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Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 12:59


I've not posted for a while, because I've not been running much   I was doing great up until the week before we went on holiday in July, then work was really busy to get prepared for going off for 2 weeks, then it's been mental since I got back (financial year end, audit, staff turnover and general crapness).  I have done parkrun 4 of the last 5 weeks (one week volunteering) and I've been out for a couple of 5 milers on Wednesdays when the kids are at school.  However, because I'm now "free" on a Wednesday morning, hubby keeps booking things like boiler services and electricians which keep me tied to the house! (Although to be fair, the kitchen light has been sitting waiting to be fitted since last February, so not altogether unreasonable....)

Anyway, we're off on holiday again tonight (how did October come around so fast?) so I'm hoping to get lots of walking in to set me up for starting marathon training proper when we get home.  Stirling and Loch Ness have been entered, as has the Inverness half, and I'm going to enter Fort William in a few minutes.

I think the 10k I have booked for 6th November isn't going to be the PB attempt I was originally planning, but it'll be a nice day out anyway.


New Marathon Stirling Scotland

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 11:19

I'm in.    I've entered Loch Ness too, and I'll get my entry in for Fort William soon. Inverness Half in March as a wee warm up.

Expensive business, this running lark!

Strictly 2016

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 12:13

Will has suffered from depression and anxiety in the past - I think the high profile and stress of a show like Strictly probably isn't a good place to be if you are prone to that.  If it is related, hopefully he's getting out at the first signs of a problem, rather than it making him ill.


Getting to the stage now that there are no obvious candidates for leaving.  On a performance/dance level, Ed, Lesley and Naga are probably the weakest, but will probably get votes because of who they are - comedy value/admiration/Breakfast TV vote - so it's anyone's to call.

Glad Oti has a good partner this year.  She went out too early with Antony Ogogo last year because of his injury.  The choreography on that Paso was stunning.

I think Naga might struggle on the Charleston - she's not found enough confidence yet and may not get the acting bit right - but I'd love to be proved wrong.


Posted: 07/10/2016 at 13:40

 If you hover over Melissa Weldy's link you can see that it's an Australian website.  Do you think they offer free delivery?

MapMyRun tracking issues??

Posted: 07/10/2016 at 13:21

I use Runkeeper, which is free for the basic app. I've never had any problems with it so it might be an option.

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 07/10/2016 at 10:15

So, Brexit "isn't having an effect, because the economy hasn't really collapsed, has it?".

Two things:

1. Have you checked the Euro and Dollar exchange rates at all

2. Do you realise we haven't actually left yet?

I don't know what is going to happen after we leave, but NEITHER DO YOU.  You are just quoting the Daily Hate headlines and talking as if you are the world authority on international trade.



Boring Boring Mortgages

Posted: 07/10/2016 at 10:04

Congratulations VDot.  It's a nice feeling, isn't it.  Worth the painful years when you have no money.



Strictly 2016

Posted: 06/10/2016 at 16:55

SFF - don't compare yourself to Ed, he has one-to-one coaching all day every day.  You are probably getting 2 hours max of "classroom" time, dancing with another novice, once a week.  Huge difference.

Can you post a YouTube link so we can give you scores....

Youngsters and distance running

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 14:20

I take it you lied about their ages to sign them up for the halfs?

My view is that it is a sudden increase from nothing/very little to high mileage that causes most running injuries.  If kids are very active from an early age, and can then translate that into steady mileage, then there's no reason to discourage them, as long as they enjoy it.  Hillwalking is an excellent way of strenght training with less impact than running (on the way up at least!)

I had Osgood Schlatter disease as a teenager, not from running but from martial arts, but making sure that any pain is not ignored is vital while they are still growing.

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 03/10/2016 at 10:57

(((Little Nell)))

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