Friday 30th May

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30/05/2003 at 16:28
Back...............brilliant, what a day.........I really enjoyed that!!
30/05/2003 at 21:19
Bravo Xerxes. Reached escape velocity then.

Resting. Have had a sore throat for some time that refuses to develop into a cold, but last night's sweats and shivers and today's lassitude have convinced me that I need time off.

So spent much of the day in an abrasive way with sandpaper and scrapers and a now (much tidier) white violin. The cello has come home and needs the same - aargh - cellos are simply huge and take ages to scrape and sand. Cross training for fingers and thumbs, and in the case of cellos, it comes to all in wrestling, trying to find a way to hold the thing.

Probably help the beginners sailing tomorrow and deal with the cello Sunday, so may not post. All the best, racers!
30/05/2003 at 22:02
Xerxes,
what do you mean 'dragged off' ........?
30/05/2003 at 22:07
Lovely day to sit in the garden!

What: braved IKEA with tantrumming (tantruming?) niece and sister; moved rubbish out of house/garden/yard; did 40 mins of stretching (Ok, it's yoga, didn't want to mention it because I sound like a skipping CD!), I can hold my feet, and do press ups on my fingers!

Why: paintballing tomorrow, don't want to over-exert before the big event!

Going to run in evening (if rain comes), do a small one, or long one on Sunday evening after watching Sheffield Marathon.
Good luck all who do it! (barnsleyrunner, etc)
30/05/2003 at 22:24
Well done on being able to hold your feet Dan. Can you hold your beer now?
30/05/2003 at 22:25
Never could see the point in getting changed and then having to shower etc JUST for a 3 or 4 mile run. Until tonight . Race on Sunday but beautiful weather so out I trot for a 4 miler around Cannon Hall park, Yorkshire. BUTIFULL
Bod
30/05/2003 at 23:04
Hi Guys

V late in posting - on holiday, todays X training was going to West Mids Safari Park. Ran tonight, lovely conditions, only downside was the flies. Did 6 miles 1 warm-up, then next four at increasing efforts, 1m cool down. Enjoyed!

Last rest - Wed
Last Hard - Tue

10k race on Sun - Sinfin Classic
31/05/2003 at 00:06
Back from 2 days in mid-Wales.

Definitely picked the wrong hotel in Rhayader - we had a choice between the Elan Valley Hotel and the one we actually chose. Don't know how I managed to miss the bit in the advertising blurb for the former, which said they specialised in breaks for RUNNERS.
V annoyed. Even more so when getting a shave this morning in the bathroom at the other hotel, smelt something hot & looked down to see the plastic casing on the shaver lead melting. What a dump. I'm billing them for a new shaver - if they don't oblige, I'll arrange an extended visit from the Health and Safety people.
Apart from that, a very nice holiday, even if I managed no mileage whatsoever. Stopped at Lake Vyrnwy on the way back. Did a lap round the lake (in the car!) and spotted the mile markers (painted in the road) for the marathon on Sunday.
Will read any race reports with interest as that looks to be a tough course to do mentally - nice and flat, but 2 laps of the lake in scenery which, however pleasant and sheltered and wooded, never changes and just seems to go on forever.

Got back this evening, and with cricket tomorrow, just had to get out and get some mileage in. So:

what: 9.3K, trying to work hard
why: missing days at the moment and Birkenhead Park is only 5 days away

last hard day: Tue/Wed
last rest day: Thu
last long(ish) day: Sun
31/05/2003 at 00:10
should add that I managed 37:09 - pb for the year, but still nowhere near as fast as it was going to be before general weariness from the long(ish) drive back & longer day set in.
Legs do seem to want to go q fast at the moment.....I am encouraged...

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