Lyrics - It's just a feeling, I get sometimes
Happy Anniversary birkmyre.
Dustin - I think it's hard to compare like with like running x-country, best you can do is to see where you were relative to others.
Looks as though we had our first frost last night.
Legs are ok after yesterday's run - though I did give the knee a good going over with the foam roller - but I was coughing in the night so I'm being sensible and taking the mtb out for a little spin later instead of running again. I shall try not to fall off this time!
Lyrics: yes. Used to DJ with a guy who liked this song.
9m steady as she goes. Anyone racing today other than RFJ?
Wow, exciting racing going on yesterday! Well done Pammie, Wabo, RFJ and Dustin.LMH: yesterday's run sounds promising! Just what you need to boost your confidence. birks: Happy anniversary OMG, xmas shopping . I think I stick my head in the sand for a little while longer ...what: a short offroad bimble laterwhy: really enjoy running without an agenda at the molast hard: exactly a week ago at about this time last rest: Fridaylyrics: yes
Yes...would be a wonderful day for a run! If only. Have done half an hour on the exercise bike, which is not quite the same! Also bought one present for that event that happens in a couple of months time.
For those who get the Observer, my QofP features on page 3 of the sport section!
What 9.75 Too fastWhy Bloody cold first thingLyrics No
Warmed up now but couldn't feel my hands and arms when I was out at 8ish
Just a couple of jogs left now til next weekend. I have really struggled last week with motivation but appear to have successfuly avoided the plague in house, 4 down with head colds Thursday and Friday.
no one in my house is making sense since we acquired two kittens last weekend. Our decrepid old cat is still sulking.
Yesterdays Lyrics wer "Casting Crowns" with Couragous
Slightly hyper here -
1st PB for a long time....... and its come in fine style at Solent Half... plan was to go hard at around 6:40s preferably just under to get in around 1:27 ish as was seeing where I am at in regards to Gosport where I want a sub 85..... a good 1.1m warm up and feeling achy from yesterdays XC (done this before XC then PB the following day 4 years agon on the same 2 courses).....So to the race....1m - 6:37 a nice steady start, and lost of people jostling for places2m - 6:39 a bit up and down and a group starts to form3m - 6:40 Feeling a bit tired and tring to hang onto the group that is now established of about 15 runners4m - 6:37 Easing off the aches and running like a happy cat - purring.....5m - 6:34 In the group and purring6m - 6:33 This group running is excellent, a bit of chat, but mainly respect to each other7m - 6:27 and hit half way just outside PB pace with the hills to come.... oh and I for the 1st time hit he front of the train / bus8m - 6:30 still purring and feeling good the group lead changes several times but I am now mostly at the head of the group9m - 6:34 as above10m - 6:38 the hills are kicking in a bit and lose the odd 1 or 2 from the group...11m 6:37 Big hill in here and sorts the group out into single file for the first time in 8 or so miles, but still together just12m 6:40 a long grind and I know a PB is not far away but even though kicking up the drag its not making an impact other than overtaking.....13m 6:18 The course flatens and I PUSH like I have never done before a mile out knwing hat I have around 7 mins for a PB.... fighting and push... the group has split now and its everyone for them selves......1 30 secs and RUN LIKE A NUTTER.....1:25:59 on the watch.... a 9 second PBOh happy days, thanks to all the guys in the group, top work...
hiyabrilliant stuff RFJ, great running especially after yesterday! decent miles too GGG, 7D & postie off out shortly for a 12-13 miler (I hope), caught up this morning - youngest was in schools biathlon qualifier, solid run-5th or 6th fastest (out of ~30) followed up with 5th fastest swim, so perhaps a squeeze into the top 3 overall...official results take a day or two usually. Very pleasing after last night's first outing for the 'A' squad in the latest swim league gala.think I know the lyric
Evening all.Some good racing, wabo, pammie, rfj, dustin
Ale sorry to hear you're still waiting for tests
What: nothing today, hiking for about 1 hour yesterdayWhy: I really have been too tired these last few weeks. I just can't do it at the moment!Last hard: admiting to myself that I'm too tired to train and that it means I'm feeling a bit cr@p.
Chick unless you never go into the supermarket here, you can't deny they're preparing for the C word. There's stollen in the shops already, it's crazy!!!
Have a good one all.
RFJ great run and great report
Just back in from kayaking (round Marwick Head)Bit lumpier than we'd thought it would be but fast trip with tail wind for most of the way
Hope your girls stick with the sports Dustin - sounds as though they may have a great future.
Well done on the PB RFJ.
It happens sometimes emzap - you've had a lot going on lately. Allow your self a couple of weeks and then plan to get back to it.
OH - tail wind most of the way sounds good.
LMH & RFJ, quite right about comparing XCs, better placed this year than last (relative to field size..)And huge congrats to Felix...39km in one step...awesome
Sorry guys - absent without leave again, but I haven't run since Wednesday, so I think I'll leave it for a bit till I get back on track again.
Great run from you RFJ - and back to back! Amazing!
Little Miss Happy - you seem to be back on track and listening to your body - hope things continue to improve.
Dustin - well done to youngest - hope he manages to squeeze into top 3 but great effort regardless.
I've just seen my 67 year old friend's result and IM Kona - she won't be very happy. She's done it many times, but something must have gone seriously wrong. But she did finish and I know she will be happy about that.
RFJ, There I was, still feeling an assimilation with Postie for the cold fingered morning run that was too fast and (probably) generated a muscle strain. Then you come on with a race report. And what a race. A mile warm up, seemed to be a bit professional, but I know what you were about. 6:40 m/m plans? Hmm, this is getting close to home. B for Bang and we're off. Oh yes, I was there on your shoulder. Cruising and joking, lovely day for it. Half way and pace is fine. But we know about sheep and goats, and yes, the hills are the difference between men and boys. No fade in enthusiasm or pace? Yes, you have got the measure of this group and this course GUN IT MY SON! I am so pleased that you were able to deliver a PB on a challenging course. Do tell us what position you came and how many started? You're in that time zone now where it starts to matter.
For me?An hour's swim training, with me having made a request for coach to be critical about my stroke. I got the feeling afterwards that he was wondering where to begin. A bit of a ripping up of my assymetric "style". Apparently, like the Strictly judges might say, I've improved. That's always a prelude to being voted off.
Blisters - many thanks, loved that repost.... for the record 43rd from 372 finishers, 8th V40 and they rounded time up (as usual) Gun to 86:02 and Chip to 86 dead.... still a PB and still happy with I think possibly one of the best executed races I have ever raced.....
Out on travel for next 2 days with limited access, take care
RFJ: Nice one! And an easy PB to remember! Here's to the sub 85 at Gosport!
RFJ - nice one, it was nice in the forest today. It was me that said hello, just before the B of the Bang.
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