Friday 18th April 2014

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18/04/2014 at 07:16

Morning. Are we all having a little la in?

Lyrics - I could tie up the bed sheets and slide down the house

Grace won't run with me if it's raining NZC.

What:                   more bike time
Why:                    I need it
Last hard:            13/4
Last rest:             12/4

18/04/2014 at 07:18

Morning LMH You just beat me to it !

Yesterdays lyrics: Chocolate Girl by Deacon Blue

What: 30mins Steady

Why: to get back into it

Cracking cold sunny morning up here. Frost on car windscreens though !Coffee and catch up.

18/04/2014 at 07:29

Don: Glad yesterdays lyrics took you back. Mrs B was in the same year at school as the Deacon Blue drummer Dougie Vipond

chicka: Enjoy your hols.

18/04/2014 at 07:46


Been up for ages but couldn't think of a lyric!

What: Folkestone 10
Why: because it's there

Have a good day.

18/04/2014 at 08:06

What: probably rest

why: on-call

last hard: Monday 

last rest: Sunday

lyrics: no

Go for it Mava!

18/04/2014 at 08:12


Lyrics: yes!

What: we'll see how many ks I clock this morning!
Why: watching Salford 10k and catching up with friends and possibly some forumites

Beautiful sunny morning (from behind glass: probably rather chilly as yet)

18/04/2014 at 08:32


What: rest (again)
Why: wounds on back too bad to risk infection by running
Last hard: removing the dressings from them yesterday
Lyrics: nope

Mava, have fun at the Folkestone 10.  We used to have a holiday flat down there and you'll run pretty much right past it.
Manically tidying as visitors arrive soon for the weekend.
Have a good one all.

18/04/2014 at 09:19

Working again today from 4.30pm and from 12.00-7.30pm tomorrow

18/04/2014 at 09:24
LOL, I was out running

What: 12.3 miles including going up Alpe d'Huez d&d before 8am local time
Bike ride later
Why: Training holiday
Last hard: I am doing a lot of solid work but not hard so last hard was Monday
Last rest: Friday 28th March
Lyrics: No
18/04/2014 at 09:25


What: Bike and Run at some point

Why: I'm up for it !

Lyrics: Nope, but I feel it!! I wanna run away

Emz- you said the wounds on your back were from your backpack??? how on earth? they sound v.sore! 

Mava- Have fun!

18/04/2014 at 11:39

Hope you have a good one mava. I lived in Dover for a while but wasn't running at the time

Nice holidaying Gobi.

My current favourite band to listen to Alehouse. Hope you have a nice day out.

You do sound sore emzap

Happy to back up yesterday's ride with another 36 miles this morning and pleasantly surprised that sitting on the saddle again wasn't as hard as I thought it would be

18/04/2014 at 12:10


What: 7.5k with some stops
Why: difficult to run and watch the race without stopping! The running that I did, though, was slightly quicker than usual. Quite a quick but decidely unexeciting two lap course around sunny Salford. And it was: nigh on perfect racing conditions.

LMH: keep hearing this particular song on the radio lately.

Mava: hope it was fun.

Gardening shortly.

18/04/2014 at 12:22

Catch up...5 miles Wed with m'boy, off road and fun but bit of a struggle. Thursday off as long haul to N Wales and back then today took him out for his hardest training run yet. 9 miles filled with hills....

Lyrics: Nope
What: As above
Why: No work so good opportunity to up his training level.
Last Hard: Just done
Last rest: Yesterday
Emzap: Ouch...brings back memories of 58 pattern webbing

Have a good day all.  Chickadeee, get ready for the time of your life and enjoy.

18/04/2014 at 12:49

All done! Bike 30 mins, run 30 mins. Was tough today.. legs quite tired. Might do some foam rolling and stretches.

4 weeks till triathlon!! 5 weeks till Cape Town! 


18/04/2014 at 13:20

Hi all, 
Chicka - enjoy
Mava - good luck!
what -10.5 miles off road.
All on trails & fields bar a couple of road crossings, amazing how a lot of the fields are bone dry now yet 6 weeks ago some were under a few inches of water!
why - too good to be stuck indoors. Garden beckons for this afternoon.
last rest - 13 days
last hard - Tuesday
lyric - possibly

18/04/2014 at 14:20


Mava - Hope it went well

LMH How are you feeling  after sunday (you too postie if your about


What: 30 minutes -2.91 miles
Why: its the plan
Last Hard: Wednesday
Lyrics No


18/04/2014 at 18:09
Hello. Well no PB at Folkestone BUT a course best by almost 7 minutes. The last time I did this race was back in 2009. So 5 years older but 7 minutes faster. And only around 40 seconds slower than my PB. I'll take that. Time was 1:39 and change. Waiting for official time.

I paced it badly and died on my a***e. Was hanging on from 8 miles. Perhaps if I'd tapered and not done a hard legs session at the gym on Wednesday I would have had that PB.

I know I worked hard. I haven't felt this shattered after a race for a while! Can I maintain that pace for another 3 miles at my half in 2 weeks? That is the question.

Hope you're all enjoying your Friday.
18/04/2014 at 18:13
Well done Mava...and yes, with a mini taper and good pacing you will crack the half! Which one is it?
18/04/2014 at 18:20

That's a good result mava and I agree with Alehouse, a little taper will make all the difference.

Surprisingly good thanks Pammie.

Don't go injuring yourself in the garden Dustin - these domestic chores are dangerous!

18/04/2014 at 18:25
Thanks LMH and alehouse. A gel or some kind of energy at half way will also help. It's Worcester Half. A friend is doing it as her first. She wants to run with me but she's an "eyeballs out till I die" type of runner and I'm not sure she'll be prepared to stick with me at the start! My half PB is now 9 years old so a tough ask!
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