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BP - It is just beautiful up there, and to think its just over an hour and a half from my front door! (sorry to rub it in some more )
Thanks Fiona and Vixx.
Mandie - spent many a day and weekend there when I was a kid and remember it so well.
Great photo Mandie, found this one of You and Steve in that collection too. I've looked on the SAFC website and they are selling this years shirts for £20 so I've ordered one. Best I start to look at events to enter so I have somewhere to wear it!
Cheers for the heads up Bob Parr - I need to order me one too! Hope they have at least an XL! (But not a camel shaped XL )
Terrific photos Mandie and well done on a cracking time.
Mandie- looks like you were enjoying that hill far too much
Hi everyone! How's the training going? I'm feeling a bit sore as I write this, I had to compress my midweek runs into back to back sessions yesterday and today, I prefer to have a day's gap, but work got in the way
Happily I did manage to join the gym running group again this lunchtime, we did a tempo run for about 20 mins and then a really interesting sprint session - several laps of a circuit, sprinting the first 20%, jogging the rest and then doubling the sprint distance on each successive lap (theres probably a name or easier way to describe this activity?) it was a lot of fun and without doubt I worked harder than I would have done just doing my usual lunchtime 5K. (maybe even harder because I was the only guy in a group of 10 rather athletic young ladies )
I was planning on doing a night time 6k trail race up a local hill on Saturday night, but I think I'll give it a miss - my legs are feeling a bit tight this week, so I'll rest until Sunday and do a moderate 10-12k . I'd hate to tear my calf again.
Anyone used a foam roller? The sports massage girl at the gym recommended I bought one - I'd be intrested in hearing about any experiences with them.
Sorecalf - yes got one and certainly works if as spongecake does say painful.
+1 for the foam roller and I would say fairly uncomfortable is an understatement. Ouch
Sorecalf - I would definitely be wary of trail races in the Ednburgh area that include hills as I've seen the hills!
Morning to everyone else.
I ran in the annual Teddy Hall relays in Oxford on Wednesday- teams of 4 running 3.6 mile laps around the town/ river. I was pleased to knock 20secs off my time from 2 yrs ago but its taken 400miles of marathon training in 2013 to do that . So that's 20 miles per second...
Tis indeed a bit quiet on here! We are off to the intercounties XC tomorrow in Birmingham as young OS is representing Oxfordshire in the U13 boys. So some dead proud parents will be screaming him on. the Brownlee boys are running too, plus Gemma Steel and quite a few from our club. And the weather is looking a bit drier than it has been today. Good luck to anyone running this weekend
People say that about me mr sj!
Is that a baffled PB mr sj,A baffled pb is still a pb and 20.12 is a cracking time.A massive well done to you.
Young OS had a great day at the World cross trials, thanks. 271st out of 311 and he's got another year in this age group. Nice and muddy and some seriously good runners. Speaking of which, on going through my pics I found one of CC2 which I'll post when this website allows me to! Hope you had a good race too. You look to be in a good position in the photo.
Oh lordy, I don't want to see any photos from today! I had an awful race. I got a massive stitch and it just got worse and worse. I spent most of the race jabbing my fingers into my ribs and gasping for breath while all and sundry came past me. Where did you find the results? Not that I really want to know! (In my defence I had no warm up because we spent 50 mins searching for a non-existent red tent and the team manager didn't answer his phone - we found him just in time to get changed, barge into the loo queue and get to the start line).
CC2 - the results have just gone up on power of 10 but you looked relaxed where I saw you (on the 1st lap, behind the tented area). I was taking a pic of one of the Oxfordshire ladies and you were ahead of her, although I didn't spot you at the time.
Well done Fiona- enjoy your hols.
Well done BP- I was supposed to do a half marathon race today according to my schedule but I didn't get round to entering one so I did a fast paced training 13 mile run instead. There was bitingly cold wind which made me stop a few times in the 1st 6 miles to thaw out my nose.