Saturday 27th October 2012

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27/10/2012 at 03:46
Today's lyrics: I think I'm gonna be sad,
I think it's today...
Was going to give a clue about my journey yesterday but I'm sure it's not necessary.

Struggling to sleep, probably as I have already rested for 12 hours, with many more to come!

RFJ: as PR rep will you besides the written press be appearing on local radio or writing the website? Could be a very big job!

Have a good day, in particular those donning racing gear.
Edited: 27/10/2012 at 03:48
Dubai Dave    pirate
27/10/2012 at 06:53


RFJ: sounds like you will be busy.

NZC: please be careful if your not well

Ale: If rest is the answer embrace it

What: 17 miles across the desert tracks 
Why: marathon training, its seems I have become a runner again
Last Hard: yesterday
Last Rest: Saturday

HAve fun 

27/10/2012 at 07:59

Time to catch up on your reading and get those xmas cards written Alehouse!

I like it when I revert to being a runner for a while DD but can't keep it up for too long or the aches and pains get me.

Sounds as though you're going to be busy RFJ.

I am so tired and ache from shoulders to knees due to the in-laws living an what for us is a very busy road and having a somewhat less than supportive mattress on the spare bed. Heavy frost this morning and high winds forecast for Weymouth but I won't get an opportunity to run until this afternoon anyway so hopefully by then it will be a little better. Regardless I'm looking forward to it.

What:           short, hopefully easy, run
Why:             I want to
Last hard:     sleeping
Last rest:      25/10

Lyrics - yes.

27/10/2012 at 08:11

Morning ale DD and LMH and its  cold and frosty one up here. Quite decent frost on ground.

Yesterdays lyrics: Drive by the Cars.

Todays lyrics: Yes.

Back soon.

Edited: 27/10/2012 at 08:12
27/10/2012 at 09:07
Less frosty and windy this morning

What: swim and run to warm up
Why: it's Saturday
Last hard: ?
Last rest: yesterday
Lyrics: yes

RFJ that sounds a lot of work!

Alehouse yes difficult to do much lying on back with let in the air Hopefully it will all be worth it in the end.
27/10/2012 at 11:29

Ref the web site, we have a web master for that and is seen as a different role - thankfully, but as I have always said and I do get frustrated about it sometimes, but all our clubs need volunteers to do these roles, so see it as an important part that I can play in the club and a little to the community.

Just back from parkrun and 2nd 4th place running at Andover, 3 secs faster than last week in 19:22 but felt tired and should be pushing closer to 19 now, however was very cold and ground sticky.... that did not stop Jnr gaining another win and another PB 17:3X

now of to London for a Worship Central Concert / live recording and a day with Mrs RFJ

Lyrics - no

Take care

27/10/2012 at 11:36

Donned the thermals today for the first time. We ran round the Fenland 10 course this morning just to make sure it was still there. The later half of the course is more picturesque than I remember from when racing it...but I'm sure there's a reason for that.

I felt unexpectedly good this morning. I'm still at the stage where I can't predict how quickly I recover from my harder sessions so sometimes I'll get a pleasant surprise, other times it's not so much fun! Just need to go with flow and good things should happen - total mileage in the last 10 weeks is 521.
27/10/2012 at 12:53

Swim and 5 miles done. Actually very calm this morning after near gale force winds and sleet through the night.

Blisters    pirate
27/10/2012 at 14:04

Lyrics, yes, a major streak of 2 in a row.
LMH, I enjoyed visiting Weymouth, and would time my visits so that I could tag along with the running club there, Ebdon Heath Harriers I think it was. Primarily to link up with forumite rival Hilly, but she's moved now. There's still some great runs to be done, especially the coastal path.

Bike ride for me with the Tri club. The thermometer said it was a whole 1 degree C, and I put on every layer I could think of, including the new Pirate's Buff. If anything I got a bit warm/ damp inside my jacket, but not too bad. 43 miles including quite a few hills, all done in 3 hours dead. It's beautiful in this neck of the woods, the trees are exploding with autumn colour, absolutely glorious.

Good luck all you racers and recoverers. I'll read back later.

27/10/2012 at 14:47

Also on a lyrics roll: yes!

Bramhall parkrun in 19.51. My favourite parkrun course so far (think I've done 11 now), undulating and quite technical, but with some good bits to really open up on around an old Tudor hall. Massive field, 350 finishers, they have more than 400 some weeks.

RFJ: sounds like quite an undertaking, good to get busy sometimes. Good run by yourself & RFJr today too

Blisters: 1 deg here too when I turned out, it was 12 on my night time run in midweek, real cold snap eh?

27/10/2012 at 14:55

Afternoon all

WhatIY and baking
Why: was going to run but have a lacrosse match tomorrow and don't want to over do it after Thurs
Lyrics: yes

7D wow, 11 different courses, that's good going!

Cold here today only 3C now, forecast for -4 overnight brrrr

27/10/2012 at 15:02

It's 12, I just had a quick count. Bolton, Bramhall, Heaton Park, Marple, Pennington Flash, Preston, Princes, Oldham, South Manchester, Woodbank, Worsley Woods and Wythenshawe. Burnage will be next, then after that I think I'm struggling without a ride. Might be able to get a very early train/bus to Burnley or an expensive train to Stoke or Barrow. There's one feller from down south done 100 different ones! I'm a bit of a parkrun evangelist, such a good thing, wish the government would fund it harder given the tie-in with Couch To 5k and the push for public health.

27/10/2012 at 15:02
7D: glad you got to Bramhall and enjoyed it. Decent result: given the course, and the temperature (!) it is arguably better than your Pb! What do you think?

Well done RFJ... And junior is on a roll!
27/10/2012 at 15:06
7d: how realistic is it to get to some of the Yorkshire parkruns, particularly Huddersfield and Leeds? Can't remember when holland trip is. Let me know when you are thinking of burnage and I will see if I can hop and watch!

That now completes 24 hours in bed apart from bathroom visits!
Edited: 27/10/2012 at 15:07
27/10/2012 at 15:07

Alehouse: would agree actually. I did have a good warm-up this time though.

27/10/2012 at 15:10
alehouse wrote (see)
7d: how realistic is it to get to some of the Yorkshire parkruns, particularly Huddersfield and Leeds? Can't remember when holland trip is. Let me know when you are thinking of burnage and I will see if I can hop and watch!

That now completes 24 hours in bed apart from bathroom visits!

Good question. I just had a quick look and I reckon I could make the three around the Sheffield area, probably the Huddersfield and Bradford ones too. For Leeds I'd have to stay at a friend's in Manchester but that shouldn't be an issue.

Will let you know re: Burnage, won't be in the next three weekends though. Hopefully you'll be coming on strong by then.

27/10/2012 at 15:19
Yes, will be rather annoyed if I'm still hopping in 3 or 4 weeks! Today's title would help with your travels, 7d!
27/10/2012 at 15:44

nice parkrunning RFJ & 7d!

NZC: if you feel this bad at the mo then don't run. Look after yourself.

Tom: decent mileage

-2 C here this morning and beautiful weather but no running . Went shopping and my calf started cramping whilst queuing at the tills. Ouch. Enforced rest with a bag of peas ... cramp area very sore now. Still hoping that perhaps I will be able run tomorrow.

27/10/2012 at 16:21

hello all,
NZC - chicka is right, you need to do whats best for yourself, but either way, best wishes (& good luck??)
Tom - nice mileage, good PR 7d, and good run DD!
RFJ - good luck with the role, I've just taken on road running secretary duties for our lot, just sorting out races for our club champs!
Is Wabo xc-ing today?

what - 6 miles easy this morning as youngest was swim training : 3 degC, gloves for the first time, but nice running weather once I got going.
Why - training & LSR planned tomorrow 

Good weekends all

27/10/2012 at 17:49

Definite drop in temperature, even with the move south, and quite high winds but a relaxing and enjoyable 3.5 miles run with some beautiful views. Haven't run by the sea since Orkney but no seals to spot here and no company. Much warmer than it felt walking around, definitely still shorts weather and had to take my gloves off pretty quickly despite my hands being very cold from walking around all day even though I was wearing gloves for that too. First mile was a little fast as legs were fresh, then they remembered that they'd run a marathon a week ago - nothing too bad though.

emzap - just as well to be sensible.

chickadeee - hope the cramp is sorted enough to let you run tomorrow.

Blisters - hard to get it just right on the bike but I'd rather be a little on the warm side than cold and miserable.

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