JJ, I do definitely have a place. When I'm in Australia it should be quite easy to follow our progress as Mark A plans to write quite a detailed blog with photos to his website as he did in America.
All good news on here!Congrats to Bernard and Graham - very exciting for both, in different ways. I imagine Graham must feel as I did when I got the US trip.
busbar - good news about your blood tests.
feeling the effects of treadmill and gymwork today - all good, though.
Graham-Brilliant news for you and a tremendous training run.
EmptyWell done on getting the right result for Liz.The 1/2m was clearly the first training run towards the Reading half. CealIt's too cold for anyone to notice if I develop a streaking habit.JJ
All very stressful but glad it's all sortedGood luck with the training.
Mike, what a hassle and one that shouldn't have happened but at least it worked out OK in the end. You could both have done without it though. Bad luck with the half - I'm sure some more regular training will put that right before Reading.
Grahamgood news - should be an excllent tripJust remembr my physio's advice on animal wildlife in Oz - "if it moves assume it can kill ya" Nice amble round 13.1 miles
Busbarrundownness - or post exertion viral infection fatigue (I have just made that up but it sounds good!!) can be very nasty. I recommend lots of real ale to build up the trace elements in the body again
Emptythat whole process is appalling and I can quite understand the stress it caused. Good outcome but the process is so unnecessary Your HM looked like a typical case of hope not triumphing over experience and it becomes nasty when the wheels fall off. You still recorded a respectable time despite little training.
Mick6enjoy your time away - you old romantic you!!Reminds me that we are off to Sharrow Bay at the end of the week for a couple of days
JJa streak worth perservering withyou may still be surprised by the numbers at ChristmasTraceyI do hope Bernard is pleased with his lottery success!!!
ColumbaDifficult to eat margarine when it's -40C - it's solid!!!!!!
Bright and very windy here this morning. It was going to be the big day when I stepped up to 6+ miles but after a very long late lunch yesterday - from 2pm to 7:30 comprising an excellent beef suet pudding and several pints of Yorkshire Blonde as starter and dessert at a local pub I was a little late rising and had a date to see g'daughter Abigail as a sheep in the Nativity play at her church at 0930.
so 5.2 miles it was again with some gusty wind to contend with
1m 9:21 all uphill and against the wind2m 7:27 level or part downhill with the wind - wheeeeeeeeeeee!!3m 7:41 4m 7:56 back into the wind5m 8:20 Hipps Hill and into the wind.2m 0:58
for a total of 41:42 and av pace 8:20m/m. Rubbish HR data again av150bpm and a max of 212 says it all.
Nativity was very good and Abigail ( of course) was excellent remembering all her words and singing at the top of her voice . She has a very good singing voice for one so young - one trait she did not inherit from me
Tracey - how do the unlucky kids get to school?
Local councils are in turn getting leaned on by central government. It's stressful for everyone including the carers. A friend of mine does "caring", and says her time schedule sometimes allows her only 20 minutes between one call and the next, - which includes travel. No wonder the people being cared for (who mostly live alone) feel they're being rushed.
Congratulations to Bernard on his VLM place, to Graham on 13.1 miles in an hour 48 (a time I can only dream of), and to JJ on a 2-day streak.
I've had a good weekend for eating. Yesterday, a long drive to meet Youngest Daughter and a number of others for a very upmarket meal in a posh restaurant, - upmarket and very prettily served (my fish pie came in its own little ramekin, and my dessert on a slate), and today the church choir had Sunday roast in a local pub, - not very upmarket but loads of it and very good, so quite made up for yesterday's cuisine mince.
When I woke this morning, behold there was no frost, so I ran 4 and a bit miles before breakfast.
more early birds today than usual
Columbanice weekend of nosh - 4 miles took care of the cuisine mince but what about the Sunday grub?
TraceyNIce to see the " we are only obeying orders" jobsworths also applies to such things
Ceal6 miles - that should sort out jetlag - but I don't know where you got your warm temperatures from!!
Very early run this morning - the very tiniest sliver of moon was shining brightly in a clear, dark sky - so yes it was chilly out but dry.
Usual 5K run in 25:48 (8:17m/m) and now usual rubbish HRM data
1m 8:06 2m 8:303m 8:17.1m 0:55
Couldn't really raise any pace - this is the slowest I have run this route since coming back - the beef suet pud must still be handicapping me!!!
Oh - another piece of carp data from Garmin - I have noticed that the calorie count is way off - according to Garmin I consumed 23 calories/mile today despite a supposed avHR of 156. On that basis I could just about run across Australia myself without needing to eat!!!!
TSBeef suet pud must be a handicap but a very pleasant one. It could just have been the cold conditions that made you a little slower this morning . It was cold again today here, yesteray's temp was just a temporary one! I ran down the trail again. I could have done with a flat run, no chance of that! I only ran for 4.4 miles, I felt tired, the fartlek run yesterday must have been more challenging than I remember. An easy pace of 9.23 mm, av HR 115. The whole run felt a bit of a struggle. I found the wind rather keen and felt as if I was undressed when I stepped out of the house, except for my hands which were covered in gloves which I had put on the radiator for a few mins. I must remember to do that again. my warm hands lasted for 10 mins or so, then they got cold again. Half way through my run, just after the half way mark I came face to face with a lady (LV45) I met at the last LFOM race She doesn't regularly do the race but recognised me. I didn't her. She took part in our local 10k here in Sept and remembers seeing me on the start line. We had a long chat and both got cold! She is training for a marathon, her pb is 2:50 hrs. she lives the other end of the trail to myself. She asked for my email address, she remembered it because she has just emailed me.
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