williambloke


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Rome 2012

Posted: 09/11/2011 at 15:21

Flexi-time is the best work-related invention ever.

I look at the rain lashing down & think to myself, "I bet it's getting really wet & muddy on the trails that I run up, down, & around, Bath racecourse..." Eureka!!! Use some flexi-leave, take the afternoon off & go and play in the mud! 

Thanks boss. Although I may be late in tomorrow as I now have to remove 4 inches of mud from my Adidas Swoops...

Rome 2012

Posted: 07/11/2011 at 22:15

Well done Tricky, still a damn good time even though the wheels came off... Now take it easy for a bit...

I have to keep telling myself that there's no point flogging myself to death in training at the moment - I don't want to be knackered when I start training for Rome at the end of the month. Just an off-road 10k, a flat 'n' fast 10k, & a hilly off-road half marathon to fit in between now & then...

Trionium Bath Hilly Half

Posted: 01/11/2011 at 17:27
While you're at it, could you have a word with B&NES Council to see if we could have a temporary ski lift installed on Dean Hill Lane???

Rome 2012

Posted: 01/11/2011 at 16:44

EE3 - Nothing glamorous I'm afraid.

I have to walk up & down streets inspecting every footway & highway for faults/defects etc, mark up any that I find (those mysterious painted marks that suddenly appear) then arrange for them to be repaired. As I said, not very glamorous, but I'm paid to get fresh air & exercise & I'm virtually my own boss. It's a bit of a bugger when you have to work in awful weather conditions in the less salubrious parts of town though...

I have a sports massage every other week, so if I get no joy from the GP tomorrow then I'll make an appointment to see one of the physios the next time I go for a massage.

Rome 2012

Posted: 01/11/2011 at 16:12

Good news: The achilles 'creak' in my right ankle has finally left me. Hooray!!

Bad news: The pain in my left foot, which I've had since I ran a 12.5mile off-roader 3 weeks ago, is still with me. So I've booked an appointment with the GP tomorrow morning. Boo!!

What's annoying me is that I can still run on it, I've posted 2 sub-90 half marathon times since the pain started, and it just aches, sometimes more than others. I've taken time off from running, but the pain still remained, and I walk for a living, so having time off my feet is not really an option. But it still aches... Is it possible to have a stress fracture & still run over 30 miles a week?

Trionium Bath Hilly Half

Posted: 31/10/2011 at 18:25

Could you update both the static (non-Garmin route map) & the list of runners please?

Ta.

The crazy sentence game

Posted: 28/10/2011 at 18:25
Only Some Tortoises Run In Case Hares Exercise Sprinting...

The crazy sentence game

Posted: 28/10/2011 at 15:42
Naughty Oragutans Talk About Bananas Looking Yellow

Trionium Bath Hilly Half

Posted: 28/10/2011 at 15:29
Also, there's a shocking lack of up to date info on the website...

Rome 2012

Posted: 27/10/2011 at 16:10

Eighteen weeks??? F**k!!! No doubt I'll panic & start asking foriegn travel questions nearer the date. Having never left Blighty before, I'm more than a little nervous... 

My Rome training schedule starts at the end of November. November is going to be a month of mud for me, with a X-Country league race, a X-Country 10K, and a X-Country Half Marathon in the pipeline, as well as a 'flat & fast' 10K near Stratford Upon Avon..

Like Singular Ladies Fun Bag, I've got to keep drinking the honey & lemon. However, at the same time I'll be swallowing Beechams flu capsules in an effort to get rid of the stinking cold that mugged me on Wednesday morning. No wonder I ran a Personal Worst time for a 5K on Tuesday evening. I have a slow run pencilled in for Saturday then I'll be taking my training runs slowly, one day at a time, to enable me to build up my fitness levels again.

Feet up on the sofa & watch another Doctor Who DVD methinks.

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