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DS/Malcs/Sarah.. next time my legs get tired, I'm going to try speeding up
Tigger, hope you have a great time away half term... but swimming in the sea this time of year sounds as appealing as the ice baths the guys have being trying to promote!!
DS2/Sarah - very interesting to hear you find the same thing with the legs. I feel suitably reassured.
Sarah - good idea re. the Monday after TR24. Many people camp over on the Sunday to recover before driving home, though it's mainly the nutters in the pairs or solo categories. Last year Mrs Malcs did the driving home - just as well, I was spent. Had the best nights sleep of my life that Sunday evening
Tigger - I get that kind of pain alot and it's always relieved by stretching. Agree with DS2, most likely hip flexors. I find the "pigeon pose" stretch works wonders (freakin' odd name - see Google). Can't say I can complete the full stretch but it really does help to loosen things up in the hip, groing and glute areas.
Sarah - not sure where you got the idea that I am any kind of car mechanic - sadly, I do something far less useful to society and help feed the insatiable lust for capitalism this world seems to embrace - I invest people's money!!! (usually rich people so they can have even more!!!).
Having said that a couple of years ago I had exactly the same issue as you due to a rather large pothole in the lane in which I live. I had to have the spring replaced because it had snapped in two. My experience of my dealer (Alfa Romeo) is that they would use any opportunity to drag every penny out of me for whatever reason they could..............but on that occasion they said it wasn't necessary to replace the other one. They did try to convince me to change the 'sports shock absorbers' to 'comfort' versions at a princely sum of £800 though. That was typical of them.
I hope your car is repaired soon, fairly and cheaply. What have you been told?
Malcs - glad you feel reassured. I seem to experience this on nearly every run at the moment. I'm sure it's as a result of running on tired legs.
Agree - Pigeon Pose is about the best thing for hip flexor stretching Tigger!
Haha this tigger is posing as a pigeon!
Swimming this afternoon 10 miler in the morning lets see how it goes!!
Sun is out here and it's glorious!! nothing like a spot of sun to make you want to head out for a run!
Have you all seen that the the Thunder run is now full!! So excited!! are we all heading on the Friday to camp, what are the chances of getting close pitches?
You lot are making me jealous!
Sarah - It's definitely worth writing to the council. Have you taken a picture of the pothole? Usually my job is interesting and I get to meet lots of really nice people which is the best bit about it. Regulation - that's another matter!!!
Hey Guys!! Well today's 10 miler kinda got extended..... to 13! Didn't feel overly knackered after, but totally buzzed. So yes Ashby is a goer! Even If I don't train the full 20 miles as long as I get close then I'm sure adrenaline will help with the rest! (and the pull of a new hoody!)
As for the hip, I'v got in for a massage on 18th! Yay.... ouch!!
TR24 - I can do the Friday...may need some help putting up the tent! in fact Friday will probably suit me better as I would only worry about getting the tent up and sorted before 12! I think Lottie will come over on the Saturday morning.
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Malcs, Clive said he would drive, therefore if he doesnt change his mind, I might bring something nice to drink which may help me sleep alittle!
Oooh - are we talking the alcoholic variety?
I'd like to get there Friday too. Our friends did that last year and reserved us a patch of ground. However, it wasn't an easy trip up for them - hit bad traffic and it took them about 5 hours! Will have a think nearer the time.
Well done on your 13 miles Tigger - great to hear you got through it comfortably!
I can put the tent up it is really easy... just need a hand with the poles!
Yay alcoholic drinks and food.... one persons little tipple is another persons pint!
Traffic may be bad but it will be soo worth it guys!! has Clive commented on the Friday yet??
Anyone fancy Grantham Half on the 11th March?
Hey guys, hope everyone is alright!
We've got snow here in Essex and it is actually settling - what the hell?? Thought we were done with all that... doubly strange because it has been raining pretty much all day and it was soaking wet out there... so how is the snow settling??
I'm absolutely gutted to say this but I am going to have to bail on the Thunder Run... That week is the only week even close to then that I can get off of work and take my son on holiday and if I don't go that weekend then I won't be able to go on holiday at all this year... or take my son on holiday!
There really aren't many things more important to me than running right now, but my son is definitely one of very few. So I'm so sorry guys - I am of course still happy to pay my share of the entry fee if there isn't anyone who can take my place...
Steve, you've just ruined my weekend...possibly even my year. I'm sure we can find someone to step in but you sir are irreplaceable. For a start, who's going to cook the bacon?
I'm assuming son of bacon won't be sold on a weekend camping holday in Derbyshire - plenty of other playmates and free childcare (from those not under the influence)?
You have your priorities right so don't worry.
Tigger - sorry Grantham is a bit far for me. Also doing Spitfire the week before with Ady, DS2 and A.W. By that I mean I'm at the same race not running alongside them! Well maybe Ady at a push but the other two are too darn quick!
I've ruined my own weekend Malcs! I actually found out Friday but it's taken me this long to get the balls to post it lol
Haha I know, I'm rubbish
But plenty of other races for us all to meet up!
We had a fair bit over night last night but the worst of it has gone already - it was snowing again when I went out for my run this evening but it wasn't settling so it looks like Essex has escaped the worst of it.
evening everyone! Missed a few days posting as went to see my daughter in Birmingham. Had a lovely lovely weekend and still managed to run!
Funny thing happened on this eve run, you know those speed camera thingies that flash up what speed you are doing...I ran up to one and it flashed green 7mph!!!
Tigger - glad your run went well, Ashby look out!!
Im happy to help with the poles,x
Haha.... poles..... drink .......what could go wrong!!???
BACON........WHAT......REALLY......Kept that one quiet! I recon you should bring Baby bacon with you! he would love it!! I love those speed flashing camera things that are ace, the guys at running club get all competitive when we have a route with them on! I have only managed 7!
I spent the weekend humping and dumping boxes, work experience as a house removeral person! otherwise known as a soft little sister who cant say no to big brother moving from derby to London!
I am on a total high with my training at the minute! Grantham half is the week before Ashby, and as I thought I now have massive Marathon Envy! I knew I should have booked onto one! Argh!!
Oh yes and its currently snowing in Derby!
I have happy memories of sitting in doorway of my tent drinking...and watching some poor souls fighting with tent poles!
Managed 7 on the speed camera again! this could be a fun thread challenge?? come on Sarah..
Great to hear training going so well Tigger
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sarah osborne wrote (see) Im happy to help with the poles,x
Now that youve helped your brother move to london Tigger, I hope that means alot of free holidays in London???
Right I need to find a speed thingy...I know where there are a few in sheffield but not sure about in york....think they only tell you that your going too fast/slow and not your actual speed!
I spent the weekend humping
I spent the weekend humping
Personally I would have kept that to myself but good for you for experimenting with your cross training
Jen - 7mph is mighty fine. Just don't go getting yourself caught speeding!
Good to see you back. Hows the house move/sale going? Getting the runs in to relieve the stress?
Been up operating all night so going for a wee recovery run before handover and going home to bed... No humping for me tigger !