JJ thought you might be interested in the first photograph Tunbridge Wells of Tunbridge Wells. Just roll the mouse over the photo and it changes from 1914 to present day - very effective and some of the others are quite moving emotionally. You can create quite a ghostly image by hovering the mouse about half way across the picture
Busbar I thought you were injured and scarcely running??? 10 miles at 9m/m doesn't sound much like either - well done!!
aws good reverse psychology must have been applied - excellent result!! Almost as good as the cold disappearing so swiftly - result
MIck6 it's the time for Premier League clubs to fly the flag on foreign shores - Newcastle were playing in Wellington in NZ in front of 30,000 at the same time
Columba time on feet is all that matters for preparation - and you had plenty of that!!
Ceal nice gadget - you realise that you have committed yourself to 5 years of continuous running in order to get the cost/use down to acceptable levels?? This warm weather has seen me wear a hole in my chest where the HRM transmitter bit rubs - plus a few others in more unmentionable quarters!!!! rain - wot's that???
Yesterday I ran 6.5 miles of totally unexceptional miles in 60 min of walk/run (4:35/:35) with avHR 0f 127. I did not have "happy feet". When I am running well I can scarcely hear my footfall but yesterday it was deafening and I ran out of patience so called it quits early.
This morning was beautiful and clear with some cooler air despite bright sunshine
Walk/ran for 38 min at 4;35/:35 ratio for 4.25 miles (9m/m) but again felt a bit off despite HR being only 123 (61% WHR) and a max of 137
Knee was a bit sore, and increasingly so, so I stopped and walked back in lovely sunshine................................
I looked "The snake" up and remembered what it was about the poem that had impressed me as a youngster. It was the shame he expressed at his actions towards the snake ( a creature that I am quite phobic about!) and I recall resolving not to do anything bad towards an animal just because I could - and I think I have held to that ever since. Who said education was wasted???
Cracking pavements here Pity I am solely responsible for the growth in the economy as I sit here and slave over a hot desk
Ceal I am a big fan of water in the car on longish journeys - it does help concentration I find. Intervals can be quite pleasant with the sun on one's back - if they are not too long!
Pyjamas may be a suitable form of alternative dress for this weather I am reminded of the first few lines of a poem by D H Lawrence that have somehow become stuck in my mind "A snake came to my water trough On a hot, hot day And I, in pyjamas for the heat to drink there............"
I must look it up sometime for it must have made an impression on me
I too was out early - there was high level cloud drifted in from the sea which progressively burned off as the morning went on but it was very pleasant
50 min done of walk/run 35 sec/4:25 sec as the Galloway table but holding back on the pace so 5.35 miles done ( 9:21m/m) with avHR 126 (63% WHR) and a max of 149
Even at this lower pace the HR is still rising progressively though the banding is a bit tighter and the max Hr per mile is comfortably less throughout. Trouble is it's about my slowest pace where the stride and coordination are still ok, any slower and I start to go to pot - no responses to that please!!!
Great to see the Brownlee Brothers enjoying themselves in the triathlon - Ali is a very fine 10K runner indeed.
Ceal I hope Stewart gets over his eye problems without any problems - they are so precious! 87.43% AG - come on - you can easily get that above 90% surely??!!
very nice run indeed - the heat must suit you. Your HR was not stressed either so there is lots more to come.
The point I was making about my HR today, and I must have explained it very badly, is that I would not expect to see any drift upwards at that pace unless there were underlying causes. Even with Hipps HIll accounted for, as you correctly pointed out, the trend was upwards all the way so a nIce easy mooch around tomorrow for me to let my body get recovered
I had to renew my knee taping yesterday - it was looking a bit disgusting - and I find I can't get it as tight as Jules does so there was a bit of a reaction today. I will have to see if I can catch her free for a few minutes to do a new taping for me