Minni v Dubai Dave
Minni - We lost about 1000 4 years ago but they were all voluntary. Enjoy your 20.
Simon - Yeah I work for Honda in Swindon, we only export to Europe and not worldwide so are being hit pretty hard by the downturn. We make decent cars but I think most people nowadays are looking for a cheaper option. Hopefully these cuts will be the last.
Gazelle - Have a great holiday.
Parkrun for me this morning, another windy affair but quicker than last time, 20:26 so better but still work to do.
Barry - Sorry to hear about the redundancies. I've been in the "trade" for 25 years and have seen this a few times now... never pleasant.
Minni/Brol - Are you running VLM? If so, what schedule are you following that has you doing 20 this soon? Or is it a Frankenprogramme like Ant's?
I'm struggling with P & D's up to 55 schedule at the moment, so am slightly in awe of you guys knocking out 20' s so soon!
Really not looking forward to this afternoon's 5 mile XC race in a muddy park, somewhere near Heathrow, in the pouring rain and currently 1C!!!
Tomorrow's 15 miler could possibly be in the snow as well... somebody get me a rope!
Brol - Excuse my newbie ignorance, but who's Moraghan?
I hope that Whistler has more snow that the east side of Canada, as i keep getting FB updates from Blue Mountain resort saying that it's raining over there! Enjoy your skiing... Oops, sorry, i mean sitting down most of the time!
2old - Thanks for the good advice re my plan. I used to love XC at school as we used to run a 4 mile (i think) lap up and over the North Downs from Oxted school (bloody steep), and i suspect this was where my strange liking for hills has come from?
Moraghan is the
OK - maybe not the
Just the bringer of pain like most coaches.
Minni - that's fantastic that Moz obviously knows his stuff!
Minni - Very impressive running.
Oompa - Don't worry about the monster miles some are putting in, my plan calls for 13 tomorrow but I am doing 16.
Spoons. wrote (see)
OK - maybe not the Just the bringer of pain like most coaches. Minni - that's fantastic that Moz obviously knows his stuff!
Spoons - Fickle doesn't begin to describe it!
Minni - Nice pace for a 20. What time are you aiming for at VLM?
Barry - I'm enhancing my inner calm as we speak!
XC went well. A nice flat (but bloody muddy) 3 lap track around a rather bland park and some woods. According to my Garmin it was 4.96 mile race in 35.11. Was about 10 seconds quicker than this as i started right at the back and also forgot to stop my Garmin until at the end of the finish funnel.
Splits were 7.03, 7.08, 7.06, 7.07 and 7.04. Not as fast as i'd expect when race ready but very pleased given my recent runs, that i haven't completely lost any speed.
Sorry to hear about your work situation Barry, good that your position is safe but awful to see your colleagues losing their jobs
Zuvai - why were you looking for tapir penises? I'm not going to google it....
Nice result today at the football AA, you can enjoy a wine tonight too Like O4S, I was never on the wagon, I just watched it trundle down the street with a beer in hand.
Well done on your XC today Oompa, I'd be happy with 5 miles in that time on flat road! A good confidence boost for you.
Lol, also not going to google the dodgy tapir bits....!
Barry - sorry to hear about your work situation, how horrible!
DD - enjoy the skiing holiday.
Nice 20 miler Minni.
Oompa - great cross country result on a muddy course.
After spin tomorrow morning I would have spun twice, run twice and done 1 circuit session this week, like Glyn managed 5 slow miles running today, so happy with that Mr Kiwi did his first ever very muddy park run this morning. He loved it and was pleased to get his results emailed through - 70th out of 120 people, not too shabby at all and he is already talking about his next one!
Hope the snow holds off for everyone's long runs tomorrow.
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Recovery run completed ,ended up just under 7 as I was attacked by a Alsatian ,fortunately it didn't bite me but it would not let me run past it's home resulting in a bit of a detour. As its a registered dog kennel there Ithink I might put in a complaint .
That's weird i forgot to say that i got bit on the calf by a west highland terrier on my last run...the owner had it one of those really long retractable leads... to be honest i didnt even notice the dog when it must have seen me coming and leaped out of no where..luckily they are only small dogs so no damage done but the owner made no effort to to control the dog. No comparison to an alsation but just wondered if anyone else on here has had close encounters ??
Whilst i'm on the subject on my only run last year i got jumped by some local retrobate who thought it ammusing to run after me taking the pi** in front of all his mates...i could see his shadow behind me so I thought maybe turning round and confronting him might shake him up a bit...next thing i knew he'd grabbed hold of me and started swinging punches !!! I really wasnt expecting it and i could see a gang of about 6 lads all quite eager to join in so I quickly slung him to the floor and legged it ( i used to be british judo champion so it's always a get out for me ...).
it was actually quite intimidating tbh and i just could not believe the sheer audacity of the situaton...
anyway just thought i'd share that with you !
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