Saturday 19 October 2013

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Blisters    pirate
19/10/2013 at 00:19

Hey, little dolly with the blue jeans on (heavy American accent)

Training today?
Well, no actually.
I kind of forgot to get any on yesterday,but worked on the basis that it's better to be 3% undertrained than 3% overtrained. In my case that will be 15% undertrained versus 10 % undertrained.

Lyrics? That relates to me cashing in my birthday present. Apparently I'm off on a surprise driving experience, with an Aston Martin V8, a Lamborghini and a Ferrari 360. Not many laps in each, but what ho, it's going to be fun.


19/10/2013 at 06:41


Hope you have a great day Blisters.

Stay off your feet and take it easy postie.

Alehouse - I agree to a point but given HR/pace relationship there must also be an element of improved fitness.

What:                an hour on the bike or turbo
Why:                 rain may have arrived by the time I've finished the shopping.
Last hard:         13/10
Last rest:          27/9

Lyrics - think so.

19/10/2013 at 09:10

LMH, I know what you mean about the boost to training.  I've always seen improvement as a series of plateaus to get past.  Great when it happens, really pleased you are running so well

Already in my kit for XC at 2pm, lol nothing wrong with being prepared.  Actualy got a lot of chore-type things to do before that so I better get cracking on.  

Blisters    pirate
19/10/2013 at 11:10

LOL Donaldo! You could always shower before you did the race to save some more time...


19/10/2013 at 11:28


Couple of hours in the garden d and d.

What: long run this pm.
Why: Saturday seems to be my long run day.

Enjoy this pm, Don, and other racers. And enjoy tomorrow those who are racing.

The edit function is back!
Lyrics: no


Edited: 19/10/2013 at 11:31
19/10/2013 at 13:24


Just been confirmed that I've got a new job and start on Monday

19/10/2013 at 14:13

Great stuff BM

Sounds a fun B'day present Blisters

What: sea swim followed by very wet and windy 8 miles over Marwick Head this morning
Why: I think a lot of people might ask that?
Last rest: yesterday
Lyrics: stock answer (no)

LOL donaldo
Actually on Saturday mornings we all get swiming gear on as we get up before driving to location.

Not weather for gardening here AH - actually not really weather for doing anything outside - strong winds and a lot of water. Significant flooding on roads.
Hope it's better for XC donaldo!

19/10/2013 at 14:25


What nowt

Why Saturday

Lyrics possibly

Easy day at work catching up with few friends/customers.

Suppose I ought to get my kit ready for tomorrow.

Run well all this weekend

19/10/2013 at 14:30

50 miles on turbo d&d

Don must be muddy by now!!

Credit to OH  - Sea swim - nice!

Birks - nice

Ale - how long is long



19/10/2013 at 16:37

Blisters hope you're having a good day
Birks - good news
Ale - yes, how far?
Hope Don had fun too.
Me? Hampshire XC race 1 at Reading. Had a decent run, felt pretty comfortble, 3 short steep hills per lap, but managed OK. Felt quite strong on the run in, so was taking a few people on over the last half mile. 151st, no idea out of how many. This league I aim to avoid the bottom 25% so I hope 200+ runners. I was our 2nd V40 home, so its the first (and probably last)time I'm a scorer!
why - league run
last rest - yesterday
last hard - finding out they had run out of tea and bacon rolls around 3pm this afternoon...
Have a great w/end

19/10/2013 at 16:46

Afternoon! And a very pleasant day it has been, weather-wise, although clouding over now.

Great news, Birks! Hope you start late enough to begin the thread before you head off to the job!

Dustin: sounds an OK race!

What: 64 mins largely off road at an easy pace
Why: banking the minutes! The last four Saturdays I have now run over the hour, although this was probably the toughest in terms of terrain.


19/10/2013 at 17:14


sounds like a lovely birthday present blisters

good race dustin

donaldo hope the xc went well

alehouse 64 mins - nice!

oh wow, saturday morning sea swim and an 8 mile run!

birkmyre good news re job

what: 2.5 hours with just about every hill around here that I could think of!

why: see how I get on

last hard: that was, I am truly cream crackered

last easy: yesterday

have a good saturday evening all

I won't do much at all now until next saturday

19/10/2013 at 17:18

Nothing much for me planned either Wabo

19/10/2013 at 17:25

That's great news birkmyre - congratulations.

Wabo - that's a long run this close.

Good start to the x-country season Dustin.

Hope you weren't late after that donaldo

Mild and dry here all day. Just did an hour out on the hybrid (roads are too wet for the road bike really, no point in risking it at this time of the year bike miles are bike miles) would have ridden longer but was mindful of wanting to do my longest run since Almere tomorrow. Probably should have done an effort session on the turbo for max training benefit but there are plenty of days ahead when getting out won't be an option I'm sure so may as well make the most of it.

19/10/2013 at 17:40

Ale, are you travelling early March - nice run today!!

19/10/2013 at 17:55

Have yet to decide, Paddy! It is certainly one to do, whether it is next year on in the future.

Wabo: never mind the cream crackers, have you baked the Christmas cake yet? Good long run by the way! Confidence builder!

Blisters: hope you enjoyed the birthday present.

Off shortly for godson's stag evening, organised by my son who is best man. The "olds" (godson's father, his future father-in-law and myself) have only been invited to the meal this evening (not even to the clubs afterwards). They have been clay pigeon shooting and segway riding this pm.

19/10/2013 at 18:16

Birkmyre, well done mate, pleased for you

Dustin, sounds good, very similar to me today!

East District League meeting 1 - Stirling University

It was 2005 when 'I last did this event.  Ended up 43rd back then.  Today, anything inside the top 143 would do me fine.  Rain stormed from the sky for the whole morning so the course was like a quagmire in sections - but very fast in other sections.  Being the last event of the day made a lorra lorra mud!  I started nice and easily, running as smoothly as I could over the grass.  First thing I noticed that everyone was avoiding the puddles and the mud so throughout the race, I just crashed through the middle - probably picking up at least 12 places just by doing that alone - great advice for a new XC person - don't veer around a puddle, just charge through the middle.  The race was 3 laps of 3000m each and because if my cautious start, I made a lot of ground and places up in laps 2 and 3 and finished strongly.  It really is the best way to do XC.  Not sure of my position, will let you know when I find out, but I was delighted and my motivation levels are now very high - race 2 is a month away and I want to be fitter or that.  A good day.

19/10/2013 at 18:27

Quck post before the other olds arrive!
Well done Don: for most people, i.e. not the top 10 or so, I agree the way to run cross country is indeed to be cautious and pick people off. And take the shortest line! I have actually run at Stirling Uni: 1975 or 6 British Unis XC. It was tough, from the little I remember!

19/10/2013 at 18:44

Good running donaldo - I've always been of the same opinion re the mud and puddles.


Have a nice evening Alehouse - they could at least have let you join in the shooting.

19/10/2013 at 18:48

Evening all

What: mostly resting though did go on a longish walk this afternoon
Why: have 2 lacrosse matches tomorrow so saving myself for those
Lyrics: nope

Good luck to all racing tomorrow.
Sounds like a good run Don.

Have a good one all.

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