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mmorrning allll.....hope everyone perkier this a.m....bit chilly so cover those nips up lads!...limper i could just drink a nice cold shandy now
chili...tht sounds a lovely marathon,i wish i had more trail routes to do here..i really loved highclere because of the terrain...NDW looks very off the beaten track so i cant wait for tht one.your 20mile route sounds good chili, i hate going anywhere near cars/roads so tht sounds lovely.
gastank, thanks for the app info..will have to test it out. im thinking of trying to do an LDWA event around april time to get used to mapreading etc...anyone fancy doing one wiv me? varying lengths, and about 5-8 quid to enter. mix of walkers/runners...and always cake at CPs!!!.....no time pressure either!
got up and did another 3 miles today, foot slightly niggly but much better than yesterday so feeling really positive!. Will take it fairly easy for the rest of this week, then back into building my training up for my first marathong - Sussex on 1st April - Jude can you add that to the list?
Hope everyone has got better from sickness etc! ecky - not surprised you are cross about that, I would have gone mad! So irresponsible.
would love to do a LDWA event but my navigation skills are zero and I think they can be quite hardcore, can't they? My son is in cubs so he might be better at the navigation than me - although I don't really think they do much of that until he gets into scouts.
oh, better get on with work!
good morning all
hope youre not poorly Loula and great sounding holibob planningsChili.I love cold mars bars Gas but dont eat them these days
I'm still at the stage where 20 mile training runs sound impossible for me to do.but have to say 3 months ago 5 miles would seem that too.I love the trail runs with my runny club too the pavements are ok but trees and woods are just lovely running through.
A rest day for me today into the office soon for a day of meetings and a free lunch
I am planning runs on Saturday before my visit to Tottenham and also Sunday early doors. I am hoping the tight spint shorts that i have bought will help the sore thighs i get when running with normal shorts.
Have great days people.
Just a quick one!
DJ - I'll take your races off the list for January. So sorry you won't be able to run them but you are right to give yourself a chance to get your fitness back properly.
Mathschick and chili - I will add your races when I get home. How exciting! Chili - my brother lives in Petersfield and it is a beautiful part of the world. As you know my parents live on the Isle of wight and as a foot passenger it is cheap to cross over especially on a day trip. (Can't remember how much though and it is 18 months since I went.)
Phantom - Have a good rest day.
By'Eck - Glad you are feeling a bit better today.
Loula - Oh no!! Hope you aren't any worse today.
Bell's ringing, gotta go!
Have a good day everybody else.
Good news mathschick that you could run again today.
Well, Smidge is much better. And annoucing she is hungry . So I reckon it was just a very quick acting bug and all finished now.
Was so excited last night I couldn't sleep and when i did I dreamt of running all night. Lol! I do that a lot.
Limper - that is great! So i'll see you there. I'm going to use it as a training run for the North Downs 50. Although I have a woodland route near here which is twisty and turny, that is about the only trail route I've found so far. I also have another marathon on 1st July so I shall take the South Downs Marathon easy.
Byeck/Limper/Jude - thanks for the info. We'll have fun finding places to visit.
Gastank - I ran the Lee Valley tow path quite a lot last summer. I never encountered anything to make me afraid. There was once nervous moment when I was stopped by three big guys who were surrounded by beer cans. But it turns out they were having a day trip out and just wanted me to take a photo of them. There are always people running, walking, cycling along the path. Hope you enjoy the run through Trent Park on Saturday.
Hope all the sickie peeps are feeling better....Loula...I so hope you are not coming down with anything...
Phantom....don't fret about folk going on long runs..as you said 3 months ago you thought running 5 miles was a no goer and now look at you..out running 5 miles most days..who knows where you will be running in another 3 mths time.....every extra mile we run is such an acheivement....so well done you...
Mathschick...glad you got out your run and your foot seems on the mend..well done.Enjoy cake day at work..thats a brill idea.....
Oooo Chilli.....thats a fantastic suggestion from your hubby.............you will have a great time i am sure and thats great that the girlies get to do an event as well.
DJ...such a shame your still feeling under the weather and hope your back to your full fitness soon. how's the new job coming along?
Jude...Hope you have a good day at school.
Ecky...How are you today???? I am not surprised you were annoyed about the sickness. some people just don't think do they....very irresponsible....
By Eck...How long were you sleeping in the bath for...LOL...Hope your feeling better....
AF..you running with the ladies this morning??
Gastank...Have you started your mara training for May or are you just using that mara as atraining run for your other stuff that you have lined up.
Well I went to gym this morning 1st time this year...I did my weights etc...I am sure I will suffer tomorrow...LOL....Also did a short 3.38 miles just to keep the legs turning over....They felt remarkably fresh after my longish run yesterday.....
Have a good day everyone.......and its FRIDAY.............Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy Anyone up to anything fun this weekend? I am supposed to be doing club hill run on sunday morning...weather permitting of course as there has been snow on the tops of our hills....
afternoon, all..gosh a lot of chatter has gone on this morning!..chili thats great you will run with limper..what run is it? i get all excited too when i keep thinking of summer and the training
by'eck are all well now in your household? ecky too? are they back at school?
gastank, i found 2 really squashed mars bars in the bottom of one of my run bags looks fine though so i'll keep em for the marathon
phantom..you are lucky with your free lunches-wish my boss did tht!!
franny, you are going to in such good shape by may for your mara..have you a time in mind? the weather is better here today, much less windy, is it ok up in scotland?
AF, have you got any pics for us yet?
jude , i am ok i think-not 100%, felt all fuzzy headed today and just tired..hope i dnt get full blown cold
Been off air for 24 hours and see loads and loads of posts so hopefully I haven't missed anything. I see there is a lot of illness around so hopefully everyone and their familes are ok and coping.
LLB-HELP!!! I can't get work out the pictures AT ALL I AM USELESS AT TECHNOLOGY!!! Please can you cut and paste some that you found on the Trionium Knacker Cracker for me. PLEASE PLEASE and you can misbehave all weekend!! I am in No's 8,101,160-1,289 & 503 please select the most Dean like ones!!! Thanks. What distance have you aimed foe this weekend?Also congrats to Miss LLB you must be a proud Mummy?
Mathschich-Well done on your 2 3 milers. Any distance is good and gets miles under your belt. This time of the year weather can be so pants that short sharp runs may be all that is possible.
byeck-please to here that the household is getting better.
Phantom-Well done on your gym session. I have a hear rate monitir with my Garmin but never wear it? Do you find it comfortable?
Franny-Hi. You have a great memory- I ran with the ladiis this morning and did 6.5 miles and am running with them again on the South Downs on Sunday for a 11.5 mile run.
Chilli- South Downs Martahon also incorperates a 1/2 Marathon so may be up for that as Petersfield is only 45-50 minute drive for me. Am doing another 1/2 on the Downs in May as well.
Jude-Brokeback Mountain I am sorry was not for me. I found it rather boring and the subject wasn't really my cup of tea!!!!
Hi to limper,DJ,Ecky etc etc.......
hello AF, yes boss i will go now and look for your pics....does tht gain me brownie points?*polishes halo*
...im felling a little rough today, was going to do 6miles after school but am thinking id better nt wreck myself...tomorrow i think i will do 13 and 15 if feeling ok
chili........*sidles up to chili cautiously*...i know we havnt done NDW50 yet but if we do ok, then shall we go for ndw100 next year?
LLB-Yes you will get brownie points and can misbhave & trash Littlehampton and find Spartak!!
guys, when are you doing these south downs mara thingys in may etc? im stuck for ones to do in june and juky and need a taper run for the 50miler in august....let me know whn and where and i could make it down for either a HM with the boss or full mara with you girls
ok...i went to the website with your pics, right click the pic and 'save picture as'...this should then send it to a file on your p.c ie a oicture gallery where you would normally upload your photos.
then come back to RW and click on the tree icon above
this then gives you 3 tabs...select 'from your computer'.
from there go to your gallery/pic folder on your p.c and choose the pic you want to upload thats it.
what icons do you have other thn tree?
the browse option should take you to the 'select file' part that is normally on your desktop/homepage....
hello jshrew!!*waves*...fancy popping over my way from Bucks and doing some looooonggg runs?
boss, i dunno then...you have a different set up to mine then..but i am more thn happy to post any future race pics etc on here for you of you let me know where they are and when
good evening guys and welcome jshrew
Hiya Loula and AF
I wore my monitor strap for the first time at the gym but it feel ok and ill run with it tomorrow.
My trainer wants me to wear it all the time including races he reckons i should run using my heart rate zones as a mark
Lovely photos boss!
Oooo this is getting fun! Is the 9th June going to be a CRAC Team outing. Here is the link Loula. I deffinitely think you should come and join us and your little Miss can play with mine too. South Downs It will be a perfect training run for the Ultra. and there is medal and t-shirt. Limper I've done a race with this event organiser before too and it was very well put on. We will have to have cake to celebrate! Byeck - if you're not up to the the half marathon there is a 5k race too. And my hubby and kids will be around to play with yours. So why don't you join us since you live so close?
Jude I don't supose that is the time when you are coming home from Turkey is it? If so then you could run the marathon with us ladies!
What a happy thought - it's distracting me from yet more bad news from my girls school... My twins are going to have 4 teachers covering their class this term . My big girl has 2 teachers on job share and both are pregnant again and going on maternity leave at Easter. In the 3 years we have been here they have been messed around every year.
Hi Jshrew - welcome! Great to have you join us
phantom - I started using my hrm this autumn and now use it on every run. Ok, now I run almost every run as a slow run, but using it does make me stay at the right level of effort for 'slow', and when I have done tempo runs, intervals (not very often) it has also guided me to the right level of effort. I wouldn't be without it. I ran my last half marathon in it, but totally ignored what it was telling me and ran much harder than normal (probably why I have had ankle problems I imagine). I was very chuffed to have been able to run at >85% for the whole half though, never thought I would be able to do that.
Now, just have to remember that if I want to race hard I need to do some training at race pace as well!!