Friday 8th March 2013

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08/03/2013 at 07:12


Lyrics: Turn around - look at what you see.


What:               nothing
Why:                peak flow 350
Last hard:         still being ill
Last rest:          I've done nothing but rest.

08/03/2013 at 07:41

morning all & happy friday!!
what - 5 or 6 easy
why - ticking over
last rest - last weds
last hard - wednesday
lyric - not sure

lmh - the enforced rest may be doing you good...think of the positives!
wabo - nice result yesterday, shouldn't miss Bale/Tom Daley in the 2nd leg

anyone racing this weekend??

08/03/2013 at 09:37

It's been a whole week of absolutely nothing Dustin - and no sign of being able to resume in the near future either. Getting a bit down about it now - should be peak training weeks

08/03/2013 at 09:48

What: boat to Aberdeen
Why: Heading south for Loch Katrine marathon on Sunday
Lyrics for us maybe should be "We will rock you" (or similar).
Boat going despite SE gale!
Elspeth unfortunately just marshalling due to further injury (had been signed up for marathon too)

Hope things pick up for you soon LM.H

08/03/2013 at 10:22

morning all

Dustin, lol no I dont think we will miss him, he is getting on my last nerve now! ALso we were not a oneman team last nigt which was good. He doesnt need to do it, I dont get it but the Spurs fans around me do seem to see things differently to me! Or is it just a  footy fan thing?

lmh so so sorry to hear you are still poorly

I think these lyrics are familiar

good luck OH!

What: of to a swanky gym with a mate tonight, on a pass, I am fearing it may be a bit towie which I will absolutely hate but she is nervous and needs some encouragement...

why: oldest dearest best bud and its what you do!

last hard: yesterday am

last easy: spurs last night

have a good weekend all

08/03/2013 at 12:03

Mornng all, just

lmh - that's really annoying. Are you still feeling ill, or is it just the peak flow?  Can you tell between asthma type problems consequent on infections and asthma type problems for other causes?  (Son two was a wheezer, and he had triggers which had little to do with illness, as well as responding to every cold with a prolonged bout of wheezing.)

Ale- is the ankle the limiting factor, or is the treatment also a problem? V. frustrating, I'm sure. 

Wabo - hope you survive the gym.  Never managed more than three times in a gym.  Stickless is Not a gym bunny.

Me? Early (for me) up and out with ex-LAMM partner who wanted company.  Ran outside comfort zone, definitely.  About 4 miles, minimum circumperambulation of city.  One stretch break, and needed to walk for a dizzy patch.  Really resented that, because it coincided with my favourit patch, along a board walkway by the river.  Somehow the boards have enough memory of springingess that they inspire my feet to behave likewise.

I would say grumpy hip is still grumpy but not injured.  I expect that when core gets a bit stronger it will stop being grumpy.

Away for the weekend, so I shall miss lurking about the half on Sunday.  Shame about that. No training either, but this week has been satisfactory.  Monday back to the Stairs.

08/03/2013 at 12:16

Hope the crossing is smooth OH.

Wabo - that's what friends are for - good on you.

Stickless - still feeling decidedly ill. Burning, rattling cough;, sore throat; swollen glands; alternately streaming and bunged up nose; headache; tired........ If it were just a low peak flow I'd probably be back on the bike at least. Hope you have a good weekend away.

Dubai Dave    pirate
08/03/2013 at 13:29

Hi All

Wabo: Don't have you down as a gym bunny

LMH: (((()))))

OH: Hang on

What: 60 miles on the bike with mates
why: For once we weren't racing on a Friday
Last Hard: Wednesday
Last Rest: 8 days

Lyrics: Maybe


08/03/2013 at 14:28

Good luck at Loch Kathrine marathon, OH

LMH: has it really been a week already? No wonder you feel down the dumps.

stickless: I like the sound of the walkway bit - I'm thinking fenland, dragonflies, a lazy breeze and wish it were summer!

wabo: have fun in the swanky gym - don't forget your pink crop top and layer on the mascara    remember: swanky gym bunnies never ever break a sweat

Good luck at the HM, straycelt. I'd rather race a hard half than try ballroom dancing

Right guys, I'm signing off until March 17.

Did my 22 today. Cold and very very very windy. It was hard work.

95 miles in the last 7 days - looking forward to a week of easy stuff. It will be cold in Denmark but the house has its own fireplace and a sauna too. Plus we have access to a gym. I may even do some dreadmill running

Dustin wrote (see)

morning all,

Postie - nice run, good to be accurate to within 16metres
I agree with you though, I reckon Chicka is looking close to 3h15 on current training (so no pressure there then...!!)

no way, Dustin & postie. As much as I love dreaming about it. I know my limits and I may one day well break 3:15 but not on April 21, 2013

08/03/2013 at 14:30

not sure what's wrong with the site or my computer, but quotes don't quite work and I can't seem to edit anymore ....     and when I type it's this annoying small font that miraculously disappears when posting though. Weird.

08/03/2013 at 15:16


Chick that happened to me yesterday and now small font as i type

LMH how annoying

DD 60 miles don't think i've even done that in a week

OH safe journey and good luck

What 3.04 miles
Why: praticing a routine
Last Hard: Today  had to walk halfway
Lyrics not sure probably not


08/03/2013 at 15:42

lmh - sorry to hear that.  You can't do anything but bide your time.

08/03/2013 at 16:34

Thanks for all the well wishes. No target time in mind aim is just to complete.

08/03/2013 at 16:51

LMH how frustrating, I hope that you manage to kick it this weekend.
OH good luck Chicka have a great holiday
Stickless I love that bit too (if it's the boardwalky bit I'm thinking of).

What: 12.5 miles
Why: wanted to see how I'm getting on with the half only 3 weeks away
Last hard: the 1st half f that, uphill and into a stong wind!

Quick question regarding nutrition.  At about mile 6 I got really really hungry.  I'd eaten porridge and toast for brekkie and had some dextrose tablets with me, and despite taking them and feeling my energy perk up, my tummy was growling for some food.  Any suggestions?  I have a problem with being hungry most of the time anyway, but when running for 2 hours, it's not ideal!

Have a good evening all.

08/03/2013 at 16:54

LMH: oh my- doesn't sound like fun at all. I have plenty of suggestions for home remedies, if you need any- but I think by now you have probably tried everything under the sun.

Stickless: enjoy the weekend!

Other Half: best of luck!

Chick: nice long run

Wabo: joy of the gym... I still have to have my first session. I have acces to the university gym, but keep postponing signing up for the induction.


ETA: Emzap, crossposting! I also get hungry all the time. What works for me is eating enough (probably too much) the day before a run over 10M is planned. Weird, and it may be partly psychologically but who cares if it works.

Which reminds me I'd better have a snack right now.


What: stairs: 11 or 12 ascents

Why: Friday, and when tired I loose track of numbers

Last hard: the last one of those

Last rest: Wednesday

Pa and ma beestie are here for the weekend. Hooray!

Edited: 08/03/2013 at 16:56
08/03/2013 at 17:31

Happy holidays chickadeee - I like Denmark, whereabouts are you going? Though you've probably already gone!

emzap - I'm always hungry too but find that a gel is usually sufficient to stop the stomach rumbling.

Enjoy the weekend with your parents Tine - my in-laws were due but have elected to postpone their visit rather than risk catching whatever this is.

SC - you go steady with that ballroom dancing stuff!

Patience has never been my strong point and this is really trying what little I have. Now just hoping to be better in time for Ashby 20 next weekend.

08/03/2013 at 18:02


This tiny font is annoying me!

Stickless: the calf problem is a new one, and is with my "good" leg rather than the one the Achilles op was on. The general feeling is that it has had a lot to cope with over the last few months/year and has had to bear the brunt of any walking/running, and now needs a rest itself!

What: nothing today
Why: long day working plus calf doesn't really fancy a walk, even!

Lyrics: no

LMH: I don't see much harm in a couple of miles of gentle running. I have often run in the past, gently, with my peak flow that low. It seems to kick start the breathing, to a degree. Mine goes low when I get pleurisy: are you on anti-biotics/short course of steroids? The latter seems to work for me.


08/03/2013 at 18:56


Busy today on here.

Yesterdays lyrics were: 'Jump' by Van Halen.

What: 3M easy

Why: A bit heavy legged

LMH: Hope you get back soon.

ale:This tiny font is aoso doing my head in

OH: All the best.

More to catch up on.

08/03/2013 at 18:59

ale: No I honestly don't think so this time re an extension. 

Cheers for best wishes re me finding anew one job.


Blisters    pirate
08/03/2013 at 19:42

WAbo, even as a United fan, I really enjoyed watching Spurs play great football and beat one of Europe's big names.

Ditto, hate font, and have been having edit nightmares for months now.

Running? two days in a row. Didn't get a 20, but did tab out a very mizzle-pleasant 15 miles at a steady pace, apart from a little trot around halfway. I was measurably lighter after hte run. 2h 05m on feet. Cycling is going to be a shocker tomorrow.

Birks, good luck, on the hunt. I do know that companies are recruiting at the moment, and for serious placements too.

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