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30/11/2012 at 10:06

70 days till VLM apparently 

Great news that you are off the bench Scooby and Jools. 

Driving up to my parents place in your neck of the woods later on Blisters. Do you live in Gloucester itself?

30/11/2012 at 10:15

Which calendar did you get that from then Keir ? Must be a special Teachers one.

30/11/2012 at 10:35

"Oh Oops!

Where did I get 70 days from???

The marathon is actually 4 months and 20 days away, so please relax, and enjoy…

With kind regards,


RNLI Events Team


30/11/2012 at 10:45

LOL Keir

30/11/2012 at 11:15

Blisters - I am a drag my sorry arse out of bed to get it out of the way type.  One of the advantages of working for a family owned (not mine) regional business is that there is little clock watching so I did my run, got showered and bumbled along to a 9 oclock meeting with the client 5 mins down the road. All nice and relaxed. When I see what some of the peeps do on this thread and still run it makes my head spin to be honest.

Scooby - nice test run. I must try it next time I am coming back from injury

Blisters    pirate
30/11/2012 at 12:04

Keir, yes I do live in Gloucester on sea itself. We've got an invasion from the in-laws this weekend so I'll be hard pushed to squeeze much selfish me time. The hills and woods are a bit mucky, so I'd recommend the Innov8s or other studdies if you're going to go for an off-roader. I love trotting along the Cotswold Way: just follow the signs until it's time to turn round and run back to the car!

Mennania oh the joys of being able to work 5 minutes from home. Actually, I find that it's the kids that tell tales on me to the Household Manager. They can add an intonation to the phrase "Dad went out for a run" to make it sound like "Dad murdered the old lady from across the street".

Anyway, working from home today, but is actually involving some working from home for a change.

30/11/2012 at 12:06

Bet you do a long run today though Blisters - in day light !

Keir - I nearly believed you, but I know its always more than 16 weeks once we get to January. Let me know when its 8 weeks to go and I'll start my campaign ! 

Blisters    pirate
30/11/2012 at 12:12

I'd like to TR, but I've got this bad feeling that there aren't enough hours. Not only that, the pool is shut for repairs or a gala or something Fri/Sat/Sun.

30/11/2012 at 12:22


30/11/2012 at 13:19
Keir wrote (see)
knight rider wrote (see)

Keir - you still use a video and VHS tapes?


Respect to the old technology. We have still got a CD player with a tape deck in the house. KIds these days wouldn't have the patience to sit there and rewind a tape/video all the way back to the beginning?

Keir wrote (see)
knight rider wrote (see)

Keir - you still use a video and VHS tapes?


Little keir No. 3 woke at 4.15 at which point I felt so tired I 're-evaluated' the wisdom of setting my alarm for 5.30am. Reset for 1hr later and I have taken a rest day instead. I've a long day at work - after work staff training followed by governors meeting so I feel justified in removing a 90min run from a 14hr work day. 

Definately getting colder. Is anyone still in shorts?


TR wrote (see)

Bet you do a long run today though Blisters - in day light !

Keir - I nearly believed you, but I know its always more than 16 weeks once we get to January. Let me know when its 8 weeks to go and I'll start my campaign ! 

I did an early run this morning out if the door by 6.30. Felt weird as it was still dark for most of the way.

30/11/2012 at 13:49

6 for me tonight and a 12 tomorrow early doors, few hours putting a roof on at home then the last of the autumn internationals.  WFH always brings the temptation to skew your hours and do a daylight run for me.

Sorry KR but the CD is dead, tapes are for nostalgia only - Streaming is the only way. There is just so much available.

Blisters    pirate
30/11/2012 at 13:52


30/11/2012 at 14:07

VHS is BRILLIANT for kids! 20p videos from the charity shop - you stop them and the automatically start up in exactly the same place. My boys are really into Button Moon  at the moment!

Also so easy to record from TV onto a tape. I am sure the picture quality is better with a flat screen HD tv with Blueray DVD, but if it is just a tv programme I am recording, I just like the convience of a VHS (I have a deep, cathode ray tv as well!)

30/11/2012 at 14:38
We went all sky+ a few months back and its completely changed our lives! Constant arguments with lack of recording space left on the hard drive. Who the hell series links coro noro and is it such a big deal that I deleted the last episode of downton abbey bollox.
Give me tapes any day, at least you can hide them...ahem.
30/11/2012 at 15:13
Joolska, glad to hear the neck is on the mend.

BotF- sorry to hear your injury isn't on the mend. Must be very frustrating for you.

Those are very impressive stats on the bike keir.

Running tights and gloves for me now the temperature has dropped. They really do show off my knobbly knees.

I'm off for a trial run down the Kennet towpath after work to try out my new head torch, if I don't report in by about 9 this evening can somebody send out a search party.
30/11/2012 at 15:14

knight rider- I still have a record player to play my LP's.

We had Sky when we lived abroad but can't bring myself to pay the cost now.

30/11/2012 at 15:20

I banned Sky from my house because of the cost.  Now my son's U13 rugby team is going to be filmed training, for 3 live feeds on Sky Sports tomorrow starting at 7 am, and I'm not going to be able to see him.    

30/11/2012 at 15:46

Personal longest of 17m planned for tomorrow to make 41m for the week, looking forward to it as weather looks to be cold and clear (last 4 weeks' LSRs have been 15,15,15,16). I am wondering whether to try to hit a 20-miler by Christmas before starting an 18 week P&D plan in Jan. Or should I be more focused on consolidating my MLRs (currently at a usual 10m)?

Also I realise I'm going to be getting through shoes at a quicker rate than I'm used to. Do people go by the 500m rule-of-thumb I've read about? I've recently retired (but not yet binned) some 500m+ shoes which you'd be hard pressed to tell from a new pair. I'd rather replace them too often than give myself an injury, but ...


30/11/2012 at 16:10

moof, I'm with you on the recording business. Slightly different technology (BT Vision) but I'm constantly losing my programmes due to series recordings of Strictly, Grand Designs, Dani's house and other inexplicable stuff.

30/11/2012 at 16:43

In work we currently finish on a Friday and have cocktails (made by the crew). Today I gave them my Ships Christmas present of a 3CD box set of 62 Christmas songs. The comments about CDs were quite offensive. Apparently only oldies have CDs.

We iplayer etc for most of our shows at home. Have all Sky channels whilst away, but I realise how little of it I actually watch.

Lunch On shoes, I used to stick to the 500 mile rule, but now I go by feel. Some I have gotten rid of early and some a lot later. I try and have 2 pairs on the go, so if I feel something I will change shoes and see if the niggle changes.

Keir Are you fund raising for the RNLI ? (Judging from you e-mail from Lesley)

Calf slight niggle today, but fine this afternoon. Rest day today so no running.

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