Friday 22nd March 2013

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22/03/2013 at 07:09


Lyrics - I want something,
That's purer than the water
Like we were

We have snow on the ground, more coming down and it's forecast to snow heavily all day and most of tomorrow. It's not been an easy winter/spring for marathon training. Sunday's long run is now looking dodgy as chances are the snow will be compacted. Not sure I can run outside today either as whilst the snow is fresh and I would usually enjoy a run in it I know that I tend to engage my core more and as my back is already sore I'm not sure this is a good idea. Will assess when I walk Grace and run at the gym if necessary.

What:           easy run
Why:            I need miles
Last hard:     not being able to run for ages
Last rest:      18/3

Yesterday's lyrics - Danger Zone by Kenny Loggins from one of my all time favourite films.

22/03/2013 at 07:41

morning & happy friday!
Birks having a lie in?
Blisters - good news with the pay rise, good news getting the bike fixed
what - something short and sweet
why - Friday is easy/rest day
last hard - stretching
last rest - a week ago

Might struggle to get the long run in this weekend, or will have to be early...Essex tomorrow (Schools Inter-counties) and Sunday Crystal Palace (National Biathlon final), Oh and hockey double fixture weekend too.

No snow darn sarf, but still wet and cold. Tbh this is the sort of weather I prefer, not too hot, but not so cold that its uncomortable (seldom below zero since January).

Was wrong with yesterdays lyric, and not brimming with confidence for today.

R.I.P. Pietro Mennea, sprint legend

Edited: 22/03/2013 at 07:42
22/03/2013 at 08:00


No snow here, but freezing- good thing I checked the last temperature readings before heading out: gloves and hat needed.

I have been training this week, but was cut off from internet and phone at home, thanks to a "migration" and upgrade for my service, about which I knew nothing until I phoned the helpline the second time. Oh joy for faster internet, on a computer that is too old to notice... 

What: 5M easy

Why: getting miles in, and no stairs today

Last hard: Wednesday 3M with 5kg in the pack

Last rest: Thursday

Lyrics: sounds like something I could know, probably isn't.

Might find time to read back, might not. Train well!

22/03/2013 at 08:28

Morniig from a snow covered West of Scotland.

It's still falling and had to clear MrsB car x2 

4M Steady. Okay run.

A lie i ?, Nope just couldn't get logged on at usual time

Dustin: Agreed re your RIP Pietro Mennea a sprint legend.

Lyrics: Nope.

be back later.

22/03/2013 at 08:35

Morning all.'s pretty, but seriously, it's Spring now so go away and leave us alone. 

What: some sort of running
Why: I think the paths are finally clear enough to go out on them. Will leave the what sort of running until I see what the paths are actually like
Last hard: wanting to go out but not being able to

Blisters wow a rollercoaster of a day!
LMH glad you're finally starting to shift this thing
Ale 20 mins is 20 mins
Birks glad you enjoyed your 1st day off.  Bet Geordie is enjoying all the walks
Dustin "Not much below freezing since Jan".  We haven't had much above freezing since Jan.

As of last night I'm officially on HOLIDAY!  I still have my 1.5 days a week from home, but seeing as from next week "home" will be Cape Town for 2 weeks, I'm not too worried about that!

Advice on length of long run 1 week before the half, bearing in mind I did a practice race last weekend?  Was thinking 6-8 miles.

Have a good one all.

22/03/2013 at 08:44

emzap: Yeah he's loving all these extra walks...

22/03/2013 at 08:45


Horizontal white wet stuff that isn't settling: not even pretty here!

Emzap: I suggest 50-60 mins at a comfortable pace.

Dustin: sounds a very busy weekend, but sure you will a way to get a long run in...multiple laps of the hockey pitch?

Lyrics: no

What: rest
Why: caution, plus seeing QofP

22/03/2013 at 09:59

emzap: Hope you enjoy Cape Town.

ale it's still snowing up here.

Edited: 22/03/2013 at 10:00
22/03/2013 at 10:19

morning all

lyrics no

LMH its not looking like it will be an easy one this weekend!

what: nothing

why: 15 xctry race tomorrow morning now that will equate to 20 mile road run Ireckon, killer hills mud or snow or who knows what!!

last hard: last night

last easy: tuesday

have a good weekend all

22/03/2013 at 10:45

Is that the famous Orion 15, Wabo: ran part of the course through Epping Forestwith a friend when he lived in Buckhurst Hill. It was tough! Yes, must be worth 20 road miles, or thereabouts. It is all time on the feet!

22/03/2013 at 13:00

alehouse the very same! Nice course but as you say tough.


22/03/2013 at 13:17


4k swim D&D - LMH be quiet!!

12m on non moving bike - d&d

The weather is shite

The little Bovine fecker is still peeping through the fence but i feel he is losing interest in upsetting my plans.




22/03/2013 at 13:23

Just envious of your fish like tendencies


Good news about the bike Blister's, shame about the ring, why is it causing so much trouble though? It's not as though it's your fault is it? Unlike when Mark lost his on our honeymoon.......

22/03/2013 at 14:13

Yeah, Paddy the weather really is shite . -5, strong winds, horizontal snow this morning. Dreading my long run on Sunday. The one route where I would have a crosswind most of the time is covered in 5cm of ice. So all is left is the road. Which runs East to West, i. e. one half will be hell

Blisters: great news on the pay rise

emzap: enjoy your hols

NZChristine wrote (see)

Little Miss Happy - think the advice is good, save it all for the big day.

Straycelt - 2 half marathons - I was going to say you don't do things in halves, but then I thought that was a bit silly

What: 9km on Wellington's waterfront. Beautiful clear sunny, crisp morning. Thank you Wellington.

Why: We went to see Taj Mahal and Joan Armatrading - she was great.

Thought I saw M. while I was sitting sipping coffee in the sun. Just the back of someone who looked like her, but she was gone before I could remember her name.


Nice running - Wellington is such a great place. Wonder what M. is up to? But she has a tendency to go AWOL for a while and then bounce back with some mindboggling race result

what: 2nd MLR of the week - 15miles in above conditions
why: I'm a marathon runner - I must run
last hard: the final miles hurt
last rest: 16/3
lyrics: no idea

22/03/2013 at 15:05

Ale took your advice and did 6 miles.  As Chicka says weather is awful.  Pavements just about ok, but the off road bits covered in about 3 cm ice with a biting wind in all directions it seems!  The lake here is still frozen in places!  Now just some easy running before race day

22/03/2013 at 15:07

Look forward to the holiday and the warmth emzap!

chickadeee - you are being really determined following your schedule in the face of these awful conditions - this will be one of the reasons you're faster than me.

22/03/2013 at 15:20

Chick - Get someone to drop you off 20 miles away (into the wind!)

22/03/2013 at 16:10


What 10 commute
Why desperate times
Lyrics No

Training this year has been so haphazzard that I'm kind of thinking of ditching any goals for VLM and just fun running.

No idea of what to do next as the weather is pants.

Edited: 22/03/2013 at 16:11
22/03/2013 at 16:35

LMH: we'll see on race day if it was worth it ... knowing my luck it'll be 27 degrees and I'll die a slow and painful death in the 2nd half

Paddy: road ain't long enough (it's about 10 miles ...  )

Edited: 22/03/2013 at 16:35
22/03/2013 at 17:15

What's up postie? Illness/injury/life?

chickadeee - VLM is almost always the hottest day of the year so far - but I'd rather have that to run in than this!

7 miles on the treadie for me this morning then an unexpected window of opportunity opened this afternoon so I did the same again. Not the same as a MLR but still miles in the bank.

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