Monday 14th July 2014

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14/07/2014 at 06:02


Lyrics - I'm looking for an interruption

Hope it clears as soon as it came RFJ.

Another lovely start to the day here - long may it last.

What:                      swim/short, easy run
Why:                       recovery
Last hard:               thinking of lyrics
Last rest:                2/7

Yesterday's lyrics - A Way With The Blues by Beautiful South

14/07/2014 at 07:35


LMH: Sorry meant to start the thread but I slept in today !

Catch up time over coffee

14/07/2014 at 10:06

Morning again

Have the English school holidays started ? Just wondering s its quiet on here today.

LMH: I'd a great view on both days. I was at the front of the North Stand (the backstraight) at the 200m mark on Saturday. Got a brilliant view of David Rushida. Cracking 1500m too.

Edited: 14/07/2014 at 10:08
14/07/2014 at 10:12

What: crewing a small sailing catamaran
Why: nephew and friend visiting with said cat
Last run 11 days ago 
Last rest also a while ago

lyrics no

14/07/2014 at 10:47

Ugh. Hangover . But very very very happy! And the rest of the team is hungover too. What a nail biter. I really thought at some points that Argentina would win

Not much running to report. Last decent run I did was a 12.5 miler on Friday (very slow as it was hot an muggy). Then we spent a lovely weekend away in the Rhine area, sampling copious amounts of vino. I very nearly went for a short "sobering up" run this morning, but heavy rain put paid to that.

Great running LMH, by the sounds of it. So, how many 20+ milers do you do per week? It really seems to work .

Excellent parkrun, forever. Your speed is coming back nicely. Mind you, you do a lot of hard training with various doubles, hill reps and the like.

em: sounds like thinks are starting to look up for you. Hope you find a way to manage the journey. I think Germans don't get the concept of working from home. In many ways we are stuck in the dark ages

14/07/2014 at 11:57

Well done to Germany - chickadee, the right team won the tournament, they were definitely the best.

12 miles nice and easy for me today.  Very enjoyable at a comfortable pace.  Quite cool this morning, which made a nice change.

Lyrics, nope! 

14/07/2014 at 12:08
Hehe I don't envy you the hangover chickadee but it must have been very exciting for you to watch. Congrats to your country!!! A couple of days off this weekend will have done you good I'm sure ....not sure about the copious amounts of wine though

LMH wow all sounds to be going well...when is your ultra? Two hours easy is my maximum at the moment but I did enjoy my bimble yesterday.

Donaldo what's the new regime? Sounds like a planned military operation

RFJ hope your back is feeling better today.

The sun is shining and it's the best day we've had for a while but rest is needed so just a long walk with Rose instead.

What: Rest

Why: My first proper race at the weekend and I need to cut back this week
14/07/2014 at 12:34

don: The Baton Relay is in Inverclyde today and is in Erskine on Thursday at lunch time. Good 12miles by you today.

Smiry rain here now...

Congrats to Germany too.

Edited: 14/07/2014 at 12:35
14/07/2014 at 13:24

afternoon all

back to work today...

indeed the best team won!

chickadee hope the hangover eases..

what: need to do my lsr - 12 miles this evening

why: can't fit it in anywhere else

last hard: yesterday am 2 mile fun run but with buggy!! Never done that before - my daughter did 2 miles in 20.23, so proud I am

last rest saturday

I didnt do Dunwich Dynamo, weather looked atrocious and I did not have the nerve for 120 miles through the night possibly in the rain

have a good day all


14/07/2014 at 13:57

Don't blame you Wabo - not sure it would have been something I'd call fun.

First proper race forever? Didn't you win a 10k a few days ago? My ultra is the 24th August.

chickadee - I'm going to try for four this week - as long as the body holds up. I'm such a lightweight I can't drink enough to have a hangover

Not your fault birks, I do tend to be up quite early at the minute.

I like crewing on cats OH - is it a Hobie?

2.2k swum and 5 miles run for me today, would have done more but I'm trying to be sensible as I'd like to go long again tomorrow.

14/07/2014 at 14:19

Afternoon all,

  • What:  5ish
  • Why:  Back to the grind after a weekend wobble
  • Last Hard: N/A
  • Last Rest:  Sunday

Have a good one!

14/07/2014 at 14:43
LMH middle of August for an Ultra is very brave! I did win a very small 'on the spur of the moment' race a couple of weeks ago. No prep or expectation more a training run. This is a good fast course and I would like to be close to a pb.
14/07/2014 at 16:03

Forever, New regime is designed for me to lose weight, properly.  I have put on 5 pounds in the last fortnight and I know that if things don't change that it would continue.  So I am now recording all my food, counting all my calories and entirely cutting out booze and snacks like crisps and peanuts, which I eat loads of!!

Added to that, I have some more long-term racing goals set, all of which require a lighter me!!  Will power is good today - who knows how long that will last haha!


Birkmyre, sounds like you had a great time at the athletics, are you going to see the baton this week? It was in sunny Dunoon yesterday - was feeling  a wee bit homesick watching it on the telly. 

14/07/2014 at 16:37

I'm far better in the heat than the cold and wet forever. I think I'd count a win as a proper race, even if I only decided to enter last minute, but then it's not something that happens to me very often

Talking of winning though unbelievably I've just received an email to inform me that I've won a competition to ride 50k with Ed Clancy (I am sure there are quite a few of us) unfortunately it's in Wales on the day our holiday in Northumberland ends

Good luck with that Donaldo.

14/07/2014 at 18:18


Lyrics: no

What: does staff v pupils rounders count? Will have a short run shortly
Why: a longer run tomorrow. Still got my sensible head on.

14/07/2014 at 21:42

Evening all,

drugged up, taped up and in pain...... apparently my lower back muscle have gone into spasm? So says the physio who I was able to see this morning (the beauty of a pre booked appointment for something else......)

Hopefully nothing serious and need it to calm down before I do anymore running..... funny how God has a sense of humour, as was only saying to a friend the other day I could do with a break....... looks like I have my wish but now how I wanted it..... so probably a blessing in disguise..... (that's the positive spin I am taking....)

Take care

Edited: 14/07/2014 at 21:42
14/07/2014 at 22:02

Dart catamaran - Similar size and design to Hobie LMH
First time in a sailing craft of any sort for me - didn't manage too badly, I think
4 h trip in F4-5

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