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Oh, on a similar note, Men, I use active manuka honey (mixed with lemon, hot water and brandy) at the first sign of a sore throat, and can't remember the last time I had a cold or indeed any other illness.
Good luck for Brighton tomorrow.
Just hoping its not measles. There is an epidemic locally to us. Marathon may well be off if it is. Agh!!
Oh god - fingers crossed it's nothing bad Chris.
My OH has got some bug also - she's been ill in bed all day...and she's still there now. I need to go to bed....what do I do?!
This is where I'm really starting to appreciate being single and childless. Hope it's nothing serious. Chris, have you had measles before?
I've just finished altering my gel belt. That's how rock&roll we single girls are on a Saturday night.
I've sewn mine up to get rid of 2 inches (flatter than knots) and chopped a bit off the other end. Bet your waist is skinnier than mine, too.
Double post. A mere 28 inches Lit! Though I had to buy 30" trousers this week for the first time!
beat yer. Mine is 25.5 inches
Morning. We seriously comparing waist size?! 30" here too.
Chris - has your kid had the MMR vaccine?
Off for 13mi this morning. Windy out there, but feels warmer. Hope ok for those in Brighton.
Yikes Chris,hope the little chap is ok.
Off this morning to buy new gel belt as it happens, mine's knackered Also have to tie multiple knots in it or it weaves its way down like a pair of saggy tights.
Men - Vicks First Defence and Echinacea. Even if the cold breaks out it will be negligible and you'll be right as rain next week.Chris: sorry to hear about your son . Hope he gets better and hasn't passed anything on to you. Hah, I can't believe I have a smaller waist than you skinny whippet lads . 26 inches. Not bad for a big lass (I'm 5 ft. 9) ....
Well, HeOw wins the waist size competition that we're not really having (mine is 26.5) but seriously I do find it annoying that there are clearly lots of small-waisted runners and yet they don't make gel belts that work on anyone 28'' or smaller. Just about to try out my modified belt on my last long-ish run.
Don't know if I'll be doing the final medium long run today. Woke up feeling really sick and it's not going away. Hoping it's just bit of food poisoning. Trying not to catastrophise...can someone tell me this run isn't as important as say the 3 x 1mile reps
Just checked in on Ten on Brighton website. Looking solid as per his race plan so far. Through the 10k mark bang on 4 hour pace. Go Ten.
Go TEN! Keep us posted Al Runs. Just been out for 13miles...windy and warm out there. I was quite sweaty by the end...so....errr...bit worried about potential heat and dehydration etc next week now. Other than that all intact.
Ten is through halfway in 1:59:47. A masterclass in pacing so far.
HOw you tracking it Al
Still sore throat but no worse which can only be good. 14 at 7.50s this morning in new trainers. running london in old ones as my feet are a tad sore.
Waist is 33-34 so that makes me fff or forum fut fuck then i guess. I might lose an inch if i didnt eat or drink for a week but am virtually down to muscle and bone now. I very nearly have a six pack!!
Okay, been out and if it's this bloody windy in Brighton Ten is doing even more amazingly.
P&D said 13 but I did 11. 16 degrees and 28mph wind, so strange alternation between blazing sun in the sheltered bits and being blown over (it felt like) in the exposed bits. Exposed was right, too, as the wind was making my shorts a bit indecent. Some geese probably saw a bit more thigh than they were meant to.
Was tracking Ten on the Brighton Marathon site but seems to be overloaded now.
Just went for a walk and there's no way I'm running today. Feel sick, everything aching, legs weak...just hope it leaves my system within a day or two. I can't even remember the last time I was ill, can't believe the timing. Grumble.
Go back to bed, Al. It's not great timing but much better to get it over with now when you've done all your training and don't need to carb load yet.
Hope Ten smashed it !!13.1 miles today. Took it real easy. 17 degrees but overcast and windy. Didn't feel too hot. Spring has sprung big time over here. Loved it
what was tens number? Christ I am shit at stalking..
Tune up 10K today, suprisngly tough course with plenty of tight twists and turns, sharp inclines and a real strong wind, they ran the 2.5K, 5K and 10K all at the same time so found myself dodging between loads of runners, definately not a PB course, managed a 37:40 and was placed 4th, have to say it was bloody hard.