The Accidental Runner


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Posted: Today at 11:11

It seems The Lord Of Lycra is punishing me for mocking his subjects. 

I just tried a little run.  Pulled up after half a mile and had to walk home.

Cyclists are ace.  They're all incredibly handsome and I love their special pointy crash helmets, which don't look at all ridiculous.  Now please let me be fit for Abingdon.

Sub 3h15

Posted: Today at 09:53

Abbers - Professional cycling bores are a bit snooty about Halfords (I think it's something to do with the orange staff uniforms).  Isn't that motivation enough to get down there now and order one of their Boardman bikes?  I get a certain thrill every time Lycraman glides past me, as I know I'm helping him to feel better about himself. 

Peak training period and this is day 12 of no running.  
Perhaps I'll go round Abingdon on my bike.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 20:13

Well, Gul has declared that he's aiming to beat 3:15, whereas Birch has been steadfast in his determination to look the other way whenever anyone's asked about target times.

Very impressive training from Moof - he's gonna fly.

I feel your pain, Abbers.  But once you're running again, you'll be thankful that you persevered with all that cross training (tedious though it is at the moment).

1:36 for a 17 year old female?  Lorks-a-Lordy, that's quick.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 12:29

Blimey, Jools, that was a properly impressive run at Bristol. But you seem to have only posted one reference to it.  If I ran a similar race I'd be checking in here daily to post subtle reminders.

And MsE ran with a dodgy Achilles yet still beat my PB.  Nice.  Thanks.

That is horribly frustrating, Slokey.  You'll just have to become very competitive at half IM distance.  Or book an appointment with Minni's surgeon, who assured her (I think?) that she can run after a hip operation.  Mind you, perhaps you and Minni don't share the same hip?  I hadn't considered that possibility.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 21/09/2014 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.

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