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Yo*ho ho h*ung Pup - At least you weren't thrown off the train
Snowlent Runner - what a pity. Glad to hear you sound so philosophical. Hope the running 'rehab' continues to be beneficial
8 slow miles around Rainhill and Whiston. Not as comfortable as I would have wished, as I was trying to ignore a pain at the back of my knee which I have had for a couple of days (and have been pretending isn't really there). I heard the best way to deal with injury was to 'run it off'
Tomorrow is likely to be a rest day.
birkmyre: I wondered where you had got to. Good to have you back.
10 miles for me today, once again on the treadmill in 1:40.
6 mile XC race on Saturday so will have the next 2 days off. 16 week marathon training plan starts next week. Not a great time to start before christmas but I will not be pushed in the first 3 /4 weeks so it will work out ok.
Dutch hasnt posted for a while either. I hope he hasnt picked up an injury!
5 easy km on the treadmill. More a case of not wanting to over-extend (which I have a tendency to do when I am out on the road).
Still, it was a pleasant enough 'run' as I was listening to the radio and having a think.
Christmas meal after work tomorrow, so a day free of running. May do Parkrun on Saturday.
Hope everyone is in good nick.
4 and 3/4 miles for me this morning, as I got off the train at Clapham Junction and ran as part of my commute into work.
2nd time I've done a run this week with my rucksack carrying my laptop, etc, and today felt a lot more comfortable - I think my pack was lower down my back and wasn't bouncing around, or digging into my shoulders as much as it was earlier in the week.
It was blooming cold this morning though, and windy, and peeing down with sleet - so I felt very virtuous when I finally got to the office
Now just need to decide if I'm willing to run home as well? I've never done a double before and am tempted to try it - partly as I may struggle to fit in a long run this weekend
Alib: I was thinking the same thing about Dutch. I do remember after his last race he said he felt a niggle, so hope that has not got worse for him.
5 miles for me today on the treadmill in 50 minutes.
another 4 and 1/4 miles run for me tonight as part of my trip home. This makes 9 miles overall today...
Started off with the intention of the run being nice and slow, but felt really good, so progressively upped the pace.
Mile 1 - 10:46
Mile 2 - 9:18
Mile 3 - 8:38
Mile 4 - 8:26
Day of rest tomorrow, and then a nice slow 10m run on Sunday - maybe in snow if I'm lucky..
Bobejaan - glad spirits are high
Marshalled at Princes parkrun - not a great turnout but good that it was able to go ahead without weather intervening. I was tempted to run, but will leave it until next week (niggles allowing)
8km on treadmill at an increasing gradient for variety.
Hope everyone achieves over the weekend.
A 5.9 mile muddy cross country race in 49.30 minutes. I was reasonably pleased with that as I am never sure what to expect with cross country races.
I used my new cross country spikes which were really lightweight but didnt have as much grip as I has hoped so I will have to buy some longer spikes.
Hello again, bobejaan - I remember you
Princes parkrun fail for me: 1.25 hours' wait at Waterloo sorting office for a registered pkt
Put in a chilly 5 round Crosby at 7pm.
Other news: heard Wed. night I'd got a VLM 2012 place through my club Not really looking forward to those LSRs in winter months again and my mojo's absent too. Still, over 4 months to go.....
10.2 crisp miles this morning in 1hr 40 - I think it may have been below freezing when I set off at 8am, but soon warmed up and felt really comfortable after the 1st 1/2 mile or so.
My route was right around the edge of Horton Country Park, Epsom Common and Ashtead Common, and it was a really nice run - lovely sunny morning, clear blue sky, slightly frosty underfoot, but no ice... perfect day for running really.
Now it's time for a quick shower, then off swimming with the kids.
12km trail run around Freshfield and Formby in about 77 minutes.
Multi surface - pinewoods / sand / beach / open grassland.
The beach was fantastic at Formby point into a bracing headwind. The trails were great and were full of soft sand under foot.
Sun was bright and dazzling low in the sky. I can't think of many ways to spend a Sunday morning.
Hope everyone is feeling well.