Friday 28th September 2012

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28/09/2012 at 06:20


Todays lyrics:If you twist and turn away

Yesterdays lyrics: Europe and The Final Countdown

What:4M Easy

Why:Easy weeks running

Possibly will get news of a 6 month extension today, but my redundancy is not affected.

Back later.


28/09/2012 at 06:45

Welcome to Georginagem

Just finished some nice coffee and toast

28/09/2012 at 06:59


Hope you get good news today birks - the uncertainty isn't easy.

Good racing RFJ.

What:        would like to at least do 30 minutes easy but will see how I feel
Why:         the last LSR tomorrow is more important
Last hard:  taking a second rest day in the week
Last rest:   27/9

Lyrics - not having a good run at the moment. 


28/09/2012 at 07:38
What: just sorting out stuff before weekend
Why: last running before Nessie done
Last hard: Saturday
Last rest: Wednesday
Lyrics: no

Good news about the job extension BM

Already having thoughts about after Nessie which don't involve running!
28/09/2012 at 08:12


Gave the swim a miss last night. Did however watch a very good documentry i found on youtube about Craig Alexander. What an amazing athlete that man is! Made me think that maybe an ironman isn't beyond what i'm capable of. It was truly inspirational.

What: 5km easy
Why: Last run before race day!
Last hard: 16/09
Last rest: Yesterday.

Lyrics: Nope.

28/09/2012 at 08:12

morning all,
good news re job Birks...
belated welcome to georginagem
VLM knock back again, 14 out of 18 rejections in the last 20 years, 1yr didnt apply, 1 deferral (not that I'm counting...) 
RFJ - congrats , mile or 1500, what age group is jnr now?
what - summat easy
why - 6 tempo yest (44mins) & lsr tomorrow, xc sunday

happy crunchie munching

lyric - possibly

28/09/2012 at 08:24


Another kicking. I should have got yesterdays lyrics

Birkmyre Best of luck today fingers crossed

What: LFOTM 5km
Why: Meet some friends
Last Hard: whats that
Lyrics I daren't  say No but can't think at the mo

28/09/2012 at 09:37


Welcome GGG.

Good luck at lunchtime Pammie:  originally I had very lightly pencilled in today as a possible comeback race! Never mind, there's always some time next year.

What: 0
Lyrics: 0

Interesting times, Birks.

Dustin:  do your club get London entries?

28/09/2012 at 09:59

What: No running today, just 10 minutes cycle to the station and back.
Why: Resting until Sunday for Bristol. My second HM, I'm hoping to crack 2 hours!
Last hard: Five miles in the rain yesterday on Home Run. Three of us including the leader but it was a really nice run. I'll def try and make it regular.
Last rest: Tuesday (no running Wednesday but had a quick go in the gym)

No luck with VLM for me. Going to try and get a place to run with the Stroke Association.

Lyrics not a clue! Thanks for the welcomes.

28/09/2012 at 12:08

My VLM number is roughly 200 lower than this years - don't know if that moves me up a pen or not but I don't mind either way, it was a good start last year.

When do you get the results of your scan Alehouse.

Race well Pammie.

OH - do they include swimming and biking?

OPR - an IM is not beyond you. It's just a matter of application and persistence. What was the documentary by the way - sounds like one I'd like.

I managed a sneaky 30 minute run before work, Garmin was playing up - no way did I run as fast as it said, even after a second rest day! Right leg was generally fine, left knee still a little niggly and HR way above RPE - though more consistent with the outrageous mile splits the Garmin was giving.

28/09/2012 at 13:01

LMH: scan results 8 pm Monday. Can't wait! Also when I went re  asthma med check up last Monday I had verious "precautionary" samples taken: get those results at 4.45 Monday! Looks like a fun-filled day!

28/09/2012 at 13:02

LMH - 'fraid not. more like getting house tidied and sorted, assembling new PC, getting to see my GP to renew tablets, tax  returns etc but looking forward to some free weekends Kayaking Club and with Orkney Polar Bears (OWS).
However, already one Saturday morning removed for Flu Vaccine clinic

28/09/2012 at 13:35

AleH- yeah we do, think its three (maybe 4).
I'll put my name in the ballot , usually only a dozen or so from the club try to get them, so reasonable chance of winning...
tbh I'm not that fussed. As a matter of course I apply every year, if I dont get in, I just choose another mara instead.

28/09/2012 at 13:56

LMH glad leg is feeling better
Pammie post is redirected to my Dad.  Have emailed him to ask if anything has arrived!

What: rest, maybe some core (remembering LMH advice...)
Why: hip is sore after yesterday's 10km, I'm getting fed up now
Last hard: accepting that I need more recovery time booooooo

Big festival in my hometown this Sunday.  Means shops will be open!!!!  This is unheard of over here, shops are always shut on Sundays!  I'm quite excited.

Happy crunchie all.

28/09/2012 at 16:57

Is it FLM time?  Just realised this is first year since 2006 I don't have a qualifying time.....

Step daughter sliped off this mortal coil lasf friday so come back has taken a bit of a set back.  Back jogging again now, and took "road" bike on the road for first time. 

One think if brings home to you is don't put things off. That Comrades I was always going to do?  The IM I was going to learn to swim front crawl and ride a bike for?  All suddenly have a sense of urgency yo them...


28/09/2012 at 17:00

Hello AF.  Sorry to hear about your step daughter, hope you are as ok as you can be in these difficult times.

28/09/2012 at 17:32

Really sorry to hear your news AF. I lost a friend to an aggressive brain tumour earlier this year - ten weeks from diagnosis to death - and feel much as you do. We don't know if there'll be a next time or a next year so need to make the most of what we have whilst we have it.

28/09/2012 at 19:49

That's very sad news, AF.

28/09/2012 at 20:11


AF Really sorry to hear about your step daughter.

Race was good thanks met  some of my RW friends  which was great incl one from Canadaonly 4 of us racing and another 3  supporting i think its called now I had no real goal except if i could a seasons best 26:30 which has been my goal for all my races this year so each km in 5:18 or less always tricky as you can't keep running faster each time

Started the race spied a lady who used to finish around the same time as me so i tag behind her i was breathing a bit deeply  but didn't feel that bad felt i was holding back so went ahead. So first km was ok Approaching the 2km  along the lake oh boy sudden unexpected  headwind   knock me back a bit  but still trying to catch a trio in front took me  a while after the 3km mark exchanged a friendly glance with one woman  pass her move ahead  only for her to re-pass me. Carry on all the way

Approaching the hill near the end JJ calls out  urging me to catch those in front giving me a target of 2  one of whom is that woman climbing up that hill which didn't seem too bad (guess daily hill running here helps) get to the top and i pass the woman again know i must keep ahead his time pass man in blue. Now don't get caught in last 100 metres or so

Get to the finish arms aloft (Hark look at me who do i think i am)




So well pleased a seasons best by 46 seconds Back again in November

28/09/2012 at 22:08

Well done Pammie,

AF sorry to hear your news

Dustin he will be U20 for the XC  and was the mile last night.

Rest day here... take care

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