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well done buttercup and love your race report have your legs recovered yet?
No lol was a very slow bike ride home tonight quite the stiff girl I am today. But just looking at the Garmin it also says I ran a 4.55 km where is perky runner no 2 I need to follow her some more!!
Well done Buttercup! Great report, brilliant to read! Take it easy now and let your legs recover.
Top report Buttercup! Next..... World Domination The legs have recovered from more! Most chuffied for you!
Maths can always be trusted to spin a good turbo session.
Mikasa - wait till you're a Supervet
Ok, have completed 2 weeks of 6 day training. All well so far but keeping all close to my chest just in case Oo, taking Digger to his first spin class Wed. He mentioned something about The Wild Boar too.... Scary!
slippery slope Digger!! And I have just looked at all the official photos and the majority of them I look like a complete munter apparently that's my "running" face.
Never!!!!!!!! You are constantly dignified, even after 8hrs. We all agreed!
Well done Buttercup, I always find running in the city hard work even when I am in a park. Not that I have done one for a while. I almost always hate the official photos they either have me pulling a face, walking or looking way heavier than I think I am.
I am going to go swimming in the morning, but do not expect too much as the energy levels are only back to 75%.
wow Buttercup, that's a brilliant report and race. Hitting that many pbs in one race is amazing.
I thought veterans were over 40? I'm a veteran...I want to keep running until I get the WAYND catagory...(why are you not dead?), so old that my wrinkles have wrinkles.
Pete, women become vets at 35, men at 40, maybe this should go to a equalities board and get altered. I do not worry as next year I go up yet another vet category.
I have been for my swim and now feeling very tired.
WhooHooo!!! Go, Go Razor Fantastic report and what an excellent result. Not often we get a Winner on our thread. We're so proud of you. Hope you've been out celebrating. And hugs to Horse too.
Buttercup - superb report and sounds a great race. Congratulations
Decided at the last minute to enter a short aquathon tonight. The weather is lovely today and am hoping for a mild evening cos it will be in the dark under floodlights.
Sounds like a fab but mental race Razor! Great report and well done on the win!!! Congrats to Horse too! Any uphill and I'm a gonner,something to work towards....
Fantastic race reports guys and girl. Well done.
Mrs D get Mr D to come on here we can properly brain wash him.
Razor did you take a look at stockport 10 it was almost full last night so if you hanv't entered go on go on go on as they would say on Father Ted.
Great reports, Well done Buttercup, Razor and Horse
I' like the sound of the Snowman, its on my list
Good luck tonight Chilibean, hope it stays nice too as I'm on the bike
Well done Buttercup and Pete, great reports
Cake, will have a look tonight not had chance
Good luck tonight Chilli.
JP, we opted for the sprint because we didnt know how tuff it was going to be, turned to be the right decision , might be tempted to do the long one next year.
I planned to go out on the bike too. Then ummed and aah'd about it as don't know any of the roads round here. Finally I gave myself a kick and got going. Pretty good wide roads though relatively busy. 13.68miles in about 1hr 4mins. I did stop about 3 times to check the route and stopped the watch. But I do have a new bigger tyre on the back so maybe that affected my time because I'm not usually that quick. Then I stretched about 20 mins. And lost the ride from my garmin ...
Great report Razor, well done on winning and Horse did well. Looking at the website for that race I can see why they say it is tough.
wow, well done razor and horse too
chili - hope the aquathlon went well
I managed to get out for a run this evening, enjoyed it but there were so many midges and mossies it was a bit uncomfortable! Glad I got out though, so this week is pretty much on track apart from missing swimming on Monday
I'm home from a lovely evening. Down at the Lee Valley White Water Centre (Olympic canoe venue) they have been doing a summer series of aquathon. Today was the last one. Started at 7pm under the floodlights and was lovely. 500m open water swim, followed by a 3x2k wriggly run loop.
Hubby dropped me off with three younger children and then took my eldest to her singing lesson. My girls were simply the best cheerleading team possible and ensured they kept up the Chilibean tradition of making as much noise as they could
Am thrilled to anounce that I didn't come last... I think think there was one lady and 2 blokes behind me.
Hubby picked us up and we came home for apple and blackberry crumble.
Sounds fab Chili, well done! Nice of them to do something different at the white water centre.
Razor, great report, although right now I think I still prefer the run to the swim.
HI guys, after a really crappy month of illness/injury without so much as a days break inbetween, I'm looking forward to getting back to the focus I had at the end of August. On the bright side, I got to play with some zombies near Cambridge on Saturday, and had my first morning trail run in weeks today. It was a pants run, but at least I'm out there again and able to begin rebuilding.Have I missed anything exciting?
Hi DS, glad to hear your back to it
I'm also feeling back on track after a few weeks of lazyness, I had a good weekend of parkrun and long bike, swam and cycled yesterday, cycled this morning and running tonight, feeling stiff and tired, back to normal again
Cheers JP, and congrats getting back to speed again.
Dawn just remembered I was going to try to talk you into a fell race at the weekend in case your interested?
Also still need to give you the cash for outlaw relay.
It's all good mate, and I love the idea of that run, but beyond not being fit for it at the moment, I think I'm on the rota for babysitting on Saturday.
Had my first training session with my new PT today. 6:30am and i had a stranger grabbing my fat bits to do caliper testing. oh my days. did get on the scales first off and was told i am "light" hoorah. and that my fat is "soft and watery" which is easy to get rid of than the "rock solid" fat that some people have. i was told i am "fairly fit". red rag to a bull hey, wonder what sort of effort i will have to put in to be "superhuman fit".
In other news, the noise the collegue who sits oppisite me makes when they eat - is somewhere in between one of those pigs that snuffles for truffles in france, a waste disposal unit and me when i am by myself refeeding after a 5 hour sunday freezing cold bike ride.