Looks like it's going to be a reasonable day weatherwise here. I hope to get out for 5 miler at lunchtime and then spend the rest of the day avoiding the Arsenal vs Juve score, so that I can watch it this evening.
Still dark here, but it's clear so it looks like it'll be a sunny day.
Minks: Glad to see that you are back running
Sportaloo: I think I misinterpreted your original post, apolgies if I did.
Stellina: Another great swim report, when I used to swim I used to have a phobia about the lights going off and being left in the dark.
SR: Yes, I know that not skiing is a little odd. But it just doesn't grab me. After a couple of runs I get bored. But each to their own, my son loves it and for a 7 year old looks really good. That's when I dare watch him. I really enjoy being in the mountains though, and next season I'm going to try XC skiing.
5 mile at lunchtime (in the sun hopefully)
BTW I'm reading "The Perfect Rivalry" by Pat Butcher about Coe and Ovett. IMHO, it's excellent, especially for those of us "of a certain age". It seems impossible now that on the last bend of the 1984 Olympic 1500m in LA, the first three runners were Brits.
It looks like we're getting our last (hopefully) snow of the winter today.
Best wishes to all Mums (including mine) today. It's a very confusing day for me being here, our clocks don't go forward until next weekend and Mother's Day is in June!
Anyway,I finally managed to see some of the Commonwealth Games, the men's 1500m "pile up" and the two 4 x 100m relay finals. Oh and some diving.
Great thread yesterday, special mentions to:
Hollywood; Great swim, I did the 5k in 2003 at Pools On The Park in Richmond in a lot slower time than you. I miss swimming, perhaps I'll train for a Tri next winter.
NZChristine and Sportaloo, my PB was on the Concept 2 rowing machine but thanks anyway.
Scooby (and the other sick and lame); Get well/fit soon
BR: Welcome back
RFJ; Great nicknames, especially "Colin" :)
Melissa P; Sounds like a good ride, and a good tea.
For me, yesterday:
13.5m LSD in 1h 45m, about 7m50s pace, AHR = 148 bpm (less than 70% of WHR)
Okay, so that's the last time I do a PB attempt on the Concept 2, 18 hours before a long run. My shoudlers and abs seized up and my legs felt like lead. I was really struggling at the end
Rest Day - Woo Hoo.
I'm taking my 7 year old to his last ski racing club meet of the year and I get to sit in the lodge all day and read my book. I could ski but I'm not overly keen and I view it as quite risky for injuries. I took him, wife and daughter to Lake Louise 2 weeks ago for skiing, and I have "YakTrax" which are grippers that fit on your running shoes. So I was able to have an awe inspiring 10 miler in the mountains.
But tomorrow I'm resting and another good thing about not skiing is that I get to spend my lift-pass money in the restaurant and bar :)
Weekly total - 42m (29.5 running, 12.5 rowing)
Good luck to all racing, have a great day (especially the Mums)
I think that I saw on BBC World that Jo Pavey won silver in the 5000m, so if true then that's great.
5km on the C2;
2km warm-up, 2km Time-Trial, and a 1km warm-down. I set a new PB for 2km of 7:16, 4 seconds faster than my previous best. I'm now within a minute of the WR (6:18) for my age (40-49) and weight (Lwt). But in reality, it's like being within 1 minute of the mile WR.
Long run day. I'm aiming for 13.5m (schedule says 13m).