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24/06/2013 at 20:26

UTC - the cycling sounds exciting! Good luck for Ullswater

Alison - well done with the race

Mrs Mac - good job done with your supporting - got to be pretty hard job. Still having done it yourself you know what's needed.

Fed up with my legs only being good for short distances - 10 miles Yesnaby to almost Stromness and back along the cliffs with Peter this morning. Scenic yes but maybe a bit too near the cliff edges in places for me and definitely too many bonxies(skuas to non Orkney folk), got dive bombed a few times though they stayed away from Peter. Gave up trying to do the last little bit as just too many electric fences which we had to crawl under!

Refuelled we then decided to try out the new swimming pool which opened at the weekend. Big improvement both in facilities and massively increased opening hours. Just a pity had no energy left to swim!

Back at work for a rest tomorrow (maybe not the rest). Looking forward to Harris Half in just under a fortnight - return to old ground - we had a lot of holidays there when kids were small.

24/06/2013 at 20:28

TP - good going being back running and cycling so soon.

24/06/2013 at 22:13

cracking ride again tonight through Strathblane... a bit windy in places but LOVED it and starting to feel more comfortable on steeper sections downhill (uphills are no bother I can grind away for a good bit!!) and on corners. Great fun,  tough but awesome training for the tri!!! Beautiful night as well. A bit cooler than last week but still just a cycle top, shorts and a light jacket and was fine!

OW swim in the morning and run (longish, easy) tomorrow night.

Thanks Elspeth, think I will need the luck!!

The Harris Half sounds lovely!! definitely somewhere I will visit as soon as logistics allow.

Bed is calling me soon...

TP it is the north east we are racing on, near Penrith. 

24/06/2013 at 23:18

Another blog entry here

Loads to catch up on again. Will read back through.

I had to abandon my long run on Saturday after 8 miles. I was just hurting. I think it was the after effects of my falls earlier in the week. So, I am now going to have to risk a 20 miler this weekend just 2 weeks before Clyde Stride.

25/06/2013 at 06:37

Morning

Younger son safely returned from Stornoway yesterday after 10 days away.

4M Steadily done. Some schools finish tomorrow for the summer hols. Our lot finish on Thursday.

Tri: Glad you enjoyed the cycling, just couldn't make it. Sound a good cycle last night.

Alison: Good racing,

25/06/2013 at 08:01

morning BM

lovely swim in Bardowie Loch this morning. It was like glass as we approached. Had my best OW swim yet and really enjoyed it!! Next one planned for Thursday. 

Nice blog FFB!! Hope you recover quickly from your falls.

Right, best get ready or I will be explaining that I'm late for work because I was swimming in the local lake... Why more people dont do it, I dont know!!

25/06/2013 at 10:16

Nice run Elspeth - Eeeeek to the Bonxies!

UTC - I don't know the Penrith end, so I cannot wind you up about it, you will be glad to hear . Swimming sounds good (no I don't want to do it though ).

BM - school holidays already....I suspected it was soon as our local primary keeps having 'dress down and bring your toys days' .

Hope your bruises feel a bit better soon FFB, not nice to run feeling achy.

Talking of which, I am off to try out my legs again , just a short one.

25/06/2013 at 12:17

Afternoon all,

Good cycling tri.

Hope your son had agood time on Stornoway BM.

Off for some beach running tonight. Did strength session and abs at 5.45 this morning.

25/06/2013 at 13:21

end of term for us is next Friday ...

Am sure there must be some hills around Penrith

Wow to TP being 'back out there'

Big new pool sounds fab, less so the Bonxies!

Taper-tastic here, to the point of taking it a bit too far perhaps  ... think I need end of term too as currently shattered!

Rest day today, 5 easy tmrw and Thurs and then think that will be it until Sunday ...

25/06/2013 at 16:39

Enjoy the taper Cragchick - what is the race?

Did a nice slow 6miles today, good to be out in the fresh air as I was a bit climbing the walls, going okay on the flat but have a very ouchy ITB / knee thing going on whenever there is a change of slope .

I swear it was that last mile downhill into Eastbourne that did it  (nothing to do with the 97 before!). I could feel my knee going during that hideous descent. Some stretching and more cycling is probably the way to go at the moment I think.

25/06/2013 at 18:30

I was just thinking it looked a bit busy round by me tonight, lots of cars and police helicopters out, crowds look like concert goers not football fans.....so I checked, and its Robbie Williams in concert at Hampden tonight and tomorrow....oh dear....guess I could just leave the windows open and get a free listen !!

25/06/2013 at 18:38

TP - I was exactly the same, had a knee/itb thing that lingered although I also had a bu**ered hip-flexor, but definitely reckon it was that final descent into Eastbourne - evil.

Quite partial to a bit of Robbie Williams (the singing that is ... himself does nothing for me!!)

Race is Lairig Ghru ...

25/06/2013 at 19:15

Take care with the ITB niggles TP, wee bit more rest maybe? Enjoy the free concert

Kicking myself for not entering the Lairig Ghru race cragchick  Checked the schedule today and noticed hubby on days all weekend and I've a 30 miler to do on my own, it'd have been perfect. Oh well, I'll just have to wait for your race report

Sounds like your training's going great UTC

Your run sounds more like an assault course Elspeth

15 miles yesterday so having a rest night tonight

25/06/2013 at 22:06

Another great beach run tonight: 4.6 miles on the sand avergaing 10 min miles.

25/06/2013 at 22:51

Aw that's a shame Mrs Mac, would have been nice to say hello, although think I would be chasing the dust of your heels!!!  Just reading your schedule for the week is making me feel a real slacker!!!

25/06/2013 at 23:53

Beach running for me too tonight in some quite pleasant Nairn weather. Tomorrow could feature a forest run, a 'proper' 10k or laziness. We shall see.

26/06/2013 at 06:09

Morning

4.6M Steadily done, Sunny and warm start. Another year older today !

26/06/2013 at 08:22

Happy birthday BM!!

Had a beautiful 9 miles this morning as it was soooooo gorgeous out... but now I'm late... oops!!

26/06/2013 at 08:38

Morning again

Tri: Cheers cracking warm day so far. You got carried away with your run this morning then...

26/06/2013 at 09:46

Happy Birthday BM .

Car chaos round here last night with the concert on, spent a very entertaining couple of hours watching car stand offs and people fighting over parking spaces ....worse than when the football is on!!! More of the same tonight...............

Rest day today, work to do......enjoy the sun those that are out.

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