Wednesday 14th November

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Blisters    pirate
14/11/2012 at 00:27

Better stop dreaming of the quiet life ‘cos it's the one we'll never know
And quit running for that runaway bus ‘cos those rosy days are few
And stop apologising for the things you've never done, ‘cos time is short and life is cruel
But it's up to us to change this title of the song.

OK, For a change it's not a 60's song, but it is an ear worm. I'll swim with this one and I'll get a PB. Are you going to be the gazelle or the lion today?

Dubai Dave    pirate
14/11/2012 at 05:00

Morning, lion always lion

AH: further additions for your shelves

Once a runner, John Parker
Again to Carthage. Parker
Running for my life Lopez Loomony
14 mins from death, salazar
Pre, Tom Jordan
Running for their lives, Whitaker

And whilst its a book about Tri

A life without limits, Chrissie Wellington

LMH: Nope have never done the coast to coast which is why I'm doing it now before I leave.

What: Splash at lunch, intervals tonight
Why: Tomorrow is Islamic new year and a holiday which has absolutely nothing to do with it.
Last hard: Monday
Last Rest: 11/11 



Edited: 14/11/2012 at 05:02
14/11/2012 at 06:01

Lyrics - yep, massive fan of the singer

Today I'm supposed to be doing a 5 mile night trail with my girlfriend and her running club... I'll definitely be treating it as a slow, easy run, as pushed pretty hard at last nights club session. Legs feel very tight this morning.
14/11/2012 at 06:09


Busy so far today,

What:4.5M through smiry rain

Why: Habit, but I like it.

Lyrics: Not sure.

The Perfect Distance. Story of Coe v Ovett.

Agree with DD re Chrissie Wellington book,.

Coffee calling now.

14/11/2012 at 06:14

Ale: No probs, yeah I'm a bit of a athletics reading nut !

Michael Johnston 'Slaying the dragon' and 'Gold Rush '

Current reading The Secret Olympian !

14/11/2012 at 06:42
LMH will have a very long Christmas list! Think I will put it into a separate thread later!

Lyrics: no...mind you was half asleep so had to google and would have kicked myself if my legs were up to it.

What: flu jab!
Why: need a bit of excitement!

The real excitement might come later if I decide to walk the 550 metres to the pub...and back, which will be a post op PB!
14/11/2012 at 06:55


If you could carry on organising that would be great Alehouse - I actually have, or have read, many of the books on the list, including all of the tri related ones and more. At the moment many of those on my xmas wish list are cycling related. The daft thing is I don't get much time to read - it's mainly whilst I'm on holiday - but I do like a good book.

Keep the suggestions coming guys.

What:            short, easy run
Why:             taper
Last hard:     21/10
Last rest:      4/11

Lyrics - yes.

14/11/2012 at 07:41

morning all,
Ghost runner is a great book, just finished that as is feet in the clouds. I have to admit to finding Hamuki Murakami's book extremely dull....
I'd add barefoot runner (abebe bikele) by Paul Rambali & perfect distance (coe & ovett) by Pat Butcher - as mentioned by birks 
Guy at work just gave me running with the kenyans (adharanand finn) I'll let you know if thats any good.
meanwhile, club night yesterday, 5x800m hard with 250m recovery (on grass), threw in an extra 400m (half lap) hard to finish. Not my brightest move with continuing hamstring soreness but in truth it held up ok. I did opt out of the 50m shuttles that followed.
today - possibly 4 or 5 easy, I'll see how tired the legs are, otherwise rest
why - yesterday
last rest - thursday
last hard - yesterday

lyric - yes indeedy, at least moving into my era!
RFJ - you have mail

have a great day

Edited: 14/11/2012 at 07:42
14/11/2012 at 08:38

Dustin: I found Murakami's book hard work too!

Forgot to say that yesterday's lyrics were "My Generation", The Who, but you all knew that anyway!

Updated Christmas Book List:

Pfitzinger and Douglas, Advanced Marathoning
Keith Livingstone, Healthy Intelligent Training (The proven principles of Arthur Lydiard)
Charlie Spedding, From First to Last
Tea with Mr. Newton: the Biography of Arthur Newton
Hal Higdon, The Ultimate Marathon Training Guide
Scott Jurek, Eat and Run
Jack Daniels, Running Formula
Steven Downes and Duncan Mackay, Running Scared: How Athletics Lost its Innocence
Richard Moore, The Dirtiest Race in History
Plimsoles on, Eyeballs out, The Story of Jum Peters
Jessica Ennis, UnbelievableFeet in the Clouds, Richard Askwith
Born to Run, Christopher McDougall
What I talk about when I talk about running, Hamuki Murakami
The Long Hard Road, Parts 1 and 2, Ron Hill
Running with the Legends, Michael Sandrock
The Ghost Runner, Bill Jones
Plus 3 books from AW: Great British Runners
Great Marathon Runners
The Greatest Games Ever
Adharanand Finn, Running with the Kenyans
Wilson, Watts and Horwill, The Complete Middle Distance Runner
Bill Adcocks, The Road to Athens
The Cutting Edge Runner, Matt Fitzgerald
Once a runner, John Parker
Again to Carthage, John Parker
Running for my life Lopez Loomony
14 mins from death, Salazar
Pre, Tom Jordan
Running for their lives, Whitaker
The Perfect Distance: Story of Coe v Ovett, Pat Butcher
Barefoot Runner (Abebe Bikele), Paul Rambali
The Secret Olympian, Anon
Better Training For Distance Runners, Martin and Coe
Slaying the Dragon, Michael Johnson
Gold Rush, Michael Johnson
A life without limits, Chrissie Wellington

Marathon Man, William Goldman
Flanagan’s Run, Tom McNabb
The Games, Hugh Atkinson



14/11/2012 at 09:09

Lyrics: Absolutely yet funnily enough only concert I ever walked out of was a duo with the singer in Southampton
What: Strollette on treadmill and tkd
Why: need some slow miles and I practice on Wed
Last hard: Tho I didn't know at the time but do now: Yesterday's power plate\
Last rest: Last Thursday
Born to run is a great adventure story and good analysis in between slagging off Bowerman and Nike
Got to dash up to Telford. AH: I feel a post op PB is good for morale
Later all, have a great day

14/11/2012 at 09:18
Good morning

Lyrics - no, but on reflection should have done better after google reveal.

Bit like Dustin this morning with legs a bit battered after vigorous club session last night. Easy 7M beckons.

Off to see the Levellers at Cambridge tonight........."There's only one way of life, and that's your own, your own, your own"...he warbles.
14/11/2012 at 11:49

enjoy tonight Tom, first saw them at Glasters many moons ago...and caught up with them at  Brixton a year, maybe 2 years ago, supported by the wonder have to unleash the inner grebo from time to time!!

14/11/2012 at 12:41

Lovely running book list . There's few on there that I'd like to read.

Agree with Dustin & ale: the Murakami book is boooring as hell

what: 10 miles
why: because I can
last hard: a long time ago
last rest: Saturday
lyrics: yeah! My kinda music. Great choice

14/11/2012 at 12:48

Good afternoon!
What: 8.5km Home Run.
Why: I'm lead running again this week, which is great as I'd be doing it anyway, so am putting my personal proceeds (a tenner) towards VLM fundraising. I was out for drinks with a friend last night and she pledged £60 so I'll be holding her to that! 
Last hard: Yesterday's 3k interval treadmill didn't feel as tough, I think I'm getting faster!
Last rest: Monday.
Lyrics nope.
I enjoyed Murakami as a gentle reflection on running, but I haven't read any proper running books.

14/11/2012 at 13:00


How on earth do people find time to read?  Especially runners.

What:  Probably nothing

Why: Club speed session took it out of my joints a bit. They are still be a bit fragile 17 days post-marathon.

Books: No

Lyrics: No



14/11/2012 at 13:10

What: nothing
Why: under orders!
Last rest: yesterday (enforced)
Last Hard: Monday (admitted to hospital)

Work all sorted and told not to come back in until Monday
Maybe get out for run tomorrow evening

14/11/2012 at 14:51

Afternoon all

OH don't overdo it!  How are you feeling today?
Ale let us know how the pb attempt goes :P  Will be good news if you manage the walk though I imagine the end being in the pub helps?!
Blisters is an "ear worm" when you get a song stuck in your head?  Is it an English expression?  I only ask as I was asked what the English expression was and I said there wasn't one.  Both the German and Afrikaans translate to "ear worm" though.

What: 5.12km of HILLS
Why: there are hills about so I thought I'd give it a bash.

It hurt, but I did it

Have a good one all.

14/11/2012 at 17:22

emzap - it is indeed an 'ear worm' when you can't get a song out of your head.

OH - glad to hear that you're being sensible.

RW - usually when on holiday or injured!

The two middle miles of my 30 minute run ended up being 'Minks easy' but I was very god for the last half mile

14/11/2012 at 19:10

ale and Dustin : I too couldn't get into the Murakami book.

14/11/2012 at 19:20

If anyone wants my Muarakami book...

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