Sunday 25th August 2013

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25/08/2013 at 07:10


Lyrics -  Thank you ma'am for asking

Very curious as to that edit OH............

Blisters - you must be tapering now? Hope the bike is ok. My peak flow is still down a little after exercise, I have a red and swollen calf where I was bitten by something on Friday and for some reason the OW swim yesterday adversely affected my eyes to the extent that one was gunked shut this morning, oh and I'm still wearing trainers in the house to protect my foot - but other than that pretty much back to as full health as I usually enjoy

Hope Paddy is going well.

What:                just 2 - 3 hours on the bike or turbo
Why:                 big bike day is tomorrow/not sure I can put contacts in
Last hard:         getting warm after my swim
Last rest:          4/8

25/08/2013 at 07:14

Just beaten to it by you LMH

Lyrics: Yes

Yesterdays lyrics were 'Fields of Gold' by Sting and also by Eve.

I'll save todays lyrics for another day

What: Rest Day

Cracking sunny start to the day up here, been outw alking Geordie.

25/08/2013 at 07:18

LMH: 'Havering' means 'talking nonsense'.

Just reading back yesterdays thread.


25/08/2013 at 08:38

Thanks birks. Grey, windy and threatening to rain here - not as forecast!

Blisters    pirate
25/08/2013 at 09:13

I thought "havering" was not being able to make up one's mind. Clearly, that's not the definition adopted by The Proclaimers.

LMH, for me to be in tapering it would imply that I've been in peak training. Nothing is further from the truth. I've been tapering since Christmas. I've considered tapering the alcohol consumption, but haven't really done that either. That's down a bit from peak training though. My "programme" hasn't majored on volume, just on the building up of individual disciplines.
Bike: Got up to 100 miles, and have done a few at 80. Yesterday was in the 50's.
Run: Got up to a marathon by April, and have aimed to do a 20 each month. No speed work, just grey zone during the week (8m/m) at anything from 6 to 15 miles. I guess that I need a 10 to 15 miler today.
Swim: Now this one I am very happy with. Even if I get the 'flu next week I'll have achieved something from this. From zero to IM distance OW without wettie in fresh water. Breathing both sides. Initial fears were not making the cut off (2hour), but now I'm forecasting 1:45 down even to 1:30. Better still, there's the potential for knocking 15 minutes off that with proper teaching/coaching.

One more thing.


25/08/2013 at 10:09


all the best to the racers today, I'm off to recce my leg of the Test way Relay today with a mate, so doing his leg too... should be about 13.5m in total

Yesterday was good other than the result, we lost 3-1, but Jnr enjoyed it. He also got 5th at Wimbledon Parkrun in 18:17 and I got 18th in 19:22

As always Take Care

25/08/2013 at 10:27


What 21ish with faster bits
Lyrics No

Nice result from RFJ Jnr.

Starting to panic about the lack of speedwork as August is turning out to be a bit of a dogs dinner as far as my training plan is concerned. However, 21.54 with miles 16 to 21 attempted at target MP seems to have turned a corner. all will be revealed at Maidenhead HM in 2 weeks time.

25/08/2013 at 10:32

"I thought "havering" was not being able to make up one's mind. Clearly, that's not the definition adopted by The Proclaimers." (Blisters)

Likewise - I had posted a definition of havering as such (dithering, indecisive) but then realised this was not the use by the Proclaimers (and BM) hence the blank edited comment. (You're a curious lot!)

What: Missing out on a OW swim in the Gloup (sea cave) as I am on call
Why: Boatman switched event to Sunday due to weather (Lovely today, not nice yesterday)
Last Hard: see above
Last rest: Thursday
Lyrics: no

Edited: 25/08/2013 at 10:32
25/08/2013 at 12:21

Blisters - it sounds as though you're ready! That is great progress with the swimming, it sounds as though this may not be your one and only IM?

OH - shame to miss a swim in the gloop. How are the ribs now?

postie - I hope you've found your speed.

If I do decide/organisers are happy with me to start Almere I'll have an Abingdon place going spare - anyone looking for one?

Two hours on the turbo for me this morning. Heart, head and legs not really interested but the box is ticked. Not looking forward to tomorrow's big day out but it's the last long session and needs to be done.

25/08/2013 at 16:00

Ribs not feeling too bad.
Swimming - Judging from AIS data, it looks like Plan B went into action (Copinsay - an island 2 miles off mainland Orkney) maybe too much swell to get into Gloup safely. Copinsay would have been good too but this probably means there be another opprtunity for the Gloup before the summer is over ...

 Hey RW has fixed image uploading direct

25/08/2013 at 17:48

Meanwhile back at the Oval: cricket getting interesting even exciting in the last hours of last match of series ...

25/08/2013 at 18:58


what: easy run for me, 4.2miles 
why - all I had time for, lots of family/house stuff got in the way of a long run.
last rest - 16 days
last hard - Thursday

lyric - nope
OH - yep cricket getting exciting. Decent of the aussies for declaring though, at least it makes it interesting now...

25/08/2013 at 20:21

Nice run out along the Test Way today with a mate, doing legs 7 and 8 as a long run for a recce of the relay in a few weeks, 12.68m in 1:51:51 with a few stops to check where we were etc.

Take care

25/08/2013 at 20:26


At last have managed to change my pic!

What: zero
Why: sore legs, especially one hip. Lots of walking yesterday plus 25 mins hilly run.

Lyrics: no

Cricket: We woz robbed (by the regulations)!

25/08/2013 at 20:57

Just home after a long day. Not a great race for me today swim wise. Still finished though. I'll give details tomorrow. For now I'm going for  a jar!!

25/08/2013 at 21:00

Was wondering where you were Paddy! Enjoy the black stuff and look forward to the report!

25/08/2013 at 21:02

Alehouse - to be fair, the Aussies didn't really deserve a defeat.
What, a new picture ?! 
Have RW actually fixed a website glitch? Are we able to upload Avatars again?

25/08/2013 at 21:10

OH: have been trying to upload my new avatar for months and I was suddenly able to do it today...tried when I noticed you mentioned about RW fixing image uploading direct.
And re the cricket, I would have been quite happy to see an Aussie win today: cricket itself was the loser due to some poor regulations. I'm not sure whether it is true or not but I was told that they would not have gone off at OT as the lights are so much better.

Blisters    pirate
25/08/2013 at 21:46


Abingdon Marathon? 20 October 2013? Me please, me please!

A quick check of dates, and a bit of a thought about it, and yes, I do believe I'll be up for it. Always providing that they allow swaps (I am willing to pay the entry fee again as an admin charge). I've checked their transfer policy, and it's OK until the end of September.
However, I didn't see anyone with the surname "Happy".

Training: no run (call me a wimp), but an hour's beasting in the pool.

Blisters    pirate
25/08/2013 at 21:51

If I recall correctly, the last time that a Test team made an honourable declaration in order to make a match of it, that particular team went on to lose. It was close though. Right up to the point when Hanse Cronje was investigated for match rigging and was found guilty.

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