Monday 8th July 2013

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08/07/2013 at 05:27


Lyrics: We'll be singing When we're winning

What: lacrosse training
Why: it's today!
last hard: saturday
Last rest: Friday

Have a good one all.

08/07/2013 at 05:28

Oh and yesterday's lyrics were Doris Day and Que Sera Sera

08/07/2013 at 06:50

Morning - and another beautiful one here.

Blisters - glad you enjoyed the meal and your day yesterday.

Second holiday sounds much more like it donaldo - who talked you in to Benidorm?

What:             bike time
Why:              good weather, time, it's where the gains are to be made
Last hard:      30/6
Last rest:       27/4

Lyrics - yes.

08/07/2013 at 08:35

morning all,
Enjoy your recovery holiday Don !!
what - maybe a few miles at lunchtime, more likely tonight.
why - work in the way so will miss vets fixture but hopefully get the chance to run. Managed ~45 minutes yesterday around the midday sun. Absolutely lovely day to be out. Even the sheep were lethargic: not bothering to escape the shade as I went past.
Last rest - most of last week was easy
Last hard - cheering on a scot, now unsurprisingly 1/20 to win sports personality. Running wise - marathon a week ago

lyric - yep

08/07/2013 at 08:48

sounds like a great anniversary, Blisters

what: 13 miles with 8 @ MP
why: coz I was lazy all weekend
last rest: yesterday
last hard: keeping my HR in check today (muggy even at stupid o'clock)
lyrics: yes

08/07/2013 at 09:54

What: maybe a swim later
Why: nice day
Last hard: Saturday
Last rest: technically yesterday but did 5h drive back from Skye

Dustin - AM's just a Scot when he loses but British when he wins
We were on the ferry for the last set. The reception failed a few minutes into the crossing and we were left with odd snippets

Edited: 08/07/2013 at 10:11
08/07/2013 at 11:37

Morning all!

I have been away from the forum while the semester was wizzing by, but now that is over, and I believe you may be interested to know this:

Stickless and I completed the SLMM yesterday, with time to spare on the cut-off time! It was great fun. We were slow, as we expected, but we managed to find all the controls, get up all the required hills, and down again. The final descent was more or less sliding down between the gorse bushes, and I was this morning still finding bits of gorse in very unexpected or unmentionable places.

Stickless is absolutely chuffed, and wondering how to break the news to her neurologist

We're already planning the next one, if our calendars allow for a reunion of Team Kingfisher

I am moving to the US in the next 6 weeks, so if you don't see me around again for a while, just assume I am still floating on little endorphine-enduced clouds for the time being.

hope all is well, and may the training and racing be fun!

08/07/2013 at 12:17

Hello Tine well done to you and Stickless what an achievement   Good luck with your move to the US too.

08/07/2013 at 12:33

So pleased to hear it Tine - well done! I've been thinking about Stickless a lot recently and wondering how she was doing. Hope your move is as stress free as possible.

08/07/2013 at 13:13

afternoon all

lyrics yes and so true..

what a fantastic post from tinebeest, chuffed for you both!! Good luck with the move tine x

chickadee that's a kick start to the week if ever I saw one!

what: 7 miles early this morning

why: training for snowdonia starts here

last hard: that was very

last easy: yesterday

have  a good day all

08/07/2013 at 18:19

Afternoon (too nice to be evening yet!)!

Well done Tine and Stickless.

What: 12. Unfortunately they were slow minutes.
Why: niggly ankle. Not as niggly as my L62 coachee who, in the last few strides of her race yesterday, went over on her ankle. Now on crutches and unless she is extremely lucky she is not going to be running for quite some time. Hospital said ligament damage.

Lyrics: yes.

Wabo: did you race at the weekend? And are you following a particular plan for Snowdonia (apart from running up every hill you can find!)?

08/07/2013 at 18:53

Sorry to hear about sore ankle Ale. Hope it is better soon.

Lacrosse was cancelled, so 5.5 incredibly tough miles.  It was so hot and the wind seemed to be in my face the whole way!

Need a day off running tomorrow

08/07/2013 at 21:11

Wabo - don't like this idea of starting Snowdonia preparation - it still seems a long way off (and I'd like a little rest )

Hope ankle remains no more than a niggle AH

08/07/2013 at 21:47

Excellent Tinebeest and Stickless, thats fabulous, plus all the best with the move to the US

Rest day here

As for wimbledon champs, what about Marruy in the Double last year and V Wade back in 77......, both Brits last time I loked...

Lyrics, yes

Take care


Blisters    pirate
08/07/2013 at 23:23

Congratulations to the champions, by whom, I mean Tinebeast and Stickless. Also to anyone who got out there and got running. Today was one for sorting out the sheep from the goats eh?
Alehouse, you take this recuperation slowly and steadily. Your head already accepts that it will be a prologed return, you have to convince the heart yet. And STRETCH.

The papers I saw today were full of discussion about A Murray getting a knighthood. He will think that bonkers, as I do. Certainly some gong from HMQ is in the offing according to the PM. But I have a question. It's my dim memory at fault here. What gong was awarded to V Wade?

Anyway, with that thought, and a negative on the lyrics (I've been humming Don't Stop Me Now by Queen) I shall progress towards today's training. After a hot day and a prompt finish: off to Tenby. In to the water at 6pm, there was  a shoal of triathletes who swam once around the bay, and I had to work to keep to the back of them. That was 30 mins. They swam a mile, I cut a couple of corners. MORE I hear you call, so I went around again, not cutting corners. This time I went much further but did 45 mins. There were some interesting jellyfish, and I hate jellyfish. The water had hot and cold parts, with the coldest near to the beach. Eh? Anyway, I'm guessing on 2 miles swum. Very pleasing.

A change and onto the bike, seeing as I'd got it. 2 miles out and there's a chip van. Oh YES PLEASE. A small bag of salted chips in my bumbag and cycle off, practising my Pirates Nutrition regime. Total 23 miles but a pleasant ride. A steak and a Guinness for tea. Sorted.

If anyone's doing the West Wales marathon next week, it's a bitch. I cycled the course.

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