Tuesday 4th December 2012

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04/12/2012 at 06:08


Todays lyrics: In a hot bath To those nice nice nights

Yesterdays lyrics: The Pogues classic song :'Tale of New York'

What:Mornng 4M steadily and in parts slippery on frozen snow.

Why:Okay run mostly. Ran mostly off road as can see fields due to snow

spark: Stay in Erskine.

MrsB birthday today

Bak later.

04/12/2012 at 06:53


Happy Birthday Mrs B.

No snow here but lots more rain overnight - more water, just what we didn't need.

Hope your ankle is better after a nights rest Alehouse. Any tips for icing the cakes - think I need to tackle one of mine this weekend.

NZC - I just press the lap button on mine after an appropriate time/distance - have never progressed as far as programming it.

What:            turbo session
Why:             need bike time and no chance of riding outside at the moment
Last hard:      2/12
Last rest:       1/12

Lyrics - no.

04/12/2012 at 07:16

Good to see you Postie. You seem to have maintained a decent level of fitness ready for your next venture.

LMH: I put marzipan on about a week before I ice the cake. Then use a Royal icing recipe, getting the icing so stiff it barely moves! Ankle less swollen this morning!

What: walk, stretches and exercise bike
Why: following physio's instructions

Lyrics: no

Very wet here also.
04/12/2012 at 08:10

morning all,
Mrs B - happy Birthday
NZC - I hope the Chiro visit wasn't too painful!
Am I the only one without a garmin/HRM/GPS?
what - either club session if I can , otherwise reps on my own.
why - its tuesday's session
last rest - friday
last hard - the weekend
lyric - appropriate!
should have known yesterday's....

04/12/2012 at 08:37

Alehouse - good news that the ankle has gone down already. I put the marzipan on at the weekend. Any top tips to ensure that the icing will stick - I've heard it can be an issue.

NZC - hope you're fixed.

Dustin - I'm a technophobe but wouldn't like to be without my Garmin even though I only use it in a basic way.

04/12/2012 at 08:42

LMH: never had a problem with the icing sticking! In fact it usually sticks everywhere!! Ankle swells most days but a couple of hours' elevation and it goes down: apparently that is normal for many months post Achilles op, and neither the consultant nor the physio seem concerned.

Dustin:  I managed for many years without a garmin, and HR was done manually. Got a Garmin last Jan....and have not run since. I fin it quite useful for measuring how far it is to the alehouse by various different routes, though.

04/12/2012 at 11:28
Morning all,

Hectic at work so didn't get a chance to reply yesterday, or run.
Same every year, customers want everything finished before Xmas... Although can't complain, I'm fitting a oak parque floor that's gonna look stunning when it's finished

Club night tonight, so some form of efforts.

Lyrics... Nope

Have a good day everyone.
04/12/2012 at 12:22

Afternoon all. Happy birthday, Mrs B. AH hope progress conti
Whatnues on all fronts.
Garmin was given as 50th birthday present and never been fully used in anger, I managed not to stop it at the finish of a couple of races so generally cba to use.
Lyrics: had to google, know the tune didn't have a clue from the lyrics. Yes, appropriate
What:5k fartlek and maybe follow up later
Why: Coz I felt like it

Last Hard/Rest as per yesterday
20k Moreton Morrell Christmas Cracker on Sat so no need to taper as it will ass for some sort of LSR.

04/12/2012 at 12:53

afternoon all

christmas names! lol

sweep did my efforts onthe track last night, 11 x200, was good!

alehouse you sound like a domestic goddess! glad ankle is easier

lyrics no

lmh, I wish I had made a cake!

what: club run later

why: tuesday

last hard track last night

last easy  last week sometime

have a good day all


04/12/2012 at 12:59

Wabo: no time to be a goddess today...just having a break from wallpapering! Don't tell LMH because she will tell me off for going up and down the step ladder. Sweep will say its cross training. I say its just got to be done!


Blisters    pirate
04/12/2012 at 13:02

Welcome back from oblivion Postie, you clearly haven't been idle in your absence.
From time to time I think about adding a seasonal flavour to my forum name, but it's a high risk strategy as someone else is bound to steal my identity.

It takes me ages to get all the Christmas stuff erected. I like to add something new each year. I've been making wooden models for a Nativity scene over the years, they are each about a foot high, and reside in an alcove at the appropriate time. Of course, some have now got a nickname - the Wonky donkey, Shaun the sheep, and Shauna. I think that I might need to make Ermintrude the cow this year.

Oh. Training. Yesterday, swim and I'm convinced that I lost count in the first 6 lengths. The mile (64) in 46 minutes. 2000m (80) in 59 minutes. I am getting desperate to break out of this mould of "jogging". I know that my HR can take a higher workload.


04/12/2012 at 13:09
Haha, alehouse, my boss would say the same
04/12/2012 at 15:02


What 7 with hills
Why Something diffrent
Lyrics no

Just beat my November mileage this morning and still no issues.

04/12/2012 at 16:21


Alehouse - stepladder  thas how i spent  my night last night up down up down taking down bunting. It'll go back up this weekend all the fun of the fair

Happy Birthday Mrs B

Nothing today just a walk to town and back (4 miles) to sort stuff out.

04/12/2012 at 17:44

I shall just wag my finger Alehouse.

Blisters - are you still doing tri club swim sessions?

I managed to raise my HR on the turbo this afternoon which is good.

04/12/2012 at 18:12

Just 3 dry miles today
Why: 3ºC
Last Hard: Sunday XC
Last Rest: yesterday
Lyrics: no

just planning a different sort of cake (I don't get let in on Christmas cake making which is strictly Elspeth's domain)
Orkney Polar Bear Club (outdoor swimmers) christmas party on Saturday
- this year I'm planning a Hazelnut meringue iceberg on a sea of sea blue meringue surmounted by a marzipan polar bear or two. Maybe the odd Orca too.
Will even be GF LMH

Will be an interesting sort of party, with  sea dip after dark followed by retreat to jacuzzi (if it works) then on to eats and drinks. (Last year we had a sauna available too)

The only sort of party where the clothes go back on as the evening progresses!

LMH - some people coat the marzipan with a thin layer of jam

04/12/2012 at 19:10

LMH  I tend to coat it in apricot jam that I have warmed up slightly.
NZC hope the chiro was ok.
Ale sorry to hear about yesterday's difficulties, hope the wallpaper is going up ok!
OH though it sounds awesome, I think this may be a rather you than me Christmas party!

What: trying to work out how to see a doctor in Germany...
Why: that bite I had 2 years ago that flared up again last year, has flared up again...doc thinks it may be leishmaniasis (I don't want a parasite )
Last hard: hearing that I may have a nasty parasite!

Have a good evening all.

04/12/2012 at 19:41

Thanks guys - chiro went well, though think I might need a little bit more adjusting!

emzap - hope you are alright!

wabo - good speed session.

Tinselcelt - good luck with the 20km.

What: 4.94km after the chiro - felt fine.

04/12/2012 at 20:13

That's not good emzap.

I thought that the warmed jam went between the cake and the marzipan rather than on top of the marzipan?

OH - I shall expect great culinary cake creations next time I visit!

04/12/2012 at 21:22

LMH: I use apricot jam sandwiched twixt cake and marzipan.

NZC:  that sounds a very precise distance! You must be getting used to the technology!

Emzap:  hope that whatever it soon goes!

Tom:  I read elsewhere that you were going to report in...!

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