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GM - great report and run - hope the injury isn't serious.
OO - really good result so soon after London!
G-Dawg - glad you've seen sense and signed up to Abingdon. Never in doubt though!
I took advantage of the long weekend with a total of 31 miles over the three days. A 10, a 9 and a 12 yesterday. Bit blustery yesterday and at one point the branch of a tree fell on my head which left me with a cut over my eye. Then I almost got taken out by a deer which ran across the road between two fields, about 6 feet in front of me. So an eventful run
I have a 10 mile race on Sunday - can't actually decide whether to do it as I have no real speed in me at the moment and it's a bit of a drive to get there. But they are very generous with the prizes - trophies for first three in all age categories, so there is a reasonable chance of taking something home, and I haven't done that for a good while!
Leslie - obviously, I get tired muscles when doing high mileage, but after 2 or 3 days without running, I always get strange muscular pains which feel like tight or strained muscles. Congratulations on the 365 mile month!!!Birch - sorry you had another tough race - I guess the miles you put in the days before the race didn't help!MsE - pleased to hear you're both recovering well.GM - hope you're not too badly injured. It's very difficult to do the "sensible" thing in a race and it was an excellent performance on a really tough course.Poacher - is your bike mileage still going up? I was thinking of you over the weekend as I was gardening. Virtually every leg muscle was hurting at some point, but nothing a hot bath couldn't sort out fortunately! In comparison, running is a doddle.Dazza - enjoy Florida.GD - hope the sore throat / cold symptoms disappear rapidly.Freemers - glad you survived that run. Go on, you know you want to that race!Ribs are feeling less painful and now I'm back at work the legs should get some rest from gardening! I think I managed 211 for April.
Jools – Thanks, I’m
very lucky my son is a kind soul and totally gets the runner that
suffers/endures thing. He said afterwards that some of the runners looked in
pain and I said they most likely were and he said they were all very brave.
Leslie – Wowzers,
stonking stats and that’s some streak.
Poacher – Nice monthly
mix. When is your big bike event?
DazzaL – Florida sounds fab! Thanks man and maybe you could start
writing some reports again, we do like and appreciate them very much around
PMJ – Nicely on target! Have you got anything lined up in the near
future race wise?
G-Dawg – Nice to see you back on it! Some fine tuning and you’ll
fly at Staines.
Birch – A close call with the hound there! In other news: my Vet 65
pal ran 21:32 on Saturday. He was chuffed and is now upping the mileage for his
11th Comrades attempt.
Lorenzo – Nice trail miles and even better you caught the best of
Freemers – I say go for it! Nice branch/deer swerve. My Mum’s place
is close to a park that has lots of wild deer roaming about the place and they
can do some serious damage.
Gul – Glad to hear the ribs are on the mend.
Bike it – Sometimes we just have to bail and hopefully you will be
able to run pain free again soon and make the start line at Comrades.
Andy – No apologies necessary. Well done, that’s a very good time!
I had a chuckle at your shoe dilemma, sorry but that really tickled me. Will
this be your first Comrades?
I applied the ice and took anti-inflammatory
tabs after Sunday’s mess and it seems to have settled things down a bit. It’s a
lot less sore today but I have what I would call a half limp. I’ll rest for the
week and see what’s what then. I was out west tonight and went for a walk on
the cliff paths were we raced on Sunday. It was such a different vibe
altogether, exquisite sunset and a whisper of a warm breeze. Photo of one hill where we ran into the wind, cold, sodden and in despair, well I was anyway!
Gul - it was a roe deer, pretty small so maybe a female. We get a fair amount of muntjac too, although they tend to be around the woods rather than in the fields.
Happy birthday to Poacher and the thread
Andy - great report and well done on your result. Sounds like consistency paid off this time.
Bike it - sounds like a wise decision re comrades, but I guess the Soweto marathon won't exactly be a cake walk!