Monday 28th January 2013

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28/01/2013 at 07:08


Lyrics - Well, my soul checked out missing as I sat listening

What:                 LSR
Why:                  Didn't do one yesterday
Last hard:          Thinking of a route that won't be flooded
Last rest:            25/1

Yesterday's lyrics were Deadlines and Commitments by The Killers.

28/01/2013 at 07:34

Morning LMH.

What: hopefully 9km though calf is feeling stiff.  Think there'll be a clear route.
Why: been trying to get one in for a few days!
Last hard: admitting defeat yesterday
Lyrics: Nope

Have a good one all.

28/01/2013 at 08:00


no idea on lyrics

what: 45mins very easy
why: pretty sore after the weekend (worst I've been in ages) so attempting active recovery

28/01/2013 at 08:08

morning all,
Pammie - sounds like a good get together
RFJ - hope the course proves useful
decent training abounds on here over the weekend, and I can sense the collective sigh of relief as the weather starts to change...

Skipped yesterday's run, didnt get back from the West Country until half 7 and to be honest was too tired to do an easy recovery. Youngest competed in schools biathlon (year 7) semi-final. They limit it to 72 entries from the regional qualifiers, but reckon there was a 10-15% no show. Swim was reasonable enough, close to PB area, but was in 50m pool, so adjusted for the fact that all her training is in a 25m one, I was reasonably happy - her competitive edge said otherwise. Seeded in last (fastest) heat of the run. Could have gone either way as she likes front running, but we knew that there were 3 or 4 that bit quicker. Sets off too fast I thought, got boxed a little as the chasing group bunched a bit too close, but came away from the group over the last 120m or so to finish 5th in the heat, but slightly slower on her qualifying time.
She was upset and convinced she'd not done enough, but kept trying to tell her there are swimmers that can't run, and runners that can't swim, its being consistent in both that matters. (scoring is done like heptathlon/decathlon with scoring tables ).
Against her wishes we went to the presentation where final results displayed. Top 6 qualify by right for the final, as well as top 3 teams, then they make up the rest based on final scores from all 3 semi-finals.
overall: 6th place, automatic qualification for Crystal Palace final, and a nice little trophy.
I think I was more pleased than she was...

As for me - today will be easy run later after eldests GCSE related parents evening (or afternoon:it starts at 4...)
why - skipped yesterdays run, club night tomorrow
last rest - yesterday
last hard - saturday

Lyric - nope

28/01/2013 at 08:37

So much for a run.  Got to the end of the path and went flying.  Now sporting a bloody knee filled with grit and salt (which I don't know how to clean as all I have is loo roll which is disintigrating into the wound) and a bruise spanning half way down my calf.  Grrr.  A very nice lady came out and tried to help me, and I think I spoke a load of rubbish to her.  German when in shock is quite hard!

Going to lick my wounds!

28/01/2013 at 09:12

Emzap! Ouch...clean and heal well. Saliva is a great antiseptic
Dustin,,,daughter deserves congrats on performance,,,,wonder where she gets such a competitive spirit??
What: Something easy
Why: Ran(properly) for 1st time in 8 months yesterday in Llanswirry 8, clocked 60m26secs so about 25 spm ahead of where I should have run based on training, Hopefully haven't upset anything and will still get all clear on 8th Feb from consultant!
Last hard: I'd like to think yesterday but no, last Thursday's spin
Last Rest: Last Friday
Have a great day all

28/01/2013 at 10:28

What: probably nothing
Why: LSR Saturday followed by XC Sunday
but tied to hospital (on call) for much of next 2w
Last Hard: Saturday
Last rest: Friday

((Emzap)) gentle scrubbing brush is probably only way (preferably with anaesthetic gel  EMLA)

Dustin - Great going for miniDustin

StrayCelt - good running

Edited: 28/01/2013 at 10:28
28/01/2013 at 10:31
Ouch emzap
28/01/2013 at 10:32
Congrats to your daughter Dustin. She sounds like a very competitive one!
28/01/2013 at 10:48

ouch emz...not sure licking your wound is recommended? Can you reach?

28/01/2013 at 10:55

Good question Dustin....(does a quick check, not actually licking the wound) yes!  Well done to your daughter at the weekend.

Straycelt that's a great run.  Hope it continues to go well

Arm starting to hurt as well, I think I'm going to feel pretty beaten up tomorrow...

28/01/2013 at 11:21


Struggled to get on internet earlier.

Decent effort from little one, Dustin: when is the CP event?

Oh dear, Emzap:  hope you feel OK tomorrow!

Well done Straycelt, and a good weekend's work OH.

What: a walk that included 15 minutes running
Why: window of opportunity. Struggled rather, mainly as my ankles seemed very tight this morning. Did not feel like a runner today!

Lyrics: that's another no.


28/01/2013 at 12:41

Huge congratulations to Miss Dustin - sounds as though the girl will go far - especially with such a supportive father.

Well raced SC - nice to be ahead of where you think you should be.

Not good emzap - hot bath, ibuprofen and disinfectant required from the sounds of it.

Diverted by flooding, managed to find some remaining patches of compacted snow/ice and ran into a strong headwind in places, not pretty, not fast but 21 miles in the bank.

28/01/2013 at 12:41

Ouch, emzap! Hope it heals quickly. I think I can relate pretty well to how painful this is... if my November tumble is anything to go by. It HURT

Nice running, straycelt

Dustin: your daughter did well. Sounds like one proud dad

what: 5 miles easy
why: recovery
last hard: bits of yesterday's run
last rest: 21/1
lyrics: no

28/01/2013 at 13:39

afternoon all

lyrics no again

dustin sounds like your daughter did really well!

emzap oh dear poor you, sorry to hear about that!

straycelt nice one

what: track later

why: monday and I am getting back into normal mode!

last hard: yesterdays 2 mile recovery didnt feel easy

last easy: friday.

have a good un all



28/01/2013 at 14:23


Owwwww emzap yes i can relate too still remember the pain. Hope you are ok


Dustin Well done to your daughter. Great going  and best of luck for the final

What: 7.11 miles run walk (350/50m x 26 + 1.05km run home)
Why: Building back up
Last Hard: That  i suppose
Lyrics no idea

28/01/2013 at 15:38

Good going LM.H

Wet and miserable here now - will be glad to stay in this evening

28/01/2013 at 15:39

Great runs from lmh, celt, dusinjnr, But emzap, that has to take the prize of shortest run of the weekend!  Sounds painful, hope it heals without having one of those restrictive scabs that you sometimes get.

What? 5 miles in the rainy and easy running

Why? Well, why not?

Lyrics...  Did you just make them up?

28/01/2013 at 15:52

Well done to Dustin's daughter. And well done to anyone who got out this weekend to be honest, this weather is bumming me out.

6M recovery today after Chernobyl 10k yesterday (40.54, tough conditions and hard-ish course, but felt I could have done better). Training hard for Cambridge Half as of now.

Lyrics: nope.

28/01/2013 at 17:23

I did not make them up RW! Birkmyre would get them in an instant and you'll kick yourself tomorrow.

OH - I agree totally, glad to be ensconced for the evening.

Have just booked my train tickets for VLM! Just need to sort the fundraising page, finish the training and stay sound - sorted.

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