welcome to wor new hoose!!!!!!
I think that might have been the 1st post I have ever had that was entirely about running.
Hell I'm running well. 4 and a bitty miles at 6:22/mile and that included stopping to let a couple of cars through the train tunnel. Could I please please please run a Manchester marathon sooner that the 29th April I think the bubble will be well and truly burst by then.
I've just bought tickets for Rod Gilbert in August. Dunde is piss poor rotten for pop concerts but there are lots of really good comedians coming these days. Thats Dara O'brian, Keving Bridges and Rod Gilbert to look forward to this year.
I don't know if any of you ever feel the need to try an odd speedwork/sprint session just to do something a bit different. Well on the occasions that I do in the absence of a running track that is ever open in Dundee or Carnoustie I've found a couple of places where you normally find a bit of solitude other than a couple of doag walkers that pass by every now and then. Well that solitude thing didn't really happen tonight and I ended up getting chased up and and down the path by 3 kids on scooters and bmx bikes. The one or two dog walkers were replaced by umpteen dog walkers and also half of carnoustie heading out for their friday night at the pub. I think I must have looked like a complete knob.
I really should take up heavy drinking again and just go to the pub on a Friday night.
Sorry kiwi I popped out to the book with the faces in between doing a wee bit of ironing.
I can't believe you don't like dancing on ice. I thought you would have been the kind of bloke that would have likes a bit of spangly lycra. I have to say I hate figure scating in all forms and group it together with gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics (glorified keepy-uppy), diving and synchronised swimming in sports that shouldn't be in the olympics. Now I'm not a fan of dancing at the best of times but these sports in particular are absolute bollocks. Nobody knows what the hell they are doing or watching other than landing with your feet together is good stumbling, falling over or having a big splash is bad. Gymnastics out darts in for the Olympics.
(I'd better not include the dressage bit of 3 day eventing in that rant or I might be on the receiving end of the wrath of smiffie )
How are france and wales unbeaten in the 6 nations? Kiwi you must be pretty confident about the next world cup already if this is the best that the northern hemisphere has to offer. I can't believe we have 3 defeats in 3 games. I think England have been pethetic against everybody they have played and other than a charge down and dodgy video ref decision we should have taken them, we pressed self destruct for 15 minutes against wales who were pretty ordinary although very good at not getting players sin binned for persistantly handling in the ruck, and france today didn't look like world cup finalists. We didn't win but at least we have scored a couple of tries. Bring on the Irish
Markk I find quite an enjoyable process and the polar opposite from previous experience of ten minute mileing which I only tend to experience post wall hitting during marathons. I do see that ultra running is an option to enhance my running experience. It is an option however that I have no intention of exploring. Far too many races that look fun to run at marathon distance or a lot lot less still to run before I feel compelled to run any further.
Well the alloa half was an interesting experience. I set off like a loony, ran silly fast for the 1st 2 miles, not much slower for the 3rd mile and was basically shot by half way. Somehow though I managed to cobble my way round in 1:28:45 which was a minute and an arf faster than I mustered anywhere last year. Pretty encouraging outing for my 1st forray of the year especially seeing as I ran in a fairly shambolic manner. Legs seem to be working, they have some speed I didn't think they had anymore in the 1st couple of miles which would have been a brill 5k time for me and time was pretty good for me. Only problem was the demons in my head and all the doubts from the last few years kicked in as the race went on. Think that could be my biggest problem in manchester rather than my legs.
How is the leg doing Markk. What colour is the bruise now???
After a nasty death to my computer I am currently trying to restore files from the cloud to my computer. It has to be the dullest job known to man. Not really sure why the stuff I need doesn't want to open but the stuff from years ago which I have no idea why I still had saved on my hard drive is opening no problem at all.
Not long until London Mr Kiwi and Ms Smiff.
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