Columba a track runner now - did you enjoy the experience? I guess there weren't any hills on it so that must have been a bonus for you!
The discrepancy in measurement will be due to Garmin not picking up the curve exactly - if you look at your tracking points at large scale you will see that they are short straight lines connecting each point. and you do eight bends Yes 1600m = 0.99419 miles Frankly you are better off measuring your lakeside distances off your Garmin and putting a chalk marker on the path for each (or something a bit more permanent such as a dab of paint- but I didn't tell you to do that!) and use those as your regular marks each time
John the track will have markings for the start point for 5,000m - it will be a curved line in the back straight. There is no better feeling than coming off the last bend and giving it welly!!!
It was a good day this morning - the sun shone warmly (it's not now!) , the grass was freshly cut on the Stray, the massed ranks daffodils nodded their tacit approval of my laboured efforts as I walk/ran a bit further than normal in glorious sunshine - 55 min equalled 4.68 miles so about 5 mph or just above walking speed! Prudence and pain dictated that I stop!!
Ceal that sounded a nice trail run this morning and some good pace thrown in as well - miles starting with a 7 are always good to see
I had to laugh at your description of the kitchen wall - we had about 20 shades on our lounge walls in different parts so that they could be viewed byall light sources before deciding on the colour - and then it came out of the tin a different shade to the sample!!!
I have just about recovered, mentally and physically, from Saturday Tickets to Twickenham were a Xmas present from my son - what a good choice!!! Son and I arrived at our hotel just in time to view the Wales game over several cold ones before moving off to a pub on the way to the ground to see the Ireland game and have some lunch, part liquid/part solid, and thence on to Twickenham.
The match there was one of those very rare moments in sport when every emotion was wrung out of one in a game of quite magnificent intensity that will stay with me for a long time. It was actually a throwback to the time when I played rugby to win and one did it by scoring tries and both sides went at it with that intent the entire game. The result was almost irrelevant such was the atmosphere the game was played in from both sets of supporters. I had to watch it again when I got home and the live atmosphere was about 100 time greater than that which came over on the TV.
Empty enjoy your holiday - and the running
John great performance at the Parkrun. 10K's are a lot harder
Tracey good news on the house move - hope all goes well - and that your marathon does too
Mick6 that knee has been going on, and holding you back, for a long time now
JJ building dust gets everywhere, even into sealed rooms - not enjoyable!!
Impey good to see you back out there A side effect of the painkillers I was taking was to induce some symptoms of depression and anxiety, which because they were progressive as the drug dosage built up were difficult to spot. In conversation with my doctor when I decided I was going off them altogether I was asked whether I wanted anything to counteract those side effects, meaning another shiny pill concoction. I instead swiftly responded "yes, a return to running freely please!!!" which she at least laughed at!
I continue to limp along waiting "patiently" my turn....................
John well the jacket keeps me warm - which is probably the closest Gore has ever got to a factual scientific statement about global warming! hope the knee holds up - it's bound to be a bit stiff and nattery at first
Columba I didn't think you were too well endowed with running tracks where you live? Round the lake it may have to be - make a start point and measure out 400m or 0.25 miles and then mark the finish - a bit of spray paint should do nicely or well rubbed in chalk! No geographical line where I live other than the high plateau generall!
Mick6 any sign of the lesser spotted house buyer yet - a sure sign of spring?!!
Got passed three times by the same girl this morning as I walked/shambled along overtaking her in turn on the shamble bit each time. On the third occasion she swore and said with a smile - "I wished you wouldn't walk so fast then I could get way from you"
K2 welcome back I have been spending quite a bit of time in Bristol recently- mainly travelling by train (the very slow train!!) during the winter. I am afraid my crocus abuse days are over we did walk into town yesterday for lunch with old friends - an absolute mass of snowdrops, crocus and daffodils are all out together which is quite unusual and they looked superb in the sunshine
John imagination is a wonderful thing...........................
aws well done - on waking up and getting out
Ceal nice to hear of a child that has the proper time management to cause maximum disruption to parents- stops them getting smug about perfect babies
I had the unusual experience of opening the door onto a distinct weather front line - to the west mild, dark clouds and heavy rain, to the east clear, cold skies with the confluence immediately overhead - and what does that produce? Yup snow, enough to give quite a swift fall and cover the surrounding hills as it passed over.
My new Gore jacket, which I bought in a spirit of misplaced optimism last year to replace the beloved CCJ, came in handy at last - trouble is it's a bit of a slim fit, more suited to my running shape than the rather fuller one I now have!!!!