Slowkoala


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Are you and "in" or an "out"?

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 19:47

I think Remain will win, (reckon 53/47), but I work for a polling organisation so may well be wrong.

Are you and "in" or an "out"?

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 15:47

My in-laws are non fictional, vaguely human and have lived in England for 60+ years but can't vote on Thursday. They get to vote in Italian elections though.

I can't see Paddington in the YouGov chart, but Fireman Sam and Postman Pat are both remainers so that's clinched it for me.

It's weird how pro-leavers are saying what Beckham says is irrelevant as he's not an expert, given how much they are choosing to listen to the experts.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 16:58

Big G - congrats on the very casual marathon. Where was the big build up, taper, carb load?! Did I miss all of that?

Ian - well done on the huge PB, very impressive. I'm sure you'll be running sub 45 by the end of the year.

Kenny/Louey - my oldest son is a Liverpool fan too, all cos of Stevie G! He's only ever seen them play once though (at Anfield).

Cal - I feel your frustration re race times and feeling sluggish. I had a 5 mile race today where pretty much every mile was progressively slower. No PB, but it was at least faster than last year. I'm blaming the heat, not going to track this week and reduced miles since marathon training. I may also get my blood tested as that would be an easy fix! By some fluke today, the fast ladies weren't there so I came away with 2nd lady and 1st V40. But I've already broken the trophy!

Louey - I'm seeing Coldplay tonight! A friend was given 5 tickets for her birthday and 2 of her kids can't go so she's asked me and my son to go for free! Been listening to their new album as haven't listened to them in ages!

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 14/06/2016 at 15:36

Hi Shadies, not posted for a few days as been feeling a bit lack lustre running wise! Good to see everyone is running well and there seems to be noone on the injury bench right now?

Not much to report here. I had a Summer League 10k on Sunday and was 6 secs slower than last year which was a bit frustrating, as I'd hoped for faster. But I was at least 1st lady as I think the speedier ones were put off by the rain. I have a 5 mile race on Sunday but feeling a bit tired generally so will see how I feel. Have started taking that Floradix liquid iron again to see if that helps but aI should probably get tested at the docs.

Shades - I think those green woodpeckers love feeding on ants as we usually see them in our garden whenever there are lots of ants around.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 06/06/2016 at 08:29

Shades - sorry to hear about the cut off, but sounds as if you had a good run. And good that you seem to have recovered OK, despite the DOMS.

PSC - congratulations for your 10 year anniversary, you must have been one of the first on here.

Mamafox - that's a brilliant time and positioning, especially given your injury. And dope testing - you're a pro! Can't wait to see the race report. I too can't contemplate running even more than 10 miles in that kind of heat.

Lovely to see Louey at parkrun on Saturday - well done on doing your first one, with a good time too. I managed a bit faster than 2 weeks ago but still not as fast as last year. I'm thinking it was maybe a shorter course then!

12 miles yesterday went OK but legs aching a bit today after standing up at Wembley last night for 4 hours - saw Springsteen in concert - I'm not the biggest fan but went with OH. He sang 33 songs in all!!

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 03/06/2016 at 20:38

Good luck Mamafox and Shades!

MF - I lived in Toulouse for a year once (over 20 years ago now) and went to visit Carcassone a couple of times - v picturesque if I remember rightly.

Parkrunning tomorrow. Have volunteered OH and son 2 to marshal.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 14:36

Cal - I'm doing the Cabbage Patch 10 too. It's a lovely race and really flat. It wasn't on last year because of the Rugby so I'm hoping for a PB too!

Big G - that track session sounds fun, although I'm not a fan of the 100m. There are guys in my group who I always beat in 400m/800m/1200m but when it comes to the 100m/200m, I'm so far behind!

MF - what gel is it that you are putting on your foot? It must be so frustrating to be suffering still with this. I bought some of the Biofreeze gel in the build up to London and it's quite good for pain relief. OH has been using it this week following a painful football tackle. I'll have everything crossed for you this weekend.

P&D autumn marathon 2016

Posted: 01/06/2016 at 10:42

No Autumn marathon for me and no headband either but I might lurk here now and again to marvel at the distances you lot will be covering in the summer months.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 31/05/2016 at 17:51

Grrr, another post lost so apologies for the brevity...

Nessie - welcome and definitely do the LN marathon - I've not run it but it looks so beautiful. But I guess you'd know that!

KK - well done on Liverpool in the sun, sounds like a good place to be post marathon too with music, beer and sun.

MF - I'd take Shades' advice re the electrolytes. I think the danger in the heat is if you drink lots of water you upset the bodies natural salt balance.

Louey - may see you at Cassiobury on Sunday!

Official time from yesterday is 39:25 so a 4 sec PB. Pleased with that as thought I had a long way to go to get my times for 5k/10k down again after the marathon.

P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: 30/05/2016 at 21:57

The chip made it 39:25 so a huge 4 sec PB! 

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