Wednesday 9th May 2012

19 messages
09/05/2012 at 05:26

Take my body, take my soul
But don't take my rock n roll

Morning all! Figured I haven't started a thread for ages and as I finished my run faster than I thought I have 5 mins to post

what: 6 miles with fartlek
why: it's fun
last hard: Monday
last rest: 23/4

have a good day all

09/05/2012 at 05:47

Morning chickadee.

What:5M Steady

Why: I enjoy it.

Cool, dry, bit cloudy when out. Birds seemed very noisy.

MissB going back to her Primary School this afternoon to answer questions. She's big 1st Year in Secondary. the voice of experience.

Back later.

09/05/2012 at 05:50

Doh !

Yesterdays lyrics: Pet Shop Boys. 'Always on my mind.' 1987 (My music era as you all know by now !)

Not sure about todays lyrics.

Edited: 09/05/2012 at 05:50
09/05/2012 at 06:47

Morning all,

Thank you all for the tri and weightloss feedback. Looking forward to the next one now!

Early starts all around today. Mrs alex_h left at 6 to travel up to Sheffield. Therefore I was up at 5 and walking the hounds. Just waiting for the baby to wake up now. Hoping to take him out for a run later if the rain holds off. Otherwise, it will possibly be taking him in the pool, which doesn't count as training!!

Planned to go for a cycle yesterday evening, but life got in the way and it would have been 8pm by the time I left. Knock-on effect would have been a very late tea and late to bed. As we had an enforced early start today, I decided to leave it! Was tired also, due to broken sleep the night before (teething baby!) so probably not a bad decision to leave it.

Emzap - Congrats on the sub-4hr and the other PBs you have achieved this year!!
LMH - Hope recovery is continuing!
Dustin - good 10k!
Blisters - Keep that swimming up!!!
Birkmyre - Hope MissB's question time goes OK!! Good early running as always!

Back later to tell you what I managed to do (or not!)

09/05/2012 at 07:00


smt gave me a right going over last night! Nothing particularly wrong but she's just been trained in the lyno method and is very enthusiastic!

Hope you feel better soon NZC.

What:            just a swimming lesson
Why:             trying to recover
Last hard:      not bouncing back
Last rest:       4/5

Lyrics - no.

09/05/2012 at 08:29


What: 1km x 10 intervals at lunchtime
Why: haven't ran since Sunday
Last hard: Sunday, 7.3miles at tempo.
Last rest: Mon & Tues.

Going to attempt another 10k race on Sunday. Hopefully the weather isn't like the last time!

09/05/2012 at 09:09

Morning all. See, I was listening to the Elvis version of yesterday's lyrics, so I knew it straight away. Don't know today's.

There's a 4 mile race on across town this evening. I don't know whether to enter it at the last minute or whether to just carry on with training. Shall go for a swim shortly to make up my mind. 

Assuming the latter:

  • WHAT: 8m easy
  • WHY: the hell of it
  • LAST HARD: Saturday
  • LAST REST: Sunday


09/05/2012 at 09:38

Morning all.

What: rest

Why: I wonder!

Feeling a lot better after a good night's sleep.  I think 4 days of little sleep was not helping my mood yesterday.  A hot bath and lots of deep heat has done wonders as well, though still not quite walking properly!

LMH I did vaseline, but the rain washed it all off!  Are you feeling better?

Alex  great tri debut and weight loss.  Seems you are doing really well juggling everything at the moment!

Wabo How are you feeling at the moment?

Busy busy at work today so must run.

Have a good day all.

09/05/2012 at 09:46

Morning all!
Joe - 1k x 10!!!  nice work
Emzap - huge congrats on the marathon effort
Blisters - probably right, however I loathe 10k races. But...I reckon I need to give sub40mins another blast (Pb is something like 38.20, albeit more years ago than I care to think about)

Yesterday avoided the club session and did just shy of 8 miles easy over the fields, woods and lanes. Happy with the effort despite tired legs.
Today will be 4 easy

lyric - think i ought to...

09/05/2012 at 10:06

morning all

think I know these lyrics..

emzap, thanks for asking, pretty good today, and calf is good as gold  now which is nice!

dustin 8 miles easy over fields woods and lanes sounds lovely!

What: cycled 21.2 miles in today, got pretty wet, did 3 mile off road run last night, no ill effects

why: I wanto to get my fitness back and some fatness  gone!

last hard: this morning

last easy: monday

Have  agood day all

Blisters    pirate
09/05/2012 at 12:56

It sounds like Wednesday here. Athletes just about recovered from the weekend and getting enthusiastic about a decent midweek session.
I have a theory that is borne out of experience, that one's best 10k time will come 7 days after you've just done a 10k PB. I'm not the only one to have done this, a keen rival spotted the trend too, so we targetted a pair of 10k races a week apart each year. It worked time and again. He was targetting 5k/10k, and I was marathon down to 10k. Good old lungs out stuff.

Wednesday for me is likely to be too busy for training.

Lyrics? Hmm, another one sounding a bit familiar, but not quite enough to recognise them.

09/05/2012 at 13:08

By the way, is anyone else not getting email notifications when a response is made in this new format?

09/05/2012 at 14:39


Think i should know todays lyrics i don't from memory Chick does share the same music interest as me and from memory Blisters too

What: 10km cycle
Why: Pay a bill

Last Hard: Whats one of them
Lyrics brain stuck

May run later don't know how far i should though


09/05/2012 at 16:14

ugh, hate 10ks  too much hard work . But I guess I hate them coz I'm really rubbish at them

As for the lyrics, not sure the band and the song are known outside the UK. They may well be. All will be revealed tomorrow

09/05/2012 at 16:59


Managed a good 14 miles last night. off now for 5 or 6!

Emzap - Apologies on behalf on the poor organisation in Beil Feirste!!. Can't legislate for the weather though. Ironically, where I live in the South East we had a lovely day - Sunshine & a few clouds. I had heard a few mixed reports about the Belfast marathon - I must talk to a few fella's i know who did it to see what they say - waiting so long for the bag is piss poor!! Usually races are well organised, particularly ones with clubs behind them. You'll have to get over for anotherone!! - try Dublin  - it's usually good 



09/05/2012 at 19:40

Like the thinking Blisters...

Joe, thats one heck of a session...

What - 10.5m steady along the Trent
Why - Away again and have the time at nights to do so
Last hard - Mondays 5k
Last Rest - Yestreday

Lyrics -  No

Take care

09/05/2012 at 20:45

Glad your calf is feeling better Wabo.

I don't use the notifications emzap so can't comment I'm afraid. Was at the docs this morning, she thinks I'm either still suffering from the virus or post-viral though she's ordered all my usual blood tests just to make sure (will hopefully get those done in the morning). Whilst she said that I could continue to exercise at a low intensity for short periods she believed this would delay recovery if it is viral. As we're off to Whitby next weekend and have a big week of cycling planned I'm going to be very lonely if I can't join in so after much discussion with husband, coach and a doctor friend I am biting the bullet and resting. Main problem (besides the exercise OCD!) is how long to rest for? Until I'm no longer so tired? Until my throat isn't sore and glands not up? For a week? RHR is still within normal limits so no good as a guide. Of course, if it's my thyroid or anaemia I'll just have lost more fitness by resting....................

Sorry, very me, me, me.

09/05/2012 at 20:49


Been struggling to get an internet connection, unusually of late.

Lyrics: no

7D:  wonder if you went to a very wet 4 miler tonight, and was it H... Hall?

What: 30 mins very wet walk

09/05/2012 at 22:11

Alehouse - it would have been the Haigh Hall run. Except I fell asleep on the train home from work and missed my stop, by the time I got home I didn't have the time to get there without being unprepared. The standard of Phoenix club runs seems pretty high too, I'm not there yet. I'll probably do a couple in the series though, the Bryn 5k looks good.

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