JJ,You would have to define what you mean by free.
NZC,I am surprised I always assumed that you were a driver as some of the runs you do would ceratianly demotivate me quickly.
Long run done, 1 and a half hours on the treadmill, now that is motivation. Happy with it as my total for the week is 58k. Also walked the dogs as the temperature got back up to -11c this afternoon. They were pleased with that too.
Mick - "got back UP to -11" - lol! How you survived an hour and a half on the treadmill I can't imagine. Beethoven's 9th, maybe?
JJ - Faure's requiem - yes, I like that very much.
Pammie - you remember LPs, but do you remember 78s? We had "Peter and the Wolf" on 78s, on a wind-up gramophone, played with thorn needles. The wolf's loudest growls sometimes broke the needle.
I wouldn't know a waxwing if I saw one.
A lot of thawing has been going on here, though there's still heaps of miserably-looking greyish snow. I ran 4 and a bit miles early this afternoon, nearly all on cleared roads and pavements. The few bits that were still icy were absolutely lethal, and I walked carefully across them. Came back with the top of one toe rubbed raw, - new shoes, a half-size smaller than I usually get them. Felt fine in the shop, of course.
Not quite Columba But my parents had a gramaphone which could play 78s (as well as 33s an 45s) though we never had any
I didn't either thats why i asked the gentlemen what they were
Backhome after a week of granddadding and I think I'll just take it easy for a while.
TS - thanks for that, I hadn't realised it was there. I like the way it follows the twists and turns of a road automatically, even goes round corners and selects the shortest route through a maze. It knocks Tracklogs on the head anyway.
JJ - Free and actually works don't often go together. As for well, well...
You'll just have to learn HTTP an' do it theesen.
aaahh waxwings - we had a small flock in the garden befoer Christmas and they stripped the berries from a very large cotonester hedge in about 5 minutes. Very pretty bird when seen up close
Mick6that is a huge stint on the treadie - much respect!!!Well done on weekly mileage despite your weather
NZClooks like you are passing on your run attitude to Mae - get out there!!
Well the snow has all but gone and replaced by lots of running water, streams and small lakes plus a very strong gusting wind.
9.2 miles done in 77:13 (8:38m/m) and avHR 141 (72%WHR) and a max of 163 on the last hill
Mile Time Avg HR Max HR
1 09:10 132 143
2 07:42 137 140
3 07:47 141 148
4 08:25 139 144
5 08:35 138 144
6 08:45 143 159
7 08:42 144 163
8 08:36 142 151
9 08:44 153 161
0.2 02:52 149 157
oohh that worked!!! Mile 8-9 was Hipps Hill - total climb in the run was 105m as I went on my slightly harder route.
Quite pleased with that as it brings me in sight of the first milestone of the comeback. However I have a very busy week coming up so running may be limited - a step back may be welcomed by my legs
TS, you're flying. Great to see!
Grahamthanks - but hardly flying, just getting ready for take off!!AvHR still too high but it will come down with training. I did pay a little for my exuberance in miles 2 and 3 after the all uphill first mile, as I closed and passed a group of runners, later on.
awsI haven't tried it through a maze!!!
Pammie - waxwings - what a pretty bird! - I don't think I've ever seen one, and from the distribution map it looks as though I never will, at least not where I live.
Had a lovely day out with Younger Daughter and her boyfriend, this being the postponed birthday outing from last week. We met at the Small Breeds Farm
had lunch, walked around visiting the owls and animals (most of them under cover in this weather, which was just as well as for about 15 minutes there was lashing rain and a smattering of hail with it) and then had tea and scones before going home. Lots of the animals are eager to be petted and stroked, - there are even 3 or 4 owls which "may be stroked gently by adults" - so it was all very hands-on. The downside of the stroking was that the smell of billy-goat hangs on even after several washes. There was a notice warning of this, but billy and I had been in close proximity for several minutes before I noticed the notice.
Daughter brought me pressies too, so it really did feel like my birthday. As indeed it was, if a week late.
Happy belated birthday Columba - sounded like a really nice outing, I'd like the scones, but not the smell of billy goats!
I used to listen to "Peter and the wolf" on the radio as a child, I also loved "The happy Prince". We didn't have a record player.
Torque Steer - well done - once competitive, always competitive!
I did get myself out with Mae - we did 16km but not very fast - out and back, very hot on the way back, put my head under a tap with about 6km to go. Put Mae's under as well, as she refuses to drink very much on the run.
JJ - sounds like you are a hit with your gchild!
Nice sunny day. Did 2 doodle walks and a lot of garden maintenance. Finished the day with a gym session. MickFree = costs nothing.TSVery useful run today.Nice and steady.NZCI'm just a plaything ColumbaHappy birthday whenever it was. I invented an aftershave called wet labrador. I may try a new one called "Billy gate".JJ
Columbabelated happy birthday. You kept that quiet. Sounds like you had a good day yesterday apart from billy goat smells.
JJnice range of smells there - sold many???Steady pace but not so steady HR but that will come hopefully!!
NZC16K on a hot day is dedication - love the mental image of you dunking your head under a tap - lucky to have one available.Competitive, moi ??? Sad isn't it?
It looked nice out there early on but I should have been alerted by the bright full moon that it may have been a bit chilly and so it proved with a strong wind as well to polish the frost on the ground very nicely.
3.62 miles done in 31:03 (8:35m/m) and avHR 132 max 163
1m 8:54 126 1362m 8:17 132 1403m 8:29 134 145.6m 5:22 146 163
Quite enough even though I thought I had run 4.62 miles - obviously still dreaming.
It is the 200th anniversary today of the publication of Pride and Prejudice, my second favourite Jane Austen book (the first being Persuasion).I do wonder how a modern female writer would be viewed who repeated the sentiments of the classic opening line from that book -“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife".
Traceyvery well done - lovely pacing!! Your fastest miles were the second, fifth and second last
Tracey, another very good long run. And your injury worry of a week or two ago doesn't seem to have come to anything.
Happy Birthday Columba, if a little late
Tracey good long run
7.11 miles for me run walk same as before 350 run 50 m walk all easy (26 times) then 1.05 run home legs felt it a bit but was out last night celebrating 3 birthdays 15 of us from work we had little batons of bread you dipped into a garlic dipfor mains i had canneloni with spinach inside and a bechamel sauce somethig else can't remember.
Someone couldn't eat there garlic bread so i had theirs i offered some to the others but they wanted to save room for desert i must have a big gut as i managed both
ice cream for desert as they didn't have a lot of the options
Snow storm here, -10c, so treadmill yet again. The forecast is +14c for Wednesday so I maybe running in shorts surrounded by banks of snow.
Tracey,Very impressive, you maintained pace all the way. When is the next marathon.
Pammie,More intervals, you and Tracey are making me feel inadequate.
Columba,Yet another belated happy birthday.
TS,A bit short for you.
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