Posted: 07/05/2012 at 12:10
Hey all. It's amazing how everyone can have such differing backgrounds - both on this thread and generally - and still end up in the same place, enjoying plodding away across pavements and fields. Good stuff!
Grendel: I had three exams last week, and two more to come. So it's been a pretty heavy week which probably affected my running in conjunction with other stuff. Pension legislation exam?! Is that for work? Must be dodgy getting caught short on a run, thankfully it's yet to happen to me but only a matter of time I suppose! And lastly great running, especially the 8 miles - longest run in over a decade, wow! You must be pleased as punch. I agree with B2b
beachball: It appears that you have a doppelganger in the area...or my eyesight temporarily took a leave of absence! Hope the knee held up overnight, and very best of luck if you entered the race today. The fitness will come back pretty sharpish, I'd imagine?
B2b: Glorious return to running! Great stuff, haha. Do you have any B2b-specials coming up? And by that I mean obscene distances that the rest of us can only shake our heads solemnly at
Jacky: Good to see that you're out and about, hope you don't have any serious pain in that foot - look after it!
Jeepers: Congrats on that 7m, and the shed pounds as well! Things are going so well for you at the moment, and only a few weeks in too
Sue: Your recovery from quite a few accidents is really something, you must be proud to have defied conventional opinion and be walking, let alone running...hope the meds settle themselves a little this week, and the weight stops fluctuating so much. Running ban - you're more disciplined than me!
Just Run, Sweetest Thing and Thomas - how are you all getting on?
New layout's a bit weird to look at, but I actually prefer it for typing into the text box since it syncs with the actual display. Simple things for simple minds! On the running front, I got my diet sorted out and after the stress of three exams in a week was over, I clicked into gear a bit. Thursday I managed 6 x 800 off 90secs recovery (3:05, 2:58, 3:02, 2:55, 3:02, 2:59) which was brutal, but probably helpful. Then yesterday my longest ever training run - Grendel has me beat, but 8.04 miles done...and dusted! I have the Dereham 10 coming up this Sunday, but I think actively racing it would be a mistake - just don't have the training in my legs yet.
Happy days, guys! Hope you're all enjoying the perks of a long weekend!