Posted: 05/10/2015 at 19:00
Just been playing catch-up after a busy week of getting back to normal ..
Exhausted - I nodded in recognition of punching the air and pretending to be a bit rebellious when in reality I'm probably viewed as an old git
Columba - club runs and everyone disappearing into the distance? Sounds familiar! It used to happen occasionally at my ex-club and was one of the (many) reasons why I stopped going.
Red - ah yes .. 'hilly' means 'mountainous' I like some classical music but can't abide piano music (plinkety-plonk music as I call it).
HS - I know what you mean about Strava - I only use it for the 'fun' aspect of viewing runs afterwards and seeing if I PB'd on any segments. Glad to hear your phone software upgrade appeared to happen without problems. Well done re your 2 min plank.
BIW - I'm like Exhausted in not liking dogs. I'm not scared of them - but most of them seem to be badly trained and completely unpredictable as a result. I prefer them to be kept on leads at all times. If not (with some exceptions) a dog jumping at you and/or trying to bite you while the owner pointlessly shouts at them is what I experience most of the time when out running.
JJ - sorry to hear about the leg niggles
Did anyone else see the World Mountain Running Championships on Ch4? Fantastic stuff.
Hols over and back to normal so I ran on Thu - only 5 miles but I set off too fast and paid for it in the 2nd half. I ran 10mls yesterday at a steady pace. I had a slight 'cramp-like' feeling in right calf after 9mls - I probably didn't drink enough (had 500mls but it was warmer than I expected).
I've seen updates on Facebook that my race on Sunday has 520 entries and counting - I think the limit is 600. I just hope the weather is dry - I will enjoy it whatever the weather but doing it without mud is always preferable.
Some golf-related nonsense ..
Alan and I played last Wed and he hit his ball into a ditch. We waved the next group through while we searched for it. After they had gone my ball had disappeared! One of the group who played through had obviously hit my ball. But we found 'his' ball a few yards further on and it was a much better quality one than mine so I played with that instead!
We played again on Fri and both had a great round. We both scored par on three of the holes and for a change I won and got round in 49 (first time below 50!) so I'm improving slowly.