aws I didn't realise that you were old enough to have been an original transportee
MIck I "invented" a special suck device to attach to the Dyson vacuum which sorted out mine!! Like the idea of a group of ol' codgers gathered around the water cooler describing their aches and pains - it wasn't that much different back in the day when meeting up with guys at the start of a race when everyone would have a complaint about how they had been suffering/been ill in training - and then blast off down the road at the gun!!!
WelshPoppy Yes Usk is very pretty indeed and I may stay there on my next foray into Wales. How is he achilles coming on? I see you are down to race with Columba this weekend so I hope it has recovered!
Columba I think the long breaks were so that you didn't get fatigued ahead of your race on Sunday but still got "race pace" feel into your legs to carry over to the race itself. Very consistent too
Ceal I had to read your post a few times before deciding upon what "fringe trimmed" meant in running terms Enjoy the physio session! Hope Stewart is recovering
I met my nemesis on the path again this morning - the woman who had overtaken me three times a couple of weeks ago - as we waited for a gap in the traffic to cross a road. I said "I wasn't always this slow" and she replied "I know - you used to pass me when you were doing intervals on the Stray - I am making the most of this!!" and with that she zoomed off. Didn't know whether to laugh or cry
Ceal that must have been very worrying given Stewart's previous problems with his eyes. Just as well you took the expensive taxi ride as prompt treatment seems to have worked well - hope so!! 8:30m/m looks very encouraging even if downhill BTW - you will have to get an automatic car
JJ good to see you again I do think taking time off to have a nose rebore to improve air flow is a bit of an extreme example of marginal gains in action!!
NZC wot no muffin you don't treat yourself right! My youngest g'daughter, after I have taken her to feed the ducks always replies, in response to the question " what shall we do next" with " a toasted teacake please grandpa" so off to the cafe in the park we go rain or shine.
Columba nice intervals - they show how much strength you have built up.
I ventured into another part of Wales on my way down to Cardiff and ended up in Usk, a very pretty village indeed surrounded by rolling green hills. I was checking out a hotel chain there for another development so it was a matter of two birds with one stone and very nice it was too!! Potential disaster struck on the way home with a crash on the M6 but Miss Garmin guided me around strange diversionary routes all the while calmly assuring me we were on the fastest route and saving 30, then 40, then 50 minutes etc on the original one. Good money well spent on the new device
Shaun Barker's (Derby County central defender) description of his knee injury
I ruptured my anterior cruciate ligament, posterior cruciate ligament, medial collateral ligament, lateral collateral ligament, patella tendon and had a chondral defect, which is a crater in the bone. Everything that held the top half of my leg to the bottom half just snapped in two and I was pretty much held together by the skin alone.”
So next time you have an injury just think -"it could have been worse"!!
Graham I was studying the performance data released by Sky for Chris Froome. At 67 kg (10.5 stone) in weight it is not surprising he rides a bike - I don't think his skeleton would support him when walking around!!
his avHR for the climb when he burnt off the opposition was 158 with a maximum of 174 - nothing exceptional there although as we all know without knowing his maxHR and RHR it doesn't show how hard he was truly working
Columba vieillesse - it always looks as though it has too many "i" in it to an English "i"
That was a tough interval session & good times with a bit of a sprint at the end to proved that they weren't really hurting! How long did a 200m walk recovery take.?There can be a tendency to dawdle a bit as the effort bites!!
Graham well done on the Coastal Run - it has become a really popular feature of the racing calendar. Long sleeve tee sounds just about right for the summer on the NE coast I suspect they couldn't get the police out of their cars/beds on New years Day. Pity as there was nothing better than starting off one's new log for the year with 14.2 miles of hard racing and there was never any cars on the road early on that day!! I hope they keep Blagdon Bank in for those that follow me - I suspect it has been resurrected too late for me now.
Another saying is "never met your heroes". Well if not a hero but a singer/songwriter/ performer whom I have admired over the years has been Neil Diamond and we went to see him in concert in Leeds Arena last night. It helpfully provided a birthday present for the woman who has everything - Mrs TS - as well!!
Apprehension was dissipated by an excellent performance - solo - apart from a superb backing band and two female singers as he gave a virtuoso performance for over 2.5 hours without an interval. The voice isn't quite what it was, not surprisingly at 70, but still remarkably good. Super evening
Back to reality this morning with the usual early morning shamble enlivened by some 1 min intervals of hobbling gait as I tried to get muscles to perform as I want them to - horrible at first but got a little easier and it seems to have eased off some of the spasmed back muscles and glutes a bit - just have to see what the reaction is, if any...............................