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Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 15:38

Just lost a long post.. how infuriating is that?!

Shades - Look after yourself - I know you love your races but that Boston race (isn't that laps as well?) sounds an awful lot on top of everything you have been through. I cannot believe your boss would want to put those days off as holiday time. Stick to your guns there, I'm sure you will.

MiLhas now left us. She has given my house a "proper" clean (which it needed), rearranged all my cupboards (which was NOT necessary) and fussed around OH (not required either in my book). She has now moved on to OH's twin brother and will be staying with him for a bit before going up to spend some time with her sister in Le Mans. She is having a ball and has vowed never to live with another man ever again(!)

Big G - Well done on that pb.. that is well fast and bodes well for the upcoming half too.

KK - Great park run from you too.

SK - You have some scarily fast people in your area.. and I'm counting you in with that lot too! Hope your son is ok - never heard of cashew nut allergy.

Lily - Sorry to hear of your Achilles worries.

Mowzer - That race sounds, quite frankly, the stuff that nightmares are made of. And then you went and got into a tent afterwards......

Keeping up my running here and still managing my weekely tempo run too  My BiL has got into running recently. He is lovely but can be a bit of a know all and has been lecturing me on not doing enough stretching or fuelling properly. He may have a point about stretching but on fuelling I reckon we all do what works best for us. For me that means nothing during training runs and only taking my water belt with some orange juice when running over HM distance. On races I'll drink coke or juice and nibble at dried fruit on offer. I'm happy with that!

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 11:11

That is sad news about your mum Shades. What an age to get to. Knowing you were with her constantly for her last few days and that she was able to clearly explain her wishes must have been a great reassurance for her.  Over the last couple of years you have often mentioned your mum and you were obviously a very caring daughter to her. You must be emotionally and physically worn out now. Take care of yourself xxx

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 18/08/2015 at 09:37

Hi all, back from holiday and just catching up with you all. Some great running going on as usual and I loved your Sri Lanka report Big G.

I'm so sorry to hear about your mum Shades. I will be thinking of you x

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 07/08/2015 at 15:01

Have a lovely weekend in the IOM Shades - I hope your foot is ok and you manage to have a good race.

Ordered some new shoes in the sales on tinternet which arrived yesterday. I use two pairs, one is fine but the other on its way out so really needed to change them. I haven't been able to find my usual ones (Nike Structure 16) so had, after much dithering, decided on getting a pair of Nike Lunarglides 6. I know I should have tested these out but nearest running shop is some distance away and they are not great to be honest. Anyway - out for a run in them early this morning - checked weather forecast and all clear. About 20 mins into my run a freak black cloud came over my head and it only went and poured down raining on me. It didn't last long but I was completely drenched. Don't get me wrong, I love running in the rain.. BUT NOT IN MY NEW SHOES!! They are (were) white as well. Gutted. For the record they are lovely and light to run in but a bit slippy underfoot in the rain. I'm planning a long run this weekend so will see how they feel for that.

Won't be around for a week here as we are off to the coast tomorrow. Really looking forward to it. All that lovely running. And of course spending some quality time with my family *cough*

Happy running Shadies

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 06/08/2015 at 10:12

Wow! I didn't know that... I just love this thread

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 06/08/2015 at 08:48

An iPhone in a bowl of rice?! Was that a typo or have I missed something? Good to have that run done SK - now you can go and cool down in the lake for the rest of the day.

Shades - That is worrying about your foot, especially with a marathon you're really looking forward to coming up. Really hope it will be ok.

Easy forest run for me this morning. Saw my neighbour with her dogs (the ones that bit me) coming towards me in the distance and immediately took a sharp right and galloped through the undergrowth to a safe distance then hid behind a tree. They had spotted me but she managed to keep them with her until she had passed. Thankfully.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 17:45

Ooooh I hope you beat him SK!

Shades - Fingers crossed for your foot - I'm no expert but I'm guessing just a couple of easy runs this week. You say it's better when you run so hopefully things should be ok for the weekend.

Tempo run for me this morning. 5k warm up then tried sprinting between alternate telegraph poles with jog breaks every now and again for a few km followed by an easy run home. Not my favourite choice of run by a long shot but it's done now. One positive note was that my easy pace felt vety easy afterwards though!

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 15:29

Sounds as if you're getting in some lovely scenic runs SK, I'm SURE you can find a running shop and pick up a pair of lovely new shoes  Enjoy the rest of your holiday

Shades - I've had a quick Google of the IOM marathon and it looks great. I've never been there.. will you be making a weekend of it?

Easy run for me today. Had to go out this afternoon as didn't have time this morning but it was a bit too hot. Saw a Mexican (well he didn't have a poncho or sombrero or anything but he LOOKED mexican) sitting in a shady doorway with a cigarette hanging out of his mouth twanging away at a guitar - which is a new one round here. Spent the rest of my run thinking about Peru. There you go.. nothing else of interest to note.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 10:11

Shades - That's good that your mum is improving and they are planning a care package in advance for her. If her recovery is anything like my mum's, after the first two weeks she was able to get around safely and just built up from there. I guess it's the anaemia issue with your mum which needs looking at too.

Sounds like a good decision to put off today's race.. no surprise that you'd give up a HM in favour of a marathon  Which marathon are you doing?

Easy long(ish) run of 24k this morning. Again managed to increase the speed on the second half. I live at the top of a hill and was getting fed up with dreading the end of the run and staggering up to my letterbox at the end. I have jiggled things up a bit so now plan a distance which finishes at the bottom of the hill so I keep motivated towards the end and finish on a positive note! Has really made a difference  Glad I got my run in early. It is already getting hot now and this afternoon is going to be boiling.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 01/08/2015 at 14:32

Shades - Yes, think the white owl is a barn owl - they have a nest in the eaves of our house. You're right about those seagulls. I remember OH eating his first cornish pasty at Kingsand some years ago and having to run for cover from swooping seagulls

How's your mum doing.. any improvement?

Easy forest run for me this morning. Had a break in the middle as lost the two Jack Russells who went off hunting something. Only ever do easy runs with the dogs now. Just can't concentrate with them around on anything involving speedwork or just trying to maintain a given pace.

Good luck with that race tomorrow if you decide to give it a go.

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