Todays lyrics: Pale blue eyes. The same old house no ties.
Yesterdays lyrics: 'Harvest Home' by Big Country.
I'm seeing lots of bales of hay in the fields on my morning runs. So thought this song was appropriate.
What:5M Steady again mostly off road.
Why: Extra loop today.
Younger sons first day at his Sports Coaching ( HNC ) Course at College today.
Catch up time and brekkie
Scottish term for " Really Busy"/ "Crowded"/ "Packed"
To teem with. To have a plentiful supply of. Scottish in origin
There you go yesterdays Scottish word explained
Right then todays Scottish word for all you 'foreign language students' is
Hope he enjoys it birks.
What's the target this year postie?
Are you feeling comfortable with the longer runs now Alehouse?
What: threshold turboWhy: easier dayLast hard: seeing the days start to disappearLast rest: 4/8
Lyrics - no.
Morning LMH: Yeah MrsB and I hope so too.
ale: I thought at first you'd ran 26 Miles not 26 mins yesterday ! DOH !!
What: 7.5 miles with club tonight (OH is also coming with)Why: club night, plus he signed up for the Baccus half with me and he doesn't run, it's in 2 weeks!Last hard: bits of MondayLast rest: yesterdayLyrics: nopeSWoTD: no.
Hope course goes ok Birks.Sounds like a good session Postie.How's the calf feeling Paddy?
Have a good one all.
morning all,double no to both lyric and the 'swotd'postie - nice sessionEmz - jealous as would like to do both Bacchus and Pilgrim marathons, both next month, both local. September is a crammed month though (club champs for both swimming and athletics plus Aldershot road relays)what - easy runwhy - ended up doing the club session even though I thought the legs wouldn't hold up...400m fast/400 MP/300m faster/300m MP/200m faster/200m MP/100m sprint/100m MP x3 blocks with 400m easy jog in between.legs mashed this morninglast rest - 18 dayslast hard - stairs, this morningHave a good day y'all
Ale - I like the use of the "steady" word.... continued progress
Emz - calf improving "steadily"
1.6k swam, 10 miles biked on bike that goes nowhere and 2 miles ran, followed by serious rolling on the foam!
Unexpected surprise this morning: daughter was due back from the US at 9 this evening. Had a call at 8.45 this morning to say that they had managed to get an earlier flight from Shannon rather than wait 10 hours there. Could I pick her up? Of course...it means I can go to the Alehouse tonight!
What: the plan is around 45 mins slightly slower than steady. Why: trying to get some kilometres in my legs. Not fit enough for miles yet!
LMH: gradually finding things easier (although I probably won't do today!). 25 to 30 mins now is comparable to 15-20 two to three months ago. Am in no rush...want to build back nice and steadily. Nothing faster than steady for a while. Having to be careful with the "good" Achilles: must do more stretches.
Lyrics: no, but yes to the foreign word. Hope I am not what I think it means!
Off to stretch!
glakit, mmmm maybe I will google
alehouse nice one re daughter and the alehouse of course!
dustin are the legs a nice mashed?
emzap, oo er re your OH and the half!!
lmh how you doing?
did a very tough run in North Wales on Sunday, 12.5 miles and it took me 2.25 hours, 3 miles went up and 3 miles went down! The down was what hurt the most, I was quite happy plodding up for 3 miles I must admit. I haven't run since, desperately keeping niggles at arms length...
What: well I really do not know, struggling if I am honest and need to boot myself up the a*se cos I know running keeps my sane
why: life etc etc
last hard: sunday
last easy: having a weekend away from it all
have a good un all, sorry I am so bleugh
'glakit' - like it birkmyre
What: restWhy: on call and saving myself for weekendLast hard: feeling the rib a bit while kayaking yesterday eveningLast rest: SundaySWoD: No but I should do (it's plastered all over a series of dialect mugs and tshirts but never heard anyone actually say it)Lyrics: no
emzap - hope your other half survives tonight and doesn't (worse still) go faster than you!
Hi Wabo, mashed in a positive (i.e. tired) way.Wasn't race the train was it, or was that the week before?
wabo: Glad you like todays word of 'Glakit'
What: 47 mins steady, off-road, although a fair bit of it was on gravel paths.Why: I said I would. Actually found yesterday's 26 mins slightly tougher, mainly because of the terrain involved. Today was deliberately flat apart from a couple of hills that couldn't be avoided. And a very steep down hill: I completely understand about your experience on Sunday, Wabo. In fact one of my worst running experiences was racing Snowdon when I got really badly blistered on the down hill plus I seemed to lose completely control of the jelly that hed taken the place of my legs.
As I was running today I was contemplating just how much running off road is worth compared to on the roads. Most of my running is off road, so when I do run on the roads I seem to automatically go quite a bit quicker.
Re "glakit", a friend from Edinburgh uses this quite often, as in "he's a reet glakit". I think!
alehouse - 47 mins - great stuff - and a new picture too!
4 miles for me tonight, 27:17. Upped the pace a bit and felt okay.
Lyrics - aye!
Glakit - my parents used to refer to me as this in my younger days - they were right!
Ale - Jasas, the hour is in sight!!!! Progression..................
Paddy: whilst the hour is in sight I have no intentions of rushing things. I could have run for longer today, but who knows what problems I would have caused for tomorrow!
Don: re the new pic, I started a Uni touring team by the name of Alehouse Academicals in 1976. This is vest 2, circa 1980. I can fit in it still. Just! And only just!
Alehouse, nice one ref the Daughter / Run and Alehouse....
Poor session from me tonight, just could not get to the speeds I wanted and can do... 9.06m done with intervals
Got grumpy too as in Bristol,for the night, saw over 25 runners, said Hi to everyone or at least waved a hand... got 3 responses in total.... not a happy runner.... (rant over)
Take care all
Birks: nope to lyrics and SWOTD.LMH: Steady.Emz: club nights are either fun and too easy, or a savage beasting, depending upon club.Dustin: You got the savage version!Paddy: your rest days are more intensive than my hard days.Ale: There are days when a plan comes together. Bank it.Donaldo: moving it a bit there. But 4 miles? It's hardly worth getting changed for that. RFJ: There are some grumpy gits around. I must have had all the happy ones tonight. 80% success rate.Wabo: I've saved the best 'til last. I know the sort of run you talk about. Enjoyable, but for goodness sake, a poor return if you are trying to bag miles as just numbers. Conversely, a darned good (hard) training session. 2:25 on your feet is tough by any call. I don't believe that it was Race the Train, because that's about 14 miles and it's Mid Wales. The first 7 go gradually up, and the next bit also goes up, but harder. The down bits are all on a side slope. One of the all time classics.
Training: 6.5 miles moving along nicely.
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