Sunday 11th November 2012

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11/11/2012 at 08:09


Lyrics: I am just a poor boy
Though my story's seldom told

What: rest day!
Why: being careful not to do too much too soon

Good racing yesterday, particularly RFJ.  Not my kind of race, Dustin! Good to see you got to parkrun GGG.

11/11/2012 at 08:13


Heavy frost here this morning.

Glad you enjoyed it Dustin - can't see the attraction myself. Hope today's race goes well.

More good racing from RFJ.

Very sensible Alehouse.

Hope the hip is ok today emzap.

What:              an hour or so on the bike once it warms up a little
Why:               I feel the cold more than Blisters.
Last hard:       21/10
Last rest:         4/11

Lyrics - yes.

11/11/2012 at 08:28

Morning ale and LMH

Yesterdays lyrics: 'Homeward Bound' by Simonm and Garfunkel.

Todays lyrics: Thats a yup

A  Cold and frosty one up here , quite slippy underfoot when walking Geordie

'Lest we forget'  on 11th November.

11/11/2012 at 10:32


Off to church complete with medals in a bit

8.25m done with Jnr on a lovely cold and frosty morning...

Take care

11/11/2012 at 10:47

Weather turned out a bit better than expected here - may see if I can drum up some interest in kayaking. That's the what and why.

11/11/2012 at 11:27

"Lest we forget"
Lyrics: Definitely
What: Tae Kwon Do again
Why: Tonight because I'm the instructor
Last Hard: 14/10
Last Rest: Thursday
Little M. iss M yes, that' s the one, 4 x round the airfield (Slowly)
Well done all racers..join you soon
Hope tp start running again tomorrow, cough permitting.
Have a great day all

11/11/2012 at 11:36
Morning everyone, off out for a steady 7 miles in a while.

Thought I knew the lyrics, but not so sure now...

Great running yesterday RFJ and Dustin.
11/11/2012 at 12:03

Afternoon all

What: lacrosse training
Why: it happens
Last hard: that match!
Lyrics: 3 days in a row!!!

LMH Hips seems ok.  A bit of aching generally, but a definite imrpovement to a few months ago! How are you feeling about the half?
Ale how is the achillies feelin after the walk?

Have a good one all

11/11/2012 at 12:19
Lyrics: yes - this is by far and away their best song, with possible one exception.

Sensible hat on today - 9.4M comfortable and relaxed

Dustin: glad you enjoyed your mud bath....definitely not my sort of thing.

There was a time when I thought that the DTT was being over run by cyclists...but it seems that Lacrosse, Tae Kwon Do and Kayaking are now making a play for the thread The only sports I've ever played are running (road, XC and track) and football. I did a fell race once in which the experience of running up paled into insignificance compared with the decent!
11/11/2012 at 13:18

afternoon all,
I'm with Tom...running and football in the main, but did play hockey, rugby & handball for the school - seems a long time ago now....
what - 6 or 7 miles very easy, with the first couple on the track while eldest had hockey fixture.
why - tired legs, sore hamstring, didnt want to risk running the sunday league cross country
last rest - thursday
last hard - yesterday

lyric - possibly


11/11/2012 at 13:33

Straycelt - I'm doing that one too.

emzap - races for the rest of this year are training really, next target race is Brass Half at the end of January.

Shame you had to miss the x-country Dustin but a sensible decision.

Hang on Tom - is that what you class as a recovery run after yesterday's hard effort?

My sensible head was on and despite appropriate clothing and a beautiful day I was mindful of next weekends race and just did an hour on the bike.

11/11/2012 at 14:49

Good racing RFJ.

Yeah Tom, what LMH said, you seem to be stepping it up a bit, not long since you were down on running (comparitively).

Dustin: oooof. Not for me.

Quick race report from me. Windmill 10k in Lytham. On the same course I ran the Windmill Half earlier this year, with the same headwind/tailwind scenario. Mild quibble: don't like 10k races measured in mile markers. Confusing, trying to do maths and run at the same time.

I'd trained pretty well in advance of this (mainly because I'm in a 15k next weekend) and was feeling genuinely quite good ahead of the Remembrance Day delayed start. 

Don't have time checks other than crashing through the tailwind-affected first mile in 6.15. For the whole race I felt solid, steady, relaxed, upright, and comfortable. For much of the race a chap from a club I didn't recognise (possibly Eryri) and I pulled each other through the headwind, before he found a new gear inside the last kilometre.

Admittedly conditions were favourable in terms of temperature and having a flat, familiar course - nonetheless, I am pleased to report a new PB of 40.18, shaving 2.14 off my previous benchmark. At first I was disappointed not to break 40, but perspective has since kicked in.

Lyrics: yes.


Edited: 11/11/2012 at 14:55
11/11/2012 at 15:24
7Ds congrats on the PB, 2:14 is some improvement. The 9.4M was a very leisurely untimed affair which is what I usually do on a Sunday. It was yesterday's effort that was bonkers - hopefully I've got it out of my system for a few weeks. My average mileage over the last three months has been 50mpw with very little variation. The only likely increase on this over the next few months will be about 5-6mpw as I consolidate my LSR at 16M. If I get to next spring in decent shape and injury free I'll set myself some summer targets to celebrate my 65th with
11/11/2012 at 15:25
Nice work 7d

My planned seven miler didn't happen, we've been dog sitting for a friend and her long legged jack Russell thought it would be more fun if she took us all for a game of hide and seek :-/
No idea of the milage (dogs should warn you that a garmin will be required) and can also report that my Nike trainers and jeans are no good for running in...
On the plus side, we finally caught her safely
11/11/2012 at 16:07

Little M. iss Happy...will be plodding round with a running buddy and a young man from work who wants to break 2 hours so will be 9mm. What time are you going for?
I'll probably be in my Macmillan top.

11/11/2012 at 16:26

Sweep great impromtu run.  Glad you found the little one safe and sound though.
7D great 10km, and well done on the huge pb!

11/11/2012 at 16:43

Congratulations 7d - excellent PBing - no need to make excuses for good courses and conditions!

sweep - glad you found her ok, it's a real worry - especially when they're not yours.

Tom - still harbouring thoughts of a marathon?

Straycelt - dream target PB (currently 1.39.08); pleased with sub 1.40 will settle in the circumstances (it's not been a great year) for sub 1.45. Will be running in a Shelton Striders vest, probably with a pirate buff and fingerless gloves.

11/11/2012 at 16:48

Tom if it's any consolation running won the day. All other local kayakers were busy so no one else to kayak with. 9 miles on the road instead.
(and add canine orienteering to the list!)

7D great PB

Sweep LOL

Blisters    pirate
11/11/2012 at 17:10

Lyrics Yes.
7D, as has been said, 2:14 is a significant improvement in a marathon, let alone a 10k. Whatever the conditions, you've still got to run it.
LMH, for someone who says that they feel the cold, I have to remind you who was out in the frost and who was taking to the waters at 8 degrees. It wasn't me.

Today, Somewhat achy. I dunno why, other than the big run and hard bike ride. It feels as though I've raced this weekend.
Swim later..

11/11/2012 at 17:43
LMH - Marathon....not any more. I do admit however that it's one of my greater running regrets that I never ran one in a time deserving of my fitness. Only one run was a 2:41 when realistically I had a sub 2:28 in me. Still I've had a lot of satisfaction from running over the years so one disappointing performance here or there won't make too much difference. Back in 2005, having run 79.xx for the HM I did think that sub 2:50 might be doable which would have been a good stab at making amends, but given where I am now I'm at a loss to see the redemptive attraction of 3:30 (even if I could manage that!)

Ironically my lifetime pb in a 5k race is 19:18 as I have only ever raced the distance twice in my entire life - perhaps I could devote my twilight years to bettering that
Edited: 11/11/2012 at 17:45
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