..........but trying to clear a backlog of work is getting in the way!!!
Columba Holy Island needs careful planning as it is quite remote from public transport but it is a magical spot particularly a bit out of season as it dos get very busy Why not drive and split the journey at somewhere like Durham - the cathedral there is my favourite building.
My quip about 5K's was simply that - and showing off my knowledge of supermodel's quotations which I had plagarised
Mick good news about the local runs - wonder why they haven't opened up under the Parkrun banner? I think you are just doing fartleks to show off your programming skills Good progression displayed
Graham it must be good to get back in the groove on the track and that is an impressive pyramid session to open up with.
I had a saunter out with the Hash on Tuesday, lured by the prospect of Deuchars IPA afterwards - well worth it!! Achilles grumbled but no violent reaction. We were treated to a hugely impressive sheet lightning display over the distance Pennines with the whole sky lit up for several seconds on numerous occasions. Fortunately the rain stayed away from us but it was torrential only a few mile away.
This site is getting wonkier by the day - the last couple of days it wouldn't load at all. I have reported the thread as missing in Training on the Website bugs thread but no reaction as yet.
John pah - 5K!! In the old days darhling I wouldn't get out of bed for less than 10 miles
It's funny how popular race distances have changed - once 10 miles was a short road race with only the occasional special race over a shorter distance. Now there are fewer and fewer over longer distances - cost may be a factor as 'ealth n safety means that road closures and permissions have to be obtained and they don't come cheap. that is where Parkrun scores so heavily My heft is keeping the scales balanced towards those who are not fit
Graham Many years since I was in Austria but it is a lovely place There were many bird watchers about (what is a collective name for a group of same? I don't like twitchers!) with lots of very expensive equipment! Saw 3 little egrets at a distance and maybe a marsh harrier at a great distance! A spotted flycatchcer was quite content to sit on a branch of buckthorn not 3m from us for several minutes - I didn't want to move to get my iphone out so no photo
Your training looks to be back on track and the mile intervals were certainly flying by!!
MIck it was perfect weather conditions for good colour rendering - very clear and bright sunlight so they came out nice and sharp. Only trouble with using a phone is that the screen can be scarcely seen in bright sunlight so my composition can be a little off I can just see you now with beret and red neckerchief and a brush between your teeth Go for it..... Your intervals are becoming more consistent by the session - good progression.
Columba I am looking forward to swimming in the sea when I go on holiday Have you ever been to Holy Island off the Northumberland coast? The causeway is completely cut by the high tide to a depth of several feet so timing is essential!
Achilles finally appears to be progressing - the swelling has largely subsided and I can actually see the tendon now so it may be just in time for me to run some Cretan mountains - or some seaside paths anyway - next week
yes something strange happening on the website - tried to log in from another device and there was no thread on Training
Ceal enjoy Lisbon - hope it is as nice there as it is here today I don't go away until this Friday
Pammie good to see you back in circulation - and out running
Mick Getting there despite the weather - that set looked a lot more consistent that the previous ones you posted despite the conditions.
Columba Knee strenghning work is good
John you are a glutton for Parkruns Nothing worse than being tripped by another runner - it does get the adrenaline going Blackberries are just coming into full ripeness here - my favourite fruit as it's free!!
Beautiful day here so I persuaded Mrs TS to join me as I had to go to Hull to visit a site and then we went onto Spurn Head a place I had always wanted to go to. Hood down motoring all the way there and back under blue skies and hot sun.
Spurn Head is that hookey bit that turns down round the mouth of the Humber and is basically a sand and shingle bar running for about 4 miles and at its narrowest is about 20m wide at high tide!! It was breached by the storms a few years back which washed out the road so its a long walk now but beautiful on a fine day
usual arty stuff Top one shows the North Sea to the right and the Humber estuary to the left