Sunday 5th January 2014

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05/01/2014 at 00:09

Morning...and again, just!

Lyrics are: Hello loneliness
I think I'm-a gonna cry

Twins' birthday is Monday but we are celebrating today, so I am up wrapping presents, having made a couple of cakes that I need to decorate first thing. Can't believe they will be 24 tomorrow!

Cricket: not looking good, as usual.

Yesterday's parkrun turned out to be 23:14, with M65 friend running 22:35. My WAVA was 69.01: hope to virtually beat you next time Don,

What: probably around 30 mins/5k
Why: it will be a case of seeing what I can fit in, and if there has been any damage to the legs from running faster yesterday.

Edited: 05/01/2014 at 00:23
05/01/2014 at 02:00
Happy birthday to the twins, but its scary how quick they age.
05/01/2014 at 07:27

alehouse - good running - mine's going to pot! My son is 34 tomorrow! Happy birthday to your twins!

What: Rest

Why: - did a mad xcountry race on Saturday on Waiheke Island - very early start as we had to catch the 6.15am ferry - race started at 8am - a low key event - money raised going to the local school, but one of the hardest races I think I've ever done. Must be my age and lack of fitness. Supposed to be 10km but a lot shorter than that but still took me over 50 minutes - huge hills around vineyards, crossing stiles, bridges, through bush - very hot even at that hour, with high humidity. 

Then visited my sister who lives there, beaut swim, then big lunch - a big day out with the family - all very tired afterwards.

05/01/2014 at 07:51


What: Rest Day

Why: Sunday usually is for me. Walked Geordie for 45mins though

Lyrics: Yes, saw  adocumetary over festive period featuring this song and the singers.

Working again tomorrow 7am -3pm.

Happy Birthday to the twins.

05/01/2014 at 08:04


Yesterday's lyrics - as many knew - were Like A Hurricane

Hope your knee is ok after that run Dustin. Well done to Miss D.

Send some heat our way NZC!

Hope you have a good day with the twins Alehouse.

Are you enjoying it birks?

What:             LSR
Why:              Brass in two weeks
Last hard:      22/12
Last rest:       28/12

Lyrics - yes.

05/01/2014 at 08:07

Morning LMH

Yes I am, its like a full days cross training. 100% better than Aldis

05/01/2014 at 08:49

Ale , NZC  - many happy returns to the offspring!
NZC - well toughed out, sounds a good race though

what - woke up to heavy legs so defer a 6 mile recovery until tonight
why - when I can: timekeeping at day 2 of swimming 10-6
last rest - 25th
last hard - stairs, half an hour ago
lyric - think so

have a great day everyone

05/01/2014 at 09:48
excellent day for the Dustins yesterday

happy birthday to the twins, ale

NZC: great day out it seems. Well done on a tough race.

Postie: secretly hoping for 3:19 at Boston but what with recent injury woes I'm happy to just toe the start line. A PB will be a nice bonus

what: hilly 20 once the rain stops
why: it's Sunday
last hard: Thursday
last rest: 16/12
Lyrics: yes
05/01/2014 at 09:50

What: undecided

why: if I knew that I wouldn't be undecided!

last hard: final blow of Ashes

last rest: Friday

lyrics: no but sound familiar

05/01/2014 at 10:20

Morning all

As Dustin said yesterday, XC, a tad muddy and plenty of water, 116th for me, so happy with that.

Also did a very easy parkrun with Mrs RFJ in the morning

Attempted to run this morning, but canned after 50 meters as had no grip due to the ice.... so will go out later and dont want to fall....

Take care

05/01/2014 at 12:35

Very slippery here first thing too but not too bad once we'd walked Grace and were ready to go. A nice comfortable 17 for me in the end, now need to taper for Brass then I can get back to some proper training.

05/01/2014 at 13:18

7 mile LSR for me today, was tough for 2 reasons

1.) Breathing was fine, nothing hurt as such.. but upper legs were stiff towards the end. Not helped by the hills on the return journey

2.) I shouldn't take my watch with me, I made sure I was at a convo pace the whole way. My time was 1 hour exact at 6 mile. I don't like looking at that!

Exam tomorrow as best get down to some work!

05/01/2014 at 14:01

Dustin, RFJ, well done on the XC yesterday - sounds great!

alehouse, lol, is WAVA the age-grade thing?  72.68% for yesterday I think - what a great way to compare performances - will mine get better when I turn 44 in March?  

Nice going over the 17 miles this morning LMH.

Dibs, I rarely run without a watch but always enjoy leaving it at home.  I'm too focussed on facts and figures whilst running but it keeps my mind off the pain! 

12 miles this morning, worked very hard on the hills and my overall pace increased due to that - 89:22 in total, a good run.

Lyrics, yup.

05/01/2014 at 16:32
goodluck with the exam, dibs

well done RFJ

Nice 17 LMH

It does sound like a very good run, Don

Survived my 20 but boy, did it hurt towards the end :-/ Those hills really did me in. Very glad tomorrow is a rest day coz I desperately need it!!
Blisters    pirate
05/01/2014 at 16:43

Lyrics, easy.
Happy birthday to Ale's twins.
Well done on racing Ale and NZC, both sounded to be tough in their own ways.
Nice steady 17 LMH, I'm jealous.

Training, not easy. In fact, not any.
Tickly chesty cough thankfully left me alone last night and I slept like a log. But I've felt sluggish all day, especially now. I've decided not to go swimming. My running is canned because my calf siezes after 3 miles. My biking started to tell me that my knee was not happy. Do I sound like a whinger? Yes? I'm not after sympathy, I'd just like my health and some sunshine.

05/01/2014 at 17:14

Just back from doing 90 mins as planned, hard work after yesterday, but its done (11.56m)

Take care

05/01/2014 at 18:18

Yes, hope the exam goes well Dibs. My long runs are over a minute a mile slower than my HM pace - keep the faith!

Blisters - have you tried adjusting your saddle so that the knee will let you ride?

You've been putting in a lot of miles and a lot of quality sessions chickadee, enjoy the rest day.

Good running Donald.

Hope you get many more shifts/taken on then birks.


05/01/2014 at 19:35

Good long runs  LM.H, Chickadee, Dibs, Donald, RFJ 

05/01/2014 at 19:51


What aborted LSR

Why not feeling great

Lyrics think so

Set out for 20+ but didn't feel right so came home before I got too far from home. Ended up with 7 plus a bit of walking.

05/01/2014 at 20:34

What did you decide on then OH?

Hope you feel better tomorrow postie.

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