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Ought to be. I'm still waiting for my £64 train fare for the bomb hoax match. Expensive drinking trip to Manchester that was!
Anyway - after trotting out a half session at Luton on Tuesday (5 x 1k in 3.20's), as I had a 'bit of a cough' I have now got a cold and coughing up those brown bits. So no Surrey League xc this week. Good thing is I can go to Oxford with the other two and watch the kid do his first Chiltern League xc. He's down to 24.08 for Parkrun now, so should be OK.
Cheers Bus - Yes over the worst, but just wouldn't have been a good idea doing the xc. Hope you have a good run up north. Wsa watching one of the Salomon trail race series in Scotland last night on Eurosport - Steelers Ring or something?
SW - Got the southern xc relays next Saturday at Wormwood Scrubs (Linford Christie stadium), then Last Friday of the Month on the 25th. Glad the relays went OK - shame we couldn't go this year, had a look at a few other years results https://www.race-results.co.uk/results/2019/ and I've done a couple of 19.07's - would have liked to see if I could have challenged that this year. Nevermind.
Right, I set myself a little target of having to run again before I posted, and took about a week to decide the right moment, but today, 25 days afterwards, was it!
A.... one miler, at about 7.45 pace.
Expected the disorientation to the be the main issue, and then breathing, but the legs were the worst thing, felt like they were going to seize up, even trundling!!
Feels good to have got that done though.
We're a million miles off racing, I'd say 2019 is definitely ruled out, and I don't know when this glaze of disorientation and things not quite being at the right speed will go, but at least I can tick a few little trudges out for now...
Back to work properly Monday....
From a quick whizz back,
Stevie Who - terrific marathon, but we all knew it was coming from your training!
Pete - as per other fb chats, I'm certain it's not the end for you, not having completed a half marathon decently so recently. Just a case of finding that perfect mix of rest, shoes, effort levels, and distance.
Simon, nice 100s of races and sessions
TR - good luck next weekend it must be.
Wool too, if you're in and around...
That's an annoying length lay off Aley. These things can happen in a second and take so long to fix.
Sounds like you're in a decent place MH, have a good one at GSR, a fine race that I will get to again!
Up to the dizzy heights of 2miles today - not the same leg aches during, but later on I probably felt like I do after the usual distance, hungry and looking for a nice sleep! First time I can remember averaging over 8min miling in a run since possibly a Marlow Social run a decade ago!
Back to the office this week, after 2 weeks WFH, so will ease back into that routine, and hopefully at least be able to put a 10-15mile week in minimum. Looking to push on gently, but not rushing anything!
If someone offered me being back to a 70mile week feeling as per a month ago by the end of 2019, I'd snap their hands off, but patience is the word!
Good stuff Jooligan - SG - Glad to hear the running starting again mate. Good session MH
SW - I've been lucky with my times I've done - 2.49 and 2.39. If you can bust a gut to get 2.39 you might feel like I did and think 'That's it - I'm in the 2.30's now and not going to get much quicker'
Sounded funBus - awaiting report..
So - Went to Oxford to watch the Chiltern League races, told the kid it was an iconic day for him to do his first xc, after EK's heroics earlier in the day. He was 57/77 in his U11 race, so not too bad. watched the mens for a change too.
So ran back on Sunday from his junior parkrun (about 4 miles), chest and legs OK - great. Then wake up Monday morning with a headache and had to come home from work 3pm. Another headache yesterday, but OK today - so should be OK for the xc relays at the weekend.
Think the evening 3 to morning 4 yesterday perhaps slightly pushed on too much, as spent a lot of yesterday knackered, and then despite arriving at work fine, a few hours later, with the obligatory air conditioning/dust/germs, spent the whole day sneezing ending with a Rudolf style hooter
Says it all that a gentle 2miler in the evening later, and barely sneezed since...
WFH again tomorrow...hopefully resting and say a 2miler sweats it out/keeps the legs ticking...
After all, from 19-0-0-3, anything in even double figures this week is progress!
Had a bizarre boost tonight when a hottie I used to work with added me on strava. She's miles away these days, but just knowing she runs is marvellous.
Somewhere along those lines..Simon, must be great to watch your kid do sport. I can't imagine having a kid, but having your kid do what you love must be a real buzz.
Though with you being a vet sensation, you aren't going to be one of those dads who's moaning their kid beats them anytime soon methinks!!
Take it easy with that splash of under the weatherness though chief...
I think in my 4-5 lifetime races being unwell, the one in XC was a world of pain. I remember losing to Steve from HX for the first time ever by about 1-2 seconds, then collapsing in 10mins of coughing.
I still reckon he doesn't accept I had a chest infection that day
Decent October Jools. Hope it continues.
Just annoying after seemingly months of battling humidity, when it isn't anymore, I'm out the game! Sod's law. And now we're in that 6month "cold" lottery period.
Worst part of being in recovery mode is watching all those races come and go isn't it. Trying not to check what pals and rivals did, wondering what you might have done etc...but hey, getting there slowly.
Will certainly enjoy the numbers going back up the right way.
SG - easy does it, both on the comeback streak and the pessimism. You've been ill, once you're recovered there's no reason you won't be back to it quickly. Please look after yourself though and don't let your desire to get back to something prolong your journey back to full fitness. Will be good to have you back. I mean, someone's got to get the DDs organized!
TR - do you have your outfit choice sorted for Sunday? Would be good to say hello and it appears that there may be a bunch of others sub3 thread celebs that I might get a glimpse of! I'll be in the white / red of DD, there may be a few others there too but I'll be the really little one (weighed in at 53.1 kg yesterday :-O )