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 cruelBut 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?
Morning, lion always lion
AH: further additions for your shelves
Once a runner, John ParkerAgain to Carthage. ParkerRunning for my life Lopez Loomony14 mins from death, salazarPre, Tom JordanRunning 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 tonightWhy: Tomorrow is Islamic new year and a holiday which has absolutely nothing to do with it.Last hard: MondayLast Rest: 11/11
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.
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 !
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 runWhy: taperLast hard: 21/10Last rest: 4/11
Lyrics - yes.
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 restwhy - yesterdaylast rest - thursdaylast hard - yesterdaylyric - yes indeedy, at least moving into my era!RFJ - you have mailhave a great day
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
Novels: Marathon Man, William Goldman Flanagan’s Run, Tom McNabb The Games, Hugh Atkinson
Lyrics: Absolutely yet funnily enough only concert I ever walked out of was a duo with the singer in SouthamptonWhat: Strollette on treadmill and tkdWhy: need some slow miles and I practice on WedLast hard: Tho I didn't know at the time but do now: Yesterday's power plate\Last rest: Last ThursdayBorn to run is a great adventure story and good analysis in between slagging off Bowerman and NikeGot to dash up to Telford. AH: I feel a post op PB is good for moraleLater all, have a great day
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 stuff...you have to unleash the inner grebo from time to time!!
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 mileswhy: because I canlast hard: a long time agolast rest: Saturdaylyrics: yeah! My kinda music. Great choice
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.
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.
What: nothingWhy: under orders!Last rest: yesterday (enforced)Last Hard: Monday (admitted to hospital)
Work all sorted and told not to come back in until MondayMaybe get out for run tomorrow evening
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 HILLSWhy: there are hills about so I thought I'd give it a bash.
It hurt, but I did it
Have a good one all.
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
ale and Dustin : I too couldn't get into the Murakami book.
If anyone wants my Muarakami book...
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