Saturday 17 November

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17/11/2012 at 07:41

Morning all,

Lyrics: I've been wandering round the house all night, wandering what the hell to do.
(It's been on the radio a lot here recently!).

What: probably a rest
Why: match tomorrow
Last hard: getting out in the cold yesterday!

Hope LMH and Straycelt have good weather for today.

Back later.

17/11/2012 at 07:51


Couldn't think of any lyrics - thanks for starting the thread emzap. Weather forecast is good, not too windy which is the main thing on an old airfield!

Anyone else racing this weekend?

Blisters - hope the rain has gone through early - we had ours last night.

What:             Shakespeare Raceway Half Marathon
Why:              I need to spend some time running faster
Last hard:      21/10
Last rest:       15/11

Lyrics - yes.

17/11/2012 at 07:54

Lyrics: I was there until I saw the bracketed line and now you've got me
What : Half mara
Why: Cos it's booked
Last Hard: Wed I think
Last Rest: 16/11

Hope for good weather too. Just leaving. Should be fun, unlike last night in Cardiff. Better team won tho!
Back later

17/11/2012 at 08:12

Lyrics are familiar, and nearly true...had a bad night following physio. Ankle is really hot following quite a bit of manipulating and stretching. She was reasonably pleased although not happy with the wound itself which is not closing quickly enough. Have got a range of exercises plus I can do some gentle exercise bike work.

What: watch the rain through the window
Why: rest

Enjoy your races, racers.
17/11/2012 at 08:17
At work all day, then hoping to fit in a quick catch up beer with a good mate who I've not seen in a while, then taxi driving for my other half and her friends who are out on the town tonight, so doubt I'll get a run in.
Got cross country tomorrow though

Lyrics: yep, often hear it on the radio too.

Good luck to all those racing.
17/11/2012 at 08:18
Hope it starts feeling better soon ah
Dubai Dave    pirate
17/11/2012 at 08:47


Tom/ NZC Fully understand the need to hang in there with the young quick guys on club nights even if only for awhile.

AH: Hope it eases off today

Yesterdays bike ride was surprisingly straight forward, start at 0530, cycle 100K to the start of the mountains sat in the peleton with only one "pull" at the front. Arrive at the point where the road goes upwards, peleton falls to pieces within 200 metres! Spin up the mountains, hurtle down the other side at 50MPH+ to the Indian Ocean, form a small group of 10 or so riders and fight our way into the headwind up the coast to the finish.  Total of 220K / 137 miles in 6 hours 39 mins, average speed 32.6KPH or 20.2MPH,  About 6500' of climbing, bar b que, cider, bed.

What: Nothing unless I trot later
Why: See above
Last Hard: The last two hours into the wind yesterday
Last Rest: Thursday 

Lyrics: Nope.

17/11/2012 at 08:50
Well done to remember!
17/11/2012 at 09:00

Morning you lot

Busy today

Yesterdays lyrics:'Could you be loved' by Bob Marley. Heard it in HMV on Thurs at lunch time.

Back later.

17/11/2012 at 11:11


What: 2.3 mile run/2.25 mile cycle
Why to pick my bike up

Last Hard: Was it Monday i forget
Lyrics: Not a hope

Bike ok well rather good all spanking new  new chain and other bits so v happy but off out to meet a friend may do another run later we will see.

17/11/2012 at 11:53

hello all, 
LMH & stray , good luck, likewise to sweep for tomorrows xc
DD - nice work on the wheels 
what - an easy run out later
why - tired & time restraints
last rest - yesterday
last hard - Tuesdays club efforts

lyric - possibly 

17/11/2012 at 12:00

No rain here yet, hoping for a clear non windy day tomorrow..... the last 16 weeks all comes true tomorrow for that Sub 1:25 Half (at Gosport)... which will be a PB by over a min if i can achive it.... am I ready - Yes, am I nervous - very......

what - 20 mins later
why - just to shake it out...
last hard - tues
Last Rest - Yesterday

Take care all

17/11/2012 at 12:09
Good morning

Lyrics - nope...seem to be back on a don't know run

Alehouse - I think you are now officially starting rehab.

DD - bloody 'ell, all that at an average speed of 20+ mph. Hats off to you!

LMH - I ran just 8M this morning, quite a leisurely and haphazard effort. Hamstring started to tighten a bit towards the end, so now got the ice pack out. I suppose the good thing about icing hammies is that you can sit in the ice pack and forget about it, rather than having to contort yourself clutching it to the inflamed part

Anyway going to have a circumspect few days to hopefully shift it.
17/11/2012 at 14:49

hope you had a good one, LMH!

RFJ: crossing my fingers for you tomorrow. Pre-race nerves are good

DD: monster-ride. Bet you walk like John Wayne today

Coming down with a cold methinks. Rotten timing. Hope to keep it at bay for another 18 hours so I can race tomorrow ...  well, it's no A race, so if I feel shit I will simply jog around. Enforced rest today though in the hope that Echinacea and Vicks First Defence do their magic.

17/11/2012 at 15:53

What: not a lot (bracing walk on beach)
Why: on call and trying to be good
Last rest: yesterday
Lyrics: no

LMH no earache (see why above!)
Hope all went well for you and StrayCelt

DD that sounds like some ride!
RFJ calming vibes and hope all goes to plan tomorrow

17/11/2012 at 17:16

DD - sounds like a great ride.

Alehouse - I wonder if a specialist dressing may help promote wound healing? Have you had the stitches out?

chickadeee - rotten timing.

Hope it all goes well tomorrow RFJ.

sweep - hopefully today's rest will have benefits tomorrow.

Sounds sensible Tom.

Woke this morning with yesterday's sinus headache still very much in evidence and a raised RHR - I suspect my tooth is the cause. Still HR wasn't high enough to mean that I shouldn't run and it was an opportunity for some faster running rather than a PB attempt so I could still achieve that.

Managed to identify Straycelt at the start, nice to meet you - he was dressed for a long day - hope it went ok, sorry I couldn't stay around to see you in. We were chatting away when the gun went so had a leisurely start waiting to cross the line then I was frustrated by the many slow runners in my way - totally my own fault and teh race is chip timed anyway. Still managed my usual fast first mile then just tried to settle in. Was working consistently though the mile splits were affected by the turns, slight inclines and short stretched into the wind (not that there was much). Just ran pretty much to feel, noting the mile splits and HR for the first three laps then managed to pick it up a little over the fourth lap to finish quite strongly. Looking forward to getting the 5k splits once they're online. Worked out I just had to keep sub 8s for the last lap to come home under 1.45 and crossed the line in 1.42.25 Garmin time.

17/11/2012 at 18:04

Nice to meet a fellow forumite LMH and yes it was a long day. However Ram in his second half-marathon (1st was Cardiff last month) was paced home sub 2.10 and chopped over 12 mins off his "PB". He was a happy boy and I was blinking cold. Interesting 4 lap and a bit course with 4 hairpins  and a few other bends per lap. Very exposed and weird crosswinds. Glad I took enough of the right kit for the plod.
DD...big respect, don't think I could do 20mph for 1 hour on a good day let alone across that sort of terrain! AH..hope it calms down and heals a bit better soon.
Now off to check the other rugby scores, contemplate a beer and wonder about a brisk run tomorrow

17/11/2012 at 18:12
Well done lmh and stray, and good luck rfj
17/11/2012 at 21:25

Well done LMH and Straycelt

17/11/2012 at 21:35

Congrats Stray and LmH, and good luck tomorrow RFJ!

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