Concentratin' on truckin' right
Morning! Been up a while listening to the cricket: England back on course to win the Ashes, methinks.
What: half an hour later, hopefullyWhy: see no reason not to
Last rest: Dec 21 09Last hard: Occasionally throwing in a few quicker bits on alternate days
Yesterday's lyrics were When a child is born, Johnny Mathis, as everyone knew.
Hope you all had a good day yesterday, and have another one today. Wondering where NZC is, and what Christmas was like on the other side of the globe.
Seem to have managed to acquire an extra 2lb overnight without actually overindulging much - will try for a LSR but it's forecast to be -9C at 0900hrs and conditions underfoot aren't good. At least it will give me some 'me' time.
41H - it's great - I've nearly finished reading it already!
Madame) - my MiL tries really hard, it doesn't always quite work but the thought is always there. Sounds as though you had a nice relaxing day.
Gobi - I'm sure any excess won't be allowed to stay around for long.
What: an attempt at a LSR.Why: I'm fat.Last hard: not the brussels.Last rest: 18/12.
Lyrics - yes.
Have a good one!
Lyrics - yes
Today nowt again - lazy.
The temp is now up to -2 but there's still frost on the frost. I don't do cold.
LMUH - seem to have acquired 3 lbs since yesterday i didn't really eat much must have been the Disarono champagne and the cider oh and the Christmas soaked and lit with the Brandy
What: 2.03 milesWhy: Its the 2nd day of ChristmasLast Hard: Today again getting out the doorLyrics: I think so
Gym and run in a bit.
The snow is melting.
Stickless enjoy your family feast...
What - Basingstoke Parkrun and some extra milesWhy - Building upLast hard... Ice running...Last Rest - Yesterday
Take care all
Pammie - thankfully it had all gone by the time I got back from my run thankfully - hope yours disappears as quickly!
Stickless - hope you have a lovely time with your family.
Managed 12 miles in the end this morning - though it was a lot slower than I would have liked, still it was cold, difficult underfoot in places and hillier than I'm used to and it's all miles in the bank isn't it?
Birkmyre - yes cricket was great! And no, I did not get yesterdays lyrics again! There's always one ...
What - 60 min steady on frozen snowy fields and trails
Why - keeping it going
Lyrics - I HAVE got todays! Yippee
What: 13 miles on the frozen tow path - 8C hereWhy: Me timeLast Hard: That was, running on snow and ice is toughLast rest: monday /Tuesday? I have lost track of the days
I don't weigh myself over christmas it only leads to disapointment
Merry belated xmas everybody!Hope Santa was nice to all of you
What: 3 hrs xc skiingWhy: a perfect day for itLast hard: ??Last rest: WedLyrics: yesGoing to catch up now.
Treadmills are odd beasties, When I was going to the gym on a regular basis I could run for what seemed like forever on one. Now I can barely manage 10 mins. It's all in the mind I'm sure, though I do wonder if it's also because it's too warm in the gym? Having got used to the fresh air and I spose a greater oxygen content? I've been having it easy?
Anyway - the pools open tomorrow so I shall be happy.
Hope everyone had a good day yesterday. I have to say, for me personally, nothing like two little kiddies to make it a very tiring, yet very fun day. We had a ball of a time
What: 8m easy* d&d.Why: another run day, another mile.Last effort: ?Last rest: 24th and 25th.Lyrics: nope.
I'd resolved to run without a HRM limit today because 1) previous HRM spikes, and 2) I wanted the option to run as I felt. Needless to say, within 200m my HR was reading 171bpm! Though I kept the pace very easy, it was a little quicker than previous runs and was enough to enable me to work up a little sweat, and, lo and behold, the HRM readings started becoming consistent (except for when I ran through one area with a mass of powerful electricity pylons which has always played havoc with readings, and was therefore expected). This leads me to reason that the gel I had been using is not suitable for the job as I had guessed. I'm seeing my physio Wednesday so I'll see what he has in stock and also try some ky jelly.
* I decided to ease through a few gears for the last mile to get an idea of how much effort was required to run a sub-7 mile at this stage. Answer was 6:48m/m for 168bpm. When fit I'd expect to run a mara in the mid 170s, so for now it looks like, as I'd thought, my current MP would be in the 2:55-3:00 range, so I now have an idea what my easy HR should equate to pace-wise.
Have fun all
Evening all on here, new and old!
Ward Green 6 (5.67M) race today, a former local race for me, but since I've moved to Sheffield, I got my partner to drop me off and pick me up later (after the post-race drinks)!
I've done this race, now, 7 times in 11 years, fastest time of 35.49 and slowest, so far, of 41.14. but after recent happenings and averaging 18-20miles a week for the last couple of months, I wasn't expecting much today, except a good day out! Blooming cold weather and some icy conditions but happy to be there amongst past club mates.
My times for the tough 2 lap course were: 1M = 6.54 (a big downhill)2M = 7.14 (flattish)3M = 8.22 (uphill)4M = 7.08 (down again)5M = 7.28 (flat)0.67 = 5.36 (the last hill)
Really pleased to finish in 42.38 in about 37th place, definitely a lot faster than I could have hoped for. I was having a great chat to a bloke from my old club for most of the last lap so pushed the pace and put in more effort than I probably would have done without him! 7.32 av miling today so I think I'll be doing a few more races in future, and maybe rejoining a club to run for them, but not train with them due to work and home constraints (got my wedding in April, so frenetic planning at the mo)!
Saw Gobi was racing today, anyone else?
Lyrics were "I don't like cricket", 10CC...just what a lot of Aussies were saying today! Realised part the way through the morning that I used these in May.
FL: nice work. Up the training, race a little, and you'll be trim for the wedding. Have been to Ward Green many moons ago...all I remember was that it was cold and hilly.
Gobi: don't do cryptic clues very well.
I usually save the scales until Jan 2nd, with good reason!
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