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My, you're getting a hard time Millsy. Good job that you have a thick head, sorry, skin! Sorry, couldn't help but join in!
RR, I agree with Skippers Mate on the carb loading. I just try to avoid anything too spicy the night before (and fish because I once got food poisoning the night before I was due to run). I think it's more important to get some breakfast into you. I like porridge with a bit honey. The other thing I try to do is make sure to drink plenty water leading up to a longer run.
Glass half empty tonight mate?
Mind you we lost 74-0 in the rugby
At least it wasn't proper rugby.
well, one week to go, one last decent run planned this weekend, 6 miles on the trails should be about right, then maybe a spin class to loosen the legs midweek and a couple of short easy jogs, and no more Skol or curry, well not after tonight anyway.
Millsy, are you going to come and say hello a the start, whatever state you're in? And any suggestion for a meeting point as you're local?
Some people indeed hey Millsy! My word but you've been taking a fearful battering in these past few pages mate! And even though you're a Carlisle fan, I still have some sympathy for you - or should that be because you're a Carlisle fan? (What was that about people in glass houses - it's not as if I'm in a position to crow!!)
Now I've only been an absentee from the thread for a wee while and it appears it's all been kicking off!!
I don't know...I turn my back for 5 minutes and there you are (Millsy) getting into scrapes with all of those nasty mean boys - now what have I told you about playing nicely??
But seriously mate, I'm really, really sorry to read about your plight! And with you having just done that rather hilly marathon in some or other beautiful part of the Lakes (Langdale?), you'd have been in tip top condition for a belter of a GCR - taunts and all!!
Because several pages of posts had been added since I last tuned in, I must admit that I rather speed read approx two pages and so apologies if I've overlooked something that I later go on to duplicate! I know that you fell over and your ankle has been all of the colours under the sun for the past week or so, but did you fall whilst out running or just out and about doing your everyday business? And the other loose end for me was you said it was a suspected fracture and a probable something else.....I'm guessing that there is now an air of confirmation about this now - which no doubt is accompanied by the inevitability of our not seeing you in racing attire this GCR (well not unless you feel so inclined!!)
You know me Millsy, a stickler for detail...so please put me at my ease and provide me with the knowledge which I so crave!
And before eagle eyed SM asks the question, no.....I've not been out on the razz....or for a curry in order to be posting in the wee small hours of the morning.....the cause of my insomnia is an 18 month old who is presently sat on my knee and who would appear to have an aversion to sleep!! (Having said that, I do have a glass of rouge vin on the go......but just the one mind!!)
BTW - well done to Mick for your good showing in the GNR!! And I'm glad that Mick and Morgs appear to have made good recoveries from their recent ailments!!
Millsy - a Carlisle fan too - I'll back off. You've got enough problems mate!
Is it true Wrexham are your bogey side?
Now then, where should I begin?
Boycs - Yes, reports of my demise are not exaggerated. I do have a small fracture of the malleolus fibula, and despite being a tough Northerner this will prevent me from running anytime soon. Some of the 'characters' on here are taking great delight in this situation as they realise that this will move them one place further up the list of finishers next weekend. I should point out at this stage that this is not the same as beating me, and they cannot really claim to have finished ahead of me, if I haven't actually started (although I don't think that this particular fact will spoil the story for some - will it SM?) The injury was the result of a confrontation with a pack of howling wolves whilst I was nearing the end of a particularly strenuous workout (don't bother reading back, it's true), so you could call it an Industrial Injury I suppose. I do have every intention of appearing next Sunday, but clearly not in vest and shorts. It will be good to see some old friends again, and SM will be there too! Miami Mike asked about a meeting point earlier but to date I'm a bit stumped as I haven't given this much thought. I think that everyone has to congregate inside the Castle before the start and not having been in there for many years I'm not sure what to suggest, but I'll think of something.
And now the football. As you know we have already played 'your lot' this season and we finished second best, which is becoming a bad habit just now, but you win nothing by being at the top of the league in October and it wouldn't be a complete disaster for us to stay in League One. We haven't quite fallen as far, as quickly, as some other teams. Which leads me on to Wrexham, who, last time I looked, were a full two divisions below my team, and actually playing what is known as non-league football. We tried that a few years ago, didn't like it, so came back with a vengance after only one season. Presumably Wrexham will be doing the same? I like their tactics of starting slowly and catching others by surprise later in the season but the clocks go back in a few weeks Mike so winter's nearly here and it could be a long one in North Wales. Never mind, Wrexham could apply to join the League of Wales. I'm sure they would have some success there.
Ah well, I feel better now. Keep up the training everyone...................................and watch out for those dogs.
'another human soul'
Could you explain this comment?
Millsy-Whey man there's nowt wrang with ya.
Thank you for the birthday wishes....however it was my birthday yesterday...apart from mentioning that the GCR was the weekend after my birthday which is sort of ambiguous really, I've kept it fairly quiet as I'm not overly happy about clocking up another year on the old age scale
Anyway, it was absolutely gorgeous this morning. Thoroughly enjoyed my run. Sea front was lovely. Did 8.5 miles.
Cant believe this race is one week away
Happy Belated Burps Morgs
You share your birthday with, among others, my daughter, although I think she may be a couple of years (or even decades) younger than your goodself .
Mick - It's a fracture for goodness sake! And the doctor said that if you fracture this particular bone then the pain is so much worse for us blokes than for girlies..............................honest.
SM - Whichever way you look at it you were fifth last. So you may as well get over it...................okay?