Monday 1st July 2013

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01/07/2013 at 06:51

Lyrics: Meet me in the crowd, People people


What: 9 km fast and yoga
Why: going to a free concert tonight so missing lacrosse practice
Last rest: 20/06

Sunny here this morning

01/07/2013 at 07:09

morning emzap,

Cheers for starting it. I just couldn't think of lyrics for todays thread.

What: Hills done off road with mile warm up and down .Just got back in when a heavy shower came on !

Raining here, warm rain.

Catch up time.

Back later

Enjoyed the athletics yesterday. Great 5k by Mo Farah.

01/07/2013 at 07:40

morning all,
great session yesterday Blisters, and must catch up with both Farah & Judd's efforts yesterday.
no rain here, in fact very bright first thing on the walk to the station.
What - 3 easy miles lunchtime + timekeeping course (for swimming) tonight.
Why - no sign of doms after Saturday
last rest - yesterday
last hard - saturday
lyric - hmmm, pondering

01/07/2013 at 08:13


Some decent training yesterday from some on here.

Yesterday's lyrics were "Climb Every Mountain", Julie Andrews from the Sound of Music. No idea on today's, although I dare say that I should have.

What: may or may not
Why: In one of those situations where I don't know whether I will benefit most from rest or a gentle 20 mins.

Most of the day I'm on builder watch (moving a solar panel, removing a chimney breast etc), and then I'm on cricket watch this evening with a T20 game at Old Trafford.


01/07/2013 at 08:35

Morning - and another bright and sunny one here.

A hot, hilly, windy and eventful day yesterday. We did have the spare inners postie but they weren't much use when my rear tyre exploded!

For the first 68.5 miles all was mostly uneventful apart from when Mark nearly wiped me out by missing a right turn at the bottom of a fast descent necessitating an emergency braking manoeuvre in which I felt the back wheel sliding towards the front on a patch of loose gravel, fortunately was able to hold it and make the turn up the hill but then tried to change down on the front too quickly and the chain came off and caught. Took a few greasy minutes to get it back on but then we were on our way. It was just after another right turn up a hill (there were a lot of hills - 1197m of climb in the first 68.5 miles) when a shot rang out (that's exactly what it sounded like) and my rear tyre went. Found a slit around an inch long in it so nothing we could do. I sent Mark on to finish his ride and resigned myself to a walk to the next aid station (a couple of miles away) and a lift home. Pushed for a mile and a half (not easy on the road in cycling shoes) and had lots of very nice men enquired as to whether I could use their assistance - unfortunately none of them were carrying a spare tyre

I pushed for around a mile and half when the mechanic arrived with his van, I was all set to climb in when he told me that he had one spare tyre if I wanted it - well, I took that as a sign and couldn't refuse really could I? My dreams of a lift back and an ice cream were replaced with the prospect of another 30 something miles of heat, hills and wind. Then the mechanic couldn't get the new tyre on so drove me the half a mile to the aid station and enlisted the help of a couple of other men and between them they sorted it. So - another 33.75 miles, another 521m of climb and finally I found Mark waiting in the stable yard with a can of coke - heaven. A bit of a rush to get home, clean and changed to make the Indian on time but a lovely refuelling session it was. Mark said that he had a lovely birthday and I rode over a third longer than I had so far this year - and possibly last as I didn't train to go long last year.

01/07/2013 at 08:36


What:                short, easy run and collect new bike
Why:                 feel good to go/been talked into a TT bike
Last hard:         yesterday wasn't easy.
Last rest:          27/4

Lyrics - no.

01/07/2013 at 08:44

Good session and perseverance yesterday LMH!

01/07/2013 at 09:28

top marks for tough marathoning for Dustin this WE  

great speed once more by RFJ  

brilliant cycling by LMH and kudos for persevering. Must have given you a warm glowy feeling to get on with it rather than leave some unfinished business behind.

Blisters: sorry your bike broke ... can you repair it? Nice long run yesterday! And good progress with the swim.

Brilliant mileage too postie and RFJ

Suprised to have scraped over 200 (202.7). It certainly doesn't feel like I've done that much lately ...

what: probably a rest day
why: it's Monday
last hard: strength training on Saturday
last rest: 24/6
lyrics: no

Edited: 01/07/2013 at 09:28
01/07/2013 at 09:34

More to catch up on.

01/07/2013 at 09:44

1.2k swim, 2 mile run. Might spend 30 minutes sitting on the bike later....... and I might not.

LMH - well done for getting back into it after all the time pushing & pulling!!

Ale - "Builder Watch" Like it!!.



01/07/2013 at 09:58

Paddy: builder watch involves making copious mugs of tea. And staying out of the way of the dust.  Thought you were taking it easy this week!

01/07/2013 at 10:42

well done LmH
Ale - thats if they turn up...if its anything like the highway maintenance guys near here its a tues-thurs working week

01/07/2013 at 10:52

Dustin: without speaking too soon, the builders have been here on time every day for the last month, on time and are ahead of where they should be.  Starting to get messy now as they start to knock through from the extension to the house. Another 5 or 6 weeks. Hope plumber and electrician are as good. Am using a one man outfit through a friend who is a roofer.Off for a walk in the drizzle...realisedy kit is currently sealed ina room!

01/07/2013 at 11:19

ale and paddy: Builder Watch !

Dustin; Sorry to hear they're taking so long.

LMH: Great session yesterday.

01/07/2013 at 15:01

Ale - that is an attempt at taking it easy - but, self confessed, I'm the worst "taperer" in the world. Might not do the 30 minutes cycle!!

01/07/2013 at 15:05

Now on plumber watch! Removing a radiator before a wall is knocked down. Plus builders found a gas pipe. Looks like I'm tapering better than you Paddy (not that I'm tapering!)

01/07/2013 at 15:39

hah, I just read those lyrics again and I know the tune

01/07/2013 at 15:47

I know the lyrics too...thanks to son, who I have just dropped off at a Travelodge: can't stay here tonight as two bedrooms are sealed off. He's seen this band a couple of times. And talking of sun, it is now shiny.

01/07/2013 at 15:53

Yes shiny here too, which was a problem for my 9km.  Was planning each K at 5:20, and managed, though by 5km I was so dehydrated that I didn't think I'd be able to finish the run.  Finished in 48 mins  though, so right on target.  Now to drink my weight in water...

01/07/2013 at 16:12

Well done Emzap! Whilst there is sunshine it isn't particularly warm due to the breeze. Still undecided about watching cricket at 6.30: may watch it on TV instead!

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