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Shades Marathon Training

Posted: Today at 08:34

xpost there Shades. 96% humidity sounds horrible, not surprised you struggled. Weather has cooled down here thank goodness. Lovely fresh morning here. Sunflowers are all out too.. when I came over the top of the hill past the wind turbines it was like having a beautiful bright yellow carpet in front of me. On the bike that is.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: Today at 08:29

Morning everyone

Mowzer - That's incredible.. a hundred miles!! I just can't get my head round that - and laps too AND a good time. Well done, you're an inspiration.

Big G/Shades - Thanks for the photo info. I'll have a go. If you get any strange dog photos in your mail though Big G.. that'll be me 

Shades - I've had a quick look at the sites for those two marathons you are doing and they look great.. completely opposite conditions. The route for that West Cork one looks beautiful. Bet you're looking forward to going over to Ireland again.

Still no running here. My ankle/foot is still aching if I'm on it a long time. I said I'd rest through July hoping that would sort it and we've only got a week left  On a positive note I'm getting 1 - 2 hours strimming in every day, the land is looking better and if I stand in a certain light and strike a pose I think I can see a new muscle in my arm 

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 10:28

Kent Coyote Ian... isn't that a wild dog? What with lynx in dartmoor and coyote(s?) in Kent..

Shades, The dog is not an actual breed, his parents are pure race but he was an accident! I have never managed to post a photo on here, I'll sit down and have another go, failing that maybe I could  email a photo to someone more savvy than me and they can post it!

I have actually finished my report  - however, I've done it in longhand so I need to get it typed up. It's also turned into an epic ramble and I need to edit it. There seems to be a slight imbalance between writing about food and writing about running 

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 07:27

Morning evryone.. just popping in from a lurk

Cal - I feel for you in your flat in the heat, especially in the evenings. Can you get an electric fan or something?

KK - Great that you've got the dog. I love dogs. We've just ended up with another dog too. He's a cross between a berger australien and a cocker spaniel. Very beautiful (if unusual), just one and full of it. Charlie the Jack Russell has a right gob on though!

Big G - Well done on your race and your successful marshalling. I love the photo of the ponies, they look in really good condition for wild ponies.

Ian - Another PB.. what can I say?!

Iain - Good call to forego that long run. Long running in the heat is horrible. I will never do Carcassonne marathon again for thet reason.. beautiful though the course was, running in the heat was scary at times.

Steve - Well done on your ultra. I really enjoyed reading your report.

Jugula - That's real progress getting a 16 miler under your belt.

What's next for you Shades? I've lost track a bit.

Nothing to report here but stretching, cycling and strimming. Marvellous.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 13/07/2016 at 09:15

No danger of any hard core swimming coming from this corner Shades.. or indeed any other type of swimming come to think about it. I think intensive strimming is a very good upper body work out, I really get into it and feel a bit like Rambo as I'm crashing through the undergrowth swinging the machine in a wide arc around me and I'm sweating loads after about an hour or so. Mr Fox is moaning about me wrecking his blade as he reckons I should leave small trees to him and his chainsaw. I'm ignoring him otherwise it'll never get done 

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 13/07/2016 at 05:24

Hi everyone, not much posting from me as I'm not running so nothing to say really  Keeping on lurking around here though.

KK - Well done on a great result for your tour. After that blinding performance when's your next marathon?.. and sub 3:15 attempt?

Cal - I'm well envious of all that travelling you've got planned.

SK - Hi  I'm just going for a month of complete rest to see whether this will sort out my bloody foot once and for all. I'm trying to keep fitness up by continuing with my press up routine, cycling and hard core strimming (I've let the maintenance of the fields go and we've got loads of thorns/thick undergrowth) It(s not the same as running though and I really miss it.

Big G - Those photos made me grin.. Brit sense of humour, love it  No, we are not going away this summer. We are doing some work on the house so can't afford it to be honest. We will have a couple of days away at the coast now and again (about an hour or so away) and the children have been making noises about camping for a night over there but I'm pretending I haven't heard that.

Shades - That sounds a great weekend in Tenby, lovely photos too. Interesting way to present your medals.. looks a bit like a mosaic! Fab  Have you got a favourite one?

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 11:04

I forgot to say I do have a running related comment after all. I was in Lidl the other day and at the till watching my shopping come trundling past on the conveyor belt when I realised I'd forgotten the crème fraiche. I set off like a hare up to the top of the shop, grabbed a pot, thundered back (arms swinging and everything) and threw the pot on to the end of my groceries. The woman behind me leant forward and quietly asked if I'd considered entering for the Olympics 

Other news is that we have broken up so  I am off work until the 1st September 

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 10:58

Hi everyone

KK - Cracking running from you, PBs all over the place, fab. your comment about Mowzer made me laugh too.. I feel the same!

Big G/KK - Thanks for your comments about my injury. You are right, I'm definitely waiting until it's completely better before running again. Haven't even entered autumn mara - can't stand the thought of more stop - start training. Have been cycling more but seems to take at least twice as long before I feel as ifI've had a good workout. And I get bored.

Mowzer - thank you for that link. I couldn't find tenosynovite on there but I did find a good article on orthotics which has only strengthened my resolve not to have them!

Cal - +1 for getting a cat. From my experience females are better hunters too.

Shades - Glad I'm not near you with all that hay flying around. Hot here today. WOULD have been a lovely morning to go running. I was thinking about you the other day.. it must be six months now since you gave up work.. are you missing it at all? You always sound so busy with your trainingand racing i doubt it somehow!

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 04/07/2016 at 07:58

Just popping my nose in.. well done Shades, a faster time on a more challenging course so a definite improvement there. Hope the legs aren't giving you too much grief today. I am now craving a lamb and mint pie 

Louey - Well done on that PB, and on getting the family running too!

Big G - Good result in that relay.

KK - Your dog looks lovely. We have a rescue dog who is a cross between a lab and a lurcher (we think!).. a great combination 

Still no running here which is very depressing. Am forcing myself to take a month off to see if that finally sorts it. I have a referral to a podiatrist but I think I'll wait a bit to see if a longer rest sorts things out as I don't want a special insole thing for my shoe (forgotten proper word for that)

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 07:52

Mowzer -  Your endurance is just unbelieveable. Well done sounds a bit feeble in the face of what you've just done.. but.. er... well done! You're an inspiration 

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