Friday 28th December 2012

16 messages
28/12/2012 at 07:52

Morning.

Lyrics - Stop your pretending

Apt on a couple of counts since it's been raining heavily since at least 0510hrs when the sound of it lashing against the window woke me. Glad I got that run in yesterday as the weather is not looking conducive for the next few days.

Blisters - you are truly a man of many talents.

What:                   easy swim
Why:                    recovery/Mark wants to go
Last hard:            2/12
Last rest:             22/12

28/12/2012 at 08:35

Back at work again and a wild wet windy morning
What: just work and hopefully dispatching daughters south - one by air, one maybe (not) by boat.
Why: working through to 6pm
Last hard: a while ago
Last rest: Christmas Day

Weather was cold but nice yesterday so got a family walk (LMH - brough of Birsay) and a run (5.7miles) - just Elspeth and I out on (JS) run

28/12/2012 at 09:18

Morning

What: Just walking Geordie

Why: Still got this heavy cold.

Catch up time.

28/12/2012 at 09:43

Morning all,

Not at work until the new year (sorry for you OH !)

What: Tennis... so probably no run.

Why: I committed to it - but I could certainly live without it!   But it's a challenge to throw the ball up into a gale, chase it and try to hit it before lands.

Last hard... it's been a while. Did a nice steady 9 miler yesterday. Still not injury-free yet though.

Last rest...  many days of lounging and overeating.

Lyrics:  No

 

28/12/2012 at 09:44
Morning!

Funeral went at least as well as these things can do, thanks.

What: drive East Mids to West Mids to North West
Why: mum's to son's then pack up car as he is moving home as his present contract has finished. He has been hit by the BBC cuts: not sure that saving ??20k or so on him is actually the answer! Hope he isn't home for long on several counts! A nice flat round the corner would be good though.

Lyrics: no
28/12/2012 at 10:52

Hello!

What:                  hill practice on treadmill followed by weights
Why:                   nothing to do at work so can go to gym during the day
Last hard:            15/12 - 18miles for first time
Last rest:             boxing day

 

28/12/2012 at 11:53
Morning all,

Legs are telling me it should be a rest day, but know my new inov8 trail shoes have arrived today, early birthday present from the missus
28/12/2012 at 12:44

Morning all

Well, the promised run this morning never happened - got up late and now at work all day until 10pm.

Will have to run twice as far tomorrow.
Sweep - what Inov8 trail shoes can you recommend?  I've got a race across country later in the year and should get some trail shoes but don't know where to start... 

28/12/2012 at 12:59
I've just got a pair of x-talon 190's, they might be a bit minimal for what your looking for, but could be worth having a look at.
I know the trailroc ones are pretty popular, and my missus has a pair of mudclaws that she thinks are great for cross country.
Probably worth finding a shop that stocks them so you can have a proper look yourself though mate.
28/12/2012 at 14:59

Blisters: impressive skills - I wouldn't know what to do with one broken CD player let alone two ...

Beautiful morning for a run today - no wind for once, full moon, stars ... loved it!

what: 11 miles of the above
why: it was the perfect morning for it
last hard: at work today
last rest: 23/12
lyrics: no

28/12/2012 at 15:36

Ok then spread my wings......

what: 2hour run, 1 with mate and 1 lonesome

why: popped button on trousers this morning Ggggrrrr

last hard: 23/12

last rest: 26/12

lyrics: not a chance

 

28/12/2012 at 16:26

Afternoon

What 8 Commute
Why Because
Lyrics no

First run in the rain for ages, which shows my current lack of mileage. Enjoyed it all the same though the legs are now aching. Rest day tomorrow and hopefuly something for Sunday. Things will stay eratic until the kids are back at school.

Oh looks like there are plenty of new faces whilst I've been away so hello to all.

28/12/2012 at 16:34

hello all, and welcome to the newbies!
Davey - there are a whole load of trail shoes. I suspect some of the choice will depend upon what your road shoes are. Personally I've found Asics, Saucony (and indeed innov8) good ones in the past. I use asics on the road.
what - mile or two easy this morning - set up and marshalled club xc for the kids. may do another 3 or 4 easy later as youngest has swim training.
why - easy day, last nights club run was just over 7 , and I was with the fast lot
last rest - 2 weeks
last hard - yesterday

lyric - not sure, yesterdays were Kraftwerk's The Model. Incidentally they are playing the Tate (southbank) early next year 

28/12/2012 at 17:37

Welcome Bri - what are you training for?

Davey - I think it's worth going to a shop, taking some advice and trying a few pairs on. That's a long shift you're working.

chickadeee - you seem to be doing quite high mileage at the moment.

Glad it went ok Alehouse. Sorry to hear that your son is looking for work again. Anything on the horizon?

28/12/2012 at 18:19

Evening all.
What: Just a gentle dog walk.
Why: Nearly went for 15k but decided to save it for Sunday. Been feeling some very minor aches and pains but I don't want to overdo it this early on in marathon training. Still parkrunning tomorrow though!
Lyrics: Don't think so.
Christmas is well and truly over isn't it? Back to sensible eating...

Blisters    pirate
28/12/2012 at 23:07

Good day to the new faces, or those sneakily hiding beneath the duvet of pseudonyms.
Lyrics: Oh very much YES.
Wife was less than pleased that I wanted to do a 3 hour run today, and reminded me of the couple of odd jobs I'd promised. Like shopping, taking Small to Slimbridge, converting a mountain of turkey into a different mountain of meatballs, etc.

I almost had enough time for something, much shorter, but hey ho.

Weather forecast definitely looks like the bike in the garage is going to get a hammering. It could be a 2 film session. Winds around here are forecast at 25 gusting 50, with the NW of Scotland getting 85mph. That's going to shake branches off trees, and cyclists off their bikes.


GGG cock to sensible eating, there's still chocolate and cake left.


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