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Introducing First Timer Craig (aka BoDuke)

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14/02/2012 at 20:31

My life has been put completely into context today after spending the afternoon consoling my neighbour whose house burnt down today - their boiler exploded. Luckily no-one was hurt - but they've lost everything including 2 cars as the oil tank went up too.

I say sod romance - celebrate being alive in all its wondrous guises!

15/02/2012 at 08:21
SB: bloody hell... I have no idea what to say to that one... Glad they are OK, can't begin to understand how that feels.... Puts things into perspective... My condolences to them... *stunned into silence*
15/02/2012 at 08:30

I know - crazy eh!  Just you be remembering how lucky you are to be alive and able to run!

And check you out using asterisks


Hope you had a nice evening last night? If I was 10 years younger and not married - I would have enjoyed the sight of all those firemen even more!

What's on your training programme today?

15/02/2012 at 08:46
Ten: got to love an Indian meal... All that spice and LOADS of carbs... Yummy, yum yum...

oscarr: she wasn't very happy that I got in late. There was the potential to lose bits of me that might be needed in the future if I want any more children.... Suppose it being that evening and running taking up loads of time now fair nuff...

Sam: deffo back in the game. Did the interval session and it went really well. Kept a good pace and also good on the rest bit. Very happy to be better AND outdoors!

Louisa: Im so jealous of the skiing. Never been, but got a mate in Austria who teaches... Maybe sometime I'll go and try (even if it's MK and indoors).

KR: when you need kip, you gotta do what ever to get it. Not that I struggle to sleep, once fell asleep in a nightclub next to a speaker... And not through drink either...

mcs: good to see you back in action too fella and hope the bung up clears soon.

BTW, got a new role yesterday. Going to be doing group work once day a week. Means a week training mid-March. Usually this is a week in a hotel miles away from home, but not this time. Shouldnt have much impact on this at all. New challenge and all that though.
15/02/2012 at 08:57
Sleepy, I've just fallen off my chair with laughter... Been having discussion with people at work about the 'fireman' pictures... Why can't I have nurse pictures up??? But I digress...

Cos of last night I've had to put everything back a day (didn't get in till nearly 7.... So intitvals this morning, 7 slow tomorrow and brisk session on Friday. Had to make a judgement last night so.....

Really looking forward to long run on Sunday, got map out and been planning where to go....
15/02/2012 at 09:34

Good juggling skills BoD. How did the intervals go today? You sound like your itching to get going again

Did a Sidney run today ie. very slow and numerous stops to sniff at things (Sid, not me) but it was great to feel the earth beneath me, rather than ice - and the sun was shining - so came back happy!

15/02/2012 at 09:42
SB - that's a bit spooky - there was a housefire in my street on Monday evening. Perhaps we're neighbours and don't realise it! It's a reminder to me that I really must save more photographs online.

Craig - flexibility is key to making running a lifetime pursuit.
15/02/2012 at 10:36
Glad everyone is back up and running. I have just got a copy of Ryan Giggs DVD of core/yoga/pilates. Really enjoying it (which is very sad I know!)
15/02/2012 at 10:57
Kevster - don't you mean "core, yoga and philandering"?
15/02/2012 at 13:36

Nice run to work this morning swear I ran past Vassos Alexander on the Monsal Trail......who? Okay he is the sports guy on radio 2 with Chris Evans in a morning..............very busy in Bakwell today as school holidays brings all the kids and grandparents to the Peak District.  Cant beat a new job Craig for a fresh outlook.....all the best with that.

Ryan Giggs doing core yoga philandering sounds strange to me. Mind you he has stayed fit all his career!!!  Footballers they need the money from health and fitness CDs dont they!!

15/02/2012 at 14:17
Sam: the intervels were great. Hard work overall, but need to get on the old iMac to check the splits. Very quick though (for me). I'm so motivated again, looking forward to a smooth couple of hard work months to Paris, no illnesses or injuries. Starting to really visualise the run. Also been looking at the marathon's Facebook page, which is quality! Do you count the 'sniffing' sessions as a rest point or not??? Easy way of arranging fartlet intervals???

Arrrrhhhhhhhh poor Ryan Giggs. He might need to do yoga videos, I hear that super injunctions are really expensive to request... Also house fires suck, a girlfriend almost burnt her house down when she put a fake log on an open fire.... It was a very convincing plastic log....
15/02/2012 at 15:50
LOL @ the plastic log. An ex-girlfriend, I assume Was it a devious test devised by you - to ensure that your future children would inherit some brains?
15/02/2012 at 16:07
15/02/2012 at 20:34
Deffo an ex. Think she was a bit drunk at the time, we were students. Lovely house in the South Downs outside Winchester, all painted white.... Cost a fortune in paint...

By the way. I've not had any Nicorette since Friday eating everything in the world, but now nicotine free!!!!
15/02/2012 at 21:27
BoDuke wrote (see)I find myself also singing themes to Cbeebies OUTLOUD - not good! Are you going to send e your carb loading plan and then I can alter it if need.

My life has been put completely into context today after spending the afternoon consoling my neighbour whose house burnt down today - their boiler exploded. Luckily no-one was hurt - but they've lost everything including 2 cars as the oil tank went up too.

Good grief! What can you say....I guess my sprained ankle is no longer a problem!

16/02/2012 at 08:16
After a week in a household breeding colds and viruses, I have finally succumbed The cough started yesterday and I feel lethargic this morning.

I had been considering making this week a cut-back week before stepping up to my 18 mile long run next week, so it looks like the decision has been made for me. I will definitely give today's interval session a miss.

On the plus side, I've doubled the number of strict, unassisted pull-up's that I can do!.... to two I love that exercise - it's so damned hard!
16/02/2012 at 08:24

Morning all!

Ruth - yip it makes everything seem a bit insignificant doesn't it?  I've been trying to think of what I would try to save if it ever happened to us - animals and us aside of course -  and I don't think there's anything that I would risk my life for!  But like Tenjiso reminded me - all vital documents and photos have now been copied and backed up.  It's not having the basics that you take for granted that's the hassle! Family now safely installed in a spare house btw and being very inspiringly stoical now that the tears and panic have stopped.  Hope your ankle isn't too painful though Ruth.

Yay BoD - good for you mate - very proud of you!

16/02/2012 at 08:32
On train to work, going to fill some forms in about other peoples' forms on other peoples' form... Work that one out....

Got my seven slow in this morning. First five were a constant 11:00 and the last two about 10:40 as I realised I was going to be late... Not that 40 seconds makes much difference to be honest. Got in, drank a pint of skimmed milk, ate four Weetabix with another half pint of milk and showered. Thinking about what SB said, have to consider myself an athlete now. Who else would get up at 4:30 and do that (apart from crazy people)....

Ruth, will get plan over shortly. Wholemeal pasta... Yumm.

Ten: bummer fella. Fingers crossed again. But great work on the pull up. See what I mean? They are amazing!!!
16/02/2012 at 08:43

Go Tenjiso - I can't even do one! With a cold too - putting us all to shame - need to start doing some press ups or at least something to make myself feel less wimpy! Get well soon.

You are being impressively disciplined BoD -  extra brownie points for you.  Do you have a claim form for those?

Am sat here being useless while some chappies put loft insulation in for us - typical that the cold snap is now over! Bet they think I am some sort of computer geek sat here tapping away in the study  LOL

16/02/2012 at 08:47
Hi Craig - cor, that was an early start. Good work!  I did actually upgrade this session to 7 easy on the week's plan that I posted end of last week for this week (it may have been when you were spending more time than usual in the smallest room) but just a heads up that it's as well to look at the weekly plan I post, as I do tweak it based on what's happened in the previous week. Anyway, so those last two miles were spot on! Two rest days in a row comin' up! And then a challenging long run - great opportunity to practise your fuelling options.
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