Sunday 26th January 2014

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26/01/2014 at 07:53


Todays lyrics:I did my best to notice, When the call came down the line.

What: Rest day today.

Why: It usually is.

Great Indoor athletics yesterday. Miss B met the Pole Vaulters Holly Bleasdale and  Mary Saxer  and got her picture taken with them and their autographs.

Our seats were right at the pole vault. Great to see the legendary Bernard Lagat in the 3000m.

Pouring down when out with Geordie.

Catch up over coffee

26/01/2014 at 07:56

Morning birks. I was just looking for lyrics. Glad you and Miss B had a nice time at the athletics. It's not too bad here at the minute but we're forecast heavy rain and rising winds - no doubt that will arrive at the furthest point from home on my long run!

Yesterday's lyrics were If Time Is All I Have by James Blunt.

Sounds like rough journeys home for Dustin and RFJ - not to mention a bit of a mud bath beforehand.

What:             LSR
Why:              VLM
Last hard:      19/1
Last rest:        28/12

Lyrics - yes.

26/01/2014 at 08:17

Morning LMH

No never celebrated Burns Day. Yeah the heavy rain will probably arrive at the furthest point from home of your run.

26/01/2014 at 08:26

Oh dear - it seems to have started already, though it isn't heavy yet. Now I have to decide what to do

26/01/2014 at 08:34

LMH: All the best anyway !

26/01/2014 at 09:15


What 1/2 an LSR

Why recovering from annual Burns cold

Lyrics yes ( for a change)

Have had a bit of a cold last few days so haven't been out. Similar colds have appeared at the same time the last couple of years with last years being the worst, was coming down with it whilst eating pizza with Gobi and was petrified that I had passed it on.


26/01/2014 at 09:43


Raining raining... should I go on my LSR.. will probably be a miserable experience.. but should get a long one in.

26/01/2014 at 09:44

What: give today a miss I think (ie rest day)

 Why: XC postponed until next week due to wind

last hard: everything at present 

26/01/2014 at 11:00

heading out soon for a run.
Was going to do a steady longish run, but legs mashed from yesterday so may well be just hour easy recovery. will report back later!

26/01/2014 at 11:09
gimme your rain guys . I'd rather be wet than cold. Minus 12 today and it hasn't warmed up all morning I'll freeze to death on my long run!!

gels: High 5 iso for me.
Emzap: They sell them in most supplement shops, usually alongside body builder protein stuff.

what: 20 miler but may cut it short if it's too cold
why: LSR day
last hard: yesterday
last rest Monday
lyrics yes
26/01/2014 at 12:19

It's not exactly warm here chickadee and very wet and quite windy - though not by Orkney standards! It may take some time to warm through but that's the first 20 of my VLM campaign done.

26/01/2014 at 12:44

Dragged myself out, it is SO windy and cold  

Chickadeee Minus 12 would finish me off! 

9 miles done. My head gave away before anything else did. Cold, drenched and over it. Had a few stops to either breathe (into the wind- breathing impossible) or just linger. Defo not the best run in the world.... but legs felt not too bad.

Didn't time (that's how over it I was, before i even began!)

26/01/2014 at 12:54

It's foul - even the 10 minute back from church was bad enough. Soaked to the skin

May be 5°C but the wind chill is immense. Not due to improve much tomorrow 

this is feeling like the windiest winter since we arrived in Orkney 

26/01/2014 at 13:07
What:20km done, 17 of them on the dreadmill
Why:there are 4 inches of snow outside and it was too slippy to run,so ran to gym and finished them off there
Last hard: 1:45 on treadmill...
Lyrics: yes
Glad you enjoyed yesterday birks
Have a good one all
26/01/2014 at 13:38


What: confession time. Set off, but when Noah came by on his ark decided enough was enough. 2.18k.

Lyrics: I believe I do.

Well done on the 20, LMH. You are in a good position to start your campaign!
Hope Chick got a decent run in, but not sure that I could have coped with your outing, or should that be in-ing, Emz. Well done on getting out there and doing it, Dibs. And indeed anyone else who ventured out.

26/01/2014 at 13:38

Well done emzap! I can't imagine maintaining the will to live on a treadmill.. let alone on a treadmill for 17km!

26/01/2014 at 13:58
What: 2.5hrs on the bike
?? Later but may run or gym
Why: Needs must
Last hard: Wednesday although todays weather was tough
Last rest: Monday 30th December
Lyrics: No

Good effort emzap - once did 50km on the mill as it was pissing down :`0
26/01/2014 at 14:24

Constant rain, but I actually quite enjoy that as there is not a soul about!
63 minutes, 7.75 miles steady. Legs felt a bit heavy to start, but turned out to be a decent outing. 
Sorry for those suffering with the worst of the elements, but top marks for getting things done!

26/01/2014 at 14:55


Blooming Nora  Gobi though a 15 mile run I did once on the mill  was crazy never again.

What: 3.28 miles slow but non stop
Why 5km on Friday
Last Hard: That
Lyrics No


It was raining

26/01/2014 at 15:56
Nice one, em

bah rubbish run alert here .... plan was 20, only managed 15 as I fell flat on my face 10 miles in. Ouch Right hip and shoulder badly bruised and somehow I lost a lot of skin from my left hand without any holes in my running glove. How does that work ?? Shuffled home in a slow death march . Now really pissed off as the OCD kicks in ... oh well onwards and upwards. Glad I did a 20, 22 and 17.5 with MP in previous weeks.
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