Thurs 26th May

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26/05/2011 at 21:02
Tom - good stuff - amazing when you are able to get one of your runs out to 10 miles, it makes the other ones feel like a breeze!

We were 41 years in March.

LMUH - Happy anniversary!!

MadameO - good luck with the garmin purchase - should be fun looking at all the numbers. I'd especially like one for the heart rate information. It seems a lot of people run their events on heart rate. I wouldn't even know what mine was!

Dustin - hope your eldest was able to complete all her events.

Don - I'm feeling a bit low too, I'll probably take my dog out too, but she definitely doesn't slow me down!!

Wabo - sounds like you really enjoyed your bike ride.

What: No run from me.

Why: Feeling like I'm getting a cold and it was pouring down all day.
Edited: 26/05/2011 at 21:03
26/05/2011 at 21:23

AF - Whitby indeed. Hope you had a good a visit as we are.

NZC - hope you feel better soon.

MadameO - I'm a total technophobe but love my Garmin.

Dinner did not disappoint - hope the weather lets me get out to burn some of the calories off tomorrow!

26/05/2011 at 21:42
MadameO - enjoy the Garmin purchase. Sounds' like you're going for the HRM version, with it's hidden agenda....the full out maximum HR determining effort....enjoy!

Christine - sorry to hear you're feeling a bit low. I always think of you as being perennially "up", as you always have the knack of saying to me what's exactly needed when I need it. Also I have this vision of you kitted in black striding purposefully along, just like one of Lydiards best.

For fans of the folk-punk persuasion, the following surfaced off the itunes library this evening:

Blyth Power
Whiskey Priests
Flogging Molly

Probably no takers for this lot. Several years ago I referenced the Derby based Newcranes to Popsider (also Derby based) who told me that every person who had ever stood in front of a microphone in a DErby pub had at one time played with the Newcranes!

Edited: 26/05/2011 at 21:44
26/05/2011 at 21:47


What: 15 mins steady and well wrapped up including hat and gloves...after all it is summer
Why: streaking, despite not feeling great...have got first cold for years...actually suspect its an allegy to the football jokes.
Last hard: putting one foot in front of the other tonight
Last rest: Dec 09

Love Whitby! Have stayed there a number of times, and Runswick Bay, too.

26/05/2011 at 22:12

LMUH - happy anniversary

BCDB - youll get there

What - Parkun measuring .....
Why - New parkrun coming to town
Last Hard - yesterday
Last rest today - well if you xall walking 5k and a bit to and fro....

Take care

26/05/2011 at 22:31
Alehouse - I've commented on your streak thing previously, in which I've owned up to streaks of 365+ myself. The more the streak goes the more it has to be preserved. As part of my lifetime, mostly unsuccessful, battle against obsession, I've tried to avoid getting myself into that "one more day" situation. So much so, that I found myself last week sitting in Madrid airport between flights reading a book thinking "what would Ron Hill be doing now"......and resting the urge.

However for me the weakness is, and always has been, total weekly mileage. I try to cope with this in a rather feeble way. Back in the day, when 100mpw was de rigeur, I would only target 90mpw, but that would have to be week after week! At the moment I say I'm "only" running 45-50mpw..........but really means 50mpw every week. To achieve this I spend every day from Tuesday onwards working out what I have to do to hit the target.

So....week to date 39m, means easy 5m tomorrow followed by 8m on Saturday to hit 52m for the week (all helped by yesterdays 10m). Then of course it all starts again next week, the key to which is at least 10m on Sunday.*

* Excerpt from the diary of an obsessive.
26/05/2011 at 22:43

Hi All

Tom - liking the music refs..interesting stuff. I want to go to Whitby - it sounds nice!

Good session tonight, bit breezy, but managed about 66's for 12 x 400 with 90 secs recovery, which was suprising. Hope it keeps up until southern lge track next saturday! I want to try and get down to my 2.02 800 PB somehow...

Madame O - Did you know Brum City now have 3 major sponsors next year? An oil company, a clothes retailer and a delivery company....their shirts will display this next year - TOTAL,FCUK UPS

Shame the weather is cack - but least it isn't too hot (straw clutching a plenty....)


Edited: 26/05/2011 at 22:46
27/05/2011 at 00:45
Simon that session of 400s at 66s is very impressive. Should indicate good things for 1500-3000m. What is your current best for these distance

If you've got 2:02 speed for 800m, then based on the above you should be on for sub 4;00 for 1500m - though it may take a few races to hit it. Out of interest what is is your PB for 400m

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