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07/11/2012 at 07:52

Morning all. Glad you are feeling better UTC.

Well impressed you are running agin Mrs Mac. My legs are trashed  No stretching  Looks like I am going to be taking the full week off, although hopefully get on the bike at the weekend. I am a bit worried about coming back from Antarctica next year. We fly back to Chile day after the 100k, which is 4.5 hr flight, then back to UK probably next day which is long haul. I will probably need a wheelchair  Am adding compression kit to my sponsor list.

07/11/2012 at 10:20


Drizzly here but will go out for a short run later. Nearly boiled yesterday running in my winter clothes .

UTC - good to hear you feel better.

Mrs Mac - good recovery.

Grant - another positive from me for Alloa Half.

FFB - I'm sure you will also be adding insurance on those return flights in case they don't go ...... it doesnt leave much window for bad weather delays . Compression socks equal very very useful....compression tops equal feeling like someone is crushing the air out of your lungs !

07/11/2012 at 12:55

LOL TP. I will defintielt use comrpession socks or even tights, but yes, I know what you mean about compressions tops. The flights will need to be flexible for the return in case we are delayed getting out of chile at the start or delayed getting back to chile. I am hoping to get a travel company or airline to sponsor my travel.

07/11/2012 at 17:49

FFB - you have probably thought about this already - but, what about Barrhead Travel up in Giffnock, they are local to you, you would be great advertising material for them, and you could get a feature in the Extra 'Southsider Embarks on Epic Trip for Charity' etc (I know that all sounds a bit low key, but sometimes the 'local' card can be worth more than going for the big boys) .

Well, I wouldnt have gone out of my way to buy a compression top, BUT, my pal down in Nottinghamshire has access to an Aldi, and they were doing specials on compression gear, mostly for cycling - she got me the leggings and top cycling kit really cheaply. OMG!!!!! No way I could wear the top cycling or doing anything else !!!

I've been using Under Armour compression tights for the past few weeks (and for Jedburgh) and they are really really good .

07/11/2012 at 19:25

Nice UTC, sounds like a good session

I agree, yes to lower body compression gear but a big NO to upper body stuff  Hubby always wears full body compression after a race

ffb, I put the recovery down to either not trying hard enough or dancing with the kids at the party on Saturday night!

Any of you ladies planning on Smokies 10? I posted my entry yesterday

Did an indoor 'triathlon' tonight. 5K run, 2K rowing and 5K bike. Phew, was blowing big-style

07/11/2012 at 19:33

Mrs Mac - I've entered the Smokies 10 - really enjoyed it tihs year - have you done it before? Good idea to enter early - last year I tried to enter on New Years Day and it was already full.

Slightly longer run tonight. Planning day off running tomorrow - going out for dinner. On-call at weekend, but should manage to fit in a couple of runs.

07/11/2012 at 19:55

I have Alison, I live in Arbroath so it would be rude not to I missed out this year due to dithering so I made sure I got it posted early. Cracking wee race

07/11/2012 at 21:42

Think Arbroath might be the same weekend I'm down for TP100.

Anyone else in Europe mightly relieved Obama is back for a 3rd term . Didnt fancy 3rdWW Mittens much .

Reminds me of a Nancy Griffiths song - 'they wont give you a name when you ride the big airplane - all you will be is 'De-portee''.

I have many friends in America - thank god they are democratic for another 4 years .

07/11/2012 at 22:04

And more Nancy:

'Its a hard life, its a hard life, its a hard life wherever you go - and if we poison our children with hatred then a hard life is all they will know'.

'I am a back seat driver from America, and I drive on the wrong side of the road, I am guilty, I am the root of all evil.....and if we poison our children with hatred then a hard life is all they will know'.

Applies everywhere I reckon .....

08/11/2012 at 06:08

Morning you lot

5M Fartlek, cold, smiry rain, bit windy

TP: Thats a few good quotes from Nancy.

TrI: Morning, have noticed more cyclists lately. I can't say same for having noticed more runners.

FFB: All the best with your big adventure.

08/11/2012 at 07:49

morning BM

doesnt look too bad out

turbo and swim tonight

hope Bradley Wiggins is ok after his accident!!

TP, like those quotes too

08/11/2012 at 08:47

Hi TP - yes, Barrhead Travel is on my hitlist, but I thought I would give my friend's brother first 'dibs': he is a partner in Kenneth McLeod Travel. I will be going for any media coverage whatsoever, and local is always a winner and often gets more response than national.

I love under armour kit. I have not tried their comrpession stuff though. I am hoping that I don't have to buy any of my kit and that I can blag it for free from manufacturers or suppliers

What happened to Wiggo??? FFB goes off to look at news

08/11/2012 at 12:11

FFB - good plan .

Yeah, just seen about Wiggo on the news ....he was quite lucky, it could have been a lot worse . Wasnt there a Scottish cyclist killed up in Fort Willie in similar circumstances? (van pulled out of side road and swiped him ).

I have just downloaded some free software supposedly to make Internet Explorer more efficient.....and its blinking slower!!!! Grrrrrrrrr

08/11/2012 at 16:33
TP google chrome or Firefox are your friends
08/11/2012 at 18:47

Yeah I think I should probably get Firefox. Computer was playing up today because I hadnt noticed the battery had almost ran out and the lead didnt seem to be connecting properly, even though it was pushed in, so it suddenly went all 'black screen of death on me' . Its still really slow on email.......

08/11/2012 at 20:17

i thought the war crimes tribunal at The Hague had outlawed internet explorer?!!

08/11/2012 at 21:02

 Maybe thats why mine doesnt work properly .

The reason I started messing about with the settings in the first place was cos google said it wasnt being supported for much longer ......

08/11/2012 at 21:26

Good day yesterday, enjoyed the result in the US election, though I was not organised enough to vote. Funnily enough though in the 10 years I lived there only a few months were not spent under Republican presidents, so I'll stick around Scotland another 4 years I guess . Then I spent the day at an interesting meeting in Edinburgh before racing back to get to the Celtic game. Even managed to get some running miles in from Queen St to Celtic Park and back. Amazing game!

09/11/2012 at 06:10

Morning from a dreich Erskine

4 easy miles.

MissB has an accordian concert tonight, so we're going to see her play.

Morning Tri.

09/11/2012 at 06:50


dreich indeed.

last study day today so should be home early enough to fit a turbo session in before friends birthday night out.

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