Friday 23rd March

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23/03/2007 at 01:03
..I'm poor but I'm kind,
I'm short but I'm healthy yeah..

5 miles this morning, 6 miles tonight.

Why: FLM beckons, last chance this next couple of weeks to get big miles in.

Lyrics.. album about 10 years old, big seller for the lady in question. She re-launched it about 2 years ago as an acoustic/unplugged version. Class album but I think I prefer the re-launch actually.
23/03/2007 at 05:59

I'm up before Xerxes again!

What: 100 lengths or so this evening?

Lyrics: of my first CDs - a present from flat mates i think. Must be at least 10 years old...
23/03/2007 at 06:07
Morning peeps.

Congratulations to the Internationalists MTB and Ultra.

Dad of Two:Belated welcome.

StuartG: A belated well done on your 5k pb.

BDP: Hope the six goes ok. I instantly thought Club to Toll, 3 laps of Battery Park then along Splash and back to Club !

What: A 35 min run on a cauld and frosty morning. No wind again. Sun rising as the day was breaking. It was good to be out.

Have a good one peeps.

PS: Get well soon Jon Pepper, if you're looking in.

Do2    pirate
23/03/2007 at 07:47
Morning from me and my little girl! - Sitting beside me playing "educational" games on the 'pooter.

What - Depends but certainly another trip to hospital involved.
Why - No news from hospital yet this morning re little boy - on drip last night to rehydrate & his mummy been with him allthrough though.
Next run - hopefully before Sunday's HM @ Stafford

Yesterday's lyrics: Billy Bragg - From A Vauxhall Velox

She said do these seats fold down
I said if you pull that handle
All the time shed been waiting for
Something with a little more
And all her mates on the new estates
Were walking out in confetti and sunshine

Her mother read her mail
And her dad was a policeman
Which I must say worried me
But some things have just got to be
So we passed very fast like ships in the night
Or cars in a contraflow system

Some people say love is blind
But I think thats just a bit short-sighted
Some people just want it now
It doesnt matter where or how
Satisfaction takes a second place
So long as they can get excited

Today's lyrics - Yes I know them - think I have some of her stuff somewhere, must look later.
debbo    pirate
23/03/2007 at 07:51

I'm off to Windermere today on a pirate training weekend, including two coached swim sessions, the Coniston 14 and a long bike ride. And of course a few sessions in the pub! Back on monday.

What: 10 mile turbo TT
Why: schedule
Last hard: sunday
Last rest: tuesday

Have a good weekend all!
Dubai Dave    pirate
23/03/2007 at 07:52
Morning all

What; 4.2k middle leg of relay team, 18-01
Why: Am club team manager so had to be there
Last hard: today, it was a hilly loop and getting warm (34C)
Last rest : Yesterday

DoT: Hugs to your little boy

Happy running

Lyrics: Nope
23/03/2007 at 08:06
morning all,

DoT - hope your little 'un is on the mend.

MikeS - not the best start for the cycling! hope you get sorted soon.

IW - might see you sat then! (I'll be the tall one in the shef RC vest)

What: nowt / keeping loose
Why: Coniston tomorrow

Lyrics: yep
23/03/2007 at 08:06

hope your boy gets out today and feeling better DO2, very worrying

I/Wifey - sounds like a fab weekend up in windermere, hope you enjoy it. actually it's down in windemere isn't it!

enjoyed wardi's skiing sign. and i know wardi's lyrics. phew i thought i was going a week on no ideas

poor mikeS, don't know what you did to deserve this lot but you really get some rotten luck. but you found the evidence of morceli's secret training sessions with livepool harriers ;-)

AF - looks like you're coming to fruition. like a coiled spring (did you see that detectives episode where louis and dave took the potion in the gym!)

congrats to matttb on selection, show down with gobi scheduled!

scobos - enjoyed your report on the training camp, thanks for posting that

glad K9 is progressing and melli has been spotted
hope vrap ok after pavement crash

NZC - maybe take a pillow - may ease the neck on the journey. yes M is mark (my husband), had knee arthroscopy on wednesday.
thank you for all the well wishes for M - he had a rough day yesterday in bad pain but managed to get a couple of snatches of an hour or so sleep last night so hoping he's turned a corner. feel so sorry for him and i can't do anything to help

what - still bimbling out a recovery week
why - taking longer than i expected to get sunday's hilly race out of the legs
last hard - sunday
last rest - wednesday

23/03/2007 at 08:08
Morning all,

Mike S, you are due to hit a rich vein of good luck soon, surely? Hope you are alright indeed and the bruises cuts heal quickly.
On that stretch along the river there are quite a lot of markings, aren't there? Used to work in Liverpool regularly and have run along there often and looked across the river assuming you were running over there.

What: rest
Why: legs feel yesterday's effort + long race tomorrow
Last rest: monday
Last hard: wednesday
Lyrics: even without extra info (must be dead easy then :-)
23/03/2007 at 08:10
heal well Mike S
Nrg-glad to hear yourbrother is better-hope FLI is soon out of hospital as well
23/03/2007 at 08:12

Iron Wifey - have a lovely weekend

Stickless - sorry to hear your doubts about the marathon. Is it too late to change to the half?

WP - glad the run went well but make sure you look after that cold. My daughter has a real stinker at the mo.

Scooby - I like the new James Bond aswell

DoT - Hope your little boy is home soon

NZC - hate days like that. Isn't Roturua next month?

What: 7 miles easy
Why: It makes me happy

Enjoy the day
23/03/2007 at 08:15
I know the lyric aswell. Don't know whether to thank my husband or daughter for that!
23/03/2007 at 08:21

Debbo- Enjoy your weekend hope the weather is kind to you all.But sessions in the pub as well :-)

Dot- Hope your little one can come home soon.

Mike- Take care

Stickless- hope it all goes well for you and maybe downgrade to half?

K9-Good to see you hanging in there

Happiness- I cant praise Emu Oil enough...I do thank you.....virus has taken hold so I have phoned in sick and will not run as planned today(drat)

What: Lemsips
Why; visus

But Hoping tomorrow I will be better and can ran if not I look forward to Sunday instead:-)
23/03/2007 at 08:21
Well done MtB and Gobi on your call ups. A local female runner is also in that one - she was about 5th overall at Draycote I think.

MikeS - more bad driving. The same thing happened to me when I was 12 in Beverley. Were you wearing a crash helmet? I don't like to when I'm on my bike - a bit old school but I get told off now:-)

I've not run for 2 days and I'm seriously contemplating pulling out of FLM. Training has been so hit and miss - one 95 mile week, a few 80s and lots of 70s. This has been due to niggles, trying to start a business etc. etc. I did state a couple of weeks ago I felt I needed one really big week to tell myself I deserve to do well. I look at the training some on here have put in since January with admiration and see the progress they are making. I feel I'm not up there with them.

If I run at FLM like I ran at East Hull (even allowing for the wind) I'm looking at a 2:50 marathon, which I don't really want to do. The minimum I would want to feel capable of doing would be 2:45 to justify being on the Championship start. I've not run a qualifying time for that since January 2005 so even partly doubt whether I should be there anyway.

As Wardi and TmR said, it's time to squeeze in the last few big miles now but I can barely manage 5 at a time without the calf hurting badly. If I'd done the training AF has done I'd see my fitness as in the bank and time to rest up, but I haven't, so I don't.

More massage and ultrasound yesterday and we went to look at the same gym FL goes to last night (he was sitting there watching telly pretending to cycle:-)).

What I do plan to do is to run what I can without aggravating the situation and put in equivalent time on CV machines to maintain some of what I have. If nothing else I'll get well acquainted with the Cricket World Cup:-).

If I run I risk the body dropping to bits like it did after 14 miles at Hull. Remember that happening at FLM 2005. Then missed FLM 2006 due to injury. Would hate a hat-trick of failure. I wonder if the BR 2004 vintage will ever reappear or if he submerged himself for good during the streak of 2005...

23/03/2007 at 08:23
No idea on lyrics
23/03/2007 at 08:26
WP - I am so pleased you have found its helped. Have a good rest today.
23/03/2007 at 08:34

Thanks for all the congrats. I'm still smiling about the news. Just hope I don't get injured between now and May.

BR-Think I might be doing a training run or two with Adela.

What: 5miles am
Why: Taper
Last Hard: Feels like all week
Last Rest: 7 days

Reading Half for me on Sunday. Race well and enjoy the weekend.
23/03/2007 at 08:39
BR, you and me both have a calf injury. The difference is my mileage since it happened has been a big zero and it's almost healed. Your problem is you can't really adopt that strategy with the FLM so close. But I'd say don't pull out; go for it. You've a huge stamina base to draw on. What you need is a confidence boost.

What. One more day of nothing I think.
23/03/2007 at 08:43
MtB - I meant the 2nd female in the race. Gym bunny club but boy she puts in some good times!
23/03/2007 at 08:45
BR- Keep your head up. Its only a calf niggle, give it a few days with plenty of stretching. Injuries always feel like they're lasting forever. FLM is only one race, there are plenty of other fast maras about later in the year.
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