The Idle Banter non specific race ultra thread
It's a long way to go, Contador most likely would have won it without issue - now I hope Schleck wins it with riding power - not because Contador's Mechanics make a cock up or a dog in the road. It's like the old fashioned gentleman's fight, One gentleman knocks another gentleman to the ground. He then allows his adversary to get to his feet and defend himself before the fight continues. These days you get knocked down and then you're kicked immediately in the teeth. That is the modern way of winning.
Trying to create my own luck FR
"I believe the Tour will be decided on the Tourmalet - the first guy up there will also win the Tour,"
Contador stated: "We are big friends and that won't change because of what happened."
Schleck added: "Sometimes in a race things like that happen but now we have settled things with each other."
I'm thinking it'll be settled after the time trial on Saturday
Fellrunner wrote (see)
Any lets get back to this little trip we are having in the Lakes this weekend, doe`s anybody know what phase the moon is in?, it would be great if it was a full moon with clear skies (Dream on )
Yes, but looking at the forecast a full moon as well may be riding our luck Though I'm sure I had night conditions as such on one of my recce weekends - priveleged.
Whether "gentlemans agreements" should be honoured or not, its a good climax to the mountains in the offfing.
steve-zodiac wrote (see)
It's like the old fashioned gentleman's fight, One gentleman knocks another gentleman to the ground. He then allows his adversary to get to his feet and defend himself before the fight continues. These days you get knocked down and then you're kicked immediately in the teeth. That is the modern way of winning.
Why I run and leave the fighting to others Hope you get sorted to be on the line, concentrated and ready for midday Saturday. I expect to see you fly past me sometime early afternoon, assuming i get to Dalemain by 12 that is.
Mentally I douldn't be having a worse week, whether I can make the start line depends on one or to things that are happening at work - There again working where i work doesn't look like it has a future (I've just found out) so may be I'll be at the start line come what may
DE I hope to be running past you, but I'll stop if your shoe comes off for sure
sz..i'll catch up tomorrow..i've been out again..
i seem to have ditched a good prep for this in favour of what should be reserved for post run drinking/eating..brought on to by a degree of angst...for which ultra running i find to be the best antidote..but you cant run huge miles 4-5 days before a 50.
Good luck if I don't hear from you again before or see you at this FR.
Excellent SZ, see you at some point during weekend I'm sure. Sure hope the job stuff works out.
Conditions permitting I'll wear my Humber Bridge 10k or Hardmoors 55 top so should be fairly recognisable if anybody wants to say hi as they overtake me (I'm hoping just the 50'ers and not 100'ers).
I think my body has sussed what I'm upto, I have the mostly humungously inflated appetite this last week despite only doing 6.5m since Sunday.
I know I shouldn't, but I haven't all week, so I'm going to allow myself a couple of pints tonight. Cheers all!
FR - we should mellow at some pint...errr...I mean point...Hobgoblin isn't it?
DE - Run like the wind.
CD - If I don't see you tomorrow, I'll see you over the weekend?
good luck everyone running the lakeland...espec our 100 heroes..hope to see you up there
for those who dont know us, if you see a collie say hello..we dont bite (well he doesnt)
Good <<vibes>> for everyone running in The Lakes this weekend.
My abilities at ultras are very modest but I'm working on them. My next long event is the very straightforward and enjoyable RIDGEWAY 85 in the rolling hills of the Chilterns and the North Wessex Downs, Aug 28.
let me sleep on it
but agree totally with your last line
night night said zebedee
me and sz did the last section in exact times of 1.24 if my maths are correct
i think i'd best stop posting to myself or i'll be carted away
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