Back from Sainsburys which wasn't that bad well mannered customers
Columba - Sort of but a few more weeks we have the sale madness from Boxing Day so a few weks of that then getting the store back to how it was pre- Christmas. Stock-take later in the year
Graham thats what i was thinking well elites take a few months of a year well maybe a month though they run more than me lol. Probably not the right time in the running calander but hey ho
Sorry not read back so no idea whats happened but reading through the lines
Ceal Besys not been too good? hope she's feeling better
Gotta go now Work Beckons
Ceal - sounds like Betsy has come through with flying colours, hope she will be fine.
Graham - good solid 10km
Mick - how do you get that info off your garmin?
Pammie - feel for you at this time of year - you must be so busy.
The weather continues to be hot and muggy, so different to what you guys are experiencing.
We had a few running friends over last night, and family, and had a bit of a pre-xmas Christmas.
Always think it must be much more pleasant cooking in the cool than in the heat.
Hope you all have a lovely Xmas.
NZC,Hot and muggy, no I'll stick with my snow and cold, well not that cold yet.
This data is easy to extrac,t if you have a footpod. It is manufactured by Garmin and is compatible with the ForeRunner series. It is very reliable and just clips onto your shoe laces. It will also fill in for pace and distance if you cannot get a GPS signal, like when you are on a treadmill. As it is always on my trainers I never think about it so if I run indoors or out I have data.Garmin Connect will show cadence, I am not sure about stride length. I have written my own software to take either the Garmin Connect or Garmin Training Centre export file(tcx). I just import the run file and then create all sorts of fancy charts at a click of a button, a bit geeky, but I find comparing data a powerful aid in my training.
If you can borrow a footpod from some one else and then email me the exported tcx file, I can produce some pretty charts for you.
Mick - no, not going to London by boat! - Not driving, either; will be the train. Some lines affected by flooding, but hopefully not the ones I'll be travelling on.
May or may not keep up while I'm away; in case I don't, have a lovely Christmas all of you.
Great finish to Strictly. Didn't really mind who won because all three were very, very good.Went to see 11 week old grandaughter today. She's still enjoying being the star of the show.CealExcellent news about Betsy. Nice Christmas present for everyone.Graham46 mins looks OK to me considering the course and the weather.ColumbaHappy ChristmasJJ
not been around much - call of duty of which more later.
ColumbaI hope you get through ok - there was a lot of water around as my train meandered its way home on Thursday evening from Bristol - and it's rained alot more since then!!!
MIck6hope you get away as well and not get snowed in- otherwise you will be producing even more data from your generator powered toys !!!Not good losing pwer like that but you sound as if you have some back up systems in place. I am just pleased that there has been no northly air flow here otherwise we would have been feet deep in snow with all this rain. Yesterday was the worst here and I am very pleased to be living near the top of a hill!!
Impey you are running further than I am with all those 5+ milers
K2Hope you weren't standing on the corner waiting for me - did you get me email??
Grahamyes I have run that race in the distant past when it was on the roads and Saltwell Bank was a killer!!!A good time for the conditions and a toughie course- ideal preparation for Oz - not!!!
Cealsorry to hear about Betsy but that is a good age to have it all done - they recover so much quicker. Matilda had a similar op about 12 months ago and she was soon recovered. Nice pacy runnning going on!!
NZCthat was a good 3000m time in hot conditions which always seem worse on a track anyway - the running surface always seems to radiate the heat back up !!
PammieI imagine it is fairly hectic at work just now!!
I had a very successful trip away and used the long journey time on the train home productively to finish reports and recommendations. The project is a complex one involving the refurbishment and redevelopment of a retail park around tenants who need to be kept trading and I had spent a lot of time negotiating with each to ensure that all their critical dates were met and incorporating them into a detailed programme.so I was pertty pleased with myself on Friday morning as I finalised things. Then right on 1200 one of the tenants, backed (or insitigated!!) by their solicitors and agents, decided that their position on the critical path was too good an opportunity to let pass without trying to extort a huge sum of money - nearly £1/4 million - or they wanted to be moved from the position in the programme allocated to them!! Oh and they needed a response by close of business that day figuring no doubt that everyone would be out at pre Christmas drinks, lunches etc
Client was in despair so I donned my Superman cape, revised the programme, agreed some very minor costs with the contractor for the changes, redrafted the contract conditions, drew a deep breath and....................sat back until almost 5pm whereupon I issued the revised programme to the objecting tenant asking them to come back with any comments before close of business - oh and to say that a change back to the original would now involve large additional costs which would be charged against him. Got the b*stards!!!!!!
After that I had to prepare the awards for the hash Xmas party that evening. These very prestigious awards, known as the Golden Balls, which I had instigated last year, involve writing H4 Xmas 2012 on 30 gold tree decoration balls and then thinking of something to say about each. Categories included
and so on so you can see that athletic prowess did not feature too highly
Of course each award was accompanied by the compulsory half pint of beer down, down anda fter an excellent meal it all went off pretty well.next day was not so good though!!
I had hardly run for he last two weeks so this morning was an effort probably always goin got be hard but a howling gale and lashing rain did not help. Clad in CCJ I could ignore most of hte elements apart from the sheer strength of the wind which threatened to create waves on the flood waters in parts of town
4 miles done in 34:28 with usual rubbish HR data - reminds me Garmin have not responded as yet.
1m 8:49 2m 7:563m 8:314m 9:12 Hipps Hill and into full full force of the wind
TSDidn't get your email until after the event and after being arrested for loitering on the corner.
5.08M; 1:05:33.5; 12:54/M; 8°C
A bit drizzly some of the time; definitely not full out rain like some folks are getting or I wouldn't have gone out.
Good Morning all,
Last run before Christmas......mile times11.49,10.39, 9.56,fartlek 9.56,fartlek11.23 fartlek walk/trot w/downTotal 5.3 milesWishing you all a very happy and healthy Christmas
Best Christmas wishes to everyone!
First things first and the first thing is to wish everyone the sort of Christmas that would be ideal for you. Hope you all have a great time.MrsJJ and me will be in London for Christmas Day and then off to Essex on Boxing day so not much opporunity for posting anything.TSSmart move by the retailer but nicely thwarted.ImpeyQuite a nice run there. Sub-10s look very good.JJ
Happy Christmas to everyone .
Merry Christmas to everyone. We have a lot and I mean a lot of snow.
TS,It seems that you are still enjoying your work, long may it last?
An easy 5k for me todoy, running on packed snow, wearing my YakTraks. Stride length much shorter than usual.
Mick6if you say a lot of snow I dread to think how much that is!!!
All the family descend tomorrow - I have been building table football, prams, doll's houses and other exciting things...........................
Happy Christmas everyone - peace and joy
.and good running
5.08M; 1:06:22.6; 13:04/M; 4°C
I trust everyone enjoyed a good Christmas celebration and Angela and I wish you all every blessing.
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