Sunday 9th December 2012

17 messages
09/12/2012 at 07:11


Lyrics: Whoah and I know a man, he came from my home time

Happy Birthday OH - hope you have a great day.

Anyone racing today?

I'm hoping that I shan't do too much of what the title of this song suggests as I attempt my longest run since Abingdon this morning though looking at the weather forecast the wind is more likely to be an issue.

What:             LSR
Why:              don't want to lose all my endurance
Last hard:      2/12
Last rest:       1/12

09/12/2012 at 08:37


Welcome to the new age group OH: have a good day!

Lyrics: no

What: I may go for a walk later, but I am not going out whilst the rain remains horizontal. Would never stop me running, but its not quite the same when its a slow plod.

09/12/2012 at 10:40

Happy Birthday OH

Well raced, emzap and Tinselcelt

LMH: Germans aren't keen on xmas pudding I think. They are probably too stuffed with goose to face much afterwards. There are sweets for afters but they can be anything from roast apples to ice cream (usually winter flavours like cinnamon or gingerbread) or even cake.

My 10k went ahead, but without me. We had lots of fresh snow this morning and couldn't face a drive that would easily take twice as long as normally. None of the roads had been cleared yet. Conditions would have meant a mediocre time anyway and seemed not worth the effort.

Enjoy your Sunday

09/12/2012 at 10:54

Morning all and happy birthday OH
Yesterday's lyrics: Alone by Heart
Today's lyrics yes if time = town otherwise no
What: either 6 miles by the Monnow or * by the Wye ecisions
Why: need to "Run out" yesterday's plod
Last Hard: Friday
Last Rest: Thursday
Dull, dreich day ion Wales brightened by our Christmas Tree. Lights are on, it's watered and fressh, yet to be decorated but looking good.
Come on up
Happy running, walking, stretching all

09/12/2012 at 11:31

You're spot on SC - sorry - lyrics should read 'my hometown' and I was doing a fair bit of it along the muddy canal path. Still, 17 miles run and I'm happy with that for now.

chickadeee - sounds like a sensible decision with the 10k.

Alehouse - the rain didn't start until I was already out but the wind was the worse part, of course it stopped raining and the wind dropped when I was about a mile from home.

09/12/2012 at 11:59
Lyrics - yes. Coincidently I was playing the "Graceland" album yesterday (though this song's not from it).

I'm looking out of my front window - we've got stalls, roundabouts and people in Santa hats everywhere. Yes, it's the annual Christmas Fayre - the last time there were this many people in the town centre was the day of the Torch Parade. Going to pop out later this the grandson and see if we can win him a Santa hat.
09/12/2012 at 12:45

I take it you're no longer in London then Tom?

09/12/2012 at 13:11

Hi LMH...ditto, river path v.muddy. Just 8.5 for me. legs tired and heavy today but enjoyed the run back, which despite being downriver is mainly undulating up! Tom, must be an epidemic of fayres. Town gridlocked and market square echoing to brass band playing carols! Was thinking of driving to craft centre in the forest but not sure how long it'd take to get back home through the traffic

09/12/2012 at 13:11


What: a hik through the snow
Why: there is a lot of snow!

Forest looks like a winter wonderland, it's stunning.  Cold but so beautiful.

Chicka  good call not going out, the drive would not be nice in this!
Tom  good luck with the Santa hat
OH  happy birthday

Have a good one all.

09/12/2012 at 13:33


What Santa dash (2 miles)
Why official start to Christmas
Lyrics no

Happy Birthday OH

Bagged my first ever win marked by a seasonal choclate orange and maybe a photo in the  local rag tomorrow. There were a few sporty looking students who went out fast but were burnt out after a mile. Mrs PP was dead chuffed for me.


09/12/2012 at 15:06

Greetings all

Happy Birthday OH

Well done Postie

39:09 at Andy Reading Memorial 10k, wanted sub 39 but the wind was not good esp at 4k and 8k on the open road and on the Airfield, top 70 finish (69th) Jnr was in 49th with 37:50 and a nice new PB for him. Good to meet up with old friends from Alchester Running Club. Managed a negative split 19:47 / 19:22 so that was a bonus.

Plus some warm up miles

Take care

09/12/2012 at 16:35

Congratulations postie - enjoy your winnings!

09/12/2012 at 17:40

Thanks for birthday wishes.
Largely a quiet one at home

Well done to Postie and RFJ

09/12/2012 at 19:58

happy Birthday OH (whats left of it!!)
well raced Postie, Emzap, TinselC & RFJ. Nice long run LmH

lyric - not sure
what - 5m speedy (36.11)
why - all i had time for - kids xc this morning, xmas stuff to sort out this afternoon
last rest - friday
last hard - Thursday?


09/12/2012 at 20:11

Evening all

Oh: Happy Birthday

Rest day today for me.

Busy weekend so need to actch up.

09/12/2012 at 20:34

Evening! Well won Postie! Well run, RFJ (and Junior)!

Walk: just over a kilometre only, on hilly ground, deliberately. Coped well with the uphill; downhill was not good though. Too jarring I suspect. Phys tomorrow morning.

09/12/2012 at 22:37
AleH - I'm delighted that you're making progress. When do you start on the backward lunges (a staple of mine over the last three weeks)

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