possibly attempt a short 1-2 mile jogette on Thursday and if that works out ok then a return to parkrun might just be on the cards   (I know, I shocked myself just writing that!)

Sub 3:30 Gingermagic: #Irunsuccess

Posted: 06/11/2015 at 08:24

Ha - yes you got it in one, think faux leather wet look. I honestly don't know what they were going for or what they were thinking. All their other gear is great but these are like something out of a horror movie

Sub 3:30 Gingermagic: #Irunsuccess

Posted: 06/11/2015 at 08:08

Tigger - how is the insomnia? That is one crazy time of day/night to be up!

Angela - ok, ok, here's a photo but please don't complain when people leave this thread in their droves once they see this. The only saving grace is that their true repulsiveness is hard to capture in a photo.

If you want to get a better idea of what they are like then those that survived the experience of seeing them in the flesh may be able to help you...providing they are out of therapy.

Sub 3:30 Gingermagic: #Irunsuccess

Posted: 05/11/2015 at 21:29

Charles - that's excellent! Me too...well, I hope so anyway. What training plan will you be following?

Wow, 560 days is totally amazing!

GM - top work once again! 

lol - yes, I was indeed referring to 'those' trackies  I would post a picture but I fear I would be blinded by the reflection of the flash

So, just to be clear, you're definitely not interested, correct?

Sub 3:30 Gingermagic: #Irunsuccess

Posted: 05/11/2015 at 14:31

Awesome - Superman returns ! (hey, that's not a bad title for a film )

Maybe if we all donated a single item of kit to Gingermagic we could cover the store day aspect of the original comp? I have a nice pair of trackie bottoms I could send his way (I'll get my offer in before Ady does)

Charles - great to see you here. What are you targeting right now?

Sub 3:30 Gingermagic: #Irunsuccess

Posted: 05/11/2015 at 12:45

Angela - word from Nige: he wasn't at the lecture . He is interested to know why you are having visions of him though! 

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