Posted: 31/08/2013 at 07:52
Pinklady, if the finish area looks a bit of a nightmare, try scoping out local bars and agree to meet Barry in there. That's our tried and trusted method of meeting up You're doing brilliantly on the rehab, well done. One of the hardest parts of it all is readjusting your mindset from "I'm so miserable because I'm not doing anything like what I used to", to "yay, look at what I am managing to achieve!!" and you seem to have got that sussed so nice one!
Minni, I've been stretching the calf a lot and rubbing ibuprofen gel into it. It felt like the 'wrong' sort of pain to use the foam roller on but it is certainly feeling much better now so I think I will try a run later on today to see how it holds up. I'm back for two weeks from 13th Sept
Barry, I have tried to use pacers twice and both times I have felt like I'm not running "my" race and I didn't like it. If you are confident in your own pacing ability, you will not need them. It's quite nice to run with other people, granted, but unless you know the pacer really well and how they are going to approach the race, you're kind of at their mercy.
2Old, I'm only teasing about the heat
Ant, wow, those were some hills!!! Great training, though.
Free, blimey, hadn't thought of Harrods, perhaps I should put it on my list....??? Nah, I think 9 shops is enough!! It's purely the worry of being over here and not being able to pop to London whenever I feel like it. If I can do the 'first dress I try' trick, I'll be exceptionally happy to cancel the rest of my appointments!! Hope you have a brilliant birthday and enjoy celebrating
KFC, nice five miler, loving the Garmin overdrive!! Enjoy Copenhagen.
AA, I am back on Fri 13th and in Basingstoke for the Fri and Sat. So if you're free Sat 14th, let's try and get together then All the best for tomorrow, let's hope the