Big G - it's a great feeling, I'm going around with a big smile on my face all the time
I'm not a great wine drinker, not much of a drinker really but I've heard good reports about Aldi and Lidl's wines and champagne.
Ian - well done on the tempo run in tough conditions. Although some weather can be unpleasant you will feel virtuous that you have conquered the elements when you finish. It will also make you a stronger runner, mentally and physically as in your race the conditions could be bad and you need to be able to cope with them without spoiling your race. The only weather I won't run in is when there is ice on the road, just not worth the risk.
SK - yes, I realise you had guessed.
Not sure I would want a selfie with Ed Milliband!
Lovely run this morning, I am so looking forward to running in daylight I finish work 4 weeks today
mamafox - sorry to hear your little one has been ill again. Watch out for those packets of fig rolls next time you're at the hospital
No, I'm not eating less carbs, just what I usually eat plus more protein so am feeling full a lot of the time. Just had lunch, half a tub of cottage cheese followed by thick home made soup.
Just keep working on the Cognac report, when you're ready is fine.
Big G - is that out on the Brixham Road, past Roselands? I haven't been out that way for years
The cooking class, what a lovely present and a very clever surprise too.
I haven't had a chance to post about Monday, but I resigned after 9 years with this company. I have no job lined up and haven't even started looking but what I want to do is take a bit of time out, do my winter training in daylight, decorate my flat, catch up with friends more etc. I have done my budget carefully for the next few months and I can manage and what I want now is a bit of time to do as I please. My boss said 'what a shame' but wasn't very convincing nor pleased when I said I didn't like working here. I then had a meeting with the directors who asked me to stay and if my leaving was to do with anyone annoying/upsetting me (it isn't), they would 'sort them out', which made them sound like the Mafia! Anyway. we're all on good terms so I finish at the end of the year
So I should have time to drive over to Aldi
I am so happy about it, I know I've made a good decision.
Big G - that's a bit of hill on the way out, you did well with those splits.
Steve - I will probably do a park run one day, but it will be when I find a tarmac course, I don't like to race on anything remotely off road!
We don't have an Aldi here. They have just put in for planning permission for a store which would be the closest food shop to me. They know they've got a battle on their hands to get planning permission as there will/could be traffic issues, but I'm so impressed with their determination to have planning consent. They've already written to all local residents looking for support and yesterday I had an email asking for more support, which I will give. I've had some Aldi running kit before and it's very good.
Ian5 - RW pace calculator is very good, I use it too, except I adjust the tempo pace a bit. Your pace should be for whatever type of run you're doing that day, easy. long, tempo. Don't be tempted to try and run the faster end of each pace range thinking that will make you faster. But you can vary your runs by doing different terrain, flat, road, trail, undulating etc. to give you some variety. Then as SK says, when you race you can recalculate your paces if you PB.
SK - that's great mileage from your shoes, definitely time for a new pair I think!
Wore my Lidl top today and lovely and warm and snug, worth seeing if you can get one.
Big G - well done at the handicap race, I always thought it was done on a flat route.
Starting on the general committee is a good start as to whether you want a more challenging post later on.
Iain - that's good running on your changed diet, you seem to have got the balance right.
Frosty today, my cheeks hurt when I started out on my run it was so cold, think it's warming up a bit now, hope I don't have to de-ice the car, hate doing that and it takes longer than the actual drive to work.