Sun 8 July 2012

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08/07/2012 at 07:49

I face the day with me head caved in
Looking like something that the cat brought in

Recovery today

Maybe a swim - my back's a bit sore but much better than it was last night.

I'm joining an open water swimming club - I need to work on that!!

Who's up to what today??

I suppose i dont need to give yesterday's lyrics - whats the story with me starting thread 3 days in a row??

 

08/07/2012 at 07:52

You just beat me Paddy! I think a swim is a good idea, don't do too much today though eh?

A dry but grey start to the day here.

What:            turbo intervals
Why:             coach says it's time to increase the intensity
Last hard:      facing the garage wall this morning won't be easy
Last rest:       11/6

Lyrics - no.

08/07/2012 at 08:56

Morning!

What: nowt
Why: would be ill-advised to do anything today....don't want to do too much too soon, especially as I am sitting here with my leg in a bucket of very hot water.

Lyrics: no

08/07/2012 at 09:10

Morning

Paddy: 3 in a  row Good for you

Rest day for me

Church, then out for lunch

Lyrics: yesterdays Yes Todays... No

Back later.

08/07/2012 at 10:44

Morning. I had cause to think about Paddy's report as I was out on a run this morning. Yes, the elastic laces would have saved some time, but had the swim been as long as it was meant to be, it could have evened out. So it's very timely you've joined an open water club! 

14 miler on quiet morning roads ahead of Windmill Half-Marathon next weekend. No idea on the lyrics.

Blisters    pirate
08/07/2012 at 11:47

Fatigue caught up with me last night and I was struggling to stay awake. I must have slept solidly for 9 hours. My guess is that I won't drag my backside out for a few miles before lunch, so training will be in the pool this evening.

It's lovely running weather out there.

08/07/2012 at 11:48

Awesome, Paddy . Thanks for entertaining us with such a great report! And how on earth did you manage a stonking 37.40 run after almost drowning during the swim ??

RFJ: nice work and a season's best

Awfully hot and humid here today but apart from short sharp showers and thunderstorms not that much rain. Our satellite dish was finished off by lightning strike yesterday - so no tennis to watch today

And I went for a swim yesterday. Yes. Me. . It was only a dip in the lake, mind but lovely and refreshing. If only I could conquer my fears of putting my head under water and learn how to swim properly ...

what: 16 hot and humid miles
why: there's this marathon on October 7 ...
last hard: running in the heat was
last rest: yesterday (that swim doesn't really count
lyrics: no

Edited: 08/07/2012 at 11:48
08/07/2012 at 12:35

7d - that's a long run a week ahead of your half.

chickadeee - you need a swim hat, goggles and a kick float. Hold kick float out in front of you at arms length, lay in water with nose facing the bottom of the pool, kick and turn head to breath as needed - preferably alternating sides as if you learn to do this from the off it makes bilateral breathing when you progress to full crawl much easier.

08/07/2012 at 16:50

Greetings all,

what - 13m
Why - LSR
Last hard - Yesterday
Last Rest - Friday

Take care

Blisters    pirate
08/07/2012 at 22:17

Some nice runs reported. Good on you. Chick, that marathon is coming to get you....

Swimming was tiresome, some good lengths, many bad ones. That's the way it goes. I got to use the froggy float AND flippers for a couple of lengths, by crikey that made a difference. There was even the odd length when I could keep up with the other person in the slow lane. I think that she was on a steady length and I had a Pool Boy to help me. And I was drafting. Anyway, after the hour I looked down and I'd got tits.

08/07/2012 at 22:57

Well yiz were giving out yesterday so i found harder words - very topical title though, if controversial content at the time  - The Police with Invisible Sun.

I had a 1.2k swim and yes i can swim and breathe in calm water. - Tuesday is wet suit purchase day!!  I need to get into the Sea soon to get rid of that growing fear of the waves.

Chick nice long run. Keep plugging at the swimming!!

7D - If the swim had been as long as it should have been one way or the other I wouldnt have finished in the conditions!!

Found out today that they were thinking of putting an extra run in first if they had tio cancel the swim - now that would have made things interesting!

Blisters    pirate
08/07/2012 at 23:30

Is the sea cold at this time of year?

I'm off to Pembrokeshire, and they don't do such things as civilisation. Nice sheep though.

08/07/2012 at 23:49

I was wearing a wet suit and it did feel ok - and i was just across from Pembroke (wont be swimming over though!!!)


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