Minni v Dubai Dave
Yes, Fajitas is no longer a viable pre-run fuel... Will just stick with a nice sensible Vindaloo from now on.
Nice long run AA
16 miles at 8.37 average - 20 secs per mile faster than the race last week so guess I have recovered a bit. Bitterly cold but no snow here. Trying to get rehydrated before heading to a neighbour's house [and large plasma screen] to 'Support Les Rosbifs' - bring a bottle, no cockerels!
Managed to stick to water last night, which is more than the students did, and turned down invites to accompany them to 'The Brass Pig' followed by 'Embargo' or 'Bunker' [whatever those all might be]. Was slightly annoyed at the way they all gasped when they saw me and said in tones of total astonishment - 'You look really nice'. I had to point out that it is generally better not to accompany compliments of that nature with looks of total disbelief..................
Anyway the good news is that Brol won't have to look out for me dossing in a doorway. The meal was predictably awful and dreadful for the night before a run - although only in terms of energy, not an Oompa-esque incident thank goodness.
Nice run AA, especially after last week.
Spoons: have you been out yet??????
Just got back O4S. 45 minutes at 10 min miling. All good
time to get back on the beer.....
Nice one Sarah. I love Belvoir. Do the marathon next year. 15 mile option is for wimps.
Happy Birthday Simon
DD, awesome racing, sir! What a muppet 'short racer'/cheat though. Oh well, you're in a great position overall so bring on the overall win I am definitely coming to the Milers tomorrow night so I'll PM you later.
Simon, I'm so rubbish I would never have seen that as a chat up line And poor OH might have been a tad upset if I'd got his number
Minni, good dreaming action there! The Pistorius situation has really got my back up too. Now, I know absolutely nothing about the SA legal system, but I've done a fair few bail applications in the UK in my time. If the prosecution had essentially put their evidential case at that point, I would have been storing it all up as a ground to either get the case thrown out or to appeal any subsequent conviction on the basis that a fair trial would be impossible. I make no comment on the merits of the case, but let's just say I spy another OJ Simpson debacle coming on.....
Spoons, I shared your pain this weekend and was in the hurt locker too . Well done for getting out. I hope you're feeling better.
Freemers, wow check you out!!! Speedy work. Sounds like a really tough session but you totally nailed it
Oompa, I'm still not revising my time! I'm too much of a chicken given how tough I'm finding my long runs now. Sounds like you've had a good solid week, nice running And well done for, er, managing the fajita situation...
FRC, good to see you're still a speedy cat!!
Chick, great intervals in the cold. Brr!!!
Sarah, that sounds like you had fun in the mud! I live in Dubai. I have a lot to live up to given DD's amazing results!
Barry, great x-training session. Hang on in there!
Free/Carrot/Gazelle, happy racing
AA, nice long run. How was the footie?
Kiwi, happy spinning! After a good year of doing it, I'm a confirmed spin addict. I've cut myself down to 2 sessions a week now as it's too tough to fit in with full on marathon training, but I love it!
O4S, nice miles and nice compliments, albeit losing a little in their delivery
Simon, happy birthday!! Sounds like you celebrated in style.
Total disaster of a weekend for me. I did a really good spin class on Friday morning, and then went to a brunch....................... Let's just say that my 45 min planned recovery run didn't happen yesterday as it was all I could do not to The only element of 'recovery' that happened was managing to eat something by about 3pm. Oh well, 17 miles planned for later. Back on the straight and narrow
SS: The perils of a Dubai Brunch, I also went to one on Friday but got off lightly.
The mystery of the speedy M50 has been solved, he gave his number to a 28 year old. I have now been promoted to 2nd which makes me even more peed off that I didn't realise Mr Mapleleaf was a M50.
Cycled for 90 mins this morning, was going to do 100K but it was so windy out on the cycle track that I bailed after eating sand for the 1st hour, I went out into the wind at an average of 16.7KPH and returned at an average of 51.1KPH.
Swim set of 2K also done, I enjoyed swimming today
excellent stuff, DD!2old & AA: great long rungs banked Oompa: oops! Where are bushes when you need them ?? Sarah: great running, you are flying!Happy Birthday Simon Hope Gazelle is having a good race. Did my 17 miles today trying for 12 @ MP but the race course was a slippery/slidey mess. Completely awful. Some new snow came down overnight but the temps are now around 1.5 degrees plus and a few hundred runner's feet turned the whole course into an ice rink. Wish I'd had my Yaktrax with me . Managed average 8:11 (which is shit) including falling over twice but didn't hurt myself - it was more a controlled fall . I ran the 2nd 10k chatting with a French girl. It was great to have some company. Not obsessing too much about not hitting MP today - with THAT kind of running surface it just wasn't happening. 69 miles for the week. 7 days of running. 8 runs banked. Doing ok
Visit the official Runner's World page
Follow Runner's World on Twitter
Other Natmag-Rodale Sites
Run For Charity
About Runner's World
Runner's World is a publication of Hearst Magazines UK which is the trading name of The National Magazine Company Ltd, 72 Broadwick Street, London, W1F 9EP. Registered in England 112955. All rights reserved.
Website powered by: Immediate Media Company Ltd. | © Runner's World 2002-2013 |