For anyone trying to crack the 3 in any marathon anywhere in the world
Dids - nope, dont recognise the face.
I know who jools is though, I've met her before.
Postie - you just sit back and relax in the 8mm arm chair, sometimes i have to listen carefully to check if I'm even breathing a bit heavier. I used to run too fast too often, including all my long runs so I could them over and done with quickly. Now the more often I run slowly the more energy I'm saving.
OS - agreed, funny that a place the size of Jamaica can be so good at 100m to 400m for men and women, so I havnt been able to take their performances seriously.
Just a thought. Would Mo be too much of a lightweight to classify as a wife?
LD - good point, just probably a different type of drug I suppose.
Blisters.. Sam Smith's ale has reached the heady heights of £1.80 per pint so not quite the bargain of old! Nice long run BTW.
Dids.. I always thought 95% of reggae songs were about drugs. The Maytals '54-46 was my number' is one of my old favourites.
4.2m early doors plus 7.3m with the club tonight. Nice cold clear evening for it.
CRaB - Sorry for mentioning the spelling. I'm probably old fashioned and do think that spelling is important but I shouldn't have mentioned it in my post. You shouldn't take the difference of opinion on this point personally though, that's all it is. You're also right that I'm an intellectual pygmy who wouldn't be able to follow your far superior intellect and reasoning, I didn't even realise that you're supposed to end a debate by stating such and saying that there's no point in continuing due to the huge mismatch in ability and then taking your ball home. I was obviously taking a knife to a gunfight and thank you for your gallantry in saving me, you're quite the gentleman. Nice sign off btw!
OS - the flipside is that some of the fat useless mums might take a slight interest in the good bit because that nice Mo from the telly is in it and when someone quite possibly breaks the world record it actually becomes newsworthy. Maybe one of those fat useless mums even has a child who then wants to be like those running guys that they saw after tuning in to see Mo and then decides to train really hard and actually becomes a good runner and gets on the telly and everything. Still disrespectful? You have definitely out-trumped everyone on the celeb spotting even now Dids is bessie mates with WJ.
Whilst I seem to be on my high horse and seeing as you guys keep strangely mentioning drugs when we're talking about why Mo is evil if he runs VLM I have a couple of points I'd like to make. Firstly there are probably loads of dopers in running (as with other sports). Secondly still be careful of lazy stereotypes like just because (s)he's from x country then (s)he's definitely a doper. Sorry to actually put some facts in but in possible defence of our Algerian friend Mr Makhloufi who is definitely a big dirty cheat because he ran fast on the last lap, I found 3 interesting numbers: 52.7, 52.94, 53.48, anyone recognise them? They're the final lap times for the winners of the Olympic finals in the 1500m, 5000m, 10000m respectively. Now I'm not an expert on any of these distances but they kind of look like a reasonable progression to me. Several conclusions are available.
Wardi - another good double.
Jools - that guy who got one hell of a chicking at the end of Bramley would probably like to think so.
I did some running myself today, 5M and 11.9M with a 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 intervals pyramid in the longer one, 1min jogs apart from a 2min one between the two 5s. Was on my lonesome but the pace was decent and went through 10M in 61 dead. Some easier stuff beckons now.
LD you may be right. I've not been following it closely but OP does seem a bit strange at times. If it's true that there were three shots, a scream, and then another three shots (anecdotal report I read) then I'd have thought that makes things tricky for him, even if he did fire through the door. I wonder if they can work out forensically which shots went through the door, the first or last three. That's the sort of CSI that's great to be part of, dare I say. I've got a pretty remarkable case coming to trial in May that will be a media splash and, thankfully, not involving children, nor indeed anyone black. The crime scene and forensic / ritual aspects are like something out of a Hollywood B movie. More anon.
I went out for a sensationally good meal last night. An old school friend took some pity on me and we went to the Lord Palmerston in East Dulwich. My lamb with french beans, chips was absolutely incredible for the price. I've not eaten so well in this country since I treated my agent at Chez Bruce, the difference being the eye-watering price of the latter (but it was wonderful too). Talking of watering, two pints of Sussex and a bottle of wine. You can tell I'm training for a marathon.
I don't know what to think about Mo and VLM. He evidently wants to win marathons and knows he can't yet because he hasn't trained properly. So it's a sort of self-protective device on his part. Most of us on here aren't like that, but then we're not Olympic gold medallists, world champions or world record holders ...
LJ - I can confirm that 400W is ridiculously hard, for me anyway - I could probably hold it for a couple of minutes at most. Supposedly LA did 399W for a half IM bike last year, and I can't remember what Wiggins' wattage was for the Olympic TT but it was something I struggled to comprehend.
I don't know all the details about OP's case, but I find it very odd that someone would hear a noise and assume it was an intruder (to the extent that they would kill them without seeing who it was), even though they knew their partner was also in the house.
10M last night inc. 3x1M in 5:05-5:15 on an undulating road loop. Slightly sore calves from wearing very light shoes, but not too bad.
Oscar (allegedly) hit her for a 4 and 6 with the cricket bat before she hid in the bathroom. Still looks like he doesnt have a leg to stand on. Why would an intruder hide in the bathroom ?
Today was supposed to be my first midweeker 14M, but I've ended up taking a day off instead and am on the train to London in a mo for a day out with the family, so took the chance to give my knee a rare day of no bike or run (I have to do one or the other on work days). I'll keep my eyes peeled for any of Dids celeb mates.
BTW - my youngest, said it'd be nice to go to London and it not be for the marathon ! Bloody hell, looks like VLM has associated child abuse with it now !
LD - Tragic accident or premeditated, who knows at this point... Unfortunately Pistorious' defence is a fact of life in SA, robbers tend to be armed and are unafraid to shoot, so his shoot first reaction isn't unsurprising IMO (based on the current story of events reported). We visited friends in Pretoria a few years ago, they lived in a gated compound with armed guards 24/7, finger print scan entry, 8ft walls topped with barbed wire and electric fencing, the houses had steel gates on all windows and doors and the door at the top of the stairs was a solid metal affair with a dead lock and 4 bolts, to stop anyone who did manage to get in at night reaching the bedrooms, they did work for the Foreign Office, but the security arrangements are similar for the wealthy there. That said we had a lovely holiday there and drove the length of the country with no problems at all, so don't let this incident put people off going (got to do Comrades someday )
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