Swansea Harriers Seaside 5K Series - Race 2



  • Hey Alex,you haven't seen my sprint finish - it's quite impressive!

    Nice rest day for you then WP.I've got a 5K tonight for our monthly club race.It's on the field by the National Pool where the Harriers train.

    Back to the schedule tomorrow.It's gone a bit pear shaped this week with the missed 18 miler and the race last night and tonight.

  • Im back, what a great place Barcelona is, ate loads....dranks loads and now feel RAF

    Back to the drawing board LOL
  • Welcome back Jinx,glad you had a good time.
    Back to the glorious summer weather eh?

  • Quite right, but I do intend to be there to see it some time. I've not lost off 300m ever, although there is always a first time.

    I tell you Jen, you could make a fortune if you could bottle your attitude. "More positive thinking from Jen".

    I think the other way about myself and it is really not helpful.

    Might go on the treadie today.

  • Hiya Jinx
  • The thing with me,this sounds really stupid,but I think i'm a lot better than I actually am and by thinking this way I try that much harder in races and training so get to the next level and do a lot better than I actually should.

    And the big thing that works to my advantage is that I looooove pain and don't feel that i've worked hard enough unless I feel sick/faint/ill etc after a session/race.

    You really ought to come to club Alex,you'd love the sessions we do.
  • Good morning everyone,how's it all going?

    Another rubbish day weather wise but a million times better than the heat.

    Quick 10 miler for me tonight.Quite tired today so can't say i'm looking forward to it but i'll be glad when it's done.


  • Morning too all,

    Slept in to 10:30. Nice.

    Gym if I can get the time sorted today. See how it goes. Ate a large-ish meal last night, for me anyway. Steak, pancake roll, and a few chips. Not normally a chip person but had an urge.

  • Oh, and going to lay off the hills this week as I reckon I have a very uncomfortable Sunday coming up.

    Love the weather.
  • Probably a good plan.Make sure you have plenty of rest between now and Sunday,sounds like a toughey.
  • Anbody have the July race results, please can you mail them to me...muchos gracias
  • what a day.....treadmill tonight for me, you know when you just know its gona kill
  • WelshpoppyWelshpoppy ✭✭✭
    Come on guys I was out running in awful rain this morning did it put me off heck no!! 12.5 miles done;-) and over my hilly route so hills twice this week:-)


    Fancy not doing your 18 because of rain.....get your self sorted rain is your friend:-)


    Get out on the roads and run treadmill are the work of the devil you never get anywhere in them.

    I have a devil of a sore throat came on last night so drinking lots of OJ to get rid of it!!
    Live each day as if it was your last  give it all you have to reap the rewards.

  • I am only 98% myself Poppy. Blocked nose since yeasterday and I have coughed 3 times in the last 24 hours.

    Jinx - I may have the results, I'll plough through my emails in a minute.

  • Why don't we all spend the rest of the week winding Poppy up about Sunday ?
  • WelshpoppyWelshpoppy ✭✭✭
    I am surrounded by tonsilitus(sp) and major coughing

    I told you your must have been coming down with something after the way your 5k went!


    Don't be so mean I am already nervous as it is about Sunday!!!!!
    Live each day as if it was your last  give it all you have to reap the rewards.
  • WelshpoppyWelshpoppy ✭✭✭
    Poppy wanders off saddened why anyone would want to pick on me:-(
    Live each day as if it was your last  give it all you have to reap the rewards.
  • Got the results, damn those Cardiff boys were fast...
  • Gona train my ass off this week for the race 3, I will need somebody to hang on to, what time are you guys going for ?

    Should make it to club this Wednesday...at last eh...
  • So much for training my ass off....

    Went out lunch time, was having a cracking run then with about a mile to go....wham...ITB in my left knee and ended up walking back, weird thing is I havent run for a week, cant believe it.

    Im so f***ing p*ssed off

  • Don't blame you. I would be too Jinx.

    Rest, Ice, and for me a cho-patt strap stops ITB. I only use the strap if it if it feels tender.

  • Good luck for tomorrow Alex and WP!

    Do your best :-)

  • Hey, thanks. Just getting myself sorted b4 some pasta and a early night.

    Defo no beers tomorrow.
  • WelshpoppyWelshpoppy ✭✭✭
    Thanks Jen.......will do the best I can:-)

    I have got all my stuff ready had my pasta so that's me sorted

    Are you long running tomorrow?

    Good luck:-)
    Live each day as if it was your last  give it all you have to reap the rewards.
  • WelshpoppyWelshpoppy ✭✭✭
    Nope Phil you are imagining it again;-)

    You are an athlete no beers,chips allowed till after the event;-)
    Live each day as if it was your last  give it all you have to reap the rewards.
  • Not racing Tenby now, have decided to do a very hilly 15 miler [ including a few SAND dunes!], to try and prepare for race the train. Will limit beer intake tonight after heavy week in Yorkshire, unless best mate calls who'se home for the weekend.

    Good luck tomorrow Wp - kick ass!
  • WelshpoppyWelshpoppy ✭✭✭

    I am also not doing Tenby but a 17 miler over tough hilly terrain and I believe there is sand involved:-(

    Will try to kick butt :-)

    good luck with your 15 miler may the gods be kind to you:-)

    which one are you doing?
    Live each day as if it was your last  give it all you have to reap the rewards.
  • Hiya,how's everyone doing after their runs today?

    I did 18 up Afan Argoed,it went really well.A bit sore now and tired now but doing ok.

    Nice recovery run is on the agenda tomorrow.

  • Evening,

    Well, it was very hilly including one mile long hill only a mountain goat could climb. Additionally they had only guessed the distance at 17 miles and it turned out to be 20.2 (poppy's GPS).

    I did it in 3:48, running most of it apart from the loony hill. Went the wrong way during the last 5 miles which prob. cost a little bit xtra.

    From the point at which I realized the organizers did not have a clue how far it was I substantially slowed down and I ran most of the last 6 miles with a bloke who looked like he was really suffering.

    Well done on your 18 Jen. Bet you weren't out for nearly 4 hours though !

    Poppy seemed to enjoy. She was still smiling at least.
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