Saturday, 19 March 2011

14 messages
19/03/2011 at 06:56
I run but it stays right by my side

Morning all! Hey, I beat birky today

What: 6 miles plus strides
Why: half tomorrow
Last hard: Weds
Last rest: Tues

Have a great weekend and hope the hangovers are better today.
19/03/2011 at 07:21

Blimey Chickadeee - it's the weekend! Mind you - you've probably had a lie in

Good luck to any racers today. I know that Zattu and Chickadeee are tomorrow - anyone else?

What:             three hours on the bike/thirty minute easy run.
Why:              sometimes I wonder.
Last hard:       5/3.
Last rest:      11/3.

Lyrics - no.

Edited: 19/03/2011 at 07:22
19/03/2011 at 07:40

Beautiful morning out there, just got back from 30 mins in the sun, could have just kept going but unfortunately life gets in the way sometimes.

What: 4 miles easy
Why: Bradford 10k tomorrow
Last hard: Thursday
Last rest: yesterday
Lyrics: no

Good weekend all
Dubai Dave    pirate
19/03/2011 at 09:06


Nice day in Dubai too, 23C and sunny.

What: 22 miles in 3 hours across the gravel tracks
Why: went out to do 13 but club mates are training for Two Oceans Ultra and I went along for the ride
Last Hard: yesterdays cycle
Last Rest: Sunday

Good luck to those racing.

19/03/2011 at 09:27

morning all

Gorgeous morning for a run.  Fab sunshine but really heavy frost. As the sun warms everything up, things are steaming!   And to make things even better I had a lie in this morning and didn't get up until (gasp) 7am!  

I hit the submit button on my job application yesterday.  It closes on Monday so I hope to hear if I get an interview next week.  I will be very surprised if I don't get an interview.  

What: 7.5 miles in a gentle plodding styleeee
Why: it's a beautiful saturday morning just made for a run
Last hard: wednesday
Last rest: 8 Jan

Have a good 'un

19/03/2011 at 09:49


Thanks for the hair compliments, proposals/fights included  AF - chuck in a fried egg, chilli sauce and chutney sandwich and I'll think about it.

Very true about things being put into perspective by events in Christchurch and Japan... sounds like a lovely service NZC.

Belated happy birthday to Mrs Paddy - although I read 'balloons' as 'baboons' and got a very strange mental image.

Fingers crossed Mava!

Well, yesterday's wedding went very well indeed. BF's mates are all lovely, and several are into Funeral For a Friend which is always a bonus! One is even going to the same gig as me next week. All in all it was a fab day. He gets to meet my side today - well, the Stoke part anyway. We're going up there later to celebrate my best friend's 30th.

What: 5 miles easy

Why: Back to schedule

Last hard: 13/03

Last rest: 17/03

Lyrics: Very familiar, but no

Good luck Gobi, Chickadee, ZaTTu, JEB and anyone else racing this weekend. Enjoy the sunshine!

19/03/2011 at 10:59


What 21+ LSR
Why busy tomorrow
Lyrics No

Quite a pleasing run today. The first 15 miles seemed laboured burt having checked back through the splits come out at between 7 and 7:20 mm. Decided to try the last 6 at PMP which came out 10 sec faster at 6:40 mm

Having lost my way a bit for three weeks I am undecided whether to do one or two more 20+ runs before taper. This would be more to aid post run recoivery than anything else.

Good luck to all those racing and hope everyone enjoys the sunshine while it lasts!

Edited: 19/03/2011 at 11:01
19/03/2011 at 14:42

26 miles miles d&d on a lovely but breezy morning. Not a bad run.

Tipp, Gobi, Chick and Jeb - all the best for the racing adventures.

Nice non-scheduled long run DD

PP - nice long run

Talk Later

19/03/2011 at 15:04

Afternoon all.

Good luck with the job application mava.

Very nice long run Paddy. Likewise DD.

What: 5.2m easy.
Why: Reading tomorrow *bounce*
Last effort: Wednesday.
Last rest: 27/2.
Lyrics: nope.

Good luck to all racers and have a great weekend y'all

19/03/2011 at 15:33
Hey Zattu - run well tomorrow.
19/03/2011 at 18:24
What: Dambuster Duathlon
Why: I like racing
Last hard: today
Last rest: This year
Lyrics: yeah I think so

24th overall today and 4th in my age group but it was a poor effort. No run pace meant a steady effort that hurt. Bike and I realised today that I have done no hill work and it showed. I did however put about 10 good miles together so feel a flat TT and I shall go well. The last run was probably my best effort and showed how strong I was. Pretty much matched the pace of my first run.

Now to cut back for the 100km next weekend :¬)
19/03/2011 at 19:18

Good luck to all those racing.

Gobi - It's all about having fun and enjoying it, now if you can do that in the 100km!! If you just tell yourself it is just a number, I guess it will be alright

What: 14 miles - big hills, beautiful morning - great to be out there.

Good running everyone.

19/03/2011 at 21:15
what: nothing
why: haven't had a rest day for a few weeks. wasn't planned but was needed. followed it up with 11 hours sleep. feeling much better now.

good luck ZaTTu, chickadeee and any others

19/03/2011 at 22:27



Nice highlights. I'd also ask you to marry me if it wheren't for your taste in music
No, sadly I'm not training for a spring marathon. I didn't dare to sign up for one due to a surgery in november (removed some titan screws from my right ankle (who said you can't get hurt badly while running?))
I'll try to run some marathon in the fall if I feel that I've got enough mile in my legs by then.

Good luck tomorrow. I hope both your wishes come true.

@Dubai Dave
22C and sun ... Want to switch location with me for a few weeks?

Good luck with the application.



What: 120min (~6:40/m)
Why: Weekly long
Last hard: Thursday
Last rest: -

Life Sucks... And Then You Die! Or well, at least it felt like that after a close relative first won a lot of money on Monday, and then died in cancer Wednesday morning. Hence recovery this week has been shitty.

Started the day by taking my xc-skiis and go to a cabin a few miles away to eat lunch, so had to do the run late in the evening. Decided to go by effort instead of trying to hit a specific pace. Ended up with a 20s/m faster run then usual but still averaging under 70%mhr.

Club was missing a runner to be able to compete as a team in an indoor track meet this Thursday, so I promised to run the 3k. Have never raced on track, so will probably go straight to hell (not sure if I should pick up a pair of spikes or just go with my normal trainers). Goal is to at least have one runner behind me I cross the finish line.

Oh, here's a picture of the lunch-spot:

p.s How the ... do I change my profile picture? Tried to upload it 3 times now (size is ok), but it won't change.

Edited: 19/03/2011 at 22:35

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