5.10M; 1:07:43; 13:16/M; 2.5°C
Disaster strikes - PC refuses to read USB connections so G data has to be hand copied and I can't access one of my external hard drives, my camera, or my memory sticks. Oddly enough one ext HDD is still connected.
Good about Brad.
TSContact via work number or text. various thread people have that.
Nzc-You done well to race in that heat,think your time is pretty good also.Regards marathon its just that it is a 18week plan or else i would start after christmas,
Done my first run of the plan yesterday which was 4miles aerobic pace and 4miles @hm pace.Done the first 4 slow which was fairly undulating and then turned round to run 4miles tempo .Done the 1st mile in exactly 7mins which was way to quick so run the 2nd mile in 7.26 which was still to quick as i should have done 7.50 mileing.But low and behold my garmin just died on me so i have no idea what the last 2miles were.
Drank just 2pints of a beer called redemption last night and cant believe i have a hangover,dont think i will drinking much over christmas.
Tracey-Good run by you and nice to help a clubmate as well
Ceal and JJ - yes, short fast intervals or any speedwork sounds sensible, rather than resorting to a shuffle. I'm not very good at knowing what I look like, running (poor proprioception, maybe) - sometimes I feel as though I'm doing fine, then catch sight of myself relfected in a window, or just my shadow on the ground in front of me, and think "Oops - not so good". I identify with NZC's "Some race pics are not pretty!" - I looked hopefully at the race pics of the half-mara I did earlier in the year, and rejected them in horror.
Busbar - you're a very fast runner, - maybe that makes you set a high standard for yourself, so you feel all the worse if you don't meet it.
TS - good that the achilles don't hurt. What a nightmare of a car journey!
Mick6 - no changes in Canada outside the big cities - hasn't it become very PC in the last few years, at least in terms of its legislation?
I was interested in that "correct toes" website. I've had both my feet operated on to correct bunions ("seriously malformed" was how my GP characterised my feet when I went to ask him about them) - the op was a great success, according to the podiatrist who did it, and certainly I've had minimal trouble with feet ever since, but I do have lumps of hard skin on the sole of one foot, and curly toes. As for being able to move each toe separately, don't think I've ever been able to do that! Big toe and little toe yes, but the three in the middle are just a clump.
Approx 5 miles with the running club last night, around town looking at "the lights". The day had been sunny and mild, but by 6.00 p.m. temperatures were around freezing, and some of the pavements were slippery so we ran in the roads when we could. I've now officially joined the running club, - and been given a club T-shirt!
Columba-Good that your running with a club,gives you the impetus to go faster with a bit of friendly rivalry.
Garmin failing but your running didn't
Redemption must be really strong then. 2 or 3 pints is normally my limit on draught beer.
Ran earlier this time with heavy rain threatened, got it out of the way before dinner.
Mix of aerobic and tempo stuff. Dull,cloudy,cold and windy.12.19, 11.20, 10.45, 9.50, 10.44 and 12.18 pace for the 0.6 of a mile. Total 5.6 miles.
Regards the mentions of "shuffle" I try not to get into that mode. But when starting out and as part of the warmup I do "baby steps" just for a short while before getting into a normal stride.
Rain this afternoon, more rain tonight which carries on into tomorrow.Two dog walks done plus some cementing. A farmer arrivedwhile I wasn't watching to deliver a trailer load of well rotted manure (basically sheep s**t). Unfortunately he unloaded it where it blocked the car in so In had to barrow loads of it uphill and round to the back garden. Pouring with rain so it was a carp job.ColumbaGood move to join the club. You won't regret it (I hope).No-one expects women to run/race and look as though they about to go out to dinner.BusbarNice to know I'm not the only one who is down to a couple of pints.K2I've left my laptop on in case an invitation arrives.awsI reckon there could be something wrong with your PC.JJ
Ceal - Nice one, twenty twelve, twenty twelve. I suppose I would have noticed sooner or later, but thanks for making it sooner.
Another thing I have to give thanks for is an answer to prayer. You may all laugh but I believe in miracles and the power of prayer, not just for metaphysical stuff but for every day things too. Today's miracle is that the PC is now working OK. You wouldn't believe the amount of time I've spent the last 3 days trying to get to the bottom of the problem, the stuff I've looked up and read on various websites, fixes I've downloaded and tried out that have done absolute sausage to help. And that I went to bed at 3 am this morning after a fruitless evening trying to fathom it out and winding up posting a query on a technical forum to see if they have any answers, then having to leave it all in the same state it was when it all started to go wrong and praying that it would come right.
This morning I got up late, it was nrd anyway, switched it all on and found the operating light on, on what had been the non-functioning for 3 days plugin HDD. On investigation I found it was working OK, and checking out all the other bits and pieces that hadn't been working, I found that they too had been restored to their proper condition. So I'm thanking God for miracles. Now I have to send a reply to the Tech Forum to tell them the good news too, I don't suppose many of them would have given prayer a thought.
Good early morning,Well for me anyway. Big snow storm on its way so we have delayed our departure until Saturday.
ceal,Those old unheated buildings although beautiful seem to be able to suck the heat right out of you no matter what you wear,
JJ,Now we know the secret of your success.
Columba,Canada has always been a politically correct place but yes I would say it has got even more PC than when I arrived.
Footing wasn't too bad yesterday so I managed to get outside with a couple of friends and had a pleasant run around town sticking mainly to the roads.I have got to finish my shopping today , take the dog to the vet and finish my wrapping, so probably not much time for a run.
aws,It sounds like your hard drive was stuck or sticking, a bump or bang can do that. It can get unstuck just as easy. I would run a disk check and seriously think about replacing it while it is still working. You can get a good utility to copy it or get one of the local shops to do it.
Walking into some buildings, it can feel colder inside than out. Bird hides in winter always seem to be like that.
Rain, and more rain to come. Don't you just get fed up with it? Only saving grace is that it could be falling as snow and causing even more grief. All you seem to hear about these days are flood warnings - so worrying for those at risk, poor things.
Am doing the Saltwell 10K on Saturday for the first time. Reputably the oldest road race in Britain. Wouldn't be surprised if TS had done it.
GrahamI hope all will be well for your pending 10k race.
I hope Diana is ok, Hampshire has been badly hit by the floods this time around. When will the rain stop falling.
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