Monday 22nd October 2012

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22/10/2012 at 06:52

Morning! And a very dark one at that!

Lyrics are: What would you do if I sang out of tune.

I'm sure we've all sung these at some point! Dead easy, but the title is what i need at the moment!

What: 0


Edited: 22/10/2012 at 06:53
22/10/2012 at 07:02


Alehouse - you'll be standing up and walking out soon enough!

OH - fortunately I'm not on FB and they're posted as friends of friends only so not many will be able to view them.

Dustin - that sounds like an enjoyable weekend.

GGG - how are you this morning?

I'm over it guys - thank you for the support. Knees are somewhat stiff and left ankle achey though the blister on the end of my toe and the tendency to cramp are probably the most annoying - trying to sleep and this morning. I'm having banana in my porridge and will drink well throughout the day - any other tips? Gentle swim on the way home this afternoon or a whole rest day?

What:                something or nothing
Why:                 trying to choose the best course for recovery
Last hard:         working out my timing mistake
Last rest:           20/10

Lyrics - I do.

22/10/2012 at 07:42

morning all,
lyric - yes indeed. Don't like the song but can understand the sentiment!
AleH- continued best wishes for the recovery
LmH - try repeating "never again"....hasnt worked for me yet but maybe one day...
what - 6 miles easy
why - ticking over
last rest (from running) - saturday
last hard - friday

22/10/2012 at 07:46


This time next week, I'll have finished my first marathon (or I'll be 21 hours into the run) -  How do people concentrate on work during weeks like this?!

Inspirational writing from LMH and postie yesterday.  Really good thanks.   Postie..  what did that 'timing band' physically look like?  Did you print out the times on paper and fold/selotape it into a band to go round your wrist?

What - 3 mile easy

Why - keep loose.

Lyrics - Put my fingers in my ears or tell you to shut up.

22/10/2012 at 09:15
Morning all, hope you're all well and had a better start to the day than me... My front drive is gravelled (giant litter tray) you guessed it, stood in the biggest pile of cat poo heading out to work this morning :-/
Lyrics yes!!
Weights session tonight
22/10/2012 at 09:32

What: maybe run this afternoon
Why: half day has been moved to Monday this week
Last rest: Friday
Last hard: kayaking yesterday afternoon (shouldn't have been but certainly feeling the last few miles)
Lyrics: YES

LMH Not sure why I was priviledged to see your photos as I don't know the owner. Maybe Friends of Friends can be quite reaching
Nice pictures whatever

RW All the best for the weekend.
This is the time many of us get a bit hypochondriacal worrying about injuries

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22/10/2012 at 10:19

Morning all.

What: foggy 8 mile road bike ride.
Why: It's the gentle start to the regular training returning
Last hard: the hills yesterday
Lyrics: yes, I like this one

LMH if I were you a rest today then a gently swim/ride tomorrow, but that's just me.
RW I often get distracted by running while at work...week before a big race is no different!  Good luck getting through the week

Have a good one all.

22/10/2012 at 11:57
Good morning. You'll get by alehouse! Feeling good today thanks LMH, must be the day off. I've got that childhood feeling of being off school when you shouldn't really be.

What: Easy 5k.
Why: Wanted to get out but take it easy after Cabbage Patch. Waiting for chip time - surprised by delay, we had chips on our shoes AND on the race number - but am happy with 1:29:39 gun time. 10 mile's a nice distance to race, it doesn't take as much out of you as HM but a bigger challenge than 10k.
Last hard: Yesterday.
Last rest: Friday and tomorrow.

Lyrics yes. Good luck in your marathon RW!
22/10/2012 at 12:32

hi all

lyrics yes, oh yes!

lmh, must read back and see...

nice one gg!

oh. kayaking is fun eh?

what: run later for sure

why: didnt do anything all weekend

last hard: being sensible with food at a meal on saturday..

last easy: all weekend!

have a good day all

22/10/2012 at 12:39

Oh LMH, proper happy for you!! Loved your report.  Well done,hope thefeet and legs aren't too bad

well done postie, what a pb! and another great report!

22/10/2012 at 15:18

wow, some excellent Abo action yesterday!

LMH: glad you are over the initial disappointment because that was a damn fine race you ran there! Think of all the uncertainty in the buildup. Love the fact that you passed so many people - a sure sign that you ran a very clever race. You put Devises man firmly in his place . WELL DONE

postie: awesome time . Blimey, but a 5 minutes and something PB when you are already incredibly fast is quite a feat. Goes to show what's possible... Incredible. Just out of curiosity: what's  your peak weekly mileage?

GGG: nice 10 miler. I agree - it's a great distance.

what: nowt
why: Monday is my designated rest day
last hard: 7/10
last rest: 15/10
lyrics: yes

22/10/2012 at 15:51


What work
Why Couldn't take holiday
Lyrics yes

Yesterdays lyrics were The Jams "Start" better known by the chorus "What you give is what you get" Even more apt after yesterday.

Tom my half split was 1:24:xx

RW I printed the one off the RW page which I think is in the training section.

Chick I generaly peak at around 50 to 60 per week which may last for about a month but keeping that focused is quite hard.

22/10/2012 at 16:14

LMH - Gutted for you missus. A bit of work and a half decent lead-in next time and a PB will be there - keep the faith!

Postie - Way Hay!!

I'm off back to my rock!!





22/10/2012 at 16:23

OH - aren't you friends with Mark? Rich seems to be the only photographer who makes me look good!

Paddy - still nothing other than swimming then? VLM next year will be my next shot at it.

emzap - no time for a swim tomorrow as have to go to the specialist dentist after work - should just be for an initial assessment but it has been said that he may decide to do something there and then.

I found a sensible head whilst walking Grace this morning and have decided to do no training until Friday at the earliest - wonder if I'll last that long? Going to try though as they only time I've had more than a day off is whilst ill and I don't actually have any races entered until the end of January.

22/10/2012 at 16:55

LMH - not even swimming


22/10/2012 at 16:56

Oh dear - sorry to hear that Paddy.

22/10/2012 at 17:06

Might try tomorrow, but Sciatica has hit be big this time. I've done nothing now for over two weeks - can't remember the last time I ran - and it appears that cycling doesnt agree with me (at least my current position which i'm being told could be the cause of the problems this time). Anyway crying wont help.

I will be back though - I'm only young yet!!!!


22/10/2012 at 18:00

LMH - friends with MrsMac was wot did it
(have now sent Mark a Friend request)
Have you stopped beating yourself up inappropriately yet?

Chickadee - well said

Coastguard helicopter just brought in 19 after supply helicopter ditched with 19 on board near Fair Isle. 3 lifeboats launched. Els called backed in to hospital but sounds as if all might be OK. Fortunately its a nice day here with god visibility and flat seas.

I was overdressed in long Gore bottoms and merino Tshirt today for 6 miler with Elspeth (12C and no wind) - I could easily have gone for a swim afterwards.
As good as it gets for Orkney at this time of year!

It will get better

Postie would have been a shame to waste a day off for recovery time

Wabo yep had some great times kayaking and Orkney's a great place for it. This Sunday was less challenging although we did have one unintended swim

22/10/2012 at 18:14

Hello not posted on here for years so it will take a while to catch up .

I remember a couple of names..Wabo Chickadeee and Dustin

Run Wales take it easy which marathon are you doing ? 

GGG nice 10 mile well done I have a 10 mile race in a couple of weeks

What : easy 3  miles and easy half mile swim

Why : Recovery

Last hard: yesteday 10k race

Last rest : 20/10/12

22/10/2012 at 18:24
Welcome back NN!
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