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Just about unpacked and washed after Glastonbury! Only a little rain on the Thursday afternoon, so never even wore my wellies, and had a really great time. Enjoyed the Rolling Stones, and much to my surprise, Kenny Rogers too! Did a great deal of walking between stages.
I came back with a heavy cold, which luckily only staterd on the Sunday - talking of gunk, Red...............! As a result, I haven't run since before we went, but plan to have a go tomorrow.
Well done on the GFA OO 50, and on the triathlon BIW.
K really seems to show a lot of promise Matsmum. We had some really speedy juniors at our parkrun.
Dentist today. No problems so a cheap visit.RedheadYou have to be in it to win it. The opposition clearly knew you were in it so didn't bother to enter.DianaSaw the Rolling Stones on TV. Quite good.How long does Glastonbury last?JJ
I'm a bit muzzy-headed this morning as we went to the Arrow fm awards ceremony in Hastings last night. I'd been nominated as 'Fundraiser of the year' and never expected to win but I did! Run will have to wait until my head has cleared a bit
Can't let the day pass without a post of some sort.Got new off road shoes: Mizuno Wave Harrier 3. Lots of arch support and plenty of room in the toe box. The sole is very aggressive and I would happily wear the shoes for XC.RedheadCongrats on the award. I'm sure you earned it.JJ
I'm back now after my Daughter's wedding, and just about recovered from drinking more than usual and eating fry ups for breakfast. The wedding went very well and my daughter looked really beautiful in her wedding dress. I had prepared a wedding speech, but when we sat down for the Reception Meal, it somehow got overlooked.
I haven't run since Tuesday, so looking forward to tomorrows forest run. It will be interesting to see if the "rest" results in improved pace. I will probably race my 5th RR10 on Wednesday at Marwell Zoo, and a week tomorrow is the New Forest 10 mile race. This was cancelled last year due to the course being flooded, but should be hot and sunny this year.
Red, well done on your award! There are certainly things more important than running and racing.
It must be the hottest day of the year today and ran 6.19 miles in the forest this morning. This will be good conditioning for next Sundays NF 10 mile race, which will be as hot, or hotter.
I'm watching the tennis which is at an amazing standard, especially in 40 degrees heat. Murray is nearly there, but can his nerve hold? Mine can't, that is why I'm writing this instead of sitting in front of the TV with the tension building. It's 5-4 now in the 3rd set to Murray, so fingers crossed, on Murrays serve, he will be there.
JJ, Glastonbury seems to stretch. We arrived around lunchtime Tuesday, and left late morning the following Monday. Main stages have music on Friday, Saturday & Sunday, but there's so much else to see.
Many congratulations on your award Red - well deserved.
Couldn't watch all the tennis either - had to dip in and out.
Still not running, but may try a short one a bit later if it gets cooler. Still rather a lot of gunk, though Red wouldn't let that stop her.
Oh wow, what a gladiatorial match! I couldn't watch either except with one eye peeping through fingers. How could they play like that in such heat? The euphoria will carry me through to the end of next week I think. Absolutely brilliant.
Congratulations to the Fundraiser of the Year! Red, it could not have gone to anyone more deserving.
TE - Oh, weren't you on tenterhooks, thinking they were going to call on you for that speech any minute? I am glad the wedding matched all expectations and you must have been very proud of your daughter.
Daughter H did well in her sprint triathlon this morning and we had beautiful weather to cheer her on. I spent quite a lot of the time charging round a field with the hound to wear him out. He follows me everywhere and barks at me every time I sit down. He wants to play, train, run all day and all evening.
Matsmum, my daughter had told me she didn't want any speeches, but I had prepared one, just in case. As it turned out, no one mentioned it, so I didn't have to speak. I was very proud of her, and she looked really beautiful in her lovely dress. Your family seems to be very sporty and you must be very proud of them.
Well deserved award, Redhead. You have certainly earned it.
Diana - I'm envious, you obviously had a great time
Well done to daughter H, Matsmum.
That tennis had me exhausted, what a wonderful final. There were some really incredible shots played from both players, but I really started to worry in that last game, Andy slipped a bit from having 3 Championship points but all was well in the end. I thought Djokovich made a very good speech as losing finalist, and Ivan Lendl actually did crack a tiny bit of a smile! Well done Andy!
Murray did well today. He actually fought for the Wimbledon title which is something that has been slightly missing from similar recent contestants.Lets hope we can find someone who can win the London marathon. Not holding my breath though!JJ
JJ a Brit winning the London Marathon? I was going to say "don't make me laugh," but then I thought of Mo Farah. I do believe he is in with a chance in due course.
Another lovely bright morning, with forecast of 29 degrees. Will be off for a forest run later.
Yes I'd agree there, and he has announced his intention to eventually try one. He has all the necessary attributes for success.
Another hot day here.
Thanks for your kind words. Been out really early each day as it's been unbearably hot. Much respect to the tennis players. I thought the semi with Djokovic and Del Potro was outstanding and Murray played his socks off and deserved to win. At least he had the good grace to refer to himself as British this time.
Runs? 5.68 xc, 5.77 with hill reps, 7.31 xc and 5.79 xc today. Today was day 78 so only 33 more to go. Total streaky mileage now at 485.94 and my year to date total is 933.44
Still not sure about Farah's marathon potential but at least he starts with a pace pedigree which is more important that starting with an endurance inclination.He would need to run about 9 x 5k in about 14 minutes each to be up with the best. That's a tall order when most of his 5k races are not much under 14 minutes.RedheadImpressive running stats there. A few ago I did 1800 miles in one year so you are on target to beat that.
I ran 6 miles in the forest this morning over a hilly course and pushed hard. I deliberately took no water, as I wanted to "toughen up" for Sunday. I will, of course, take drinks at the 3 drink stations during the race. My average HR was 121 and max.140.
Red, your streak is going very well, especially considering that you haven't given in to your breathing problems. My total mileage is 986, but I'm sure yours would have been ahead of mine if you hadn't been sticking to a daily target.
TE, sorry, I forgot to say I'm glad your daughter's wedding went well.
I'm definitely missing longer runs and will probably start reintroducing them in the next week or so.
Red, thanks for that. It was a great day and everyone enjoyed themselves.
Another bright and sunny morning, with forecast of 29 degrees. We have hill reps in the forest this evening, when it may be a bit cooler.
I'm getting fed up with the captcha codes. It took me 5 goes to get in. I've got my bookmark events back, but they aren't in chronological order. They seem to be in the order that I added them. I've posted several times on the web problems threads and everyone seems to be having the same problems.
Well I haven't got my bookmarks and it takes ages to get onto the site!
I did 5.6 miles mostly xc this morning and became entangled in brambles whilst climbing over and overgrown stile. My legs looked as if I'd been attacked by razor blades and there was blood all over my legs. Ouch Savlon made them feel better
TE, hope your run is cooler this evening as it was very hot here yesterday evening.
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