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Finished my weekend double today with the multi-terrain 10m. No problems entering on the day as it happened. Ten miles of road, forestry, BIG sand dunes, mountain bike course, mud and a mile along the (soft) sandy beach! Haven't got any trail shoes, so ran in my Inov8 Mudclaws- bit of overkill- great on the dunes, but too sticky on the road. Really pleased to get 1:13 on a tough course the day after a hilly 10m road race though. Off to celebrate with a bowl of homemade mushroom soup
Some great runs ning going on.
T-rex Hope injury is getting better........list looking good.
Chrissi Hope your knee gets better soon, good to have you back.
NQ Great running
JD See you are flying again!
Well Conwy half went great fantastic race except for the first 2 miles got stuck behind slower runners was a bit frustrating. Finnished in 1:51:01 so pleased with that. Thanks to all who wished me luck
Going to take it easy now till new year as my leg still not 100%
Wee done guys, good going yet again
Chimney, I gather the picnic is a toughie..the others don't sound so nice either!!
JD .....well done on your run....thats a tough double.....the multi-terrain is such a good course and a lot easier with trail shoes.....brill time .....i think you deserved the mushroom soup
TR38...well done on your half marathon .....pheww ten miles was far enough for me dont think i would have got thirteen out of my legs!!!!!! Have a well deserved taking it easy break and hope the leg improves.
Got a little bit of a sore leg myself after racing.....was fine yesterday and this morning but has gradually got sore throughout the day so an easy week here aswell......
Hope everyone else has had a great weekend
When I say a break I just mean no hills and lower mileage for a bit!!.........oh and maybe the dreaded dread mill!!!
legs actually feel better today than they have done for a while notsure what that is all about
OMG..I'm exhausted Just made a shed load of cakes to sell tomorrow as part of my raising charity money for Windermere marathon. Tis much easier running 12 miles!! Anyone for lemon drizzle cake, chocolate brownie, cherry scone???? Donations to Brer 'Nigella' Rabbit
Hope leg is getting better Nicola..could be a bit of a rest for all of us looking at weather forecast erm..Clowne Half for me on Sunday could be funtastic!
Brer- well done. Off cake myself at the moment- just had my low fat aubergine curry
NQ- take it easy.....
Legs a bit stiff today, but no probs. 6m recovery run tonight
jason - are you sure you're not turning into one of those vegans? And remember there's absolutely no other marathon like SNOD ...
nicola - didn't think you'd notice! No good going backwards with these time targets ...
My brother has just done the Cornish marathon which takes our marathon totals to: him 66, me 65 . I'll get him next year.
Morale a little dented at the moment but I'm sure I'll bounce back.
T-Rex Just remember all of us who you inspired to run races like Snowdonia and will be advising, inspiring and entertaining with your adventures again this time round!!
Brer Emmmmm.........love cake!!
NQ Take it easy, you know what us runners get like when we cant run not good for the people who have to live with us!!
mmmmmmmmmm cake yes please
T-Rex now come on you really can't be disappointed at 65 marathons
My Dr's appointment yesterday got cancelled and i cracked and went for a run last night - OK so only for 20 mins and on flat but first since SNOD attempt and didn't want to push my luck as knee didn't hurt and it felt sooooooo goood to be running again (never thought i'd feel that way you guys have totally corrupted me )
Anyway knee did hurt abit on morning uphill bit of dog walk and had trouble getting welly off after so went to alternative appointment today and Dr says i've just got some inflammation in my knee so came away armed with pain killers and told i can run but to not push to far to fast and avoid the hills until pain all gone. Also need to do strenthening exercises too.
So joining TR38, T-rex and NQ on the got injury so can only do boring runs bench for a while still chin up could be worse
JD-how was the aubergine curry? Sounds delicious!
Chrissi-glad you got a result..take it easy!
Cakes flogged but there would have been more but for the fact I had an irrational purge to demolish 3 vast pieces of brownie for supper last night.. a WI recipe I can highly recommend so am sending virtual pieces to all in need of cake. An extra big piece coming over to all runners in Conwy Half..recovery food.
Now TRex..mojo will return..you are an inspiration to us all. Have you had any advice from physio yet? Keep smiling!
Chrissi - Yes, they could be! I can't do chin ups at all.
Thanks, TR38 - you're always so positive. I'm sure I'll have plenty to entertain you with since I do have major plans in the next year or two for bigger challenges and there will be many ups and downs as I prepare for them.
Haven't seen any healthcare professionals about my ankle in the end - I feel it was the shoes that I wore for SNOD that did it. Rear of shoe too high causing stress on achilles tendon.
Mrs Chimney's birthday today so she'd made a small bakery's worth of cakes to take to work. Luckily she made too many and brought some home. Think I may have to spend the next few days running them off......If peoples are still hungrey after Brer's there are a few left
Which I can do with confidence now. I'd had a problem with a knee since Snod which was starting to concern me so hadn't done much in terms of hills or speed. I gave it a bit of a hammering the last couple of days and everything seems to be working normally at last . You're so right TR38, Mrs Chimney was getting as frustrated with my knee as I was!
TR, Chrissi, hope your injury's come good as quick as mine has done.
T- Rex Thats more like the T-Rex we know and love!!
Chimney Lol my whole family suffer with me when I can't run!
Brer Brownies sound Devinne.....
Talking about cakes my lad has had to bake cakes to sell for charity, he did very well considering he can burn baked beans on a good day!!! Not bad at all for an 18 year old student.......eaten 3 already at this rate I will have to buy the lot!!
Please ...please no more talk of cakes.....just so happened to be my birthday today and the amount of cakes and chocolates consumed was enough to keep a small planet alive for weeks!!!!!! Good job i was carefull about what i ate at work today Best bit of the day is now ....im off to bed to read my advanced marathoning book which arrived in my birtday pressies .....woohooooo happy reading.
Glad everyone is feeling up beat and niggles are subsiding.....my leg feels less sore but work prevails so no running until Thursday.....so stuck with cross training for a bit longer
Just thought I'd share this:
What is going on with my legs
I finally feel well enough today to toddle out for a run, (had the lurgy / flu etc) and I fell over...AGAIN............3rd time since Snod ffs......NOT happy, very hurty, nothing too damaging but fed up of looking like a toddler with bloody knees and bruised elbows!!!
The first two times were in races but this time was all by myself! I think my headtorch may not be bright enough and tthat is perhaps a contributing factor but 3 TIMES in 2 WEEKS????????????
first snow of the year seen over here on top of north york moors this am. 7 miles, 1000ft but 100mins -will i ever get quicker? - too busy trying to admire the view. thinking of doing captain cooks - new yrs day 5 miler, 1000 ft bt probably be last like i was 2 yrs ago - well someone has to make everyone feel fast!
think i got an e-mail from parcel del service re undelivered parcel to america - which i hadn't sent - was this a scam too? fortunately i deleted it.
Andrea- what are you drinking on these runs???? Were you offroad again?
bit of speedwork on the track tonight for me- few miles warm up and 5x0.5m with 0.2m recovery
Andrea- any use to you?
Jason, any use to you ????
Now now children
Went out for run this morning leg felt stiff ended up cutting it short
Phew, no snow here but tis very, very cold. A very brisk 9 miler tonight..no hanging about!!
Andrea, leave the hipflask at home