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Posted: Today at 10:19

Any groin strain victims here?  How long were you out and would cycling/elliptical etc aid or exacerbate recovery?  It's only a minor strain, but having foolishly skim-read the relevant injury pages of this site, I now fear I can sense Abingdon disappearing out of reach.  Damn and blast those P&D amateurs with their hopelessly optimistic, "Yeh, just jog 5 miles inc. 6x100m, you'll be fine."  The gits.

Splendid work, Lorenzo.  Parkrun is a race; don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 13:07

Damnations!
Foiled by a pesky runner playing the trombone backwards.
Ain't that always the way?

Sub 3h15

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 08:38

Happy birthday PMJ.

Slokey - I think almost all of your runs are off-road, in a bid to protect your failing joints etc?   Same here.  The slight problem with this cunning training regime is that our marathons will be run on the road.  I had planned to become concerned about this, but then I changed my mind.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 17:33

I've got better things to be doing with my time than to be checking in here only to find that Poacher still hasn't filed a report.

Honestly, some people can be so selfish.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 12:58

There isn't a deep end at my local pool, so the water's about chest height all the way.  I just run up and down the length of the pool (25m) for as long as seems sensible.  As Moof suggests, it's not a particularly good look, but you soon get used to the sneers of encouragement from fellow pool users.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 18:45

Minni - I'm a great advocate (née, bore) of pool running when injured.  I can't claim it's a particularly fun-filled pastime (mind you, neither is road running) but it does keep your limbs tuned in a vaguely runnerly direction. 

Certainly, it's a lot less tedious than the turbo.  Cross-trainers are generally good, I suppose, but they usually involve gyms, soundless televisions and eye-wateringly awful music.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 11:49

I'm finding it impossible to decide which is the most impressive: 4.5 hours in a lake, 3rd V50 at GNR, or a grizzly marathon just one week before Flanders.

Think I'll call it a score draw.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 15:57

I'm really sorry to hear that, Minni.  Hopefully you won't have to wait too long for the op. I was going to post a few made-up medical sounding words, in the hope that it might help.  But it seems MsE beat me to it.

Looking forward to seeing you at Abingdon, Ms Acetabular.  We'll each have a new person to bore with our tales of Achilles injuries.  How thrilling.

OGL  - I'm so confident of this one that I've even pre-paid for my accommodation in Abingdon.  It finally dawned on me that I'm unable to run on consecutive days. So I devised a cunning plan which entails only running on, er, alternative days.  Or even on every 3rd day if I fear my bones are crumbling.  Woefully inadequate for marathon training, of course.  But it increases the likelihood of making it to the start line.  Enjoy your parkrun tomorrow.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 16:01

Oh, come on, MsE.  Play the game.  I thought we were mates.
12 miles at 7.30mm?  There's really no need for that sort of behaviour.

I'm just back from a 12 mile run.  It took me 2 hours. 

Loving your "hay for the barn", VTrunner.

How long does it generally take for your 1500s in the pool, Abbers? 

Sub 3h15

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 12:25

Looking good, Birch.  Happy birthday. 
Very impressed with your recent long runs, by the way.  I already suspected that my own training has been hopelessly inadequate, but it's good to have this confirmed.  Thank you. 

Nice work on the 100, Bike It.

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