Friday 15th February 2013

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15/02/2013 at 07:18


Lyrics - Lazy gilly was a flower child

RFJ - sounds sensible if you want a good performance on Sunday.

How about you Dustin - are you still doing the double at the weekend?

You fully recovered now NZC? Hope you can enjoy your run with company on Sunday.

Blisters - great that you're happier with your swimming. Persistent pays.

What:                     rest or 30 minutes easy with Grace
Why:                      tired but may need to destress after work
Last hard:              eating three courses last night
Last rest:                4/2


15/02/2013 at 07:55

Yesterday's lyrics were Cupid (draw back your bow), Sam Cook

What: 22 min walk to hospital
Why: brachytherapy

Lyrics: no idea!
15/02/2013 at 08:58

Morning all & happy Friday
LMH - great to be able to throw in 20 milers "easy" ; - )
eating 3 courses is never hard, maybe thats my problem...
Blisters - good work in the water
AleH - good luck today...
RFJ - your decision may well influence mine....did 6 easy with the club last night, all of whom running 10 or 20 on Sunday, so rather than run two half hearted races, its better to get one decent race in. Saturday will be a 4 hour round trip, for an hour easy jog on mud that I can experience 100yards from home. Sunday is a 15 minute drive (if that) with a load of club guys....
what - 2 or 3 easy
why - ease up ahead of Sunday
last rest - a week ago
last hard - making racing decisions
lyric - no idea
have a great weekend

Edited: 15/02/2013 at 08:59
Dubai Dave    pirate
15/02/2013 at 10:54

40min: good to see you, I will be home in May so may end up racing you soon enough!

Today is DD1's B'day, he's hyper

What: 12 miles easy
Why: its what a long run consists of at the moment cos it's all about the bike
Last hard: yesterday's swim set
Last rest: 27.01
Lyrics: not a clue
15/02/2013 at 12:50

Afternoon all.

What; I wanted a 10km run, but it's snowing and I'm not allowed to get the cast wet, and if I run with a plastic bag over it, it'll still get wet, just from the inside!
Why: I'd like to get some training in for this half!

Good luck today Ale
Happy birthday little DD
hope you managed to make a decision

Fingers crossed I can get out in the next hour, but it may have to wait till the weekend...

Have a good one all.

15/02/2013 at 13:03

afternoon all

hyper happy birthday to dd1

alehouse, good luck today

what: little gym work,tai chi

why: rest day

last hard: weds

last easy: yesterday

have a good weekend all

15/02/2013 at 13:49

Hi all!
What: Nothing today. But I am going to get my medical certificate sorted for the Paris half after work... 
Why: Resting before Brighton half on Sunday. 
Last hard: Monday 6k (curtailed from 11k due to knee).
Last rest: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. Left knee was really uncomfortable yesterday but seems ok today. Could have been the weather?! Really hoping to crack 2 hours on Sunday..............
Lyrics: Nope.

15/02/2013 at 14:07

Supposed to be a rest day but ended up doing 13 miles easy.  Will rest tomorrow! 

Lyrics - no!

15/02/2013 at 14:20

Morning all (it is morning over here)

Eee happy birthday DD!  Enjoy hyper, hyper is good, and goes well with running.

NZC - glad it's nothing serious.

Delighted to see 40min still doing the scary stuff.  Btw, son1 has returned to flatland, along with his partner, so playing on Dartmoor won't happen so often, schade.  Take colds seriously and keep the moving parts in order, yes?

Alehouse - had to google brachytherapy.  It seems I missed something. However, we can only run with the bodies we've got, and I'm not sure how much of a difference that makes, once you're out of the elites, if you see what I mean.  Onwards, upwards, whatever.

Me? A happy trot up Corey Hill in Brookine, where I am staying with my mum. It is a lovely hill, and I have a very good view of it from her flat in the Senior Centre.  It was a lovely day, but with a high danger of black ice - the mega snow is crisscrossed by canyons (pavements) where the trickle of melting snow in the day freezes to a glaze of ice overnight.  So I took real good care over potentially skiddy bits..

..and kissed the concrete on a perfectly dry stretch, where my attention strayed and I didn't take in a minute unevenness of pavement.  I expect to have a black eye and a stiff hand for a bit, which should amuse my mother's colleagues at table.

You don't have to have PD to fall over - some of you have demonstrated that - but I believe it helps.  My mum was gracious enough not to make "you shouldn't be running.." noises.  She Knows better.

This place has not only got a hill, but my mum's flat is on the 7th floor.

Take care all.


Edited: 15/02/2013 at 14:21
15/02/2013 at 14:41

Oh no, not another victim of the ice   Stickless take care.

Donaldo a 13 miler does not count as a rest day!

15/02/2013 at 15:18

stickless - ouch - good to hear you still in good spirits though!

emzap, definitely not!  It was just such a beautiful day and I had to drop my wifes car off at her work....which happens to be 13 miles away so instead of getting the bus home, I just thought I'd run it!  Tomorrow I shall not run a single step!

15/02/2013 at 15:26

Great to read your posts again!
I was wondering about your son & GF, hope they enjoyed their brief time in Devon.  I  recall spending a bit of time with them in a pub on one of our club social events, don't recall what the event was, but I recall the pub...

Home in May, possibly Ivybridge 10K then?  I'm sure you can find the start line.  Hope birthdaty celebrations go well!

Me?  Enjoying a rest day, long run of 26.2 Kilometres tomorrow.


15/02/2013 at 16:46

Well I did it, got out for 4 miles, I think the slowest I've run for about 5 years...just can't run fast and keep my balance though right now, so concentrating more on the mileage than the speed.  Feeling very very unconfident about this half going to sign up for a 10 miler that's next weekend i think to see how I get on!

Donaldo pleased to hear it wasn't considered a rest day!

15/02/2013 at 16:51

Ouchy ouch, Stickless . If it's any consolation ... I still have huge scars on both knees as well as my right hand from a November tumble. Black eye sounds mean

donaldo wrote (see)

Supposed to be a rest day but ended up doing 13 miles easy.  Will rest tomorrow! 

Lyrics - no!

13 is not exactly a rest day, donaldo . Enjoy tomorrow's rest.

what: 15 miles at dark o'clock this morning
why: MLR of the week
last rest: Monday
last hard: Wednesday
lyrics: no

15/02/2013 at 17:02


Stickless, that sounds painful. Indeed plenty of falls, we'd better invest in a stock of Arnica/Traumeel cream, gel and pills. 

LMH: I am positively envious of your ability to knock out 20M that easily. But you give me something to aim for! I'll start with aiming for what Donaldo and Chickadee do midweek

What: 10 repeats of car park stairs=1040 steps, + run there and back for 1hr10' total

Why: not even a mole hill in sight for hill training

last hard: that was

last rest: thursday

lyrics: nope

15/02/2013 at 17:17

Oh Stickless - not you as well.  Hope  you are ok otherwise, as well as you can be. 

Take care everyone  kissing pavements is not to be done 

My mum would have said put more water in it next time. Recover well

15/02/2013 at 17:28

Pammie that's what my Grandma says too!

15/02/2013 at 17:58

I took donaldo's rest day - but will probably do less miles tomorrow than he has today!

Sorry to hear about your fall Stickless, there does seem to be a lot of it about. Hope you heal quickly.

Tinebeest - it's been a long time coming.

Alehouse - hope it went well.

emzap - I admire your determination to still do something!

chickadeee - your commitment puts me to shame.

15/02/2013 at 19:46


My pc froze when trying to start this thread this morning

Oh well

What:4M Steady

Why: Just getting back.

Catch up soon.

15/02/2013 at 20:32


Thanks for the kind thoughts! For Stickless (and others who missed last autumn's news) I had an op on my Achilles on October 17th, and whilst recovering discovered that I had prostate cancer, hence today's treatment (brachytherapy= radiooactive seeds implanted into the prostate).

Everything seemed to go to plan and after being admitted at 7.30 was back from theatre by 11, and home for 4.30. It will be months, or even years, before we know how successful things have been. Back in 6 weeks or thereabouts for first check up which I believe will include a scan. Feeling a bit bruised this evening, and I guess it will be worse in the morning. Only to be expected!

I too, had problems getting onto RW this morning: I was going to start the thread but could only get on through my phone and I couldn't be bothered to fiddle with it! I know from other threads that others have had problems this week, too.

Please can you all stay on your feet!! And please all recover quickly from the falls!

Edited: 15/02/2013 at 20:33
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