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Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:57 pm patriciaa
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I was working quite happily on my translations the whole months of July and August and did not train much. I did Costwold Classic virtually on residual training. September came and I had a few translations, a lot of interpreting with travelling and preparation, so frankly I thought that the season was over truly and done and I had some relief considering this tough year with total lack of training. Mentally, it was a tough year. At least my mother was better, and I was surviving with just enough work, and was coping with the 2nd failure to regain status with the professional body of translators and interpreters, after being rejected a second time for pharmaceutical and medical translations. I spent a lot of time analysing the reviser's comments, waiting 6 months to get a detailed report, submitted my work to 2 colleagues to have their peer review, and made a plan to revise and try a 3rd attempt, in order to give them what they were expecting. Translation is far from being an exact science, so you can get criticised very easily.

Training was not given a lot of priority, so when I received my number for Basingstoke Half Marathon a week before the event, that was a total surprise! Surprised My PC having died on me, I could not remember if I had entered the event this year! I did Smile

So here we go, another race with barely any prep, but I started steady, kept steady, and struggled a bit from half the course. Basingstoke half marathon is very hilly, and I encourage a lot of people to practise hills before taking on this event. It was a nice and hot day, which I like Smile I did finish the course albeit with some difficulty, due to the lack of training but a nice lady named Monica helped me a lot by sticking with me in the last few miles, and would not take "No" for an answer. I did it slowly in 2hrs43mins - not bad when you hardly train! Even the running club was pleased to see me again after such a long absence.

Basingstoke Half course:
first mile fairly flat/undulated
11 miles of pure undulation/nice hills (do practice your hills)
last mile just slight rise/undulation

The venue is rather nice and friendly, and the support is great. A Hampshire constable did the whole course in full police uniform with all the gear in such a hot day, which is a feat in itself.

I'm glad I did the race, even though this year was not a great year training-wise. I've only got the Gim Original now when I shall meet friends, and try to prepare for it a bit.

Swimming-wise, after my physio did some further treatments, I spent after the last treatment nearly 2 days in beds with like a shoulder paralysis on one side. It happened when I brush my hair. It was excruciating, but I believe now that the last 2 falls in Barcelona in 2009 and 2012, which probably dislodged partially the shoulder or at least misaligned it, was remedied by the physio, when she eradicated all the scar tissues, and helped the realignment. Now my left shoulder is fine, and I shall restart the swimming.

Cycling was scarce, but I'm rebuilding the training. We're coming to the cold season with autumn and winter, and I shall take every opportunity to train on the bike when the weather is clement. I'd like to build up to next year. Finances allowing it, I'd like to do Cotswold 113, 226 and Classic. I'll throw of course Basingstoke HM, Big Wheel Basingstoke, Reading HM, Brighton Marathon, and if I succeed with my 3rd attempt with the professional body (which I've got better chances this time to be back on the registry of professionals), I might venture with Barcelona Challenge.

All is all, gradually I'm getting stronger mentally and physically, and I'm rebuilding the training Smile


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Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:15 pm iainm
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who knew brushing your hair could be so dangerous. Sad sounds like a big plan for 2014 - you'll love brighton marathon, v flat, normally good weather (obviously not guaranteed)
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