Sub 3h15

For anyone trying to crack the 3h15 barrier anywhere in the world

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30/11/2012 at 17:15
Retro tech ahoy!

We still have a proper old school record player with tape decks but there are also 11 (yes, 11) iPods/iPhones/iPad in the house and 4 docking stations. Far better quality than vinyl (although the cupboards full of plastic and CDs always look like you actually have a tangible product).

Even moved to kindle recently, the thought of which used to make me shudder but my wife is a prolific reader so it has probably paid for itself already.

Have started more structured swim sessions following the first few swim sessions in Fink's Ironfit book (on kindle!) and feel like my technique is improving which is nice. 45min spin today, swim again tonight - foot still not up to running.

PS, sky+ is excellent you bunch of Luddites
30/11/2012 at 17:35
You lot are sooooo cutting edge. I don't even have a tin opener (theres a useful thing on a 40y.o. Swiss army knife that does the trick)

It's chuffing parky out there, well below freezing, good luck to anyone out there running at Gul o'clock tomorrow

I was in Trafalgar Square today and wandered past Chandos - whose round is it next time? Minni must be loaded after saving all that money on Sky.....
30/11/2012 at 18:03

As last year Poacher, if I get sub 3:15 it'll be champers all round!

Its so cold here.  Never been above freezing.  And its darker than anywhere else.  My town is very small and so street lights are limited and I'm running round and round the same roads night after night.    (Previously I've been able to sneak away during the day for runs but that's not possible at the moment).  Better be worth it come April!

Where's Ant by the way? 

 

30/11/2012 at 19:05
If its going to be proper vintage champers, then maybe a small 3.14.59 train would be in order.....mine's a pint of Dom Perignon with a sparkler in it....
30/11/2012 at 20:49
Can openers! I thought we were all fitness freaks on here and only ate fresh food.

8 miles along the towpath this evening without managing to fall in the canal. Pitch black it was, and a little creepy or am I just a bit of a wuss. But very enjoyable, saves running up and down the A4 breathing in rush hour car fumes.

Looking forward to the Pomagne, Minni.
30/11/2012 at 21:04

thats what you get for living in the sticks minni.

 Taking my daughter to the parkrun tomorrow, so could post my slowest ever time.

30/11/2012 at 22:22

Here I am, Minni! I've been away from the thread while I had a visit from Ma Ant (10 days) and also was getting myself sorted viz a viz orthotics and a knee support, as said articulation was giving me so much gip I could hrdly walk. Between runs, that is, as I've managed to keep up about 25 miles a week,  which considering I've been feeling so achy, stiff and creaky is a miracle.

The weather here's been atrocious all week but is still not all that cold. I am actually looking forward to some really cold, bright mornings...

I will do the decent thing and read back properly, but for now I wish you all a good weekend's running/racing.

30/11/2012 at 22:37

I have a record player, two double tape decks and two VHS recorders. I think I still have a Sony Walkman somewhere too. They still work. Mind you, I also have DVD players, ipods and Sky+. 

30/11/2012 at 22:42
moof wrote (see)
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.

I'm surprised my wife hasn't got an American accent with all the sky + american series she watches (mostly when I am out runnnig!). We have still got the Olympic opening ceremeony on sky +.

OO - respect to the vinyl. I have got my Technic decks & mixer to play my dance vinyl on and a USB turntable to convert it all to MP3's - it's the future. SOme of the stuff I have got you can't download.

Minni - we just have the basic sky and no sports. My lad was a flag bearer the other week for Leicester City which was on sky sports - had to get the inlaws to "tape it". Showing my age by saying that!

20p videos from ther charity shop is brilliant Keir. Sadly I had to give away my Kylie & Metallica videos to my local charidee shop as we don;t have one anymore. Hopefully there is a teenager somewhere very happy!

30/11/2012 at 23:20

I'm glad you're back Ant.  Are you sorted with the orthotics now?  I've never had them myself but know it can take a good bit of tweaking to get them right.

I still have my pink sony clock radio I got for my 13th birthday.  Its been by my bed ever since.  And also the space invaders game I got about the same time.

Wonder how DS2 got on.

Blisters    pirate
30/11/2012 at 23:43

I love my vinyl and can't abide it when my kids get their ipods and try to play hissy tinny crap through weeny speakers. It sounds like the rubbish you get when you've been put on hold by the dentist's receptionist. One daughter even plays her stuff through the mono speaker in the laptop. I was so frustrated that I went to the HiFi shop and bought a proper docking station that linked through the decent stereo. It's never used. I thought I'd educated them.

Bed? yeah, good idea, especially if I want a decent run tomorrow.

30/11/2012 at 23:48

Dr Dre beats headphone are supposed to be really good quality Blisters although very expensive. The technology is also incoporated into some HP laptops and HTC phones to give a better sound for the reasons above. I do agree, but can't afford to support his theory!

01/12/2012 at 09:52
knight rider wrote (see)
moof wrote (see)
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.

I'm surprised my wife hasn't got an American accent with all the sky + american series she watches (mostly when I am out runnnig!). We have still got the Olympic opening ceremeony on sky +.

 

 

 

You might want to check that KR. I had it, but it disappeared. Presumably because it was too old. If there's a way to stop old things vanishing please do share it!

01/12/2012 at 09:57
We've still got some Olympic coverage on "tape" Speedy, only seems to delete when the box is full.

Dance music, Kylie AND Metallica! Quite an eclectic mix there KR!
01/12/2012 at 12:05

Hmm, my Sky+ box is nowhere near full, but stuff seems to disappear after a couple of months. 

01/12/2012 at 12:07
Has DS2 returned from bootcamp?

Nice to see you doing your bit for Jantastic Ant, you film star! Are you setting up the Consistently Consistant sub 3:15 again?
01/12/2012 at 12:26

Good to hear from Ant - hope everything is going well for you.

All this talk of gramophones makes me feel very nostalgic - I've still got my vinyl collection easily to hand so that whenever Mrs L and I fancy a romantic meal I can dig out some Billy Bragg and Half Man Half Biscuit. 

Fingers crossed for DS2.

Appreciate Minni's generosity in April - luvvly jubberly bubbly

13 off road miles for me this morning - jacket and gloves, but still wearing shorts. Having said that it was a tad chilly and I had to ask elder Lorenzito to undo my laces when I got back as they'd frozen solid thanks to breaking the ice on a few ankle deep puddles towards the end of the run. Good preparation for tomorrow's XC race and next week's Brutal.

 

01/12/2012 at 12:27

Blisters - StReaming -(although i do steaming quite regular too). Spotify (or  napster or others)- download it onto your PC and your i phone and there you have it. I can presently dial up any song I want and listen to it instantly. virtually every song by every artist ever recorded a few clicks away. Stick it through a connector into your hi fi or put it into your docking station or buy a sonos wifi speaker or just get some decent headphones and you are pretty much done. There is a subscription version and a free version. Napster is free I think.  The future is already here. Just freesat here - 57 channels and nothin on..

6 last night and 6 this am all at around 8mm - binned long run due to a ratlly chest - have way round coughed up a lung but ok .

01/12/2012 at 12:44

No Sky in our house either - iPlayer is more than sufficient. Talking of the BBC, who's everyone voting for on Sports Personality of the Year. I'm torn between Wiggo, Jess Ennis and Mo but I also heard an interview with Nicola Adams the other day and she was just fab. Would love it if she won!!!

All this talk of cycling long distances has got me salivating at the prospect of getting my bike out again post VLM.

Have also just signed up for my first ever Sportive - the 90 mile Surrey Sussex Scramble at the beginning of June. Might be coming to TR and Keir for some hints and tips.

 

01/12/2012 at 14:27

90m through Surrey and Sussex will presumably be somewhat hilly - sounds like a great outing.

Follow up on XC spikes as recommended by PMJ/Joolska - first outing this morning, much easier to run in, PB & 3rd place at Parkrun.  Spikes are the future, highly recommended if you're sliding around in the mud this winter

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