Friday 12th October 2012

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12/10/2012 at 06:11

Morning from a dreich (wet) West of Scotland.

Todays lyrics:You gotta take your time You gotta say what you say

Yesterdays lyrics: Snow Patrol and 'Tell me that you open your eyes.'

What:4.5M Steady in rain

Why: Habit, the running and the rain.

Back later

Brekkie now calling.

12/10/2012 at 06:47


Summer and beaches NZC - you're teasing us! Summer feels like an age ago already, maybe because we didn't get much of one. It's pitch black at this time of morning and getting too dark to manage without a light in the house by about 1700hrs.

OH - could be just that you aren't running anywhere near as often.

What:           rest or 30 minutes easy, should be rest really
Why:            taper/knee/RHR and glands are up again
Last hard:     struggling through the taper
Last rest:      7/10

Lyrics - no. Should know birks lyrics but not doing very well at the moment.

At least it's Friday.

12/10/2012 at 09:15

Happy Friday all,
get well,healing vibes,best wishes and so on to ALeH, Paddy and LmH
I just hope no-one googles 'baby oil' and 'body glide' and ends up with the website I just got.... 
Ah yes rain...seen plenty of that the past 2 days
lyric - think I do

well an unexpected double yesterday: 4.85m along the Thames at lunchtime. Coaching services not required for U11s last night so did the club steady/slow run, another 5.3 miles in ~52 mins.
Today - nada
Why - Rest ahead of tomorrows Hampshire League xc
last hard - trying to get going a second time yesterday
last rest - aujourd'hui

lovely weekend everyone

12/10/2012 at 09:59

What: Depends what I feel like when I finish work
Why:Influenza immunisation clinic all day tomorrow, so no chance to get out then
last hard: 5 miles yesterday evening (I don't know why it was hard.)
Last rest: Wednesday

lyrics: not a clue

Birkmyre -   You are certainly a creature of habit
(I don't do anything before breakfast)

LMH  - not sure I want to hear that

Welcome EG87 (but you need to post in current day's entry)

Dustin "Googling baby oil ..." LOL
This reminds me of the time our nursing manager googled "single sex", with regard to hospital planning.  Her education was certainly supplemented!!

Edited: 12/10/2012 at 10:02
12/10/2012 at 10:06


Anyone else racing tomorrow apart from Dustin?

What: exercise bike, perhaps, plus stretches and upper body work
Why: these have lapsed rather due to other matters!

Lyrics: no

Good to see you back, EG87...tell us more about your race(s)!

Tom: I guess yesterday's tests were to rule other things out. Now its a waiting game until the next appointment, which I am trying to bring forward so that I can have the Achilles op. Awaiting a phone call or email. Anyway it has given me the chance to read what must now be last week's AW: the endurance issue. A good read, particularly about the 1970s National and International XC...not had AW for years. Do you (or anyone else) get it?

Edited: 12/10/2012 at 10:10
12/10/2012 at 10:27

morning all

lmh, yes teh mornings are drawing in for sure!

ALehouse I am racing tomorrow, 5 miles xctry.  Should be muddy!

nice one dustin on the double! Good luck tomorrow

what: nothing at all

why: bit washed out today

last hard: riunning with imtermediates last night because the one I was keeping company peeled off home and then I had to up the pace to catch the leaders!

last easy: wednesday

Building my running ever so carefully, its feeling good at the moment and the weight is moving slowly slowly

anyway, have a good weekend all, happy running

12/10/2012 at 10:30

Enjoy the mud, Wabo! My weight is moving slowly, slowly...upwards! And it will probably go up even more when I have the Achilles op: I'm hardly likely to burn many calories for a month or two!

12/10/2012 at 12:07

But you could have an upper body to rival Arnie's Alehouse - especially if you're on crutches for long

Good news Wabo - both the weight and the running.

OH - my doctors keep pestering me about the flu jab but despite understanding the science I'm not convinced - the one year I did have it I was ill after!

12/10/2012 at 14:05

LMH - Surely Alehouse already has more development than Arnie above the neck

12/10/2012 at 14:37

Hiya all.

What: Gym
Why: Haven't been all week
Last hard: Tuesday
Last rest: Yesterday

Lyrics: Got 'em!

12/10/2012 at 18:22

I think he most probably does OH

Ok voices of taper reason - I'm planning an hour long easy run tomorrow and either another of the same on Sunday or an hour on the turbo and a 30 minute easy run on Monday having had a rest day today and planning another on Tuesday as I'm at a conference all day - how does that sound?

12/10/2012 at 18:31


OH: Yeah I sure am a creature of habit.

ale: Used to buy AW and Athletics Toda y(until AT sadly folded back in 1993.) I haven't bought an AW in about 8 years. The last one I bought I think, was the Sub 4 minute mile 50 th Anniversary Edition back in May 2004.

12/10/2012 at 18:47


sorry being absent a few days been busy working and sleeping and getting agitated with other cyclists at 6am when its still dark though had lights they were dressed in black, 3 mornins this week probably the same culprits... Sorry just makes me mad This is on the cycle paths

Deep breaths

Alehouse sorry to hear your delays in your op and everything hope they'll be no more

There's a new parkrun at southend, well shoeburyness inaugural tomorrow thats where i'll be luckily i managed a shift swap tonight

What: 3 mile cycle, 20 ish minute run and another cycle just under 4 miles
Why: keeping it easy before tomorrow
Last Hard: seeing other cyclists
Lyrics  not today

12/10/2012 at 19:26


Smiled at OH's Arnie comment!

Pammie: hope tomorrow is good! I have been at a few "new" parkruns...quite exciting! And yes, some cyclists seem to have a death wish!

Other news: having discussed matters with urology nurse and Achilles consultant, am going to have the Achilles op on 17th (next weds) and the prostate tests the following week. It was generally thought that a few days longer to wait on the prostate front was not a significant risk.

12/10/2012 at 20:31

Good news Alehouse.

Enjoy tomorrow Pamie.

12/10/2012 at 21:21

LMH you prompted me to get out for an easy 3 mile (round Scapa) after work.
2 layers including Merino on top, Gore long bottoms for first time this year

Alehouse - seems good advice. Hope all goes well

Blisters    pirate
12/10/2012 at 21:41

Evening folksies.
Some definite signs of winter coming through in the training reports today. Looking at the weather maps I see that northern Scotland is having that weather we had in the South a couple of days ago (my kit is still wet).

Swim tonight, 64 lengths (1 mile) in pb time of 43 mins. Well, I was short of time so was prepared to give it a bit of welly, and there was one lad who chose to start each length shortly after me. I could manage to get a few metres break, but no distance. 10 lengths and I was becoming unreasonably annoyed. So I let him ahead so I could get a tow and nearly swam straight up his trunks. Eventually I got my own lane for mental solitude and focus.

Whinjuries are starting to show up, nothing of note, just a bit of massage or rest. They will be placed into the "ignore" box.

Tomorrow I've decided to cycle solo, so I can be home for 11. It looks like it could be chilly. By the way, have a guess what part of the body Assos cream is for.

12/10/2012 at 22:21

Blisters - that's one reason I hate lane swimming
Oh for the open sea ...

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