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Mark is Derby close enough for a 10K? there is one on the 6th June
The only one in June for Deryshire, gives you 4 weeks to get in training, how good are we to you in here?
Mark Street 2 wrote (see)
That link doesn't seem to work on my computer here at work though we run our servers through Sweden as I work for a Swedish company so will have to try it at home.
Oh very interesting...you've made me very curious as I had exactly the same Swedish proxy server problem as you had a little while ago...might I ask which company?
Pinkerbelle wrote (see)
Zaba/Suze will you let me know what you think of the skorts - I'm most taken with the idea!!
Love my skort and would change it for the world, did LondonMarathon with it without a problem. Comfy, good pockets, not restricting.....but the best part it hide things like wobbles, camel toes and a multitude of other sins
Impressive List Does no one have any work to do? Lives to live? Families to care for?
Obviously not! Got any nice single friends to hook me up with?
Run To The Beat - 26/9/10 Suze78 VikW Berry Nice Berlin marathon - 26/9/10 Pip
Budapest Marathon - 26/9/10
Loch Ness Marathon - 3/10/10 marathonmummy Southend 10km - 4/10/10 Gatton Cardiff Half - 17/10/10 MadWelshWoman Schmunkee Troublesome Knees Birmingham Half - 24/10/10 Basil Brush Mk II Hash (if loads of us are staying over the night before, otherwise it's a bit too far to drive and run in a day) Jenni-far-far Pinkerbelle Rod Goodwin Gatton ( & Mrs G as spectator. Will def stay over night and will be first race as a pensioner ) Scuba Runner Rowant Green
Mark Street possibly??? Bedford Half - December '10 Hash Pinkerbelle Sparkly Bridget Rod Goodwin Gatton & Mrs G as a spectator Pip
Mark Street possibly........
Dublin Marathon 25th October Sprakly Bridget says "Dublin is nice if you can ignore Americans saying 'Good Jawb'"
Amsterdam Marathon 17th October Gatton says; "flat, flat, flat, flat"
Mallorca Marathon 17th October Gatton says; "would be good family weekend"
Loch Ness Marathon 3rd October jules4040 says; “I loved the actual run, quite hilly at the start and Inverness itself is pretty rough to be honest.”
Casablanca Marathon 24th October
New York 7th November jules4040 says; “New York and the crowd and atmosphere is amazing”
Florence Marathon 28th November Sparkly Bridget says; "was nice, initial downhill but you never have to go back up" jules4040; “lots of flag stones in the later stages”
Do you know anything about the autumn marathons? Ideally I would like a flat course and fairly warm temperatures.
Rotterdam Marathon April supposed to be flat
Hamburg Marathon 24th April supposed to be flat too
London Marathon April brilliant atmosphere maybe not PB course
Neolithic Marathon: Start May (week or two after London). Not flat, not crowded, still has chip time/water stations/great support and food and entry to Stonehenge at the end included.
Rather mixed race tonight. 4.1 miles with splits of 8.23, 8.52, 8.47, 9.15. Can you spot where I felt strange and suddenly found I'd stopped before walking for a little bit?
Then came over all wibbly wobbly afterwards, couldn't find my drink in my bag, forgot I'd but the remaining jelly beans in my jacket pocket, had to be sat down and given some banana. Drove home but obviously still a bit off as I completely failed to notice 3 flyers under my wiper!
Realised after that although I ate the same today as Tuesday on both Monday and yesterday I had only had a sandwich in the evening rather than proper food so probably just ran out of fuel. Lesson learnt.
Don't worry Bridget we are all human
You raced Tuesday and raced tonight so how good is that, pretty good IMHO.
I took a nice easy club run 7.5 miles nice and steady over the fields, during the run Stan one of our club members who loves off road persuaded me to do "Race the Train" in August, it will be perfect as part of my training for GNR and a night bcamping sfter so looks to be a good one!
Hope you are ok Bridget!
I did my first proper workout in the gym last night - 15 min spin session then a circuit of arms, abs etc then bike again x 3. Certainly realised i need to work on upper body strength and abs need waking up!!
Pinks - my skort was delivered yesterday. Tried it on for size and it fits ok. Did a few laps of the coffee table and so far so good. Covers up bum nicely. Will go for a proper run in it over the weekend.
Morning everyone else, anyone racing this weekend?
Still haven't run a step....no that's a lie, ran 3 steps to test knee and ankle...bad news Will probably have to leave it for another week
Can't do any other form of training either due to my stupid chesty cold I feel trapped.
Hi all It was a bit quiet here yesterday where is Hash?
Suze Race the Train looks a good event but not many beat it, I would have no chance unless I put a sleeper on the track or it broke down
Pinks my limited ammount of gym work during training for VLM did make a difference, I guess I have a slight advantage in that I do physical work involving the upper body, I'm glad you have the gym soeted you must be thrilled.
I am doing the Park Run again tommorrow and the Rugby 6 on Wednesday which is part of the East Midlands GP series, I'm now fully into the short distance races
Race the Train will be ideal as part of my GNR training as it is 4 weeks before, I am not good offroad so It will help me improve hopefully.
I'm not good off road either Rod - not sure what it is but everytime I go on a run ivolving off road stuff I suffer in one way or another.
Going for a very early run (8am) tomorrow with Mandy and couple of others - 6/8 miles or thereabouts. Busy weekend sorting house out after builders still plus crosstrainer arriving and new bed - HURRAH I may get a good nights sleep!!!
Hash, ...............waits for response..........................helloooooooooooooooooooooooo????????
Good on you Pinks I am going to get practised in those things I am not so good at, also looking ahead to next year I wan't tro go sub 3 hours for a 20 mile road race, I think it bis possible I was only 3 minutes over at Bramley and a bit more at Ashby so it is realistically possible.
My right leg is a little stiff after last nights 7.5 miler but then I dd race Tuesday too plus work so I guess that's not suprising.
You will be finding dust for months from that bulding work!
Hash is probably acquaintaining herself with life away from here and family and food and stuff......enjoy Hash.........
You are a busy man Rod..........do you work, family eat or anything else.........good on you. Reckon you will be quick come September for the GNR with all this training........
Feeling abit lathargic so must get up early and go for a run on Sunday am. Cycled to work today but didnt feel too great.. Busy day at work. ENJOY THE WEEKEND ALL.
Yes Mark I work but only me to worry about so I come and go as I please, I am lucky with work that it is flexible saying that my boss requested a meeting on Sunday morning at 0900 a two hour drive for me but I will be there! It means on the days I want to run or hang around in here I can!
I like to keep busy, I am waiting for the tiredness after the marathon to kick in........ So far so good!
Sorry to be temporarily AWOL and thanks to Pinks for the APB via Facebook. Haven't flounced, honest, just been having a crap time with some iffy family stuff going on. It involved an 800 mile round trip to Scotland last weekend which was basically 11 hours out of 36 clamped in a car which did the knee no favours at all as it was clamped in one position. It started doing that awful maltracking pain again (patella going down the cartilage rather than down the groove it's supposed to), so not just painful but really scary. I CAN'T go back there again.
Thankfully now that I have the physio exercises I know what to do, so nipped it in the bud and have managed little runs three times last week, so back on the up. 5.5 tonight, so all's right with the world again
Just as well as I've got the Sawston fun run with the hashers on Sunday. Ingredients: running, beer, friends, more beer, barbecue. What more is there to life?
welcome back Hash we missed you
when you said away last wekend I never realised you were out if the country
Annan is the oddest place on earth. It was one of the few times Blouse and I could go ooot on the toon without having to get a taxi home, so we were determined to make the most of it and put an end to a crap day by sampling the local nightlife despite my moaning knee. As it was, we were back in the hotel by 8.30
Watched Dr Who in the town's only central pub-type-pub where there was a choice of either John Smith's or some evil local brew that was even creamier than John Smith's, to the extent that Blouse looked constipated after one swig. The locals shut up when two strangers walked in, so we felt obliged to order in really bad fake Rab C Nesbitt accents and hope nobody noticed. It was that or STFU, which on reflection might have been a less dangerous option combined with pointing and pretending to be Polish.
In the end we scuttled back to the hotel after one round and had a pizza