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Been rather busy recently so not posted as much as usual. Hard enough finding the time to run...........
Tigger - humping and bouncing!
Clive - any news on the job front yet?
Clive - house stuff is only just starting really and I'm already stressed out. Keeping the house tidy with 2 monsters at home is a nightmare. We have an offer on ours but they still need to sell which leaves us still in no mans land as far as looking is concerned. No wonder it's taken us 18 years to move .
The running is now back to a stage where I feel happy so it's a matter of pushing on from here. I'm meeting up with Jen on Saturday at the Llanelli park run where we will both be trying to pick up speeding tickets!
I honestly don't know how you do your job. I feel slightly embarrassed moaning about my comparitively meagre workload.
How is your running going after returning from your hols?
Hey Clive.... Operating all night.... makes you sound totally awesome..... good job we all know the truth!! JUST MESSING!!
Malcs I don't know what you mean??? please explain!!
As for the house move, I moved 8 times in 8 years never again for me just going to extend the house instead! Green eyed monster I want to do the park run with you and Jen!
Sarah yes that does mean I have somewhere to stop in London, West Hamstead so not far off the M1! Surely this now means 2014 will be my year for the London Marathon!
DS2 I'm back to full bounce, fab swim this afternoon, just got a little 15miler in the morning! Simples!
Tigger-Sorry its a bit of a long way to come for a 5k, but you'd be very welcome!! I'm looking forward to catching up with Mr and Mrs Malcs
I'm going to try get place VLM 2014 aswell, be great if a few of us did! Anyone else interested?
Tigger - 8 in 8 years. I would never have coped Life of a miltary wife, I suppose! Make sure you do VLM in 2014. It looks extremely likely that it will be on my actual 50th birthday. I will no doubt have some kind of celebratory thingy going on in Central London so will invite you all along! How did the 15 miler go?
Malcs- I promise not to depress you with stories of failed house moves. We've only moved once in 22 years though, so probably tells a story. The next move will be a downsize!!!
Sarah - the ballot usually opens the day after VLM or within a day or two anyway. It will close within a few hours so don't miss out. You won't need a ballot place though!!!
Had a really disruptive week of training this week because of work. it's gone mad here - all the bloody baby boomers reaching retirement age and the banks not advising anymore!!!! (Great for business but I don't want to work this hard anymore!). Anyhow, took it out on the roads this morning and ran exactly a half marathon in 1:35. Felt pretty strong at the end so hope to maintain this pace for 20 at the Surrey Spitfire 20 in 2 weeks time.
Evening all, am really looking forward to parkrun tomorrow...with no danger of a speeding ticket for me at least! can't vouch for the other runners though...
Good running DS2, I really empathise with work getting in the way of training, why don't clients understand this!! I am starting to struggle now with the late dark runs, I can't wait for the summer!!
Real rest day for me today, had a sports massage and now chilling, no youth club this week!! Have a good weekend everyone.
Sarah- you can't really put a limit on the number of marathons... can you?
I managed to knock another 16secs off my 5k pb this morning getting faster is SO hard! It was really good meeting up with mr n mrs malcs.
Morning all!! Yet again called on the experience of one of our dentists and doctors on friday! so missed out on 15 miler! Doh!
DS2 its not a case of 'make sure' its more a case of 'I've entered the ballot for the last 3 years please let me in'!! This year Mr Tigs knows better then to mess with the rejection letter!!!
Sarah did you have any joy with the TR24 place and your friend, I was thinking of setting up a thread advertising the place what do you all think?
As for the house moves, Mr Tigs was not around for half of them! quite funny when he arrived home at the station not knowing which was his house or in fact where anything was!!
Well done with everyone's running over the weekend! looks like everyone seems to be celebrating a new pb which is brilliant!
Got to fly play date at soft play followed by a sports massage which is well needed and will hurt like hell!! perfect day!! Laters x
Cheers DS2. I think you deserved a rest after all the work you've been putting in!
Yes, May is edging towards that warmer part of the year. That said, in recent years I've found it gets really warm in mid April then eases off in May before hotting up in June before the rain hits in July and August . You never know, you might get lucky. The weather is a bit of a lottery at the moment, swinging all over the place.
I did 18 miles on Sunday. For the first 9 it was cool, no breeze, sun in the sky - perfect conditions. Coming back I had a force 10 gale in my face the whole way! I felt like I was going nowhere for most of it. Probably good training as I was on the course I'll be running in April. However, if the wind is like that on the day I can kiss goodbye to any PB hopes.
Tigger - still plenty of time to get a Bacon replacement. I seem to remember people posting about wanting a a place on the TR24 facebook page last year. Wasn't this early in the year though. Enjoy your perfect day!
Hi everyone, sorry not been around as busy week on call on call, then attending to neglected wife and 2 small boys for the last couple of days...
Sounds like the running foing well for everyone... Mine seems to be a bit flat, struggling to find time over the last few weeks as work/interview/etc been really hectic. I've entered a 10k on Sunday, but its a hilly course and not done any speedwork so intend to run under a pseudonym so no one finds out how slow I am
DS- I got the job thankfully, so hope to start in the summer. Will be glad of getting rid of the commute, and the on call is less onerous too.
Tigger- I will ask at work as think a couple of people here would be interested in the TR
Congratulations re job Clive, now with that worry out of the way you can get back to the serious job of running!!
malcs- did you get any other runs in while you're in s wales? it was glorious today and still light when I got home from work, It was SO nice getting out this eve, beautiful sunset on the beach
Hi DS2, hills are becoming my new friend, but they mash my legs too!
Clive - congratulations on the new job, hope it all works out for you. I'm sure your running will be back on track very quickly.
Jen - I did a nice recovery run yesterday with Mrs Malcs, down the cycle path then past the leisure centre and back past the hospital to Felinfoel. Hoping to head East on the cycle path today through the wetlands centre and loop back round for my midweek long run around 11 ish. As you say the weather has been superb - cool but nice and bright. Are you still having to do mostly evening runs?
Sarah - it was Ady's compression shirt I was offering to eat. Consuming socks would be the act of a crazy man. What do you take me for?
I sympathise completely with your house cleaning nightmare. We have been lucky enough to get an offer early but can't accept it fully until they sell. Getting a bit worried that the viewings seem to have dried up though.
DS2 - cheers! I was a bit concerned about building up too quickly. I think I was careful enough going from 10-18 in 2mile per week steps. I certainly feel no ill effects. I'm thinking that the midweek long run has played its part well in helping me advance. I'm wondering whether to do 18-20 again this weekend or drop it a bit to 15 or 16 ahead of Spitfire the week after. I guess if I feel fine it may ok. I'm not racing Spitfire so it's not like I need to be totally fresh.
I'm playing it very safe regarding 'mashing' the legs. Last time I did that I inadvertently mashed my medials as well
Hope you are all good. Well done on pbs Jen, Malcs and Sarah!
Sarah, I've entered the Graves 10k at weekend, but on call Saturday so if awful night will skip racing and do recovery run ( do you like the excuses for being slow already ?)
A friend at work is interested in TR, is going to get back to me in the next few days...
May not have been running at all since Sunday, But I did swim in the north sea yesterday!
Well done on the Job Clive thats great to hear!!
BRRRR! Tigger, I feel cold thinking of it!
I've done a couple of speed sessions this week, but I'm finding it very frustrating! retired to the comfort of the gym and did some heavy deadlifts this eve!
Malcs, yes, I do most of my runs in the eve after work, but I occasionally take a wed afternoon off and drive somewhere different to run ( and then have coffee n cake!) as a treat.
When is your next race Sarah?
Clive - I like your thinking. I treated a 10k last year as a training run, and got a PB! lol
Tigger - I was about to call you mental but then I remembered who I was talking to
Jen - hmm, coffee n cake after the parkrun, coffee n cake on a Wednesday...do the gym sell coffee and cake too? I'm spotting a pattern
Sarah - forgot to say, we didn't get the asking price (does anyone?) but we budgeted for being knocked down and are happy with the offer we got. Nothing yet to move into - too scared to find somewhere until we're in a proeceedable position.
Malcs- you know you really want to move down here
Sarah - this week I did 3xmile intervals as fast as I could, tried to hit 8min mile but struggled. That min faster really takes me out of my comfort zone. Help anyone??