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Monday morning's alright for chatting*! 🤩 Weekly chat August 13th to 19th...

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator

Gooooood morning good morning good morning good morning!!

Sometimes we don't feel like putting a whole post up but just want to share something small, so this is a great place for doing that during the week. Please join in the discussion :)

If you're new or a lurker this is a great place to say a little hi without the pressure of a full post.

Have a great week, and enjoy your runs :)

Ju-Ju, Roseabi, and Sqkr

XXX

*Or any other time this week 😁

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GeorgiosA
GeorgiosAMarathon

Love the photo! Did a 7k run yesterday which felt brilliant (can't believe I just said that!). Discovered a new route - met a horse.

Have a lovely week everyone :)

Sqkr
SqkrAdministrator in reply to GeorgiosA

I do enjoy meeting a horse on a run. Or indeed a cow, pig, duck etc etc.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to GeorgiosA

Congratulations on feeling brilliant!!! I love it :)

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator

what a lovely bird.... I am shatterred today. But I am at my desk and going through the motions in body but not in mind!! However life goes on and so does my runstreak. I enjoyed a lovely slow mile and said hello to a nice man :)

GeorgiosA
GeorgiosAMarathon in reply to ju-ju-

Well done for keeping up the streak! Keep panthering on!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to GeorgiosA

All these meetings have given me my next poll idea :D

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to ju-ju-

Well done, Ju!!!!!

Sqkr
SqkrAdministrator

Nightmare of a flipping month so far, first a giant blister (fixed in only two days via the magic of compeed), then food poisoning (fixed in three days thanks to the magic of ejecting absolutely everything from my body), and now somehow in avoiding festival crowds this weekend I stumbled off the pavement and have done something to my calf muscle (mindful of a 10k event on Sunday I've put a tubigrip on to keep it compressed and warm, am resting it as much as possible and am hoping it fixes soon). ARG WHY. All weekend plans aborted, I have done no running since Friday 😔 My moon contribution will be pathetic.

GeorgiosA
GeorgiosAMarathon in reply to Sqkr

Ouch - food poisoning is awful :( Hope the calf gets well soon - you ;re doing the right things...and thank god for Compeed!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Sqkr

Wishing you wellness!!!

Sqkr
SqkrAdministrator in reply to roseabi

Thanks all, I'm so grumpy about it all 😠🤣 I'm having to tell literally everyone I have spoken to so far.

FlickM3
FlickM3Half Marathon in reply to Sqkr

Poor you, bummer. Hopefully that’s the end of the illness and injury streak. And what is compeed? It sounds like something geriatric!

Sqkr
SqkrAdministrator in reply to FlickM3

Magical Compeed hydrocolloid blister plasters! They're brilliant. Would recommend to anyone with a troublesome sore foot.

I'm basically telling myself I'm tapering, not injured, though I'm really not sure you need to taper for a 10k 🤔

FlickM3
FlickM3Half Marathon in reply to Sqkr

Oh, I haven’t had blisters with running yet! A pain for you having physical niggles right now though. Wishing you a very rapid return to normalcy x

APScotland
APScotland in reply to Sqkr

Oh dear!! Surely that's your run of bad luck over and done with for quite a while?? They do say these things come in threes ... hope you're feeling tickety boo in no time at all! xx

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator

Continuing to move my weekly workouts around to fit in with life! I was driving for hours and hours and hours over the weekend and my Achilles and plantar fascia are a bit cross with me now :) It's my 13th wedding anniversary today, so I'm thinking of shifting tomorrow's intervals to Wednesday in anticipation of the "couple of drinks" I may have tonight... here's to health!!! :D

Sqkr
SqkrAdministrator in reply to roseabi

Happy anniversary! And happy couple of drinks on a Monday too, they're the sort that taste the best 😊

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Sqkr

Thank you, and absolutely!! 😊

APScotland
APScotland in reply to roseabi

Congratulations on your anniversary! It was mine too on Saturday - 11 years ... and I ran 10K as part of my celebrations ;) x

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to APScotland

Thank you, and the same to you!!!! 😘

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon in reply to APScotland

It was my 38th recently. I didn’t celebrate at all 🙄

😁

GeorgiosA
GeorgiosAMarathon in reply to roseabi

Congratulations, happy anniversary! Mine was a week ago, managed to not have too many drinks (but too much Thai food...)

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to GeorgiosA

Thank you Georgios! And many congratulations to you :)

FlickM3
FlickM3Half Marathon

So tired at the moment and running more slowly, and can't pin down why, as was feeling really energised the last couple of weeks. I have to say the colder weather doesn't suit me, and my sleep is patchy as always thanks to my restless partner. Honestly, my parkrun on Saturday felt more like 10k than 5 and today's 7k run was a struggle till the 5k mark, and I'm exhausted now. It's worrying as I have a 10k charity run at the end of September. Nutrition is good, so it can't be that, and I'm well hydrated. I've increased my weekly distance a little but not massively. Ah, well, these things go in cycles so I hope I will pick up again soon.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to FlickM3

Sorry to hear that :( Sleep does have a major impact, and maybe you've also happened upon a lurgy of some sort? Try not to worry, I'm sure you will pick up again soon!

FlickM3
FlickM3Half Marathon in reply to roseabi

Thanks Abi. I don’t think I’m ill as this has happened before, then I pick up again. I think I have to remember I’m 71 not 17 and my body gets tired more easily when I push it. Frustrating though 😳

APScotland
APScotland in reply to FlickM3

Sorry to hear you're feeling a bit sluggish. Do you take vitamin C? Linus Pauling recommends taking it every day, without missing a day - helps keep low level infections at bay, and reduces inflammation, and a whole host of other useful effects. I generally take 2.5g of vit C powder mixed with an equal amount of bicarb of soda to neutralise the pH, in a mug of 50:50 juice (often beetroot!) and water - I sip it through the day rather than taking it all at one go, as the body can use it more effectively that way. That dose is when I'm feeling fine. If I feel a bug coming on, I'll take 1g per hour til I feel better! Hope you're feeling great soon! xxx

FlickM3
FlickM3Half Marathon in reply to APScotland

I don’t but I’m a fruitaholic. And I don’t have an infection - I hardly ever get ill and know when I am. But I already take B12 because I’m vegan and our food nowadays has been overcleaned so we don’t get B12 naturally from dirt, and vitamin D because it’s harder to utilise it when you’re ancient. I’ve also started taking magnesium. We shall see.

Lordi
LordiMarathon in reply to FlickM3

Marmite for B12 too, in addition to unwashed veg. ;-)

FlickM3
FlickM3Half Marathon in reply to Lordi

Did you know Canada won’t import marmite because of all the additives in it? Lots of vegan prepared foods like soya milk and yogurts and sosmix etc have B12 added. Anyway, Mr I Don’t Snore hogs the marmite 😕🤨😡

Sqkr
SqkrAdministrator in reply to FlickM3

It's the added vitamins that Canada have taken issue with, they don't like the British fortified version. They do import it by all accounts, they just have to have a weak, feeble Canadian version on their shelves! I like the strong stuff 💪

FlickM3
FlickM3Half Marathon in reply to Sqkr

Lol. Well, when all’s said and done, it’s a lot more palatable than vegemite

Sqkr
SqkrAdministrator in reply to FlickM3

🤢 URGH so true

FlickM3
FlickM3Half Marathon in reply to Sqkr

🤮

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon in reply to FlickM3

I grow my own and often eat straight from the plant Standing there’s scoffing peas is one of life’s joys The other night i’d Had a bath and was still in my bathrobe when I had to resort to plan B for dinner. I went down the garden and started digging taters up, in my holey Crocs. Filthy feet 🙄 Fun though, and fab chips I think growing and eating homegrown stuff makes me hardier 💪

She said trepidatiously😎

FlickM3
FlickM3Half Marathon in reply to misswobble

I love peas from the pod. Cashiers on the checkouts don’t know what they are - like they grow in bags on a Birdseye bush.

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon in reply to FlickM3

Ha ha I know 😃. Someone in front of me put a loose garlic bulb on the conveyor belt and the chap on the till asked him if it was a mushroom 😁

FlickM3
FlickM3Half Marathon in reply to misswobble

😂😂😂But in a way it isn’t funny. It means kids are becoming more alienated from the natural world and growing up without the knowledge people have had from the dawn of time.

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon in reply to FlickM3

It’s sad how folks have become disconnected. My mother could do anything, but she'd had to! Now, folks don’t have to, or aren't prepared to. As folks become affluent they see it as being below them, so they go down the route of least resistance until they become the biggest consumers of the world’s resources, and the most profligate. Using a tumble drier when the sun’s out 😁 Thin end of the wedge

If I don’t grub about in the dirt everyday i’m Not a happy Wobble

FlickM3
FlickM3Half Marathon in reply to misswobble

I’m being hit by this attitude trying to sell my house. they can’t park their car outside so they don’t want the house. There is free parking three minutes in either direction, But apparently a three minute walk either end of the day is a massive problem. Since when was your car more important than your home? They go off and buy a much smaller not so nice house because it has parking. The extent of people’s disconnection frightens me. No wonder the planet is under such threat.

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon in reply to FlickM3

Madness int it Lazy so and so’s.

FlickM3
FlickM3Half Marathon in reply to misswobble

exactly!

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon

Did my first longish run yesterday in the steamy rain. 16k on road and tricky trail, playing at fast feet over tree roots in the woods 🙂. Felt really tired on the way back though, and at times it was just one foot in front of the other. Another training run ticked off though ✅

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to misswobble

Well done!!

I tried a different running route today, as I found myself in Kemnay ... a less hilly place than where I normally run. I felt the difference ... I was much more sprightly at the end than I usually am, having gasped all the way back up the hill to my house! I did my pyramid intervals along the way, and am now feeling quite content, much less tired than after my 10K on Saturday, and contemplating trying my first ever parkrun this weekend in Keswick, at the start of a wee holiday down there. :)

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to APScotland

Lovely, well done! And I am very much liking the Keswick parkrun idea!!!

benwill
benwillMarathon

feeling good! A lovely Cardiff parkrun on Saturday (my first international parkrun) felt speedy I just got quicker and quicker and beat my best time this year by a whole minute ( won't mention it was pancake flat).

So this week is all about preparing for a triathlon on Sunday, so an easy 10k run, an easy 20k bike ride and if the weather stays sunny i might even try and go for a swim in the late. But i will also go up bacon hill on Wednesday night as it will mark my 4 year Runniversary.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to benwill

Cool!

Whatsapp
WhatsappHalf Marathon

Nice kestrel 🐦

I am on the IC for a week or two. Shame as it interrupts my training for a mid-Sept 10k race, but all part of the running lifestyle. I did run the junior park run yesterday where my youngest daughter collected her marathon wristband for collective park runs totalling marathon distance. And got to meet another C25ker who I can't tag as she's not on this part of the forum.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Whatsapp

That's very philosophical of you! Hope you're better asap. Well done, daughter!!!

Whatsapp
WhatsappHalf Marathon in reply to roseabi

She hasn't taken the wristband off yet. I am trying to be calm about it but I am gutted to not be running.

Lordi
LordiMarathon

This week the plan is a 10k+, a long run (26k) and a jogette 5k.

Edit- Will start experimenting with marathon fueling too. Found some small cheap nut/toffee bars at 200 cals a shot recently. Quite tasty. Will see if I can gobble one down after 15-20k this week....

AnnieW55
AnnieW55 in reply to Lordi

I’m doing 24ks at the moment - last one this weekend and then cut back for a week before going onto longer ones 😮. This week is 5, 12 and 24. I’m using Tailwind powders and no solid stuff which seems to be working for me.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Lordi

Yum yum :)

DiveMonkey
DiveMonkeyMarathon

Managed a brick workout yesterday - 20km bike followed by 5km run in prep for triathlon on 9 Sep... Cut 4 min of my time from last week even after taking a curb incorrectly and going flying off my bike into a street sign pole... Not my most graceful moment... Nice bruised rib and luckily the mountain bike was fine...

Enjoyed a lovely swim this morning and have a easy 12km planned for this evening :)

Big race ahead this weekend, my first 30km using it as a LSD for next months marathon! Big hills all the way....

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to DiveMonkey

Ow, and awesome!!!

Sutsha
SutshaHalf Marathon in reply to roseabi

What she said!

Sutsha
SutshaHalf Marathon

Last week was a bit sketchy, my plans were knocked off and delays were had due to parties both Friday and Saturday night, and sledging on Sunday (indoor - Snow Factor). Gotta be done!

I did fit in 3 short training runs, the last being a practice run of the Parkrun, which I still haven't gotten to yet, but I know the course so thought it'd make a nice change. I still managed to squeeze in Sunday's long run (9K) last night to stay on track.

This week...another messy one perhaps with my daughter asking to start the C25K, so I'll break down my training runs into some with her, then make up some missed miles afterwards - at least I'll be warmed up!

I have a 12 minute test on Thursday's run, so I'm excited for that and to see whether it changes my HM plan which I understand adapts to suit. All very interesting.

Then the long 'un at the weekend is a 10K - it'll be nice to get back to a decent bit of distance after cutting back a few weeks ago, let's hope my legs agree!

Good luck with your running plans this week everyone!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Sutsha

And good luck to you too :)

Anniemurph
AnniemurphHalf Marathon

I did a hill! Fr the first time in ages! Okay, it was the smallest of the ones we keep lying around the town, but I didn't think I'd make it all the way up - and I did! :D

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Anniemurph

That's great!! Well done!!!!

Anniemurph
AnniemurphHalf Marathon in reply to roseabi

Thank you! Chuffed as a very chuffed thing :)

Tbae
TbaeMetric Marathon

Hi Abi,

Can you fix it🤔

My avatar is missing and when I press the space where it should be located a green solid circle appears.

Not Crib Goch Arête mountain scene.

Thanks.💥🏃‍♀️💥

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Tbae

I can't fix it, I'm afraid. Have you tried re-uploading it?

Tbae
TbaeMetric Marathon in reply to roseabi

Thanks, will do.👍👏👏

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Tbae

If that didn't work contact HU support

Tbae
TbaeMetric Marathon in reply to roseabi

Thanks Abi, will do.

Did not try re uploading in case I locked myself out.🙈🦕😂😂

C3PO
C3POVirtual HM

Hi all! I'm finally back from my holiday, and hoping to finally sort out my foot and my training. It was amazing to see how quickly the house of cards that is my body collapsed once I cut down on my running.

I did parkrun on my last weekend in the UK, and managed to run about 2/3 of it, so that wasn't too bad. I'm still at the stage where my foot hurts the rest of the day if I run, but is OK the next day.

So for now, I'm focusing on strength training and indoor biking, and I hope to start slowly building up my running form again soon.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to C3PO

Hi CP, welcome back! Sorry to hear that foot's still being a pain :( Hope you had a lovely holiday - here's to strength!! :)

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