Auviour Paris: So long and thanks for the cobbles

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22/05/2013 at 11:37

Good point well made Ten!

If Sleepy is an oreo in human form what is Oscar....... (with his cheesy jokes)

23/05/2013 at 11:58

Off to see Eric Clapton at the Albert Hall tonight - can't wait

23/05/2013 at 12:09
Enjoy Oscarr!
23/05/2013 at 12:15

Just booked Travelodge in Greenwich for next April   Flexible rate, in case anything goes wrong, or I change my mind about staying in London. I might travel down on race morning, but I thought I'd better book a room before the mad scramble starts.

Still waiting for my VLM deferral email.....

23/05/2013 at 12:28
Ten you have done the smart thing. It makes such s difference!
23/05/2013 at 12:32

Cheers Reikki. Just one less thing to worry about .

23/05/2013 at 12:42

LOL Em - he was very well behaved!!!! I only pushed him in the ditch once - can't quite remember whether that was for singing or a bad joke but on the whole he was very lovely company!

Glad it's not just me getting excited by 2014 already.  Already thinking ahead to my Kielder sub 4 plans!  Anyone fancy it?

How are you doing today reiki?  My big toe issue (felt like I'd pushed it back into it's joint before I went up a size in my shoes) seems to have settled and CW had no adverese effect - phewweee

Yesterday was just delicious - could have stayed there all day - the flotation bed was a bit star-trekky - basically a pod that you lower into (with a waterproof surface between you and the water) that is supposed to relieve all weight on your joints.  Odd but very very comfy!  And my skin is all girly and soft today!  Happy days!

Stats from CW for anyone who wants them:

Ascent = 2532ft  Descent = 2385ft

Ave HR = 159 (85%) - bionic boy's was only 78!!!!

No surprises - off the chart training load wise but I'm back down in green and officially classed as recovered today!

Edited: 23/05/2013 at 12:43
23/05/2013 at 13:12

Some great stories since I last checked in - well done to the intrepid marathoners and other afleets.

I've been making plans too and have a booking on a hotel in Boston for 2014 - same place as we were in a month or so ago.

Eric Clapton - ooh, one of my all time favourites....say hello from me Oscarr.

Gearing up for parkrun on Saturday (easy); Newbury 10k on Sunday (hard!) and then a recce out to stage 5 of the Ridgeway Relay (10m out and 10m) back to the car on Monday.

23/05/2013 at 13:18

Mike - take care with that Ridgeway run on Monday

24/05/2013 at 08:26
Hi all

My issue has moved down to mainly involve the anterior tib tendon right at the ankle, walking is back to strong, just a bit sore, similarly walking downstairs it's not liking the bending to allow the other foot to proceed.

But much better.

Pool and Tui Na later, may get back to Pilates tomorrow.

Enjoyed the details of CW , great stats.

Got soaked yesterday when we put on our annual mini marathon in a local park - there is some talent and love of running out there no doubting it.

Great fun and beats work.
24/05/2013 at 09:19

Great night with Eric last night, played most of my favourite tracks and boy the man can still make a guitar sing.  Only problem was I fell asleep on the train coming back and missed getting off in Reading so ended up in Didcot at half past midnight - not a pretty sight!!

24/05/2013 at 09:30

Here is a great training article which should help us all to improve - it includes some pace benchmarks as well. Enjoy!

Oscarr - nothing to do with being a vet groupie boy then....Lol!



24/05/2013 at 09:31

Oscarr that has really made me giggle! I had a frientwo traveled from Victoria to red hill but he slept through his stop and endedon Brighton. Get back on the return train guess what ... Fell asleep and ended up ... In Victoria!

Another chap I know decided to cycle home on a 'Boris bike' - he cycled for an hour parked his bike up and set off ... From exactly where he had picked the bike up from.


Needless to say alcoholic beverages had their part to play in both incidents! 

Edited: 24/05/2013 at 09:32
24/05/2013 at 09:57

thanks Em - i did have one or two sherberts myself !!!!!!!

24/05/2013 at 11:57

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah oscarr!

Interesting read Mike!

Glad you're on the mend reiki

25/05/2013 at 14:02

Nice stats Sleepy! 

Oscarr - LMAO! 

I ran 23:07 this morning for my 5k parkrun PB by 25 seconds. That's a great ending to my marathon recovery period! It will be interesting to see what some dedicated 10k training achieves over the next few months.

25/05/2013 at 14:42

NIce one Ten....

I committed the unforgiveable "faux pas" - forgot my barcode so it is possible that my 21:51 converts to a DNS.

The sunny morning tricked me into leavng my rain jacket behind to which is permanently fixed.....the barcode with emergency contact details! Doh.....

25/05/2013 at 14:53

Thanks Mike. I'd love that time and I'm hoping to get there before my next marathon.

I have a spare barcode behind my car sun visor, just in case I forget. It made a nice change not having to worry about layers for the run.

26/05/2013 at 09:11
Mike thanks for that article, I ahd done the alternating one, but always sped up at the end rather than slowing, and it makes sense to vary it - I do love the science.

Ten and Mike well done for those ParkRuns. A 25 second PB is major over 5K.

I'm still at the pool and bike stage, although I did have a breakthrough yesterday that is looking promising. A concerted attack on the sole of my right foot, especially near the arch following a bit of cramping there a couple of times, released something and, for the first time, felt like *it*.

I think I could maybe even run, there's definitely no apparent muscle or other damage according to my massage person.

Oscarr the first time I came to the mainland on my own was for a college interview. I was so distracted afterwards that I came down to London to head home, but went to the wrong airport!
26/05/2013 at 21:19

Good news - the parkrun police allowed my time to stand!

Today was Newbury 10k time - well actually it is 10.3k as they have set it to start and finish in the market square which is fair enough I 'spose.

Brilliant day for running, bright sunshine and cool at least at the start....

The key to this race is controlling the start as the first 2k are uphill. So blasting down the high street at 6:19 min/m pace was not in control so I backed off a tad. Loads streamed past me but I smiled 'cos I knew they would suffer as we moved to the off road grass and trail section - and they did.

5km came up in about 21:30 and then a fun run back into the town and the crowds to cross the canal before the last 3k, part of which is on the canal towpath. Having negotiated that we have 1.3k to the finish on tarmac.

Kept up a hard pace to the end and finished in 49th/831 position and a 2 min course PB in 42:32 - (6:44 min/m) happy days, and great packing with team mates as five of us finished in a range from 37:xx to 42:xx.

Steak and wine never tasted better after that....

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