Wednesday 23rd July 2014

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23/07/2014 at 05:38


Todays lyrics:'And you know it's time to go.'

Yesterdays lyrics: 'Mr Blue Sky' by ELO

Start Commonwealth Games work at 8am. It's been changed from night shifts !

what: 30mns very easy

Brekkie time

23/07/2014 at 06:07


Hope that days are better for you birks and that you enjoy it.

Good to hear postie.

Me neither Alehouse.

What:             MLR
Why:              I have the time
Last hard:      receiving the race details for Sunday's HIM
Last rest:       2/7

Lyrics - maybe.

23/07/2014 at 08:51


Starting to feel a bit less tired, but not sure I can manage more than 4 hours working for another week or so.  My next assessment is on 4th August though, so maybe by then I'll be able to.  Leg is slowly getting better, I'm allowed to try a very short 5-6 min run this week, but I'll make sure I feel good enough before I go out.

What: physio and work
Why: it's what I do these days
Last hard: the 2.5 hour train delay yesterday that meant my afternoon with my Dad in Hannover was cut to a quick dinner then home again.  We were meant to arrive just after 2, and arrived instead just before 5, so instead of spending the afternoon in some gardens then going for dinner before he had to go to the airport, we had 1.5 hours so just fit in the dinner.  Over 9 hours travelling yesterday!
Last rest: all the time
Lyrics: not today, though did get them for the last 2 days!

LMH What's happened about the race details for Saturday?

Dibs your run sounds great   What are you training for at the mo?  More tris?

Birks enjoy the games.

Have a good one all

23/07/2014 at 09:30

morning all

birks - lucky you enjoy!

emzap glad to see you are getting there - I'm the same as you with the lyrics! Thats a lot of travelling and that would make you tired I bet!

LMH hard why?  Is it one you won't do? Sorry if thats it x

what: rest - or poss jog with buggy later

why: keep my daughter running she is getting into it..

last hard: last nights 6 x 800 metre efforts - around the Olympic park though

last rest: sat

have a good day all



23/07/2014 at 09:59

What: rest day

Why: touristy things and flying home this evening

Lyrics: not today
23/07/2014 at 10:02

Good session last night postie and wabo.

10 miles this morning including miles 2,4,6 and 8 hard.  It was a very even session!! Haha 

Anyway, times were 5:57, 5:56, 5:45 and 5:47 so  was pleased with that.

Lyrics, it's possible that I know them but not certain.

23/07/2014 at 10:15

 alehouse your day sounded nice - even the cold water!

OH I think you're not running is not resting lol!

good sesh you too donaldo

23/07/2014 at 10:51

donaldo my splits were nowhere near as even as yours:-

6 x 800 m in 8.08mm,8.51mm,8.13,8.58,8.26,8.30 - the 8.58 was when our club had gone off and left some slower runners and so I eased back to stay together - the 8.51 had a little climb....

23/07/2014 at 11:00

That's it Wabo. I had emailed the organisers to tell them that I felt that I had to withdraw because of the asthma issues but they never responded - and I received the registration/race information email which sort of rubs salt in a little. It's bad enough as we're on holiday up there for a week because of the race and Mark will still be doing it.

Glad you're on the mend emzap. Pain about the travel and losing the time with your dad though.

Safe journey Alehouse.

Any races planned OH?

Sounds as though training is going well Donaldo.

20 miles for me this morning - best get off to work now!

23/07/2014 at 12:02

Just 20 today LMH?  Tut, tut, you are slacking off..... 

23/07/2014 at 12:16

Arvo (just)

What: Just shy 10 miles (16km) 99 mins

Why: Good question

Lyrics: nope

I thought I had bitten of more than I could chew today, I was so excited about yesterday I went again today with my camelbak. Wasn't as easy as yesterday and legs tired out quickly. I did a short cut in my route. But still impressed with myself, I have never run two long runs in a week before, let alone consecutive days.

LMH- Sounds tough... keep focused on what you have coming up!

Emz- 9 hours of travel... yuck! Glad you got to see your Dad though, even if it was fleeting. Currently training Tri, I enjoy them more than purely running and I think I am better at it! I'm keen to do a half ironman, but will enter one for next year and then do smaller ones before then.

Don- Well done!! 

The big move to Devon this Saturday with work starting Monday!! 


Edited: 23/07/2014 at 12:37
23/07/2014 at 12:32

There was a fleeting temptation to give it a go but my sensible head knows it's just not worth it, could spoil our holiday if nothing more.

Dibs, the thing with back to back long runs, in my opinion, is to have no pace targets and to just bimble as easy as an easy thing in easyville. I also always mentally give myself the option of run/walking at the end if that's what I need to do to hit my mileage target.

Sorry sir, will try harder next time

23/07/2014 at 12:43

LMH, Yea I have found taking the pressure off myself with the watch has actually made me run quicker than usual anyway. I aim to never be out of breath and then it is just the fatigue. I think I have come on hugely with how I feel during the run, my legs are not as stiff and today it was just the quads and calves that were grumbling.

progress from when I first joined the forum maybe? although hard to tell.. 

23/07/2014 at 13:07

Well I lied.  I didn't go to work.  After yesterday's train fun, I had another fun journey.  Got 3/4 of the way to work, then the train stopped.  For over an hour...then it drove back to where it started from!  I phoned work and they said there was no point coming in.  I'm still technically on sick leave anyway.  Then I waited for 30 mins in the train station enquiry centre, to be told they couldn't deal with my request there, I had to send a letter.  I was pretty fuming by that point.  That's nearly 4 hours of today wasted for nothing.

Dibs, you are definitely improving.  Hope you can keep up the training once you start work.

Only 20 LMH, that's a short run isn't it :P

May pop down to the garden later.

23/07/2014 at 13:17

Oh no Emz!! that sounds hideous, what was the reason for the train doing what it did? pick up a good book and unwind with that.

Thanks for your comment , I hope I can find a good routine in work to. I start with a pretty laid back post. So I should be fine. Plus the pool is not far from the hospital and I will buy a nice racing bike (specialized?) when I get my first pay next month.


23/07/2014 at 13:36

Dibs "A technical problem"...the line reopened by the time we'd got back to the starting station, but by that time I'd have got an hour at work before I had to leave, so just wasn't worth taking 4 hours to get there!

Just did the BBC what sport should you do quiz.  It said I'd be a good squash played (ok, I played a lot until we moved) and I'd be an awful long distance runner!  I also did another test to guess your age and gender (I'm bored!) and it said I'm a 25 year old blonde male...age isn't far off, but I'm a female brunette!

Edited: 23/07/2014 at 13:36
23/07/2014 at 14:20

I've been hooked... Boxing for me 

Lol about the 25 year old fella... is there something you're not telling us????

23/07/2014 at 14:32

Afternoon all,

  • What:  feeble swimming instead of feeble running
  • Why:  I'm feeble.  Getting really discomnobulated at lack of progress.
  • Last Hard: N/A
  • Last Rest:  Sunday

Have a good one. 

23/07/2014 at 14:43

It says I should have been a boxer and listed 'long distance running' as something I am not suited for...... crap quiz!!!

23/07/2014 at 15:59

Lots of chatty people on here today

emzap very frustrating but glad you found a way to relieve the boredom

Speedy miles again Donaldo

alehouse that week went very quickly!

LMH I was going to suggest why not try anyway but looks like you've thought that one through. Is your asthma only triggered by the swimming?

Well done on the back to back long runs Dibs. I'm like LMH I run my longer runs either by time, as in I'll go for two hours and not worry about distance or my 10 mile route I'll run without a watch, as I know the distance. Takes all pressure off worrying about the pace.

What: 10 miles easy
Why: Building
Last rest: Friday

Hot, hot, hot !!


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